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Achievements by kids in Greater Nashua

Here is a listing of achievements by youths from Greater Nashua:

SAMANTHA LAFLOTTE ...

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Here is a listing of achievements by youths from Greater Nashua:

SAMANTHA LAFLOTTE

Samantha Laflotte was recently honored as a recipient of the Bellwether Community Champion award, presented to individuals who have made a positive impact in the lives of others and their community.

On July 5, Samantha, of Merrimack, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats game in Manchester and was celebrated during an on-field pregame presentation.

Samantha, diagnosed at age 6 with celiac’s disease, is giving a whole new meaning to the expression, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Early in 2013, Laflotte approached her mother about creating a walk in Merrimack to raise money for celiac research. Not knowing where to begin, the family set up a lemonade stand in front of their home and raised $721.

Samantha’s dream eventually became a reality, and on May 10, the first Making Tracks for Celiacs NH 5K Run/Walk took place at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. The event raised more than $15,500 for the Center for Celiac Research & Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital.

MEI LU CAROLINE

Mei Lu Caroline, grade 11, daughter of Mr. Lu and Mrs. Lou, of Hollis, earned highest honors for the spring 2014 term at Phillips Exeter Academy.

FRANK CADWELL

Frank Cadwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Cadwell III, of Hollis, was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn. The independent secondary school enrolls 865 boarding and day students from 40 states and Washington, D.C., and 40 countries.

BRIDGET BOHAN

Bridget Bohan, of Nashua, a member of the Class of 2014 at Pomfret School in Connecticut, earned high honor roll distinction for the spring term. High honors are earned with a grade point average of at least 3.5 and no grade below a B-. Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school.

LAUREN AND GRACE LASSILA

At recent recognition ceremonies at Applewild School in Fitchburg, Mass., Lauren Lassila, of Hollis, received the Donald G. Wilcox Music Award, given to the eighth-grader who has demonstrated significant musical talent in and out of school.

Lauren’s sister Grace received the Thomas C. Clemens French Award, given to the fifth-grade student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in French.