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THE QUEEN IN HER COURT


For more than 30 years the 80-foot M/V Atlantic Queen II has been the principal vessel out of Rye Harbor for large-group deep sea fishing and whale watching. Here she heads out on an early-morning trip. The 80-foot vessel has 300 feet of rail space. (Jim Cerny photo)





By Jack Driscoll

Judging by recent honors bestowed on area youth, the future will be in good hands.

Three Rye Junior High students and their teacher were winners of a national eCYBERMISSION competition, sponsored by the U.S. Army, for showing creativity in using a scientific approach to solve a local community problem.

The students, who each receive a $2,000 U.S. EE Savings Bond and a U.S. Army certificate of appreciation, are Elle MacAlpine, Hannah Blockis and Elizabeth Steucek and their teacher is Robin Ellwood. Their team is called the Sandman Apprentices.

The judges chose the Sandman team over thousands of competitors for an innovative approach to calming dogs in animal shelters at night. The next step is to work with a local area shelter on implementation.

eCYBERMISSION, whose website is at www.eCYBERMISSION.com, is a web-based science, math and technology competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams, who are tasked to take on a real problem.

Meanwhile, eighth-graders Phoebe Collins of New Castle and William Nee of Rye were recipients of the Scholar Leader Award from the New Hampshire Middle Level Educators for meeting numerous criteria that include academic achievement, attitude, influence on their peers and upholding school ideals (click here for a full listing of criteria). They were presented their award at a dinner on June 3 at the Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel in Manchester where they received personal congratulations from Gov. John Lynch.

And lest we forget, as reported in the June edition of Rye Reflections, the Rye Elementary School's seven-member Destination Imagination team, coached by Peggy Balboni, exceeded all expectations by winning the state championship and turning in its best performance all year at the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn.

Congrats to all.


      (The following items are by members of the "Rye Reflections" staff.)


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HANGING IN THERE  


June was busting out all over with fog and mist at dawn on most mornings in June at Rye Harbor. Calmly waiting it out are the Madrigan on the left with the Uncle Oscar behind it and the Colleen Kathryn on the right. (Jim Cerny photo)




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SEA OF UMBRELLAS


Bright sun on Friday afternoon, June 25, saw Wallis Sands State Beach clogged. (Jack Driscoll photo)




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