Sunapee Student Art Show: Opening reception May 22

SMHA art showSunapee. N.H. – The Annual Sunapee Middle High School Art Show will be on display for a week with the opening reception on Thursday, May 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The show, which will be in the school’s Common area, will include a wide array of artwork from students in grades 6-12, but will highlight the work of seniors.

Both two and three-dimensional pieces will be shown, with the work of underclassmen grouped together in the center and seniors encircling the room with individual sections.

The exhibit will feature not only conceptual development pieces but also the expressive output of individual ideas and imaginations, said Gail Baade, the SMHS art teacher. One will see references to the elements and principles of art, art history, whimsical art and nature.

SMHS Artwork 004The show can also be viewed during normal school hours through the afternoon of May 29.

Photos show a panel of mixed student work (above) and an acrylic by Savannah Borelli, title: “The Squeal” – a parody of “The Scream” by E. Munch.

Sunapee Schools: On the bulletin board

Sunapee, N.H. – Sunapee schools return to class after holiday vacation on Wednesday, January 2, 2012. For the school calendar and other school news, visit the SAU 85 website:

Tuesday, January 8

  • Girls / Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Concord Christian, 5 p.m. / 6:30 p.m., Sherburne Gymnasium, Route 11.
  • Middle School Geographic Bee, 7 p.m., Sunapee Middle High School, North Road.
Wednesday, January 9
  • School Budget Hearing, SMHS Library Media Center,  6 p.m.
  • School Board Meeting, SMHS Library Media Center, 7 p.m.
  • Sunapee Central Elementary School Band / Chorus First Concert, 6:30 p.m., Sherburne Gymnasium (1/10/13 Emergency Date)

Monday, January 14

  • Boys JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Moultonborough, 5 p.m. / 6:30 p.m., Sherburne Gymnasium

Sunapee High graduates 40 in class of 2012

Sunapee High School graduated 40 students this year. Commencement was held Friday, June 8, at the Sherburne Gym. Listed below are the 2012 graduates and their plans followed by a list of this year’s award recipients.

Congratulations, to all!

Class of 2012

Haley Jenna Armstrong – part time technical education

Dale Robert Barrington – workforce

Aaron Christopher Berube – Pace University

Samuel Joseph Borday – U.S. Marines

Liza Mae Bourdon – Ithaca College

Kylie Marie Brewer – Wheaton College

Brian Andrew Brewster – Southern New Hampshire University

Mary Louise Cabral – workforce

Alison Paige Cassidy Trinity College – University of Dublin

Daniel Dylan Chaves – Lakes Community Acting Internship

Scott Reed Coverdale – New Hampshire Technical Institute

Jenny Lois Cox – River Valley Community Technical Center

Connor Megan Denney – Middle Tennessee State University

Troy A. Fowler – University of New Hampshire

Amelia Mae Gallup – Keene State College

Alyssa Anne Goucher – Colby Sawyer College

John Albert Halsted – New England School of Hair Design

Martha Shotwell Howe – Green Mountain College

Chelsie Lorraine Hutchinson – workforce

Franziska Johanna Jarisch – home  in Germany

Samantha Rae Kimball – Bishop’s University

Alexandra Marie Lague – Keene State College

Sofia Wilhelmiina Likhter – travel

Cameron Drake Manson – U.S. Coast Guard

Victoria Jeanne Helen Markarian – University of Maine, Farmington

Cameron John Frost Meehan – The Landing School

Alexander Aaron Milewski – workforce

Dylan P. Modersohn – workforce

Marina Alexa Nekoroski – North Shore Community College

Kieran Michael O’Brien – Lyndon State College

Bradley John Preston – New Hampshire Technical Institute

Molly Elizabeth Puchtler -New England College

Hollie Nicole Reidy – Barnard College

Brett W. Simpson – University of New Hampshire

David L. Swinyer – Norwich University

Nathaniel James Tracey – Lyndon State College

Olga Valeryevna Vavenkova – home to Russia

Theodore Hubert Wacholtz Jr. – University of Tampa

Jacob Tyler Warkentien – University of New Hampshire

Heidi Kate Wiest – Syracuse University

Scholarships and award recipients

67 scholarships totaling $45,150 were awarded to the following students:

