[I’m excited] to take a day off of school, and even better, it doesn’t count [as an absence] because I’m doing something.
— Fifth-grader Alistair McBrien, a High Plain Elementary student, on making it to the state finals of the National Geographic geography bee. Story in Education, page 4.
This is our dream. We have wanted to work in culinary on our own and decided this was a great way to do it.
— Stefanie Auchterlonie, a 2003 Andover High School graduate, on starting a food truck business in town. (A Town Talk last week mentioned the idea, and Auchterlonie called to say she’s been pursuing it for about a year.) Story, page 13.