Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral.

Thumbs up to Bishop Guertin High School sophomores and seniors who spent Wednesday assisting others. The school’s third annual Day of Service offered students the opportunity to work with different organizations throughout Greater Nashua to assist in jobs like cleaning, packaging and distributing various resources. “Service is part of the school’s mission,” said Corey Genest, a social studies teacher and student service and leadership coordinator. “We call it ‘whole person formation.’ We want students to understand that they are part of a bigger community.” Four hundred students were dispersed throughout the community to Nashua Children’s Home, Catholic Charities N.H., Nashua Police Athletic League, Nashua Soup Kitchen and other locations. The sophomores all went to Mine Falls Park to assist in clearing the trails after the recent storm. These students – and the school – deserve our thanks for a job well done.

Thumbs up to area athletic teams who have either finished their season or are battling in various playoffs. The young adults spend a great deal of time honing their skills, both on and off the field. Their dedication and talent is apparent and – whether win or lose – they deserve a pat on the back.

Thumbs up to the eight individuals – Katie Emery, David Roy, Ryan Haggerty, Christina Colburn, Jeremy Garcia, Stephen Briere, Tasha Maddox and Jesus Cortes-Rodriguez – who graduated Hillsborough County South Drug Court this week. Your efforts have helped to rewrite your history, and only the sky is the limit.