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Andover resident Nicholas Yang will perform as part of the Theatre on Ice Allegro team at “Ice Chips 2024: A Hollywood Adventure” next month. The event will showcase a cast of local, national and international competitors, including other medalists from the recent 2024 U.S. Championships, all performing exciting solo performances and family-friendly, group, theatrical numbers.

Ice Chips 2024: A Hollywood Adventure will be performed for three shows; on Saturday, April 6th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm and one show on Sunday, April 7th at 1:00 pm at the Tenley E. Albright Performance Center at The Skating Club of Boston in Norwood, MA.

Photo by Barry Millman

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Andover Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Merrimack College student Amy Malone of Andover was awarded the Philip and Jacqueline Benincasa Education Scholarship on March 1. The scholarship is funded by Philip Benincasa, whose mission is helping students who are ready to assume the mantle of educating the next generation of children. The scholarship honors the memories of Philip and Jacqueline Benincasa by supporting students who need financial assistance to pursue higher education

Traveling Art Exhibit Heading To AHS

The traveling exhibit I Am More will be on display at Andover High School for the month of March. This exhibit will be open to the public on Monday, March 18th from 5:30-7:00 in the AHS library.

The exhibit features pastel and colored pencil portraits by artist Amy Kerr, accompanied by essays written by individuals describing how they are more than their life challenges. The portraits address mental illness and addiction recovery, coping with medical diagnoses, and surviving trauma. Despite the challenging topics, the message is one of hope and resilience, and sometimes even humor and joy.

Long-time APS Educator Retiring

West Middle School Assistant Principal Greg Waters announced he will retire at the end of the school year. Waters, who has worked in education for 34 years, has been at West Middle for the past decade. Before that, he was an Andover High School English teacher for 16 years. “I levave sad but proud of all I have done, and grateful for all this profession has given me,” he said in a note to families.

Softball Boosters Putting On Easter-Themed Fundraiser

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