Mary Felicia Falzarano (post graduate award) – Ian Sartwell

Sonny M. Armstrong Memorial – Alexandra Lague

Murvin A Bailey Award – Hollie Reidy

Amanda Marie Burrill Memorial – Alyssa Goucher

Hank Carley Memorial Award – Cameron Manson

Charles & Carl Clement Memorial – Scott Coverdale

Community Alliance of Human Services – Victoria Markarian

The Kevin Scott Dalrymple Foundation Art Scholarship – Kieran O’Brien

John M. & Della U. Emerson – Aaron Berube

Mary Felicia Falzarano – Scott Coverdale. Troy Fowler, Aaron Berube, Hollie Reidy and Heidi Wiest

Charles K. Flint Memorial – Alison Cassidy, Heidi Wiest, Alexandra Lague and Jacob Warkentien

Catherine T. Harold – Jenny Cox

Highland Road Farm – Hollie Reidy

Lake Sunapee Bank Citizenship Award – Liza Bourdon

Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church Meacham Scholarship – Connor Denney and Molly Puchtler

Annie G. Leone – Alison Cassidy

Raymond W. Leone Memorial – David Swinyer

McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance – Martha Howe

Jack Milewski Memorial – Amelia Gallup and Kieran O’Brien

John P. Molloy Memorial – Troy Fowler

Sunapee Chapter of the National Honor Society – Liza Bourdon, Kylie Brewer, Troy Fowler, Amelia Gallup and Samantha Kimball

Michael Nemcovich Memorial – Cameron Meehan

New London Rotary Club, Service Above Self Award – Troy Fowler

New London Rotary Club – Kylie Brewer, Connor Denney, Troy Fowler and Hollie Reidy

The Robert and Joyce Oberkotter Family Foundation – Martha Howe and Hollie Reidy

Herb Ripley Memorial – Martha Howe

Herbert B. Sawyer Memorial – Molly Puchtler

School Board Association – Connor Denney

Karen Marie Schrader Memorial – Jenny Cox

John Segalini Memorial – Marina Nekoroski

David & Agnes Sherburne Memorial – Jenny Cox

Sugar River Bank – Liza Bourdon

Sullivan Family and Prospect Hill Antiques:  – Scott Coverdale

Sunapee Alumni Association – Amelia Gallup

Sunapee Firemen – Victoria Markarian and Brett Simpson

Sunapee Lion’s Club – Liza Bourdon and Hollie Reidy

Sunapee Seniors Thrift Shop –  Martha Howe, Connor Denney, Troy Fowler, Amelia Gallup and Marina Nekoroski

Sunapee Teachers Association – Kylie Brewer, Amelia Gallup, Victoria Markarian and Hollie Reidy

Tom & Judy Tuohy Memorial – Amelia Gallup

Universal Physical Therapy – Connor Denney

Herbert O. Williams Memorial – Kylie Brewer

Sunapee student art show opens May 23

Drawings STUDENT ART SHOW Paintings Photographs Mixed Media 3D

Did you know that the Sunapee school art show is an annual event? It’s held each spring, and began in 1994.

This year’s school-wide art show opens on Wednesday, May 23, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunapee Middle High School, North Road. The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday afternoon, May 30. The public is invited to attend.

Artwork by students at the Sunapee Central Elementary School, School Street, will be on display (starting in the SCES lobby), from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

At the high school, individual areas will showcase the work of senior art students; the artwork of from the rest of the students will be displayed together. The exhibit includes:

  • drawings (with pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, Conte crayon, inks and oil pastels)
  • paintings (in watercolor and acrylic)
  • three-dimensional pieces (composed of ceramics, plaster, wire and other mixed media)
  • photographs

Of special interest this year are ceramic shoes made by students in Art 1 class, which includes grades 9-12, said Gail Baade, the SMHS art teacher.

