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Pelham - Windham News October 22, 2010 - 3


Charles Trevor McMahon Appreciation Award Presented to Richard Rafferty


The McMahons were


motivated to institute this award, in their son’s name, to help recognize and encourage outstanding service by educational assistants in the Windham school district. The McMahon’s son, Charlie,


who is now 23 years old, is a special needs young man with significant challenges who was given the opportunity to prosper in an inclusive school environment. This award was inspired by all the wonderful instructional assistants that Charlie has had throughout his classroom experiences in the Windham Schools. Charlie is presently a volunteer at Salem High School along with his assistant. This year’s recipient, Richard


Richard Rafferty, Kim McMahon, Charlie McMahon, and son Charlie (front)


submitted by Charlie and Kim McMahon The 2010 Charles Trevor McMahon Appreciation Award was recently presented to Richard Rafferty at Windham High School. Charlie and Kim McMahon of Windham established this annual award 13 years ago in 1998, with the help and cooperation of the Windham school system.


Rafferty, is an educational assistant at Windham High School. Richard received a plaque for his accomplishment, as well as a $300 check from the McMahon Family. A plaque is also displayed at Windham High School this year, engraved with


a list of all the annual recipients. This award recognition will continue to be


awarded annually to commend such instructional assistants that have truly made a difference in the life of a student and have continued to demonstrate such high standards in our school system. Congratulations to Mr. Richard Rafferty!


submitted by Mary Reese In an effort to reach local children with


lifesaving tips, Santo Insurance Agency launched their first annual Fire Safety Program in local pre- schools and kindergartens. The children received red plastic fire hats, worksheets, and coloring papers at local kindergartens and pre-schools in conjunction with The Hartford Group. Educating children in this age group on how to be safe in the event of a fire emergency is a priority for both businesses. The Santo Insurance agency was hosted by the children at Growing Years in Methuen, MA, and Littleville, Patsy’s House, Wonder Years, and the Salem Boys & Girls Club


in Salem. Employees of the agency read the children a story titled Don’t Invite a Dragon to Tea, a fire safety story for children (and dragons) written by Jean E. Pendziwol. The story aided in helping the children to learn what to do in case of a fire in their homes. The program reviewed “stop, drop, and roll,” “never go back in a burning house,” and “have a meeting place.” The children happily reviewed all the fire safety rules that they have been working on throughout the month of October and were thrilled with their fire hats and papers. Santo Insurance is proud to sponsor this local program.


Fire Safety Program for Children Launched by Santo Insurance Agency


We’re truly honored!


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Southern New Hampshire Medical Center was recently recognized as a 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index™ Award Winner. The Hospital Value Index™ honors our achievements and demonstrates the success that exceptional hospitals, like ours, have achieved.


“As members of the dedicated and caring nursing team at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, we are proud to be rated #1 in New Hampshire.”


Jessica Launh, BSN, RN (left) Ashley Clement, BSN, RN


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