Upper Valley School Notes for Jan. 22

Published: 01-22-2024 12:00 AM

Lebanon seeks volunteers for aviation program

LEBANON — Lebanon High School is looking for volunteers to help students in a plane building program.

The program, called “Take Flight,” is through the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, according to a news release from the Lebanon School District. In the 2024-2025 school year, students will have the opportunity to take a class where they will build “a kit-based two-seat RV-12iS light sport aircraft.” The plane will then be sold to continue funding the program.

Lebanon junior Kyle Hines worked on putting together the grant request with other members of the school community, according to the release. Hines earned his student pilot license and last summer completed his first solo flight.

“To build an airplane from start to finish and seeing it fly is going to be a dream come true,” Hines said in the release.

There will be a meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 in Lebanon High’s library, for community members who are interested in volunteering as mentors to assist high school students when the class begins next school year. For more information, contact Bonnie Robinson at brobinson@sau88.net or 603-448-2055, ext. 2016.

Indian River School honored for programs, student support

WEST CANAAN — Indian River School has been named a “spotlight school” by the New England League of Middle Schools.

The Mascoma Valley Regional School District school serves around 300 students in grades 5-8, according to a news release from the district. Last Thursday, New England League of Middle Schools officials visited Indian River to present a banner acknowledging the school’s accomplishment during a school-wide assembly.

“Indian River was praised for its positive learning environment, strong and cohesive special education team, thoroughly planned-out advisory program and empowered and effective teaching that leads to increased student learning and a great sense of school pride from students and staff,” according to the news release.

Post-secondary accomplishments

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Jack Axelrod, of Grantham, made the dean’s list at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, for the fall 2023 semester.

The following Upper Valley residents made the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., for the fall 2023 semester: Allyson Perry, Brownsville; Garrett Stever, Fairlee; Michael Cimis, Hanover; Silvia Hale, Hartland; Morgan Kantor, Hartland; Cesar Salcedo, Hartland; Krista Miner, Sunapee; and Madelyn Durkee, Thetford Center.

Phebe Brooks, of Springfield, Vt., who is studying computer information systems at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y., made the dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester.

David Rigney, of Springfield, Vt., made the dean’s list at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., for the fall 2023 semester.

Andrew Gubbins, of South Pomfret, who is studying business administration and Emma Mullaly, of Enfield, NH, who is studying chemistry, made the dean’s list at the State University of New York at Potsdam for the fall 2023 semester.

The following Upper Valley residents made the dean’s list at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., for the fall 2023 semester: Jillian Barry, South Royalton, psychology; Kalem Boynton, Hartland, sport management; and Zachary Frary, South Royalton, business management.

The following Upper Valley residents made the dean’s list at Lasell University in Newton, Mass., for the fall 2023 semester: Paige Jette, Enfield; Alex Taylor, Newport; Marina Grassi, Wilder; and Emma Tarleton, Woodstock.

Caroline Healy, of Hanover, made the dean’s list at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., for the fall 2023 semester.

The following Upper Valley residents made the dean’s list at Keene State College for the fall 2023 semester: Jenna Bean, Canaan; Cassady Putnam, Canaan; Emily Connors, Charlestown; Timothy Fitzpatrick, Charlestown; Madison Martell, Charlestown; Alyssa Mercier, Charlestown; Dolores Segura, Charlestown; Tristan Spencer, Charlestown; Alice Breisch, Claremont; Dylan Chambers, Claremont; Jasmine Gleason, Claremont; Catherine Gorman, Claremont; Regan Lantas, Claremont; Samuel Larareo, Claremont; Molly McNulty, Claremont; Brady Moote, Claremont; Caleb Royce, Claremont; Piper Morgan, Grafton; Deven Ferguson, Grantham; Alexander Blish, Grantham; Paige Smith, Haverhill; Gianna Bagley, Lebanon; Angeleena Davis, Lebanon; Rosemary Johnson, Lebanon; Haili LeBoeuf, New London; Mary Meagher, New London; Hunter Stanchfield, Newbury, N.H.; Sean Stanchfield, Newbury, N.H.; Anne Richards, Newport; Alexandra Richardson, Newport; Jaeda Rochford Hague, Newport; Ethan Tapman Contois, Newport; Brianna Wilkinson, Newport; Abby Hanson, Sunapee; Elizabeth Tschudin, Sunapee; Benjamin Begin, West Lebanon; Amber Morse, East Corinth; Madison Mousley, East Thetford; Angelica Gaulin, Randolph; Jackson Ray, South Strafford; Ariana Dorcely, Springfield, Vt.; Makaila Dorcely, Springfield, Vt.; and Rae Ells, Springfield, Vt.

Kaliegh Adams, of Claremont, and Ella Falcone, of Plainfield, made the dean’s list at Nazareth University in Rochester, N.Y., for the fall 2023 semester.