Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 was the commencement speaker at Saturday's ceremony.
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DURHAM, NH – University of New Hampshire commencement speaker Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 challenged graduates to dare to live their lives and their dreams during the university’s 143rd commencement held Saturday, May 18, 2013, when more than 2,500 undergraduate and 522 graduate students, including 68 military veterans, ranging in age from 19 to 67 years old and representing 29 states and 23 foreign countries received degrees. “They say in life that we make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give,” Legere said. “I urge you to leave this university with that in mind. The story of your life is going to be written as soon as you leave here.” She reminded students of the courageous acts shown at the Newtown tragedy and the …
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Even if you can't be there, there are many ways to follow the commencement ceremonies.
The University of New Hampshire will hold its commencement ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Field. The 2013 Commencement Speaker will be Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82. A combat veteran, Legere's military career spans three decades and includes tours in Germany, Korea, and Iraq, where she completed 18 months as the chief of staff for intelligence. If you can't make it to graduation but you'd like to follow along, there are several ways to do so. UNH will be live streaming graduation beginning at 9:30 a.m. They've also set up a social media mashup where you can follow along with what people at graduation are saying in real time. The Twitter hashtag to use is #UNH13. Here's a list of Salem residents who will be graduating from …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Forty-four fallen New Hampshire police officers were honored in Concord Friday morning.
The Woodbury Middle School Choir, Friday morning, sang as part of the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Concord. Gov. Maggie Hassan served as keynote speaker at the event and an Honorable Roll Call was read by Attorney General Joseph A. Foster recognizing the names of New Hampshire's 44 fallen police officers. In addition to the Woodbury Choir, the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drum Band and Londonderry High School marching band also provided approproate tunes at the event.
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Salem residents – the big day has finally arrived for the annual Grand March and Senior Prom, the latter of which is scheduled to take place this year at Andover Country Club in Andover, Mass. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Grand March at the SHS Busport, followed by the 6 p.m. prom. We want to provide you with the opportunity to share your photos with friends and neighbors. To do so, click the "upload photos and videos" link and share away! We received tons of submissions last year and hope we can get more of the same in 2013.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Congratulations to all of the 357 graduates who will be getting their diploma this year!
The University of New Hampshire at Manchester will celebrate the achievements of 357 graduates at the college's 28th annual commencement proceedings on Thursday, May 16, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the historic mill yard. The ceremony recognizes 265 undergraduate and 92 graduate students who have earned their associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree, or an advanced graduate certificate at the University of New Hampshire’s campus in Manchester. University of New Hampshire’s President Mark Huddleston will lead the proceedings. The program will include remarks from student speaker Ashley Potter, a 2013 graduate of the sign language interpretation program, and a keynote address from New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan. The program also …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Salem NH Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action, so help us highlight your favorite teams!
Whether it is on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Salem, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Salem NH Patch. News about any team — from youth tee ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more — is all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Post in the Local Voices section about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who the best teacher in town is.
Tuesday, May 7, is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association. Teachers have long been among the most unsung heroes of our time, affecting and shaping the brains of countless individuals without truly getting acknowledged for their remarkable influence. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them. The details are on the restaurant's Facebook page. Today, in honor of this day, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher in Salem. Or, we ask that you shine the light on a remarkable teacher in town. Did an educator change your life? Say something to you, or teach you something that would forever influence you? Who do you think is the best teacher in town, and …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Over 50 residents filled rows of folding chairs for a community forum Tuesday.
Parents voiced their frustrations Tuesday during a Salem School Board forum that provided sporadic answers and plenty of speculation on the future of Walter F. Haigh Elementary School. Over 50 residents crowded into rows of folding chairs in the Haigh School multipurpose room, and many of them believed that their school has not received a fair shake when stacked up with the town’s five other elementary schools. Haigh School was part of two warrant articles in March. Voters approved one article, which called for modest improvements to the school alongside major renovations to both the Fisk and Soule Schools. A second article called for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) improvements to the facility. Salem residents narrowly …