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Amanda Moore, left, and Ashley Gilmore who met on the cheer team their first year at NHTI celebrate after graduating yesterday in Concord.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

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 team their freshmen year and grew to become best friends. “We pretty much spent our entire college career together,” said Gilmore, who …

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 principal John Forrest allegedly had physical contact with a student “while trying to restrain him …

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 Hazardous Materials team responded to the school. Superintendent Robert Hassett said the incident started in …

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, …

State Employees Association denounces reductions at Lakes Region, White Mountain and Great Bay community colleges

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The public employees union that represents faculty, staff and adjunct professors at the state’s community colleges said recent staff cuts conflict with the college system’s mission. The Community College System of New Hampshire implemented personnel reductions this month affecting 27 staff and faculty positions at Lakes Region, White …

For UNH Law graduates, the shift to thinking like an attorney can be applied anywhere – even Deflategate

Saturday, May 16, 2015

To understand how the University of New Hampshire School of Law changed the way its graduates look at the world, they were told to look no further than Deflategate. Dig beneath the media hype, Tom Brady’s four-game suspension …

Armed Forces Day, military history influence New England College commencement

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A day designated for celebration and recognition, commencement at New England College honored not only those receiving degrees but also those who have served the United States. Commencement was held outside at the Henniker campus yesterday, the same …

Weare Middle School students prepare for national robotics championships

Thursday, May 14, 2015

At 2:30 p.m. on a Tuesday, school’s out for most Weare Middle School students. But work is just starting for four members of the school’s robotics team. Justin Coidakis, Matthew Piscina, Jack Flander and Ryan Konrad, all eighth …

Hopkinton High School tops in NH for second year in a row; Bow and John Stark in top 5, according to rankings

Thursday, May 14, 2015

For the second year in a row, Hopkinton High School came out as the top high school in New Hampshire, according to annual rankings from U.S. News and World Report. Bow High School came in at No. 3, while John Stark Regional High School in Weare came in …

SAU 24 chooses new assistant superintendent

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SAU 24 has a new assistant superintendent of schools. The SAU board approved Susan Hodgdon for the position at its meeting Monday. Hodgdon currently works as director of the Southwest New Hampshire Education Support Center at Keene State College and will replace Pamela Shepard, who is retiring at …

‘Sexual connotations’ of Pembroke Academy’s ‘headmaster’ title affirm change to ‘principal’

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

With portraits of nearly 200 years of headmasters looking over their shoulders, members of the Pembroke School Board decided yesterday in a split vote not to reconsider their decision last year to rename Pembroke Academy’s top administrator as “principal.” In other words, when the school’s interim headmaster retires …

Kids get creative at Manchester’s Inti Academy

Sunday, May 10, 2015

In a small room at Inti Academy in Manchester, more than a dozen children are hunched over tables, working quietly. They each hold small lumps of gray clay that they are busily shaping into cats. They pinch little points to form ears and scrape away clay with toothbrushes …

Colby-Sawyer graduates told to be mystical

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Tales of rock and roll, mythical creatures and sentimental inspiration prevailed at Colby-Sawyer College’s commencement ceremony early yesterday afternoon. Before 312 students crossed the outdoor stage, faculty and students told stories to the soon-to-be graduates and their guests. …