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              PEMBROKE ACADEMY'S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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                           HON. ANN M. KUSTER

                            of new hampshire

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 29, 2019

  Ms. KUSTER of New Hampshire. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor 
Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, New Hampshire on the Academy's 200th 
birthday. Pembroke Academy serves residents in the Towns of Pembroke, 
as well as Allenstown, Chichester and Epsom.
  Since its founding in 1818, Pembroke Academy has a rich history and 
tradition. Pembroke Academy was founded after Dr. Abel Blanchard left 
funds to a board of trustees upon his death to build the school ``for 
the purpose of improving the rising generation in science, morality and 
religion''. The community remembers headmasters from Isaac Walker, who 
was the longest serving, to Bill Marston, who was the leader of 
``P.A.'' when it became a public school.
  As part of the ongoing bicentennial celebration, Pembroke Academy 
will announce its first class of alumni honorees into its new Athletic 
Hall of Fame and Performing Arts Hall of Fame. The concept is to expand 
the Academy's current Wall of Fame in the school cafeteria to have a 
designated area to best honor the contributions of alumni who have had 
a unique impact on the Pembroke community. Several athletes and faculty 
are included as honorees.
  For the past year, the Town of Pembroke began a celebration of 
``P.A.'' and on Saturday, May 11, 2019, the community will gather to 
officially recognize this significant milestone in Pembroke history. 
This celebration marks a true distinction for the Town of Pembroke and 
all of Pembroke Academy's generations of graduates.
  On behalf of my constituents in New Hampshire's Second Congressional 
District, congratulations to the Pembroke Academy community for 200 
years and all the best in the years to come.

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