Yard sale! In Sunapee, for Nature’s Classroom, May 19

Helping out while cleaning out: Do your spring cleaning and support learning and environmental awareness at the same time.

>> A benefit yard sale for Nature’s Classroom will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Sherburne Gym in Sunapee.

>> If you have items for the sale, drop-off is Friday, May 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sherburne Gym. Please, NO computers, microwaves, stereo equipment, tires, clothing or stuffed animals.

Your goods and your purchases at the yard sale will help next year’s sixth graders at the Sunapee Middle High School attend Nature’s Classroom, a residential environmental program held in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

“Sunapee has been attending Nature’s Classroom for many years,” said SMHS sixth grade teacher Corinne Levasseur. The graduating class of 1990 was the first class to attend when they were sixth graders.

Ellen Pysz and Anna Duke, retired teachers from the central elementary school, initiated the program in Sunapee, explained Levasseur.

Money raised at the yard sale combined with funds from participating families and the school budget pay for Sunapee’s enrollment.

In October, the students from Sunapee will travel to a YMCA camp on Point Judith Pond, part of Narragansett Bay. The camp is one of 15 program sites in New York and New England used by Nature’s Classroom.

“Students participate in team building activities and attend elective classes that involve all curriculum areas, with an emphasis on the outdoors and the environment. The students spend much of their time exploring the habitats of the marine life that is abundant in and around the salt pond,” Levasseur added.

The school encourages all sixth-graders to attend. Most years, participation is 100%, and depending on the year that means 35-40 students share the learning experience.

Sunapee Schools: Senior Project Night

It’s Sunapee Senior Project night: Thursday, April 12, with presentations 7 to 9 p.m., starting every half hour at the middle high school, 10 North Road. Projects range in subject from fine art and crafts and the performing arts, to massage therapy, business, restorations, and outdoor sports and recreation.

Sunapee Lion’s Club will host a spaghetti supper to benefit the Lion’s scholarship fund from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the middle high school cafeteria. Tickets available at the door. Cost: adult/$10, students/$8, and under age 6/free. For more information, see the Lion’s Club poster.

Here’s a preview, a list of this year’s projects: Jewelry Making, Memory Box, Investing in the Stock Market, Flower Arranging, Swing Dancing, Writing and Illustrating a Bilingual Children’s Book, Cooking Around the World, Producing and Directing a Play, 48 Four Thousand Footers, Paintings of Classic Literature, Theater Set Design, Stained Glass, Woodworking, The Art of Pottery Throwing, Fashion Design, Building a Custom Bike, Local Hikes and Winter Camping, Action Photography, Native Cooking, Blacksmithing, Maple Sugaring, Snowmobile Trail Maintenance, Adirondack Ski Chairs, 1999 Monte Carlo, Massage Therapy, How to Play the Guitar, A Custom Super Computer, Sunapee Fall Classic Soccer Tournament, Dance Choreography, Building a Fire Pit, Scuba Diving,  Restoring a 199 Boston Whaler Harpoon, Learning How to Basketball Referee, Starting a Business, and Hang Gliding.

Sunapee Schools: Pennies for Patients fundraiser

The Sportsmanship Council at the Sunapee Central Elementary School also says "thanks" to all that contributed to its Pennies for Patients collection. The two school groups raised $1,110 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Sunapee Middle School Student Council recently completed a Pennies for Patients fundraiser. The event benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and it emphasized compassion and character building.

With collection boxes in classrooms throughout the middle high school, students and staff raised $532.16 for cancer research, reports Rose Abendroth for the middle school student council.

“Thank you for supporting this worthwhile cause.”

Pennies for Patients focuses on the idea that regardless the size of a monetary donation when we all work together we can make a positive impact.

For information about the middle school student council, contact advisors Joyce Gale or Dana Pruett.