Education

Local middle school students advance in MathCounts

In January, 88 students in grades 6-8 from 12 schools competed in the 33rd annual Southern New Hampshire Regional MathCounts competition in Bedford. Taking first-place team honors in a close competition was the Academy for Science and Design in Nashua, coached by Karen Legault and Waiman Long, ...

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> Here are recent college achievements by students from Greater Nashua: AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE Brendan Carter, of Merrimack, was named to the fall 2015 dean's list at American International College in Springfield, Mass. ASSUMPTION COLLEGE These local students were named to the ...

Merrimack High senior receives appointment to Naval Academy

Education | Stopyra excels in academics, school football and wrestling teams, and has black belt. The Independent Karate School announced that one of its students, Pheonyx Stopyra, 18, of Merrimack, was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Stopyra's acceptance was ...

Milford’s Unified Basketball team combats stereotypes

On Feb. 12, the entire student body of Milford High School crowded into the gymnasium to watch the annual in-school Unified Basketball game against ConVal. The Milford Spartans wrapped up their season on a high, winning 36-30 over the ConVal Cougars. The crowd of students was enthralled and ...

North students argue in favor of keeping 11-point scale

Over the past few years, there has been a push for greater student involvement in the Nashua School District. As a part of this push, student voice groups were established at both Nashua High School North and South. These groups consist of students from all different grade levels, academic ...

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Here are recent college achievements by stu­dents from Greater Nashua: CLARION UNIVERSITY Chantal Simard, of Litchfield, was named to the fall 2015 dean's list at Clarion (Pa.) Univer­sity, where she is pursuing a BS SP degree. COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY Elizabeth Allard, from Nashua, a ...

BG welcomes international students to pursue diplomas

At the beginning of the second semester, Bishop Guertin welcomed four new students from across the globe. Through UTP High Schools, BG has established a program for international students. Juniors Ivy Chen and Rinvany Zhang of China, junior Thao Tran of Vietnam, and sophomore David Moon, of ...

Milford ‘We the People’ team prepares for competition

Fresh off the heels of its close victory over Hollis Brookline High School at the New Hampshire state competition, the Milford High School "We the People" team, led by coach Dave Alcox, is beginning to prepare for its national competition in Washington, D.C. On Friday, Jan. ...

Candidate won NH primary by playing the Trump card

A week before Donald Trump won the New Hampshire Republican primary, Hampshire Hills was at capacity with people eager to see what the leading Republican candidate had to say. Supporters of one of the most controversial presidential candidates started lining up four hours before his scheduled ...

Students develop their own political opinions at South

Contrary to popular belief, many high school students are politically involved. As a junior at Nashua High South, I see it all the time. On social media, I see my classmates share opinions about candidates and policies. In school, I hear the occasional political arguments. We even discuss and ...

ASD wins regional MathCounts competition

NASHUA - The Academy for Science and Design won the 33nd annual Southern New Hampshire Regional Mathcounts competition on Jan. 20 in Bedford. The team, coached by Karen Legault and Waiman Long, consists of Suhaas Katikaneni, Amol Khanna, Owen Long, Purushottham Sankarnarayan and Akshay ...

Students adjusting to new system

> NASHUA - At the start of the 2015-16 school year, New Hamp­shire schools began moving to a competency grading system rather than the traditional one. Competency-style grading is meant to improve the learning process. Previously, grades were split into different categories such as ...

Vision for the future

Merrimack High student wins VFW speech contest MERRIMACK - Kaley Jean, a junior at Merrimack High School, was announced as the state winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Voice of Democracy speech contest at a dinner at the Executive Court in Manchester on Jan. 23. Her speech, titled ...

Nashua Christian teams with cafe for coffee fundraiser

For the second year in a row, Nashua Christian Academy has partnered with Bonhoeffer's Cafe and Espresso in Nashua to organize a coffee fundraiser. For approximately a month before Thanksgiving to just before Christmas, teachers Jean Eastman and Beth Papia collected coffee orders from all the ...

Handwriting is still an important skill

Question: Has the importance of legible handwriting diminished since keyboarding has become so popular? Are there any real benefits to having good handwriting? I have always had what others consider to be very attractive writing. What will happen in the future? Will no one write by hand? - ...

Reversing roles

NASHUA - College students have been home for their winter intersession, and Nashua High School North isn't hesitant to take advantage of this opportunity. For the past five years, Renee Crowell, a school counselor at North, has been setting up an event called Reverse College Day for the ...

A glimpse at how students can effect change at Souhegan High

Souhegan High School's Community Council is a group of elected students, faculty, administrators and community members that discusses and votes on all school-related decisions. The council recently received a proposal outlining a new part of our school, the Student Activities Committee. The ...

Who cares about cursive today at Nashua High School South?

Students still looking for a New Year's resolution might consider boning up on their cursive; it's in decline at Nashua South. An informal poll showed only two South teachers - both in the English department - require students to turn in their handwritten work in cursive. Cursive skills have ...

Merrimack child development class gets hands-on experience

Who doesn't love gingerbread men? This holiday season, Merrimack High School teacher Nicole Rollend's child development class traveled to Ledge Street Elementary School in Nashua to spend time with the first-grade students and have some fun in the process. "My child development class ...

Bishop Guertin alumni share stories of college experience

BG's seniors got an inside look at college life on Friday, Jan. 8, when the most recent Guertin alumni returned to talk about their experiences. The Class of 2015 enjoyed lunch before moving in groups of about eight students to classrooms of seniors, who are currently in the final stages of ...