PA Video Team Among Best at High School Film Fest
Pinkerton Academy Video students have again claimed a huge prize at the New Hampshire High School Film Festival. The film "Evil" took home a Jury Award Finalist award and a $1,000 Video Editing software package.
Shown, seniors Allison Patt, Jenelle Giordano, and Ryan Fuller celebrate their honor.
Video instructor Chris Lord says all four Pinkerton films nominated for awards were among the most well-received by the audience, “getting jumps, cheers, laughter, and applause."
If you care to view the winning video "Evil", click here. WARNING: This is a horror film and true to the graphic nature of the genre. As an example: Lord says someone in the audience yelled during the screening: “Don’t go in the basement!”
College ROTC Visit - Now at Pinkerton
The ROTC program of Norwich University is on the Pinkerton Academy campus today (Wednesday, May 27).
Interested students may visit with Norwich University in the Guidance office of the Low Building during Period C and Period D.
Freshmen Travel to Lowell & the 1800's
Team Orion from the Freshmen Academy experienced the Industrial Revolution and the history of Lowell in that event. During a trip to Lowell National Historic, 120 students visited worker housing to see typical lifestyle of workers in the 1800’s.
Touring an operating typical textile mill of the period, they inspected machines and inventions that turned Lowell into a global textile center for the world. Left, Zac Emery weaves with an 1800’s-style loom. Other students saw a working assembly line process works and took part in an educational simulation of assembly line work.
Critical to the field trip were presentation of child labor issues and the worker rights movement. The adventure featured a look into the difficulties of workers’ lives and their challenges as immigrants to America.
Free Physicals for Next Year!
Next year’s student athletes at Pinkerton Academy can get a free physical examination from Concord Orthopedics in Derry. On Thursday, June 11, Concord Orthopedics will hold a Free Athletic Physical Night for PA Students.
The offer is open all incoming 9th graders through current 11th graders.
Athletes of The Week
Caitlin Hogan: Softball
Caitlin has been an offensive leader for the Astros this season. This week she went 2-4 against Winnacunnet on Monday and also 5-5 with two homeruns against Bishop Guertin on Friday.
Matthew Tritto: Baseball
Matt pitched a great game for the Astros on Friday against Bishop Guertin allowing only 1 earned run on 6 hits and striking out 2, helping PA to an 8-1 win.
National Merit Scholar from Pinkerton
Congratulations to Solon Rawson, a senior from Derry, who has been named a winner of the National Merit Raytheon Scholarship! Rawson was selected for the generous scholarship after a nationwide competition.
Pinketon Academy administration do not recall a winner of a National Merit Scholarship in a very long time, if at all.
Rawson will attend Arizona State University next year. He is well-known on campus for his portrayal of Ebenezer’s Scrooge in the fall play, A Christmas Carol.
Red Sox Scholar from Pinkerton
Congratulations are also in order for Kristen Sobolewski, a senior from Derry. She has been named a recipient of a substantial scholarship from the Red Sox Foundation.
Sobolewski was presented with the award by Glenn Ahren, Dean of Students.
Again, Pinketon Academy admninistration do not recall a winner of a Red Sox scholarship in a very long time, if at all.
Architecture Awards to Two
Two students of Architecture at Pinkerton Academy have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, New Hampshire chapter, in the annual AIANH High School Design Competition.
Christina Rose (left) and Amanda Gladys (right) of Pinkerton were a team which won one of only five awards given in ceremonies at Keene State College.
The AIANH Design Competition is a program that requires students to work on a theoretical project under the guidance of their teachers. This year’s project was for a Welcome Center at Monadnock State Park.
The program involved a design solution, a three-dimensional model, and a graphic plan of the project.
Senior BULLETIN - Read This!
Seniors and Parents: You are encouraged to read this very important Bulletin about graduation: dates, time, attire and other expectations.
