Cutline: Two local teams participate in Lego League held at White Mountain Community College

Lego LeagueMilan Village School sent two teams, Zone X and Buildin Botz, to the North Country Lego League meet on Thursday, March 9, at the White Mountain Community College in Berlin. Pictured from the left, front row, Alicia Lopez and Ethan Lopez. Second row, Brady Legasse, Daniel Cardenas-Osorio, Dominick Couture, and Elizabeth Roberge. In the back row, teacher Sandy Fitzmorris. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Learn how to read and compare financial aid award letters

BERLIN — The Guidance Department will be hosting a free workshop for parents of college-bound seniors who have applied for financial aid in the Berlin High School library, on Wednesday, March 22, at 6 p.m. A representative from N.H. Higher Education Assistance Foundation will explain how to read and compare financial aid award letters from colleges. Even if your child has not yet received a financial aid award letter, this workshop could be helpful. Students and parents are urged to attend.

Students participate in National Mathematics Competition

BERLIN — Over twenty five students from Berlin High School participated in the 68th Annual American Mathematics Contest 12 also known as the 18th Annual American Mathematics Contest 10. Students competed for local, regional and national student and school awards. Top scorers from Berlin High in the AMC 12 contest were Kiara Law-As, Shaylin Moser, and Parker Ayotte. The top scorers for the AMC 10 contest were Matthew R. Landry, Maria Young, and Brandon Weeks.

The contest, which covers high school mathematics, is given in participating schools. Its purpose is to spur interest in mathematics and develop talent through the excitement of friendly competition at problem solving in a timed format. Over 220,000 students from 4,200 schools participated in the AMC 10 and AMC 12 contest. 

The AMC is located at the University of Nebraska and receives support from several foundations and associations. The contests are given across the United States, Canada, and in many schools abroad.

St. Hilaire accepted into Dr. of Physical Therapy Program

GORAHM — Jacob St. Hilaire of Gorham, has been accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the Franklin Pierce University Graduate School in Manchester for the 2017 fall semester. St. Hilaire successfully completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at the Franklin Pierce University campus in Rindge. He is currently employed as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at the XFitness Health Club in Dracut, Mass. Jacob is the son of Mark and LeeAnn St. Hilaire of Gorham.