A Pinkerton student earned Second place among 12 schools participating in a Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest at Hanover High School. Victoria Lonardo, Freshmen class of 2017, achieved her honor with poetry recitation in German. Lonardo is in German Level 2 at Pinkerton Academy.
Also taking part from PA were Matthew McGinnis, Senior and Russell Jackson, Junior, both in Advanced Spanish, and Ashley Palmer, Sophomore, German Level 2.
A total of 174 students competed in the event. Kurt Hastings, Spanish Teacher, says the Poetry Recitation Contest has been held for over 50 years.
PA Elves at DVS
The Derry Village School held its annual Secret Santa Workshop with help from Pinkerton students. Eight members of the student Council joined the DVS Parent-Teacher Association to put on the event.
The workshop lets elementary school students shop for low cost gifts while their parents wait in the school library. PA students were on hand to help set up the Secret Santa Workshop, wrap gifts and clean up after the event.
“The last few years we have had WONDERFUL volunteers from Pinkerton,” said Andrea Crowell, PTA Vice President.
Take The Penny Challenge!
The Penny Challenge is on at Pinkerton until Friday, December 20th! All proceeds go to the Pinkerton Academy Homeless Fund.
Freshmen class teams Apollo, Gemini, Mercury and Orion are competing to see who can collect the most pennies. In the Freshmen Cafeteria, four huge water bottles are now ready for drops of copper (i.e., pennies).
*** There is a challenge to The Challenge:
The team with the most pennies wins but all other types of coins (and bills) are negative points.
Want your team to win? Put big coins and bills in the other team containers. Put only pennies in your own team’s containers!
Parents: Why not send your Freshman student to school with 1 cent pieces for his/her team bottles?
Children Waiting For Your Toys
Do you have second hand toys that could use a new home?
The Sophomore Class of 2016 has partnered up with 2nd Chance Toys to help children who frankly would love toys this holidays season, even they are used. The toys will be donated to The Anne Marie House, a transitional housing facility for families with children.
The Class of 2016 will accept all toys for all ages with one condition: that they’re complete and in good shape (they work, include all parts, etc.). As for cleanliness? Sophomore class officers will cleaning the toys next week, so feel free to donate them, as-is.
*** Please drop off toys before school on Thursday, 12/12 and Friday, 12/13 in front of the Pinkerton Building or the Field House.
For information on the Anne Marie House, visit http://annemariehouse.org/.
Lonergan: Finalist for Asst Principal Of Year
Bill Lonergan, Associate Dean of Students at Pinkerton Academy, has been named a finalist for Assistant Principal of the Year in the state of New Hampshire.
The NH Association of School Principals announced Lonergan's selection as a finalist.
Lonergan is responsible for Teams Gemini and Orion in the Freshman Class of 2017.
A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, he earned a Masters of Education from Rivier College.
Congratulations on being named a Finalist, Mr. Lonergan! Pinkerton is proud of you!
Pinkerton's Got Talent (See For Yourself): Thursday!
Pinkerton’s Got Talent hits the Stockbridge Theatre on Thursday with an expanded, incredible 15 acts!
The Future Business Leaders of America, sponsors of the event, say “the usual 11-13 performances have been expanded after many amazing auditions.”
Teachers will serve as judges for Pinkerton’s Got Talent and Mr. Sojka will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Pinkerton’s Got Talent is on Thursday December 12th at 6:30 pm in the Stockbridge Theater. Tickets are only $5.00.
Pictured: Performances from the 2012-13 Pinkerton’s Got Talent. (Click to enlarge.)
Granite State Challenge
Pinkerton is taking on the Granite State Challenge!
New Hampshire Public Television has announced that PA is among 14 teams selected for competition.
Students taking part are Ben Foley, Joe Ronca, Jake Hudgins, Adam DiMeo, Rebekah Terry, and Sara Tridenti.
Taping on NHPTV (Channel 11) begins in January.
Red Sox Scholarship Deadline: FRIDAY
Students have until this Friday (December 13) to apply for $1,000 scholarships from The Red Sox Foundation. The Sox will award 40 scholarships to New Hampshire high school seniors on the basis of academic performance and community service.
Who doesn’t want $1,000?
Pinkerton Holiday Concert: SUNDAY
Some outstanding Christmas music and the first snow of the year make the season bright!
This Sunday (December 15), plan to enjoy the Holiday Instrumental & Choral Concert as Pinkerton student-musicians perform Yuletide favorites.
The annual Holiday Instrumental & Choral Concert will be presented on Sunday, 12/15 at 2 pm in The Stockbridge Theatre.
Operation Hat Trick - Buy Now; Especially Wear in May
A “camo” hat with the PA logo might be the coolest cap ever!
By December 15th, order your camo hat from Operation Hat Trick (OHT) and join schools all over New Hampshire in this fundraiser for the recovery of America’s wounded warriors, both active service members and veterans.
Want to know more? Watch this video.
Want info about ordering? Click here.
The week of May 12th, all participating schools will wear OHT camo hats, complete with their school’s logo, for all baseball and softball games to raise money and awareness for Operation Hat Trick.
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