Featured image of article: Sturges Chosen As A NH Youth Poet Laureate By The NHSCA

The members of the New Hampshire Youth Poet Laureate Committee, a juried panel of New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, have selected Rachel Sturges as one of just two Youth Poets Laureate.

As the letter of appointment states in part: “We admired your poems, your presentation, and your thoughts … We had an exceptionally strong list of candidates and because of this,

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Featured image of article: ConVal High School Wins Library Program Of The Year Award

Librarians Rachael Bowman and Ashley Jones were honored at the 26th Excellence in Education Awards on June 8th for creating the best-in-the-state library program at ConVal Regional High School.

In their acceptance speech, Bowman and Jones praised the New Hampshire School Library Media Association (NHSLMA) “for fostering a professional community that is both generous and collegial”

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Featured image of article: Senior Wins Ruth & James Ewing Art Award

Congratulations to senior Jaclyn Clark who is the recipient of a Ruth & James Ewing Art Award.

The Ewing Arts Awards are named in honor of Ruth and James Ewing, who made many contributions to the local arts community through their stewardship of The Keene Sentinel and through personal philanthropy.

The awards are made in 10 categories:
• Performing Arts
• 2D Visual Arts
• 3D Visual Arts
• Literary Arts
• Interdisciplinary Arts
• Folk and Traditional Arts
• Presenter of the Arts
• Student Award
• Lifetime Achievement
• Excellence in Community Engagement

Winners are selected by a committee of local arts experts assembled by Arts Alive!,

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Featured image of article: Miss G Joins Prestigious Art21 Educators Program

Congratulations to Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne who, after a rigorous selection process, will join the incoming cohort of Art21 Educators, starting this summer. In 2017, Miss G. was the recipient of the PBS Digital Innovators Award.

As their website explains, Art21 is a global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time.

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Featured image of article: Students Win, Place In NH Envirothon

Congratulations to Allison Bull, Ian Aldrich, and Kelley Akerley! The ConVal Envirothon Team took 1st place in the forestry category and 3rd in the wildlife category on Competition Day.

Envirothon is an annual, environmentally-themed, academic competition for high-school-aged students organized by the NCF-Envirothon, a program of the National Conservation Foundation.

The competition is held by the United States and Canada on a regional,

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Featured image of article: DAR Honors Local High School Students

The Mary Varnum Platts-Peterborough Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted an Awards Day luncheon at Emma’s Pub and Kitchen in Rindge, NH, on May 15, 2019.

Three students were presented Good Citizen certificates and a scholarship check. The other three students were presented US History certificates and Medals. The honored students were (l-r):

  • Ashley Jewell,

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