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 admninistration 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 pm - 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!
SENIORS: Tickets are on sale this week for two BIG upcoming EVENTS.
During all lunches this week in the Senior Café, tickets may be purchased for the Cookout & Outdoor Movie Night (Saturday, May 30) and/or the Senior Banquet (Thursday, June 11).
* A pair of tickets to both events = $35
* Cookout & Movie Night-only = $15
* Senior Banquet-only = $25
SEE BELOW for additional important details about these events – and more during Senior Week!
SENIOR WEEK - Next Tuesday - Friday
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!
Athletes of The Week
Samantha Barros: Girls Tennis
Sam plays well for the Astros day in and day out at the #1 spot. She won all her singles matches last week and won in doubles on Monday.
Jack Bisson: Boys Tennis
As a senior Captain, the Astros can count on Jack in the #1 singles match. Jack won both singles and doubles against Alvirne on Wednesday.
Finish Your Story
The Video II class at Pinkerton Academy has made public its latest production, a public service announcement about Distracted Driving called “Finish Your Story.”
Video students were contracted by the Community Alliance for Teen Safety to create the video; after research, the filmmakers conducted surveys with students to learn what things are distractions while driving.
Watch the 90-second PSA by clicking this link.
Seniors Ryan Fuller and Jenelle Giordano were Directors on the project. You'll probably agree their production is powerful.
Sophomores Have New Student Council Members
The Sophomore class has elected its Student Council members for Junior year:
Delaney Conway * Jasmine Cuenca * Jessica Grimm
Angelique Inchierca * Olivia LaPorte * Caelin McMahon
Hannah Mullaney * Sara Muller * Maryann Quigley
Emily Trainor * Derek Wilson * Billy Wu
Sophomores Elect Next Year's Officers
The Sophomore class has elected its Class Officers for Junior year:
President- Patrick Linehan
Vice President- Danielle Tompkins
Secretary- Nicole Longval
Treasurer- Michaela Forand
Historian- Brian Jean
Communications Coordinator- Sydney Sandell
Social Service Coordinator- Patrcia Fijolek
Fundraising Coordinator- Taylor Frost
Social Coordinator- Sarah Nowick
Publicity Coordinator- Megan Jarvis
Officers at Large- Avery Drouin, Victoria Lonardo, Mariah Mansur, Trevor Morrison and Travis Zuchowski
And the other big news for next year's Juniors? The class will hold a bayou bash with a Mardi Gras-themed prom!
Granite State Challenge: There's Always Next Year
Alas! For 2014-2015, Pinkerton Academy will have to be content with the status of Runner-Up in the Granite State SuperChallenge, the final event in Granite State Challenge, the statewide high school quiz show on New Hampshire Public Television.
The winner of the state title in 2014-2015, Pinkerton was bested this year by Bishop Guertin.
It was quite a run for Pinkerton Academy! Just getting to the finals is an accomplishment for any school.
Look! Up In The Sky!
The spring sky held bright blue, few clouds and extraordinary...balloons?
YES, hot air balloons appeared over the the PA campus recently -- J-U-S-T over campus (as you can see)!
Thank you to student Ashley Palmer and teachers John Breda and Danielle Fiery for being quick with the cameras!
Hampstead Late Bus - Ending Thursday (TODAY)
Do you live in Hampstead?
Do you ever take "The Late Bus" from Pinkerton?
***** The final date of the late bus from Pinkerton to Hampstead is Thursday, May 21.
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 email@example.com.
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