Monthly Archives: February 2013

RSEC Announces 2012-2013 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Announcing the honors and high honors recipients for its two alternative high school programs, Longview School in Deerfield and The RSEC Academy in Amherst.

The 2012-2013 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Longview School in Deerfield, NH

Adam Burke – Derry
Keith Hembrough – Derry

The RSEC Academy in Amherst, NH

High Honors (no grade lower than 90%):
Landolt, Brian – Hollis
Ashley Waxman – Merrimack

Honors (no grade lower than 80%):
Burke, Mackenzie – Bow
William Desrochers – Merrimack
Dwane, Eric – E. Swanzy
Katherine Glosser – Merrimack
Joseph Marshall – Merrimack
McShea, Kyle – Milford
Blaine Stanclift – Keene

Academy Students Take the Plunge

High School Penguin Plunge. participants

Hampton Beach, NH – On Saturday, Feb. 2, The RSEC Academy sent a team of nine students to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean. The occasion marked the Academy’s fifth year participating in the High School Penguin Plunge.

The theme for this year’s Plunge was the Greek Olympics and the Academy students dressed the part, sporting togas and laurels after their brave immersion in the chilly winter water. Thanks to the very generous donations of staff, students, and families, the Academy group raised just over $2400 to support the New Hampshire athletes representing Special Olympics Team USA at the World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.  The students also won two awards in the small school division — the King Flock award for the team that has the highest dollar average raised per plunger and the Macaroni Flock award for the team that raises the most money.

In total, the event raised over $175,000.

RSEC Academy Students Give Back to NH Special Olympics

RSEC Students at 37th Annual State Winter Games

Waterville Valley, NH – Four RSEC Academy students volunteered their time and abundant energy to serve at the 37th Annual State Winter Games held by Special Olympics NH. Hundreds of athletes, spectators, law enforcement partners and volunteers gathered at Waterville Valley March 3–5 to support teams from across NH while they competed in Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snowshoeing events.

In the RSEC tradition of giving back to local communities, Academy students William Desrochers of Merrimack, Brian Loeffler of Plaistow, Daniel Thompson of Bedford, and Joseph Marshall of Merrimack showed their volunteer versatility by assisting at a number of events over the course of the Games. The four boys were tail runners at the alpine skiing and snowboarding events, and were responsible for keeping their group of athletes safely together and getting them to their races on time. The students were also instrumental in the success of the Opening Ceremonies, setting up signs and banners, and gathering the athletes for the parade.

On February 2, The RSEC Academy sent a group to participate in the Special Olympics NH High School Plunge, where students raised just over $2400 to support the New Hampshire athletes who represented Special Olympics Team USA at the World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

“It’s a wonderful experience for our students to witness first-hand why they participate in these fundraisers. The opportunity to work with the New Hampshire athletes that will eventually represent our state on the world stage completes the circle for these amazing students,” said Janet Reed, director of The Academy.