Monthly Archives: April 2013

Staff Member of the Month: English Teacher Anne Phaneuf

Jacob Halford Veritas Columnist (April 25, 2013) A short question and answer session with long-time English teacher Anne Phaneuf. What brought you to Nantucket? “I was living in Boston, I was managing a marketing communications group for a high tech…

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Autism Awareness Month

Irena Roggaveen and Lydia Gullickson Veritas contributing writer and Managing Editor (April 25, 2013) Autism is a disorder that touches thousands of people’s lives. Whether a loved one has been diagnosed with the disorder or you have it yourself, autism…

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Teen Center to receive renovations

Jojo Zieff Veritas Associate Editor (April 25, 2013)  Over the last 30 years, the Nantucket Teen Center has been a haven for teenage students of all sorts. Since it first opened in 1979, it has been a place for students…

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Junior year key for fundraising

Amanda Sandoval Veritas Assistant Editor (April 25, 2013)  Junior year is arguably one of the biggest years of high school. The junior class is now a part of the upper class; they have prom and the end of the year…

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Cozort rated highly by committee

Mia Silverio Veritas Features Editor (April 25, 2013)  The School Committee conducted its evaluation of superintendent of Nantucket Public Schools Michael Cozort late last month. The superintendent is rated on a five point scale on the topics: progress made toward…

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FONDPS Spelling Bee raises funds

Claire Mackay Editing staff (April 25, 2013)  The 11th Annual Nantucket Community Spelling Bee, held on Saturday, March 30, proved to be a profitable event and an intense competition. The first place prize was carried home by the Nantucket Elementary…

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Lacrosse helmet safety in question

Carlos Chavez Veritas assistant sports editor (April 25, 2013) Every two years, athletes are required to take a concussion examination. It is a neurological test that declares whether the athlete has a concussion or not. These tests are taken prior to…

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Zieff, Nipatnantaporn named 2013 Nantucket Scholars

Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (April 24, 2013)  Seniors Joseph “Jojo” Zieff and Wisima “Sam” Nipatnantaporn were named the 2013 Nantucket Scholars at the Nantucket Golf Club off Milestone Road on Wednesday. Zieff and Nipatnantaporn were picked by a committee…

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NPS facilities upgrades planned

Mia Silverio Veritas Features Editor   (April 11 2013)  The appropriation of capital funding for the Nantucket Public Schools fiscal year 2014 was set last month, and $885,000 was the combined capital request for updating NPS facilities. Much-needed bathroom renovations…

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MCAS testing interrupted by water main failure at NHS

Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (April 11 2013) During testing for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) late last month at Nantucket High School, a pipe burst in the first-floor men’s bathroom, causing water to spray into the lavatory and down…

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