2010 RS High School Teachers Honored

2010 RS High School Teachers Honored

For Immediate Release - April 29, 2010

Contact: Shannon Reid, 271-2795

High School Teachers and Administrators Receive Education Award

Concord, N.H. - Joined by Gov. Lynch, the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) honored seven high school educators for their work promoting the Running Start program, a partnership between the community colleges and NH high schools that enables high school juniors and seniors to get a jump start on their college education.

Running Start is an enrollment partnership that enables high school students to take courses at their schools that satisfy both high school and college requirements. Course credits through the Running Start program are accepted at NH's community colleges, as well as many other colleges and universities in and outside New Hampshire. Each course costs just $100, providing substantial savings to NH students and their families from the cost of a college education. The program, established by the Community College System in 1999, has grown to nearly 5,000 student registrations annually.

Gov. Lynch, CCSNH Board Chairman Paul Holloway and System Chancellor Richard Gustafson presented the 2010 Running Start Advocate Awards at an event in Concord on April 22.

Awardees, from left to right:
Jon Dugan-Henriksen, White Mountains Regional High School; Brenda Seiferth, Belmont High School; Kim Gebro, Mascenic Regional High School; Gov. Lynch; Laurie Eldridge, Seacoast School of Technology; Tanya Wilkie, Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center; William Hagen accepting for Deborah Payne, Salem High School; and Lawrence Restuccia, John Stark High School.

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Community College System of New Hampshire
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Concord, NH 03301
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The community college system of NH consists of seven colleges, offering associate degree and certificate programs, plus short-term professional training. The system's colleges are Great Bay Community College in Stratham and Portsmouth; Lakes Region Community College in Laconia; Manchester Community College; Nashua Community College; NHTI - Concord's Community College; River Valley Community College in Claremont and Keene; and White Mountains Community College in Berlin.