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March 21, 2014

Discussion slated on Youth Risk Behavioral Survey

Winnacunnet High School will hold a School Culture Awareness Forum next month within the school’s lecture hall to address the latest Youth Rick and Behavioral Survey. The bi-annual survey solicits students’ responses to behavior related to bullying, and alcohol and drug use.

In addition to reviewing the current results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, parents, students and WHS community members will break up into small group to discuss important topics in today’s society. The breakout sessions will include:

Social Media and College Admissions Do Not Mix

The Effects of Marijuana, Alcohol, and Other Drugs on Adolescent Brain Development

Fueling the Adolescent Brain and Body for Exercise, Learning, and Life

He Said, She Said: Improving Communication between Teens and Parents

This event will provide a chance for teens, parents, school personnel and community members to have open discussions about vital issues in the community.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

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There was no change in the final outcome of the recount requested for Article 13, which failed at the polls by three votes. The question requested $250,000 to build and equip a new dispatch center at the fire station.

According to town officials, no other recounts were requested on the result of last week’s election.

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Local artists interested in having their work considered for inclusion in the 2015 “Artists of the Seacoast” calendar have until April 18 to submit their artwork.

Printed and sold by Families First Health and Support Center, the calendar is a fundraiser for the nonprofit that provide health services to residents in Seacoast communities, including Seabrook. The agency invites artists to send a digital photo of their artwork for consideration.

For information, visit www.familiesfirstseacoast.org/artists.html or call Nancy at 603-422-8208 ext. 126. “Shades of Blue,” an acrylic by Jim Collins of Plaistow, was chosen for the 2014 calendar.

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