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 Nashua High School South and school district officials for again organizing the Girls in STEM event, which was Tuesday at Nashua South. The seminar, which rotates between the two Nashua public high schools each year, was created to help answer the question, “what could a tribute to girls (in STEM) look like?” said Jennifer DeMaria, college/career development education specialist. “We want to fuse together the exposure and the opportunity,” she said of the event, which featured more than 30 vendors from the region. Girls in grades 8-12 had 10 minutes at each station (“like speed dating,” DeMaria said) to learn about career like 3D printing, robotics, web development and more. Officials have done an amazing job presenting programs like this to local schoolchildren. It provides additional learning opportunities and shows our children what is available to them following graduation.

Thumbs up to city officials and workers for their hard work decorating downtown Nashua for the approaching holiday season. The city’s official Christmas tree arrived midday Wednesday, edging it’s way down Main Street toward the Hunt Memorial Building where it will signify the start of the holiday season. This towering tradition stands tall at 72 feet and was donated by the Nashua Country Club. “It means a lot to the town,” groundskeeper Erick Faulkner said of the tree being delivered by the DPW. “It’s a big event for us and Pioneer Crane Service. People always take pictures and videos as we stop traffic. They give us a good welcome down Main Street.”