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Kennett Middle School Sixth Term Honor Holl

CONWAY—The following students have been named to Kennett Middle School's Sixth Term Honor Roll: 
Grade 8 High Honors: William Alber, Travis Arnold, Serena Avery, Karlie Boothby, Eric Bormann, Taylor Bouchard, Noah Clement, Daniel Cradock, Erin Curran, Brianna Desharnais, Amanda Drootin, Conner Furtado, Micaela George, Sara Ghobashi, Brianna Hargraves, Katherine Hill, Cassandra Hurd, Christa Hylen, Alexander Klementovich, Seda Korroch, Allison Lawson, Kevin Lyman, Ryan Meader, Renee Moon, Mackenzie Murphy, Taylor Petell, Emma Plante, Riley Steward, Hailey Tofflemoyer, Annee Tremblay, Ashley Vajentic. Chloe Van Dyne and Alexis Wiggin.

Grade 8 Honors: Emily Allen, Kirk Badger, Nikolas Badger, Catherine Brabant, Kelsey Bush, Zoe Carey, Christine Coffield, Allison Curry, Caleb Esmay, Olivia Gagnon, William Green, Chase Lee, Ashley Majowicz, Brett Miller, Natalie Perry, Joshua Rivers, Molly Robert, Erin Sheehan, Kyrstin Talbot and James Zimmer.

Grade 7 High Honors: Abigail Acone, Michelle Amaral, Yasemin Bazoglu, Jordanna Belle-Isle, Adam Bourque, Madison Brown, Kyle Buffelli, Elisa Careggio, Kiana Cheney, Zara Cheney, Ashton Coleman, Robin Croce, Anna Cummings, Andrew Donohoe, Kaitlyn Fay, Noah Goss, Callum Hawkes, Nicholas Howe, Samantha Johnson, Melissa Jones, James Krebs, Sadie LeBeuf, Kristina LeBlanc, Colby Livingston, Alexis Noel, Mia Plante, Claire Procyk, Ethan Robitaille, Jewel Rosa, Carson Smith, Eric Smith, Hannah Tessier, Sara Tetreault and Dariy Vykhodtsev.

Grade 7 Honors: Jacob Aubuchont, Jassmyn Baker, Jenna Boyd,Jonathon Brooks, Dakota Bryan, Christopher Caputo, Isabel Clancy, James Cole, Kyra Cunio, Derek Dascoulias, Jade Davis, Mary Davis, Gabriel DiBrandi, Michael Elliott, Andrew Evans, Willow Everett, Danielle Gaudreau, Lucas Glasshart, Dara Glennie, Abbigail Grames-Edwards, Griffin Hill, Tayla Hutchings, Danyele Kipfer, Megan Martin, Daniel Morrow, Anne Nartowicz, Griffin Noyes, Nichole Peters, Garrick Porter, Sarah Racicot-Psaledakis, Emma Rose, Abigail Ross, Brandon Saunders, Rebecca Schiller, Trey Snowden, Danielle Solomon, Olivia Stewart, Cole Sweeney, Jake Tagliaferri, Kayleigh Welch, Dylan West, Engel Williams, Felicity Winters and Isabel Wrobleski.


Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 06:06

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New Generation Award winners recognized

7-2-new-generation-winnersMike Davenport, executive director of the Memorial Hospital Foundation and member of the North Conway Rotary Club, presents Lucie Robert from the Josiah Bartlett School with her New Generations Certificate. Lucie is the daughter of Margot and Paul Robert of Bartlett.(COURTESY PHOTO)CONWAY — Earlier this spring, the Rotary Club of North Conway asked local elementary schools to identify one student each to receive the 2014 New Generations Award.
Students whose behavior demonstrates positive interaction with others and leadership qualities that promote kindness, helpfulness and generosity were considered to be the most important qualities.
Each New Generations recipient had the opportunity to identify a non-profit or cause that they care about. The North Conway Rotary, in turn, granted $100 to the selected charitable cause in honor of the student.
The Rotary Club of North Conway recognized the following New Generations 2014 Award recipients and made a $100 donation to the charity that the student selected:
Lucie Robert, of Josiah Bartlett Elementary School, chose Jen's Friends.
Phoebe Lyons, of Pine Tree Elementary School, chose Habitat for Humanity.
Ava Gaudette, of the Robert Frost Charter School, chose the Ronald McDonald House in Portland, Maine.
Gracey Murphy, of John Fuller School, chose the YMCA/Camp Huckins Scholarship Fund.
Renee Moon, of Kennett Middle School, chose the New England Wolf Advocacy and Rescue Center.


Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 04:51

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Kennett High biology classes complete a 'Native Species Planting Project'

6-18-khs-biology-students---native-species-project-1Kennett High School biology classes have recently completed a "Native Species Planting Project" with the mission to promote awareness and conservation of native plants in the Conway area. (COURTESY PHOTO)CONWAY — Kennett High School biology classes have recently completed a "Native Species Planting Project" with the mission to promote awareness and conservation of native plants in the Conway area. This project was supported by the UNH Cooperative Extension and funded by the Mountain Garden Club.

Early this year, students in the Biology program along with students in the Greenhouse program at Kennett were given a presentation on plant reproduction and native species by Olivia Saunders who is a Field Specialist in Food and Agriculture and Ralph Lutgen who is a UNH master gardener and Mountain Garden club member.

Students began to research and investigate certain local varieties of plants, trees and shrubs that would be available to purchase and that benefit and support the local animals and insects at the Kennett facility. Students then put together a wish list of plants for the garden.

The Mountain Garden Club funded the purchase of the native plants. Mc Sheerys Nursery supplied the plants and contributed with a donation. These plants were recently planted in front of the high school with the help from Mr. Lutjen and Kennett Grounds Manager, Andy Bechtold.

Additional plants will continue to be added to the 'welcome garden' each year as biology students move through curriculum on plant and animal reproduction.

Future plans for community based projects at Kennett include an interpretive ecology trail around the Kennett facility and also a field guide produced by Kennett students describing the variety of native plants and trees at Kennett High School.

More information on this project and other work from biology students can be found on the KHS website found at khsmwv.org .


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 04:48

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Kennett Middle School reads over 1 million pages

CONWAY — Kennett Middle School students celebrated their reading accomplishments this school year with a visit from author, Jack Gantos, and other special activities. A RED (Read Every Day) Celebration was held on May 27 and recognized the 1,225,408 pages read this year by students! This page total is equivalent to 6,127 books!

To honor this achievement, a red paper chain was constructed to represent the total number of books read. Each link in this chain represents 200 pages that a student has read this year. Stop by the school to see this massive display of reading accomplishment!

The highlight of the RED Celebration were presentations by renowned author, Jack Gantos, whose accomplishments include winning the Newbery Award in 2012 for Dead End in Norvelt and writing the Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza series.

Gantos enthralled the students with his humorous stories about the creation of his characters. In addition to entertaining them, Gantos discussed his story development ideas and showed them how sketches help him refine a writing idea. At the end of the presentation, students had an opportunity to ask questions of their guest.

Two other events were part of the school's reading celebration. Teams of students competed before live audiences in Battle of the Books, seeing which teams could correctly answer the most questions based on 70 different novels.

Students also played READO, a game testing their knowledge of literary terms The winners of the games were awarded free books, and snacks were graciously provided by Hannaford Supermarket.


Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 04:27

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Kennett High Student Council hangs banners to honor school leaders and achievers

By Eliza Burke

CONWAY — The Kennett High School Student Council recently ordered and hung two banners in the main lobby of the high school: one to honor the past present, and future valedictorians and salutatorians, and one to honor the past, present and future student body presidents and vice presidents of Kennett.

The proudly hung canvas banners list the honorees from each year, starting in 2008, when the first class graduated from the Redstone campus.

The student council hopes to promote academic achievement and school leadership by honoring students who have done exceptionally well academically or made a difference at Kennett through the student council.

This year, for the class of 2014, the Val/Sal banner honors Brian Caputo and Talia Vaughan, and the Student Council banner honors Eliza Burke and Rachel Samia.

The Kennett student council has achieved a great deal this year, including ordering these banners, and the council hopes to pass the torch on to equally strong leaders next year.


Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 05:54

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