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Salem Community Patriot | April 6, 2012 - 3 Salem High School Receives National Student Council Award


submitted by Salem High School For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Salem High School has been awarded a 2012 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). Nearly 180 high school councils were named National Councils of Excellence. Of those, Salem High School is one of only 163 high school councils nationwide to receive the highly-esteemed honor of being named a National Gold Council of Excellence. To meet the requirement for the National Council of Excellence Award, a student council must demonstrate that it meets a variety of criteria. Those councils named to the Gold Level have successfully met a greater number of the criterion. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, and membership in NASC, schools that qualify for the award demonstrate such things as leadership training for council members, teacher/staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, financial planning, and active participation in their state and national student council organizations. “Receiving an NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Award indicates a dedication on the part of the local school to providing a strong,


already recognizes the value of our hard-working Student Council, and to have the NASC continue to acknowledge them through this award is an even greater validation of that hard work. It is quite an honor for which the students should be proud.”


Student Council, back row: Joseph Sweeney, Ryan Buck, Daniel Barbin, Travis Adamson, Timothy Kublbeck, Tyler Breen, Mr. Courtois. Tird row: Nicolette Fallisi, Billie Junget, Emma Mulry, Kiley Keenan, Alyssa Kolbert, Katie Courtois, Jared Contrada, Shari Juranovits, Yao Long, Kelsey Perrault, Courtney Mulry, Joshua Boutin, Alexander Lira.


Second row: Andrea Auger, Lissette Soto, Brittany Berg, Crystal Napoli, Jordanne Miller, Kristen Foster, Rasheed Adigun, Michele Nunnelley, Arch Patel. Front row: Elizabeth Twomey, Samantha McNamara, Marissa Messina,


Leawndra Oseghali, Maquela Barron, Abner Rodriguez, Regina Yu, Jerusha Tedsanamoorthy, David Rodriguez. Missing from photo: Spencer Adamson, Justin Juranovits, Daniel Farris, Danielle Ferraro, Christian Gonzalez,


Danielle Hutchinson, Allison Lewis, Neil Lombardozzi, Samantha McNamara, Hari Nath, Alexandra Philippon, Erica Pierce, Brianna Rastello, Carley Reis, Jonathan Rheaume, Robert Schadlick, Rachel Towler, Tyler Weston.


well-rounded student council program,” says Jeff Sherril, associate director of NASC. “NASC applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and


Installation of Derry-Salem Elks Officers


communities” Principal Maura Palmer commented that “This is the sixth year in a row that Salem High School has received the National Gold Council of Excellence Award. The Salem High School community


Student Council President Joseph Sweeney, a SHS senior, said, “This award is a testament to all of the good work the SHS Student Council has done for our great school. It required a lot of work, but due to the shared contributions and sacrifices of our advisor, the school administration, and the countless student council members who put hours of work into best representing their classmates, we were again able to receive this prestigious national award.” The NASC promotes and provides leadership


development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities. NASC is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The NASSP also sponsors the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), which recognizes outstanding middle level and high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, service and character. For more information on NASC, visit www.nasc.us .


Night Work, Lane Closures On I-93 Southbound Between Exit 1 And The State Line In Salem


The New Hampshire Department of


Transportation announces lane closures on Interstate 93 southbound between Exit 1 ramps and the Massachusetts state line in Salem are scheduled on Friday, April 6, from 7 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday morning April 7. These lane closures are to allow for drainage installation. This work is weather dependent and will be postponed if poor weather conditions occur.


Motorists using I-93 southbound in the area of Exit 1 in Salem during these hours can expect minor traffic delays. Uniformed officers and traffic control devices will be used to assist motorists through the work zone. This work is part of the $30.5 million I-93 widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 1. The general contractor is Middlesex Corporation of Littleton, Massachusetts.


submitted by Louise Landry, Derry Salem Elks The Derry Salem Elks held annual Installation of Officers for the year 2012-2013. Seated Meg Arlett, Lecturing Knight; Joseph


Moraswski, Jr., Leading Knight; David Malchahey, Exalted Ruler; Ron Crowell, Loyal Knight; and Sean Parker, Equire. Standing: Chris Woltering,


5 Year Trustee; Tom McGibbons, Inner Guard; Laurie Shepard, Secretary; Robert Wells, Chaplin; Donald McPhee, Tiler; Arthur Farrow, 4 Year Trustee; Louise Landry, Treasurer; Rodney Cronin, 1 Year Trustee; Dan Bailliageon, 2 Year Trustee; Dennis Bouvert, 3 Year Trustee.


New Hampshire Exports Holding Strong


submitted by Department of Resources and Economic Development


Exports of New Hampshire products fared well in 2011, totaling nearly $4.3 billion despite challenging economic conditions in some parts of the globe, according to a report from the state’s Office of International Commerce (OIC). The 2011 statistics show that exports were


down 1.69 percent from a year ago, but, said Tina Kasim, program manager for the OIC at the Department of Resources and Economic Development, 2010 was a record year for New Hampshire companies that sell their products overseas.


“Considering tough economic situations in


many parts of the world, we were anticipating a dip in the 2011 numbers,” she said. “The good news is that New Hampshire companies are doing well with their exports and the drop was less than we anticipated.”


New Hampshire goods sent overseas in 2011 totaled $4,293,384,673. In 2010, the record year, exports totaled $4,367,331,611, which was up more than 42 percent in 2009. Last year, New Hampshire’s largest trading partner was Mexico, where over $943 million worth of goods was sent. Canada was second, with over $648 million shipped and China was third, with $338 million shipped. Rounding out the top 10 countries were Germany, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Japan and France. In the first month of 2012, Kasim said, Canada


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Hampshire’s leading trading partner. The top five commodities exported from the Granite State are: Industrial machinery, including computers; electronics


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machinery, for sound and television equipment; medical devices; plastics and vehicle parts. Aerospace and aircraft parts are ninth. To further help promote the state’s aerospace


technologies, the OIC has secured a joint “Best of New England” booth with Maine and Vermont for the Farnborough Air Show in England this July, which is the world’s largest exhibition of aerospace, defense, space and security technologies. There is space available for New Hampshire businesses that deal with this sector. Trade missions are made


available through the Small Business Administration’s State Export and Trade Promotion grant. Two other trade missions are planned this year; to the Montreal Aerospace Cluster in September and an effort is underway to coordinate a mission to China later this year. New Hampshire companies interested in participating in the trade missions should call Kasim at 271-8444.


Nighttime Guardrail Repairs on I-93 from Salem to Manchester


submitted by NH Department Of Transportation The New Hampshire Department of


Transportation (NHDOT) announced nighttime guardrail repairs on Interstate 93 from Salem to Manchester. This guardrail work will take place, weather dependent, between Sunday, April 1 and Friday, April 13. Lane closures, as necessary, will be in place on I-93 in the northbound direction between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Sunday night through Thursday night. Lane closures, as necessary, will be in place on I-93 in


the southbound direction between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Monday through Thursday nights.


Electronic message signs will be used to inform


the traveling public of upcoming work zones. Uniformed officers and traffic control devices will be used to direct motorists through the work zones. This work is part of routine maintenance to repair and replace guardrail that has worn out or been damaged.


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