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Waterville Valley School Featured in Union Leader

March 27, 2014

You know how I love reading about my favorite place – Waterville Valley – in the news, right?  Well, there’s a great story in the Union Leader newspaper about the Waterville Valley Elementary School, which is once again tops in the state academically.

By John Koziol, Union Leader Correspondent

It takes a valley to raise an academically-successful student, says Gail Hannigan, who credited parents, educators and the community for again helping Waterville Valley Elementary to earn top marks in the NECAP math and reading tests.

The principal of WVES for 13 years, Hannigan on Tuesday found herself in the familiar position of explaining how the school — which has 34 students in grades K-8 — keeps coming out on top with the highest math and reading results in New Hampshire on the New England Common Assessment Program tests.

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The staff poses Tuesday afternoon in front of Waterville Valley Elementary School whose students recently placed first in both reading and math in New Hampshire on the NECAP standardized tests. From left to right are Judy McChesney, Kate Smartz, Principal Gail Hannigan, Tonia Orlando, David Poole, Jenn Souza, Amy Ulrichson, Laurel Dodge and Clair Larsen. (John Koziol Photo)

The staff poses Tuesday afternoon in front of Waterville Valley Elementary School whose students recently placed first in both reading and math in New Hampshire on the NECAP standardized tests. From left to right are Judy McChesney, Kate Smartz, Principal Gail Hannigan, Tonia Orlando, David Poole, Jenn Souza, Amy Ulrichson, Laurel Dodge and Clair Larsen. (John Koziol Photo)

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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