Happy Birthday to Richard Hammond on June 28 and Kyle Menard on June
Chichester’s Old Home Day is Saturday, August 17. The theme for this
year is “Happy Birthday, Carpenter Park.” There is never enough for
children to do at Old Home Day. If anyone is willing to organize a
children’s activity of any sort, please contact Donna Chagnon at
Chichester Grange will meet only once in the month of July. The next
“meeting” will be the Eat Out on July 17.
Keep your reading skills sharp this summer by taking advantage of
the Chichester Town Library. In addition to the Summer Reading
Program, the library has books on the summer reading list for area
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Ellen, from Barnstead, we have yarn for you from Baby Threads.
Please stop by.
Our summer jewelry is out! Nice white beaded necklaces, also pink
We have three VCRs ready for your home or cottage. We truly thank
everyone who brought in donations of men’s clothes. We sure will use
them! Now we can use women’s 3X and 4X clothing.
Books are $1.00 a bag, if one of the books in the bag is a cookbook!
Little tiny cookbooks are 2 for 25¢!
We are on Route 28, in Chichester, next to Parker’s on Mon. 8-12;
Tues. and Thurs 8-4; Wed. 11-4 and Sat. 10-4. You can call us at
Chichester Central Graduation
Chichester Central School’s eighth grade graduation took place on
June 19 in a multi-purpose room beautifully decorated with plants
loaned by Millican Nurseries and a poster for each of the 35
Led by seventh grade class marshals Berry Jane Weir and Delanie St.
Laurent and followed by flag bearers Justin and Tyler Smith, the
graduating class marched in to “Pomp and Circumstance” played by
Joey Edmonds on the piano.
Justin Colby led the Pledge of Allegiance and class president,
Patrick Cavanaugh, gave a brief speech of welcome. Sierra Ardine and
Kendra Letendre performed a vocal duet, and Nicholas Hanna gave a
Commencement Address with the theme of “Do Not Let Your Hearts and
Minds Go to Sleep.” The class officers then announced that their
class had purchased several clocks for the school that will show
different time zones from around the world.
The graduating class moved off the stage for two video
presentations. Each year the Social Studies class does a video
reenactment of an event in history. This year it was the Viet Nam
War. Somehow the outdoor classroom was turned into a tropical swamp
as students in camouflage waded with rifles held over their heads.
These scenes were interspersed with scenes of students in
flower-power costumes, carrying protest and peace signs. The second
video was the traditional photo salute to the graduates prepared by
Mrs. Kate Dockham.
Principal Pamela Stiles then came to the podium for the Awards
Presentation. She spoke of a class that was serious about their
studies, progressing from 33 percent proficiency in mathematics in
grade 3 to 95 percent proficiency in grade 8. She described the
students as kind and mature with a low incidence of office referrals
for behavioral reasons. She then presented the Kempton Ricker Award
to Justin McCrea, the Irene Ricker Award to Patrick Cavanaugh and
Alise Friel, the Chris Thomas Award to Ryley Marston, and the
Michael Booth Award to Nicholas Hanna. Fourteen students were
recognized for scores above the national average in the Scholastic
Challenge Test, and Meghan Hubbard was given a trophy for achieving
the highest score of an 8th grade student in New Hampshire.
Commander Todd Connor of the American Legion Post 112 in Epsom
presented the American Legion Medal for Citizenship to Jeremy Bates
and Meghan Hubbard. Then he gave prizes to Cierra Labbe (first
place) and Meghan Hubbard and Sierra Ardine (second place) for their
Memorial Day essays on Abraham Lincoln. Mrs. Sally Kelly, Chair of
the School Board, gave the Sue Williams Award to Kennis Barker. DAR
Regent Ann Hasbany presented the DAR Youth Citizenship Award to
Jackson Tingley. Killian Drouse and Sierra Ardine received PTO
Awards from Mrs. Heather Chiavaras. Mrs. Bea Douglas gave the Mike
Pszonowsky Award to Kim Turner.
The A. Allan Clark-Frieda Jones Award for Outstanding Volunteer
Service was given to Heather Chiavaras of the Chichester PTO. High
School student Haley Chevrette was the recipient of the Sanborn
School Board Chair Sally Kelly and Principal Pamela Stiles then
presented diplomas to Hunter Allen, Sierra Ardine, Kennis Barker,
Jeremy Bates, Alexandra Biron, Aaron Bond, David Browall, Patrick
Cavanaugh, Brianna Collins, John Daniels, Killian Drouse, Alise
Friel, David Hammond, Christian Hanna, Nicholas Hanna, Meghan
Hubbard, T. J. Hubbard, Colby Justin, Ciara Labbe, Corey Lavery,
Kendra Letendre, Ryley Marston, Justin McCrea, Eric Merrill, Macie
Miller, Moses Murenzi, Julie Nadeau, Hunter Preve, Devyn Ricker,
Jackson Tingley, Jessica Tolento, Kimberlyn Turner, Damien Wells,
Veronica White, and Emma York.
After singing “Farewell to Chichester” the graduates stepped briskly
off the stage to “Skyfall” by Adele, a song of their choice.
Refreshments for all were served by the parents of the seventh grade