Meanwhile, here's a list of Very Important Dates for you as your high school career ends:
Friday, 6/5: Last day of classes for Seniors
Friday, 6/5: Yearbooks, caps & gowns distributed
Sunday, 6/7: Baccalaureate, 7:00 pm, Stockbridge Theatre
Monday, 6/8: Graduation Rehearsal, 8:00 - 11:30 am
Monday, 6/8: Senior Exams for periods F, G & H
Tuesday, 6/9: Senior Exams for periods C, D & E
Wednesday, 6/10: Graduation Rehearsal, 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, 6/10: Senior Exams for periods A & B
Thursday, 6/11: Senior Banquet, Radisson Hotel, Manchester, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday, 6/12: Final Graduation Rehearsal, 9:00 am - TBD
Monday, 6/15: Graduation, Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, 4:00 pm (Tickets not required; general admission)
Mayan at the Museum
Students in Spanish 4A with Mrs. Farley experienced early, early, early Spanish culture with a trip to the Museum of Science in Boston.
Taking in the Mayan Exhibit, students viewed artifacts and exhibits that tied into their classroom learning of ancient civilization in a Spanish-speaking world.
Shown (L-R): Kassidy Tardif, Lindsay Woodward and Autumn Tierney tour the Museum of Science.
Youth Day of Giving Back
Fifty students lent a helping hand during Youth Day of Giving Back, the annual Pinkerton Academy tradition of students volunteering to assist non-profit organizations in the area.
Shown at The Upper Room on Tsienetto Road in Derry: (L-R): Alex Messitidis, Hannah Farnsworth and Abigail White. Abigail, a senior, said this was her fourth Youth Day of Giving Back and her “favorite day of the year.”
Other locations in Derry were Community Caregivers of Greater Derry and the Derry History Museum. Students also traveled to Vintage Grace in Manchester and Southern New Hampshire Montessori Academy of Londonderry.
JROTC Honors Cadets
Cadets were honored at the annual awards ceremony of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
JROTC Lieiutenant Colonel Howie Steadman reports well over 100 awards were distributed. Among their highlights:
Instructors Leadership Trophy: Shawn Grinnell
4th Year Cadet of the Year: Conor Phelps
3rd Year Cadet of the Year: Baylie Scheibert
2nd Year Cadet of the Year: Derek Proulx
1st Year Cadet of the Year: MacKenzie Finocchiaro
Cadet Group Commander for 2015-2016: Zachary Sullivan
Shown: Cadet/Colonel Shawn Grinnell transitions command of NH 20002 JROTC Corps, saluting lt. Col. Steadman, SASI.
Good Books & A Hammock
Opportunities are enormous for summer reading by Pinkerton students, faculty and staff -- thanks to the Saltmarsh Library at Pinkerton Academy.
The Library is now checking out books for the summer.
Print this out as a reminder!
The selection is extraordinary and the price can’t be beat, borrowing books from the Saltmarsh Library.
Get started on that summer reading list!
Jump Rope For Heart - May 27
PA students, faculty and staff will skip, jump and twirl for the American Heart Association on May 27. The “Jump Rope For Heart” event takes place in the Hackler Gym from 2:30-4:00 pm.
All Pinkerton students, faculty and staff are welcome!
SENIOR WEEK - This Week!
Seniors, IT’S YOUR TIME!
Senior Week is May 26-30!
Tuesday, May 26: College and Military Day
Wednesday, May 27: Decade Day
Thursday, May 28: Blackout Day
***** Potluck breakfast at 6:30 am in Senior Café
***** No tickets required!
***** Bring a beverage or side dish to share.
*****Pancakes by Mrs. Clute, Mr. Dannible and Ms. Brown!
Friday, May 29: Red and White Day
Saturday, May 30: Cookout & Outdoor Movie Night WITH A JAMN 94.5 DJ!
New! Summer Camps for Current and Incoming Students
Pinkerton Academy announces the addition of several fun and informative summer camps. Incoming students can choose from JROTC boot camp, Medieval Art and Culture, or Woodworking for Teens.
PA students can also learn Ancient Greek or develop Leadership Skills.
Click here for an incoming freshman registration form, and here if you are a current student. You will find more detailed information on each session on these formsand you may contact Sharon Clute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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