Eighth grader among top 10 in the United States.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 was the commencement speaker at Saturday's ceremony.
DURHAM, NH – University of New Hampshire commencement speaker Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 challenged graduates to dare to live their lives and their dreams during the university’s 143rd commencement held Saturday, May 18, 2013, when more than 2,500 undergraduate and 522 graduate students, including 68 military veterans, ranging in age from 19 to 67 years old and representing 29 states and 23 foreign countries received degrees. “They say in life that we make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give,” Legere said. “I urge you to leave this university with that in mind. The story of your life is going to be written as soon as you leave here.” She reminded students of the courageous acts shown at the Newtown tragedy and the …
Many Bedford-based scholars graduated with honors.
The University of New Hampshire held its commencement ceremonies on Saturday morning at Memorial Field. The 2013 Commencement Speaker was Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82. A combat veteran, Legere's military career spans three decades and includes tours in Germany, Korea, and Iraq, where she completed 18 months as the chief of staff for intelligence. Here's a list of Bedford residents who graduated from UNH today:
Friday, May 17, 2013
38 NH student teams from 33 schools will head to Knoxville next week for the competition.
Team New Hampshire will be joining the record setting 1,419 qualifying teams, featuring participants from 42 states and 14 countries at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. With more than 15,000 teams competing at the regional Destination Imagination Challenge tournaments throughout the year, only the top teams received a coveted spot at Global Finals. During the week-long competition, these teams will present their regional project and compete in open-ended challenges. These challenges require the team to solve a problem using a holistic approach of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge, improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication innovation, teamwork and community service, in one of …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Bedford Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action, so help us highlight your favorite teams!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Bedford, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Bedford Patch. News about any team — from youth tee ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more — is all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Post in the Local Voices section about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
BHS named recipient of New Hampshire Excellence in Education recognition.
Bedford High School posted the news first on its Facebook page, and the news spread like wildfire. BHS was named the recipient of the New Hampshire Excellence in Education (EDie) award. At last glance, the Facebook Post had 150 'Likes', several encouraging comments and 35 'Shares' including a 'share' on Bedford Patch's Facebook page, which generated another 21 'likes.' According to The Union Leader, the Edie selection committee made a surprise visit to Bedford High School on Monday to announce the news. "I think what set them apart is the student body, and we know how creative and vibrant they are," Peter Weaver, head of the EDies high school selection committee told the Union Leader. "They're taught by an exceptional faculty, and the …
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who the best teacher in town is.
Today, Tuesday, May 7 is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association. Teachers have long been among the most unsung heroes of our time, affecting and shaping the brains of countless individuals without truly getting acknowledged for their remarkable influence. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them. The details are on the restaurant's Facebook page. Today, in honor of this day, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher. Or, we ask that you shine the light on a remarkable teacher in town. Did an educator change your life? Say something to you, or teach you something that would forever influence you? Who do you think is the best teacher in town, and why…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Here are 5 things you should know today.
1. Communications survey. The Bedford School District is soliciting feedback on the most preferred way to provide parents, educators, employees, and residents with information about the Bedford School District You're encouraged to take two minutes to complete a communications survey by clicking here to participate. 2. Thank you, Bedford! We not only reached 1,000 Facebook followers by the end of April, we crushed that goal yesterday, completing the day with 1,018 'Likes.' That's 39 new followers yesterday alone! Thank you to all who jumped on board yesterday, and a special thanks to those who have loyally followed us these last two years. Thanks again!!! 3. Mom's Night Out. Bedford High School is sponsoring "Mom's Night Out" on May 8, from…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
University of New Hampshire at Manchester Associate Professor Barbara Jago receives UNH Kidder Award.
Editors note: I want to offer a personal and heartfelt congratulations to Barbara Jago, my favorite college professor at University of New Hampshire at Manchester, where I graduated in 2006. Submitted by UNH Manchester: Manchester, NH—Barbara Jago, Associate Professor of Communication Arts at the University of New Hampshire’s Manchester campus, has been named the 2013 UNH Kidder Award faculty recipient. The University’s Kidder Award is presented annually to the faculty, staff members, and students whose outstanding efforts foster a greater understanding of sexual orientation. Jago was recognized as a faculty leader for her longstanding commitment to educating her students and colleagues about gender identity and sexual orientation and for …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
NH Senate debate turns emotional as senators speak of the pros and cons of the law.
The New Hampshire Senate voted 13-11 on Thursday to table House Bill 370, the bill that would repeal the education tax credit program, in a party line vote led by Republicans seeking to scuttle the legislation. Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) said the law was a step toward school choice, in that it helps an estimated 1,400 children in the state. "This is about helping poor children," he said during the Senate debate. "This is truly about fairness." Senate Minority Leader Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) called the program unconstitutional, and she echoed members of the Democratic caucus who called it poor tax policy. Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) urged colleagues to give the program a chance to work. "Parents," he said, "are flocking to this …