8 - November 10, 2011 | Pelham - Windham News
Police Court Prosecutor Addresses Rotary Club
Thank you for your invitation to submit the name of an active duty service person for recognition in the Active Service Tribute. I am pleased to submit the name of Sgt. James P. Ulery, United States Marine Corps. John E. Cantara, VFW Post 5791. Sgt. Ulery, son of Rep. Jordan and Janice
Sgt. James P. Ulery, United States Marine Corps Sgt Ulery is currently living in Cherry
submitted by Greater Salem Rotary Club
At a recent meeting of the Greater Salem Rotary Club members welcomed Jason Grosky, the Salem Police Court Prosecutor, as its weekly guest speaker. Grosky provided members with information on the New Hampshire legal system, the duties of the Prosecutor’s Office and emerging trends in the court system. The Greater Salem Rotary Club is a community service organization dedicated to giving back to the towns of Salem, Windham, Pelham, Hampstead and Atkinson by following the Rotary International Motto of “Service Above Self.” Meetings are held each Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Rockingham Park. Those wishing to obtain more information on the Greater Salem Rotary Club are welcome to contact Club President-Elect Peter Rayno at Enterprise Bank in Salem or Club Vice President Nanci Carney at Sovereign Bank in Salem.
Ulery, is a native of Hudson and attended Hudson elementary and middle schools. He graduated from Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua in 1992. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1993.
Sgt. Ulery participated in the Iraq invasion
in February of 2003. He has been deployed a total of four times to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. He has received numerous medals and commendations including two Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Point, N.C. with his wife Lisa and their five- year-old son Matthew where he is serving as S-2 Officer/Security Manager, Safety Officer, Antiterrorism Officer, Substance Abuse Control Officer, and Acting First Sergeant. He is also a member of VFW Post 5791 in Hudson. Other awards bestowed upon Sgt. Ulery include a Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation (three times), Meritorious Unit Citation (twice), Good Conduct Medal (six times), National Defense Service Medal (twice), Armed Forces Expeditionary, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (three times), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (nine times), Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon, NATO-ISAF Medal (Afghanistan).
PFC James M. Bourk, U.S. Army James graduated from Pelham High
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School in 2010 where he played baseball and soccer. In 2011 he completed his Army Engineering training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He is currently deployed in Afghanistan with the 9th Engineering Battalion which is attached to the 172nd Infantry. In addition to awards for marksmanship on a variety of weapons James was recently awarded the Combat Action Badge. James is the son of Michael Bourk, Pelham, and Patricia (Donovan) Bourk, deceased.
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A Great Place to Work!
It gives us a great deal of pleasure to share the news that, for a second consecutive year, Enterprise Bank has been recognized as a Great Place to Work® in America! Our #8 ranking among all mid-sized companies in America represents a significant accomplishment for our company and employees.
This honor belongs to our employees. We greet this year’s announcement with a deep sense of gratitude. We are genuinely humbled by the collective excellence of our Enterprise Bankers.
The Great Place to Work Award is based on a poll of employees and measures the level of how much they “trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.” Such a level of trust creates the foundation for our Enterprise Family and influences the way we treat each other and how we serve our customers. This positive energy goes out and comes back to us in the form of customer loyalty, friendship and a feeling of mutual accomplishment.
Thank You to every employee of Enterprise Bank who made this award possible
Student Arts and Writing Contest Expands
submitted by Dorothy G. Krasner The Martin Luther King Coalition announced that
its Arts and Writing Contest for the Lionel Washington Johnson Youth Awards will be expanded for 2012 to include fifth grade students from all New Hampshire public, parochial, private schools and home-schooled students. The state-wide contest asks students to submit original written or graphic art responses to words from Dr. King, selected each year by the Coalition from Dr. King’s writings and speeches. Student submissions are judged by a special committee. First place winners receive $100 and a plaque; second place winners receive $50 and a certificate; third place winners and honorable mention receive a certificate. All winners are asked to attend the Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration in Manchester on the holiday for personal presentation of the Lionel Washington Johnson Youth Award. Traci Belanger, Chair of the Arts and Writing Committee, explained the expansion of the award, “Many schools now include fifth grade students in middle schools and our Coalition wants to include as many children as possible in the contest. We welcome entries from public students, home-
schooled students, students from charter schools, private schools, and religious based schools - all the fifth through eighth graders in the state of New Hampshire.” For 2012, the Coalition has chosen words taken from a 19th century abolitionist and often spoken by Dr. King: “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.” Fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders are asked to interpret the quotation to reflect how they understand and relate to the theme and the words in their lives as well as life in general today. Students may submit any form of art, including drawings, paintings, posters, videos, and PowerPoint tm presentations. For writing, students may submit any form of writing, such as essays, short stories, of 400 to 800 words or full-page poems. All entries must be received by December
2. Entries must be submitted to: Traci Belanger, c/o SNHU Wellness Center, 2500 North River Rd., Manchester, NH 03106.
Additional details of the contest and the Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration and the Coalition can be found on the Coalition Website www.MartinLutherKingCoalition.org
New Hampshire Selected by Learning Forward as ‘Critical Friend State’
submitted by New Hampshire Department of Education
New Hampshire has been selected as a Critical
Friend in a new initiative led by Learning Forward – a national membership and advocacy organization focused on professional development – to create a statewide, comprehensive system to support educators as they implement Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new student assessments. Kentucky will serve as the Demonstration State for the initiative, while Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington will contribute to the development of the system’s tools and strategies and learn from Kentucky’s challenges and accomplishments. With support from lead funder the Sandler
George L. Duncan Founder and Chairman
Jack Clancy Chief Executive Officer
Richard W. Main President
Foundation, Learning Forward will provide coaching and technical assistance and host meetings of the seven states over the next two years of the initiative, Transforming Professional Learning to Prepare College- and Career-Ready Students: Implementing the Common Core. The resources developed through the initiative will be made available to all states as they implement CCSS. “The Department has already compiled an array of tools to help the school leader inform his/her staff in an ongoing manner around the CCSS. These suggested resource activities are designed to build/ enrich the background knowledge for educators in the Common Core State Standards,” said Virginia M. Barry Ph.D., NH Commissioner of Education. “We look forward to sharing these with other States and learning from them.” In addition the National Parent-Teacher
Association (PTA) partnered with the writers of the Common Core State Standards to create grade-by- grade guides for parents that reflect the Common Core State Standards. As a Critical Friend State, NH will participate in meetings with Learning Forward, partner organizations, and Kentucky’s team; provide input in developing tools and strategies; and guide the implementation of resources, tools, and protocols locally. The state will also support new school year and daily school schedules that provide substantive time for professional learning for educators and establish new systems for working with third-party providers and vendors who provide expertise. “Congratulations and deepest appreciation to all our partners and supporters, including the Council of Chief State School Officers, our lead Demonstration State and our Critical Friends States,” said Stephanie Hirsh, executive director of Learning Forward. “I am confident that this partnership will lead to identification of new practices that substantively advance professional learning that ensures effective Common Core instruction.” Learning Forward and the states will work in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers, National Governors Association, National Association of State Boards of Education and American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education on the initiative. NH was selected from among several states through a competitive process this fall. The Demonstration State and Critical Friends States had to show a commitment to equity, professional development and substantive change.
Active Service Members A Salute to Our
Blood Drive Thurs., Oct 5th at Hannaford
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