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2 - June 6, 2014 | Pelham - Windham News Bikes of All Shapes and Sizes Get Blessed Accolades

Approximately 1,470 students have been named to the spring Dean’s List at Keene State College. Among this semester’s honorees are the following local students: Pelham: Meaghan O’Dwyer, Casey Szmyt, Casey Szmyt, Siobhan Roche and Korey Lubinger. Windham: Taylor Thomas, Lianna Uzdavinis, Ian O’Brien, Sara Bracken, Julia Forgione, Trevor Blanchard, Rebecca Connolly, Alexis Michal, Laura Viel, David Smart, Julia Gray, Michael Haun and Eric Nickerson. Lianna Bessette of Windham, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2013, was

awarded the Bowdoin Teacher Scholars at Bowdoin’s annual Honors Day ceremony, held May 7. Bessette is majoring in English and minoring in Teaching. Springfi eld College Senior Krysten Kalutkiewicz of Windham earned the Springfi eld College Physician Assistant Department’s Distinguished Senior Award. Kalutkiewicz received the honor at the recent Springfi eld College Academic Awards held on campus. The Distinguished Senior Awards are presented annually to graduating students who have performed consistently well in the classroom. The award recipients are chosen by their respective peers in their individual department. Senior Todd Paquin of Pelham, along with the rest of the members of the 4x100 meter relay, has been chosen to compete in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Paquin will go for the Lancers in the 100 meters and Gibson

makes his second career appearance in the 110 meter hurdles were added to the fi eld for fi nishing their outdoor campaigns among the top 20 times, distances, heights and point totals in each of their respective times. The meet will run from May 22-24. After not competing during the entire 2012-2013 season due to a stress fracture in his foot, Paquin has bounced back and emerged as one of the best sprinters in region. As the only student-athlete from New England in the fi eld of 20, he highlights a competitive 100 meter fi eld that includes fi ve who were in last year’s fi nal nine in the blocks. Paquin hit his stride during the Division III New England Championships when he

won the 100 meters with a time of 10.74, becoming the 13th individual Worcester State champion joining four-time outdoor winner and Lancer Hall of Famer Stanley Egbor.

Nearly 1,200 graduated from Northern Essex Community College during its 52nd commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17. Among the graduates were Pelham residents Eric D. Grubis, Associate in Science Computer Information Sciences: Information Technology Option with High Honor and Certifi cate in Computer Networking with High Honors; Nicole J. Olson, Associate in Arts Graphic Design; and Danielle M. Wilkins, Associate in Arts General Studies with Honors and Windham residents Gabriel A. Alvear, Associate in Science Criminal Justice with High Honors; Gabriel A. Alvear, Certifi cate in Computer Forensics Basic with High Honors; Sarah E. Gagnon, Associate in Science Nursing with Honors; Wilson Gonzalez, Certifi cate in Computer Security with High Honors; Kyle Jolicoeur, Associate in Science Computer Information Sciences: Information Technology Option with High Honors and Certifi cate in Computer Networking with High Honors; Heather R. Lambert, Associate in Arts General Studies: Multi-Media Option with Honors; Mitchell W. Peckham, Associate in Science Computer Information Sciences: Information Technology Option and Certifi cate in Computer Networking; Mitchell W. Peckham, Certifi cate in Computer Security; and Heather A. Rydstrom, Associate in Arts General Studies. The valedictorian of LIM College’s undergraduate Class of 2014 was Shannon

Oriole of Pelham. In August Oriole will launch her career in Macy’s Executive Development Program, where she will start as an Allocator, following an eight-week training period. Timothy A. Fraser, a junior majoring in Marketing from Windham, was among more than 1,600 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the spring Dean’s List. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Nicole Smolko of Pelham, a senior majoring in biology and biotechnology, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring semester. Joshua Sparkman, a senior Music Education major of Pelham, was among approximately 1,400 Bob Jones University students named to the spring Dean’s List. Rachel M. Sullivan of Windham has been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the spring semester at St. Lawrence University. Sullivan, a member of the Class of 2016, is majoring in economics and psychology. Sullivan graduated from Windham High School. Devin DeCarteret has been placed on the Daniel Webster College Dean’s List for the spring semester. DeCarteret is a resident of Pelham. Adina Trager has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the

University of Vermont. Trager, from Windham, is a fi rst year Middle Level Education major in the College of Education and Social Services.

Send your Accolades to with a photo Eat In- Delivery- Take Out

by Len Lathrop Sunday afternoon, May 25, the sun was warm and the St.

Patrick Church parking lot was fi lled with bikes. They ranged from large motorcycles worth thousands of dollars to Sam Fondakowski’s bike, a two-wheeler without any pedals on which he demonstrated to everyone how fast he could go. The pastor of Saint Patrick’s, the Reverend Volney DeRosia, greeted all the riders, and then blessed each bike and its rider.

A group of bikers represents the Widows Sons of NH: Jim Benoit, Scott Berry, Rick Jones, Sue Harrington, Herb Xavier, and Fran Cahill. T e Widows Sons, an International Masonic Motorcycle Association comprised of Freemasons, aids and assists widows and orphans of Master Masons.

Rev. Volney DeRosia went up and down the rows until every bike was blessed.

T e Fondakowski family -- Nathan, Sam, Anna (Nugget) and their dad, Steve -- show that bikes (and riders) come in all shapes and sizes.

Cub Scout Pack 25 Joins Again with American Legion to Replace Flags

submitted by Beth Knight, Pack 25 Pelham Cub Scout Pack 25 and the Pelham American Legion joined together again to replace fl ags on graves for Memorial Day. On Saturday, May 24 Pack 25 came out and helped the Pelham American Legion remove the old American fl ags and placed new ones on the graves in honor of Memorial Day. This annual event helps the boys as they prepare to march in the Pelham Memorial Day parade. Both activities are great lessons on how to honor veterans. Scouts wear a fl ag on their uniform, practice the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings and conduct fl ag ceremonies. Each level of scouting requires learning about the American fl ag, how to properly respect the fl ag, how to raise the fl ag indoors and out, and how the fl ag should be treated. Displaying a fl ag on a grave of a fallen soldier or

veteran is a traditional Memorial Day activity. And an honor for Pack 25 to be a part of. Scouts is a wonderful way for young boys to learn skills and values that they will keep with them for

Scouts Scott Paquette and John Hamilton had the honor of placing the wreaths at the Gibson Cemetery Ceremony.

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a lifetime. Check out Pelham’s Pack 25 at: http://www. or on Facebook at: https://www. and see all the fun and exciting activities.

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Staff photos by Len Lathrop

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