Five colleges book sale in West Lebanon

Thursday, March 08, 2018
West LebanonColleges book sale

The Five Colleges Book Sale is now welcoming donations through April 11 at its sorting site at Staples Plaza, Route 12A, in West Lebanon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Find us at five-collegesbooksale.org or on Facebook. Contact Valerie Groeneveld at 802-295-0906 for more information.

ConcordHospital to grant scholarships

Concord Hospital Trust’s Scholarship Committee, a volunteer sub-committee of the Trust’s Stewardship Committee, has developed scholarship eligibility guidelines and will make decisions on fund awards. With approximately $35,000 awarded annually, scholarships typically range from $1,000 to $3,000. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic merit, personal character and other criteria. Students who have lived within Concord Hospital’s primary service area for more than one year or who graduated from a high school within the service area, or who are employed by Concord Hospital, are eligible to apply. The application is available on ch-trust.org. All applications must be received or postmarked by April 27. Award decisions will be completed by mid-June. For more information about the Scholarship Fund, the eligibility requirements or to apply, visit ch-trust.org or contact Concord Hospital Trust at 227-7000, ext. 5209.

MeredithFour-way speech competition

The Meredith Rotary Club will hold its Four Way Test Speech Contest during the Club’s April 18 meeting at Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant. Eligible participants include any high school-age students who attend Inter-Lakes High School or Moultonborough Academy. The contest is also open to home-schooled students who would otherwise attend one of those two high schools. The speech must be original in content and apply all four questions in the Rotary Four-Way Test as they apply to everyday relationships. The speech must be not less than five minutes and not more than seven. It may be given from memory or adequate notes but not read. The test asks the following questions: Is it the truth?; Is it fair to all concerned?; Will it build goodwill and better friendships?; Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Cash prizes will be awarded: first place is $250; second place is $200; and third place is $150. The first place winner will move on to the District Semi Finals in Henniker on May 6. The top four scores from the Semi Finals will advance to the District Finals held the weekend of June 1 to 3, in Burlington, Vt. For more information and an application, please contact Rick Goodby at rlgoodby@comcast.net. Applications and typed speech must be submitted to the guidance director of ILHS or MA no later than April 4. Home-schooled students should submit their speech directly to Rick Goodby by April 4.