Hudson - Litchfield News | May 4, 2012 - 3 Alvirne Key Club Attends District Convention
submitted by Alvirne High School Key Club From Friday, April 13 to Saturday, April 14, Alvirne Key Club’s President Susan Li and VP John Giraldo attended the Key Club District Convention in Springfield, MA. There they connected with Key Club members from other schools, met student district leaders, and learned leadership skills that will help them organize the upcoming year. Susan, John and mentor David Nesbitt also attended the convention’s service fair where, in their minds, two projects in particular stood out. One project involved making simple insulative window inserts that would be distributed to low-income houses to cut heating costs 15-20 percent. The other involved making and selling bracelets to give support to exploited workers in the Philippines. These projects will be put into action next year. Through them, Alvirne’s Key Club hopes to enrich to both the local and global community.
Alvirne Key Club: Far left, Susan Li, far right, John Giraldo, middle, members from other Key Clubs
CHS Excellence Honors Students Recognized
submitted by Campbell High School Campbell High School has recently recognized the Academic Excellence Honors students for the Class of 2012. These students have achieved this honor by attaining a GPA of 3.75 or higher during their high school career. To mark this accomplishment the students have been invited to the third Annual Academic Excellence Banquet to be held May 17 at Valentino’s Restaurant in Hudson. Students have been asked to choose one faculty
member who has made a significant impact on their educational career to make a brief speech on their behalf. Campbell is proud to announce that the following students
have attained this honor: Sarah Belisle; Brianna Charette; Nicole Cordingley; Lucas Dube; Kristen Frost; Kevin Gallagher; Ashley Gannon; John Houston; Stephanie McGregor; Jacob Mercier; Kyle Mun; Chuck Neild; Bionka Pouliot; Laura Towne; Madeline Vinskus; Kellie Wallman.
AHS Spanish Students Score Well
submitted by Hudson School District Congratulations to several world language students from Alvirne High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2012 National Spanish Examinations. Students from Alvirne High School earned a total of one gold, six silver and five bronze medals along with 22 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with 143,641 students participating in 2012.” Students from Alvirne High School have a long history of
high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Nancy Cataño, Jessica Paeplow and Sarah Nassif. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year
in grades six through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Ashley Felch received a Gold medal for the second year in a
row. Joan Villanueva, Holly Roberts, McKenna Bush, Sabrina Carter,
Juliette Miller and Connor Sakati all received silver medals. Melanie Nute, Christopher Kenyon, Rebecca Brin, Brandon Dumais and Holly Foley received Bronze medals. Casey Leva, Abbey Lussier, Nicole Quadros, Joeseph Ryan, Christen Soucy, Natalie Lopez-Carrasco, Acxel Mendez, Colleen Busnach, Jonathan Dillman, Andrew Elliot, Cody Gajnos, Jasmine Hamilton, Gabrielle McNulty, Savannah Nguyen, Elizabeth Quinlan, Nichelle Rambeau, Sabrina St. George, Randy Colburn, Ryan Donovan, Miranda Edo, Ashley Guy and Christopher Jeffery all received Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all!
Nation’s Largest One-Day Food Drive Set
Submitted by United Way of Greater Nashua On Saturday, May 12, letter carriers in Hudson and Nashua - and in more than 10,000 cities and towns across the country - will help families who struggle with the effects of a continued sluggish economy by collecting the compassion of their postal customers who participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) 20th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” National Food Drive.
Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food left by mailboxes and in post offices on May 12 and distribute the donations to area food pantries on May 13. The “Stamp Out Hunger” National Food Drive is the nation’s largest one-day food drive, and has yielded more than 1.1 billion pounds of food donations over the past 19 years. “The food drive comes at a critical time as many Americans continue to face economic uncertainty,” said Frank Maglio, the coordinator of the food drive in Hudson. “Many of our neighbors are still struggling with unemployment or under-employment, compounded by high food and gasoline prices. Our community has really stepped up by supporting the food drive in past years, and we hope that trend continues. So when you are out shopping, how about picking up an extra can or two of food? Save it and put it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12. Your letter carrier will pick it up and make sure it gets to a local food bank,” he added. “Sixteen percent of all Americans are at risk of hunger - uncertain where their next meal may be coming from,” said Bud Gorman, the Nashua coordinator of the food drive. “That
Focus on Fire Safety: Prevent Youth Firesetting
submitted by Hudson Fire Department May 6-12 is Arson Awareness Week. This year’s theme is
Prevent Youth Firesetting. During the month of May, USFA will focus public attention on the importance of a collaborative effort with fire and emergency service departments, law enforcement, mental health, social services, schools, and juvenile justice to help reduce the occurrence of juveniles engaged with fire. Did You Know? · Fires started by children playing accounted for an average of 56,300 fires with associated losses of 110 civilian deaths, 880 civilian injuries, and $286 million in direct property damage per year between 2005 and 2009.
· Younger children are more likely to set fires in homes, while older children and teenagers are more likely to set fires outside.
· Lighters were the heat source in half (50 percent) of child- playing fires in homes.
Prevention Tips · Never leave matches or lighters within reach of children. Keep matches and lighters out of reach in high, locked cabinets.
· Praise your child for practicing responsible behavior and showing respect for fire.
· Set a good example; use matches, lighters, and fire carefully, as children will imitate positive behavior. For information on Arson Awareness Week and youth firesetter
prevention, visit the USFA Website at www.usfa.fema.gov/aaw
or contact Hudson Fire Prevention Hudson NH Fire at 603-886- 6021.
includes one in five children under the age of 18, plus 4 million seniors who are forced every day to choose between paying a utility bill and buying food.” The food drive is held in late spring as food pantries run out of donations received during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods. In 2011, for the eighth consecutive year, the drive collected more than 70 million pounds of food nationally. The 12,600 pounds collected by Hudson letter carriers went to St. Vincent de Paul of Hudson, First Baptist Church of Hudson, and Community Church of Litchfield. The 20,000 pounds of food collected by Nashua letter carriers went to eight food pantries in the Nashua area: Christian Bible Church; Corpus Christi; Grace Lutheran Church; Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter; Salvation Army; Tolles Street Mission; United Methodist Church; and Upper Room Ministries. To donate, all Nashua and Hudson residents need to do is place a box or can of non-perishable food next to their mailbox before the letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 12. The carrier delivers the food to the post office, where it is sorted by volunteers and then available for pick-up by local food pantries the next day. The “Stamp Out Hunger” National Food Drive is conducted in conjunction with United Way, the United States Postal Service, the AFL-CIO, and Feeding America, and with support from Val- Pak and Campbell Soup Company. For additional information and links, visit www.helpstampouthunger.com
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