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Longview School 2016 Graduates Announced!

Longview School 2016 Graduates photo

Two students from Epping, New Hampshire, congratulated in Longview School’s 15th graduation ceremony

The Longview School, which provides high school students with needs-focused programs and services as part of Regional Services and Education Center (RSEC), is pleased to announce its 2016 graduating class.

The 2016 Longview School graduates are:

  • Christopher Soldani, Epping SAU 14
  • Shawn Gaffney, Epping SAU 14

“We are extremely proud of this year’s graduates and wish them the best for their bright futures ahead,” said Judy Koch, the school’s executive director. “They leave here with a sound educational foundation, tools that can use to overcome challenges they will face as young adults moving to the next phase of their lives, and confidence to achieve great things in our community and beyond.”

Throughout their academic career at Longview, students take part in a variety of project-based, hands-on experiences that incorporate adventure, arts, and self-discovery. Longview’s unique therapeutic program requires students to challenge themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally. Its wilderness setting – atop the highest peak of a 154-acre campus bordering Pawtuckaway State Park – is ideal for academic studies, inspiration for the art program, and Adventure Based Counseling activities.

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Congratulations to 2016 RSEC Academy Graduates

2016 RSEC Academy Graduates

The RSEC Academy is proud to congratulate the 2016 RSEC Academy Graduates!

2016 RSEC Academy Graduates

Pictured are: Mr. Stanley Shupe, Assistant Director; Mrs. Chelsea Weltin, English Teacher & Senior Advisor. Graduates: Back row: Brian Loeffler from Derry, NH; Anthonee Mantia from Pelham, NH; Shane Peabody from Merrimack, NH. Front row: Kelly Bullock from Nashua, NH; Samantha Baskin from Hampstead, NH; Mrs. Janet Reed, Director; and Ms. Andrea Pollock, Reading/Connections Teacher & Senior Advisor.

2015-2016 4th Quarter Honor Roll Announced

2015-2016 4th Quarter Honor Roll

The 2015-2016 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Longview School in Deerfield, NH

Honors (no grade lower than 80%):
Matt DeMarias, Epping
Christopher Soldani, Epping
Emily Muse, Pittsfield
Amanda Caye, Exeter
Hayden Cur, Kingston

The RSEC Academy

Honors (no grade lower than 80%):
Joselyn D’Oleo, Nashua
Matthew Grimm, E. Hampstead
Adam Kalil, Bedford
Hunter Marcus, Pelham
Hayden Rogers, Londonderry
Daniel Cotter, Candia
Isaiah Delage, Brookline

The RSEC Academy Recognizes Student Anthonee Mantia with Founders Scholarship

Photo of Anthonee Mantia

Pelham, New Hampshire, senior recognized for his academic work and post-graduate education plans

The RSEC Academy in Amherst, NH, is proud to recognize senior Anthonee Mantia as the recipient of its $1,000 Founders Scholarship in recognition for his hard work, determination, and academic excellence.

Anthonee Mantia, who graduated from The Academy in June, plans to attend Southern New Hampshire University. “We are incredibly proud of Anthonee and look forward to seeing what he achieves next,” said Janet Reed, The Academy’s director. “Anthonee is an exemplary first recipient for this award because he’s grown tremendously during his time with us, and we know he will continue to break down barriers to accomplish his goals.”

Mantia is consistently recognized on the honor roll, has participated in several of the school’s presentation nights, and was involved in sports and community service events during his academic career at The Academy. He will attend SNHU’s Advantage program in Salem, where he will pursue a two-year associate degree and automatic acceptance into the school’s on-campus undergraduate day program or the college’s online and continuing education program.

The scholarship, named in honor of J. Philip “Phil” Boucher, RSEC’s founder and first director, was established this year to recognize and encourage outstanding graduates of The Academy and its sister program, Longview School in Deerfield, who are enrolled in post-secondary or training education. Boucher died in March, leaving a legacy of providing opportunities for people with disabilities to reach new heights. His tireless work in special education spanned decades, including founding RSEC in 1974.

“This scholarship honors students who have overcome challenges both inside and outside of the classroom, and who are successful despite them,” said Judy Koch, RSEC’s executive director. “We hope the lessons learned here will provide others with the resources and inspiration to continue Phil’s legacy of inclusion and perseverance.”