April 29, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 69 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
PEMBROKE ACADEMY'S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - April 29, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E499] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] PEMBROKE ACADEMY'S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION ______ 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. ____________________