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Hudson - Litchfield News 2 - January 7, 2011

Hudson Nominees Win State Award

submitted by Claire Gagnon Hudson Grange nominated Master Patrol Officer David Cayot, Hudson Police Department, and Robert Haggerty, Hudson Fire Department, for recognition at the annual convention of the New Hampshire State Grange. Both were named Officers of the Year for their respective departments on a statewide level. Officer Cayot distinguished himself for his work on a particular case involving four residential burglaries on Sullivan Road. With his quick response to act on information, the merchandise was recovered and the suspects apprehended. He also volunteers at the Special Olympics Games and the Torch Run to raise funds for their events. He represents the Hudson Police Department very well. Call Firefighter Bob Haggerty displays the highest quality of care and compassion to his fellow firefighters and the citizens of Hudson. He has researched and developed the H1N1 training program and also worked on updating the emergency management plan for the town. We thank him for his services and dedication. We invite all our readers to congratulate these fine public servants the next time you see them.

Boy Scouts Reminisce during Boy Scouting Anniversary

by Doug Robinson It was a special meeting for Boy Scout Troop 21. Together, they came to not only celebrate Boy Scouts’


Anniversary, they also came to celebrate their time together as Scouts. “I wanted to get them together to celebrate

Boy Scouts’ Anniversary as well as come together to share memories and relive their experiences as Boy Scouts,” commented Boy Scout Leader Ben Dibble. Traveling as far as Rhode Island, the scouts met at the Hudson Grange for an evening of playing “remember when” as well as sharing together on those memories which shaped their lives.

A film presentation had been created, which filled the room with fond memories. Skating on the ice at Rockefeller Center, swimming at Robinson Pond, or cooking stew at one of the many jamborees sparked spirited discussions among the Scouts.

Matt Haefner and Mike Shearer share a moment as they sorted through the table full of pictures

“Remember how miserable we were during those camporees?” stated one Scout, while another Scout commented that he remembered eating pancakes that “tasted like water.” “I remember running through the snow” came another memory, while others reminisced about jokes played on the younger Scouts. Pictures of a trip to Nantucket, Christmas

David Cayot, Hudson Police Department, and Robert (Bob) Haggerty, Hudson Fire Department

Scouts came together to celebrate Scouting and Memories during an evening of playing “remember when”

Tree sales, the Arrow of Light Ceremony, Ice Fishing, and camp fires filled the hearts of the Scouts with the warmth of their past. As they learned together, they grew together. Troop 21 has a long history, expanding decades, where Hudson’s youth have grown to earn the highest award offered by Boy Scouting, Eagle Scout. Since 1952, plaques displayed at the Hudson Grange list the names of 36 Boy Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Homeless Warmer, Thanks to Girl Scouts

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Mentoring Course by Doug Robinson Alvirne High

School Principal Bryan Lane has completed a Mentoring Course with the New Hampshire Association School of Principals (NHASP). With these mentoring skills, Lane will be positioned to assist

and participate with the growth and development of school administrators not only in Hudson, but throughout NH. “Last year, we had five or six mentors, and

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this year, we have about 13 principals who now mentor school principals,” commented Peggy McAlister, NHASP. “Once principals have completed our course, they are better positioned to partner with less experienced administrators and guide them with their roles. Whether it be budgets or parent/teacher relationships, the mentoring program was designed to assist principals with their jobs.”

Mentors are “matched” to prospective administrators in an effort to maximize the mentor experience, according to McAlister. Mentors work for the NHASP, and not for an individual school or school district. “By working directly with the NHASP, we are able to be true mentors to those we help,” commented Lane. Lane volunteered to become a mentor as his

way to give back. “The program has helped me become better at what I do,” he said. The average length of working service for

a school principal is a little over 4.8 years, according to Lane, who has been the principal of Alvirne High School for 13 years, and has held the position as a school administrator for more than 21 years. “I like to help new administrators in Hudson as well as other schools,” he said. “There are always new adventures, and by giving back, I can help others become more successful. We share not only what can be beneficial, but as a mentor, we also discuss the mistake I have had, and how I developed and learned from those mistakes.”

In addition to having completed the course requirements to become a mentor, Lane will soon finish up his education to receive his Doctorate of Education.

Continental Academie Raises Funds to Help Local Food Pantries

submitted by Ashley Coleman The students of Continental Academie have been in the giving mood all December. Through three “dress-down days” and donations from the clients, they were able to raise $580 to buy food for two local food pantries. St. Jude’s Church of Londonderry and First Baptist Church of Hudson both received $222 worth of groceries for their pantries. Aside from the food donation,

two girls at Continental have brothers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was decided that the rest of the money

would be split between them and care packages would be sent out for Christmas for each of them. Continental would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!

Caitlin Daigle, Meghan Mahar, and Julie Noble display the food sent to the First Baptist Church of Hudson

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