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Keri Wade of Gorham Middle High School , Erica Hicks of White Mountains Regional High School and Patti Dugan-Henriksen of Groveton High School are recognized for their creativity, commitment to ongoing professional development, and extraordinary dedication to students.
Many children rely on school breakfast and lunch programs for an important part of their daily nutrition. When schools closed because of the public-health crisis, nonprofits and school districts stepped in to fill the gap, making sure children continued to get those meals. Many are now working on starting or expanding meals programs to cover the summer months.
Social studies teacher from West Running Brook Middle School in Derry will spend her sabbatical year on a project called "Promoting Just Schools," aiming to help ensure that all New Hampshire children have an equal opportunity to thrive in the classroom.
Programs around the state have had to adapt, but they have continued to deliver food to elders and people with disabilities, and to provide critical wellness checks.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit right around the same time that many nonprofits usually hold spring fundraisers that account for an important part of their annual revenue. While not all of those events are adaptable to the virtual space, many nonprofits have gotten creative and held events online — and people have rallied to show their support.
The Greater Nashua Dental Connection has been providing access to dental care to vulnerable residents — from children to elders — for more than two decades.
Meredith Peck of Holderness, now a medical resident, plans to return to New Hampshire to practice as a family doctor in communities in need of primary care physicians.
Charitable Foundation scholarships are helping Marissa and Dalton Courtemarche of Lyndeborough finish their degrees and embark on careers in veterinary medicine and environmental conservation.
Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center makes communities stronger by connecting people with healthy, local food.
Lakes Region Family Resource Center is one of 18 in New Hampshire that provide wraparound services to help families thrive.
Kaylee Downs of Rochester is earning a degree in fire science from Lakes Region Community College with help from Charitable Foundation Scholarships.
Elizabeth A. Dragon, Keene City Manager and 2019 recipient of the Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship, reflects on how the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard pushes attendees to the edge of their comfort zone – the best place to learn.