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Spencer Carney, left, watches classmate Ian Zaczyk works on a tire in the garage at the Concord Regional Technical Center at Concord High School. The two are headed to a national competition in Detroit, where they will compete for the title of best high school auto technicians in the country.

(IAIN WILSON / Monitor staff)

Young Concord mechanics will vie for the title of ‘top student auto technicians’ in Michigan next week

Saturday, May 30, 2015

As a kid, Ian Zaczyk learned to fiddle with farming equipment in Bow. Classmate Spencer Carney of Hopkinton learned his stuff by working on his friend’s old racing cars. Together, the two seniors at the Concord Regional Technical Center form a formidable team. At last month’s state finals at the New England Dragway in Epping, the two were faster than …

Financial literacy fair gives students a taste of adulthood, budgeting

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hunter David wants to become an electrical engineer. It’s a decent job that will pay him about $60,000 a year, but still about $5,000 below the state’s median family income. While Hunter, a 14-year-old student at Bow Memorial School still has a lot of work – and school – to complete before he …

Rundlett Middle School mourns loss of student

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A sixth-grader at Concord’s Rundlett Middle School died Wednesday night after a medical emergency, according to a statement from school officials. The girl needed to go to the hospital for a medical emergency earlier in the day, according to a letter Rundlett Middle School Principal Tom Sica sent to students’ families yesterday morning. …

Facing budget cuts, Henniker school board votes to privatize food service

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

At the end of a tense Henniker School Board meeting Tuesday night, board members decided to privatize Henniker Community School’s food services. Faced with cutting more than $100,000 from this year’s budget, board members accepted a bid from …

Local principal named as new superintendent of Franklin, Hill school districts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

For the first time since 2013, the Franklin and Hill school districts will have a full-time, permanent superintendent – at least for next year. Daniel LeGallo, currently the principal of Lamprey River Elementary School in Raymond, will begin as superintendent of SAU 18 on July 1. “I’m thrilled,” …

Merrimack Valley School Board seeks board member, clerk

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Merrimack Valley School Board is looking to for a new clerk and board member. The open board member position must be filled by a Loudon resident, but residents in any of the school district’s five towns – Penacook, Loudon, Boscawen, Webster and Salisbury – are eligible to …

Henniker Community School assistant principal to take interim principal spot

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Henniker Community School Assistant Principal Karen Raymond will serve as interim principal at the school next year, replacing outgoing Principal Katherine McBride. The Henniker School Board appointed Raymond at its meeting Tuesday night. She has a long history with the school, serving for the past 20 years. Raymond …

11 arguments against ditching Pembroke Academy’s ‘headmaster’ title

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

After the members of the Pembroke School Board were unswayed by an effort to get them to reconsider their decision to change the title of Pembroke Academy’s headmaster position, a new petition has cropped up online. Arguing for the continuation of the school’s long tradition of headmasters, signers …

Community fundraiser planned for Concord High principal Gene Connolly

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nearly one year ago, more than a thousand Concord High School students and staff marched for principal Gene Connolly, carrying banners and a unified message – “Connolly Strong.” The walk came following news in June 2014 that Connolly …

Hard work, perseverance the glue to NHTI’s 2015 graduating class in Concord

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 604 NHTI students who received diplomas yesterday represented the second largest class in the school’s 50-year history. The graduating class included students like Ashley Gilmore of Manchester and Amanda Moore of Nashua, who met on the cheerleading …

No criminal charges for Beaver Meadow School principal in incident with student

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Concord elementary school principal put on administrative leave last month after an incident with a student will not face any criminal charges, the police said. The police have been investigating an incident in which Beaver Meadow School …

Hillsboro-Deering school evacuated due to unknown odor, some students get sick

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Authorities said Hillsboro-Deering High School in New Hampshire was evacuated due to an unknown odor in the building. At least two students said they felt sick yesterday morning and ambulances were called, but by midday, no major illnesses or injuries were reported. WMUR reported the Central New Hampshire …

Food and dancing brings Concord’s international community together

Thursday, May 21, 2015

At the end of Concord High School’s third annual International Night, more than 100 students stood on the auditorium stage, singing “We Are the World” at the top of their lungs. About 10 students had started the song, …