Salem, New Hampshire
Salem is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 28,776 at the 2010 census. Being located on Interstate 93 as the first town in New Hampshire, which lacks any state sales tax, Salem has grown into a commercial hub, anchored by the Mall at Rockingham Park. Other major sites include the Canobie Lake Park, a large amusement park, America's Stonehenge, a stone structure of disputed origins, it is the former home of a horse racetrack. The Sununu political family hails from Salem, including former New Hampshire governor and White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu, his sons John E. Sununu, a former U. S. Senator, Chris Sununu, current New Hampshire governor; the area was first settled in 1652. As early as 1736, Salem was the "North Parish" of Methuen, Massachusetts, or "Methuen District". In 1741, when the boundary line between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was fixed, the "North Parish" became part of New Hampshire, was given the name "Salem", taken from nearby Salem, Massachusetts.
The town was incorporated in 1750 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. The meetinghouse of the old north parish, erected in 1738, still stands becoming the town hall of Salem before it was turned into the Salem Historical Society museum. In 1902, Canobie Lake Park was established in Salem by the Massachusetts Northeast Street Railway Company, to encourage leisure excursions on its trolleys; the plan was successful, the enterprise became one of the leading resorts of its type in New England. Crowds arrived from all over, including the nearby mill towns of Haverhill, Lawrence and Methuen in Massachusetts, Manchester and Nashua in New Hampshire. Factory workers and others found respite strolling along tree-lined promenades, between flower-beds or beside the lake. Rides, arcades and a dance hall provided lively entertainments; the rise of the automobile, brought the decline of the trolley. But Canobie Lake Park, one of the few former street railway amusement resorts still in existence, continues to be popular.
Other features of Salem's tourism history include a curiosity. A recent attraction in town is the a skating arena. Starting in the 1950s, Salem developed as part of Greater Boston, with suburban-style residential neighborhoods and a long strip of commercial development along NH Route 28. Recent commercial construction has continued to focus on Route 28, as well as on the commercial zone off Exit 2 on Interstate 93; the Manchester and Lawrence branch of the B&M railroad ran through Salem until 2001. In 2009, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation commissioned a study exploring reactivation of the branch and instituting commuter rail service connecting to the MBTA Haverhill Line and onward to Boston; the study's cost/benefit analysis recommended taking no action to reactivate beyond preserving the option for consideration at a future time. Salem's town government consists of a board of a town manager. Salem is a part of New Hampshire Senate District 22 and has nine representatives to the New Hampshire House.
The state senator for Salem is Senate President Chuck Morse. The state representatives of Salem are Ronald Belanger, John Sytek, Joe Sweeney, Arthur E. Barnes III, Robert Elliot, Gary Azarian, Fred Doucette, Anne Priestly and John J. Manning Jr. Voter registration in the town of Salem as of November 2012: According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.9 square miles, of which 24.7 sq mi is land and 1.2 sq mi is water, comprising 4.49% of the town. Salem is drained by the Spicket Policy Brook. Canobie Lake is on the western boundary, Arlington Mill Reservoir is in the north, World End Pond is in the southeast. None of the town's residential water supply incorporates sodium fluoride, a water additive that helps ensure strong teeth enamel; the highest point in Salem is the summit of Gordon's Hill, at 380 feet above sea level, along the town's western border. Salem is the first New Hampshire town encountered when traveling north from Massachusetts on Interstate 93.
The interstate's first two New Hampshire exits are within town. Via I-93, Boston is 35 miles to the south and Manchester is 20 miles to the northwest. At the 2000 census, there were 28,112 people, 10,402 households and 7,603 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,138.0 per square mile. There were 10,866 housing units at an average density of 439.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 95.01% White, 0.55% African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population. There were 10,402 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.9% were non-families. Of all households 21.2% were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.16.
Age distribution was 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males. The median household income was $58,090, the median family income was $67,278. Males had a median income of $46,330 versus $31,031 for females; the per capita income for the town was $26,170. About 3.1% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those
Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation. First published in August 1954, it has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million people each week, including over 18 million men, it was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is known for its annual swimsuit issue, published since 1964, has spawned other complementary media works and products. There were two magazines named Sports Illustrated before the current magazine began on August 16, 1954. In 1936, Stuart Scheftel created Sports Illustrated with a target market for the sportsman, he published the magazine from 1936 to 1938 on a monthly basis. The magazine was a life magazine size and focused on golf and skiing with articles on the major sports, he sold the name to Dell Publications, which released Sports Illustrated in 1949 and this version lasted 6 issues before closing. Dell's version focused on major sports and competed on magazine racks against Sport and other monthly sports magazines.
During the 1940s these magazines were monthly and they did not cover the current events because of the production schedules. There was no large-base, weekly sports magazine with a national following on actual active events, it was that Time patriarch Henry Luce began considering whether his company should attempt to fill that gap. At the time, many believed sports was beneath the attention of serious journalism and did not think sports news could fill a weekly magazine during the winter. A number of advisers to Luce, including Life magazine's Ernest Havemann, tried to kill the idea, but Luce, not a sports fan, decided the time was right; the goal of the new magazine was to be a magazine, but with sports. Many at Time-Life scoffed at Luce's idea. Launched on August 16, 1954, it was not profitable and not well run at first, but Luce's timing was good; the popularity of spectator sports in the United States was about to explode, that popularity came to be driven by three things: economic prosperity and Sports Illustrated.
The early issues of the magazine seemed caught between two opposing views of its audience. Much of the subject matter was directed at upper-class activities such as yachting and safaris, but upscale would-be advertisers were unconvinced that sports fans were a significant part of their market. After more than a decade of steady losses, the magazine's fortunes turned around in the 1960s when Andre Laguerre became its managing editor. A European correspondent for Time, Inc. who became chief of the Time-Life news bureaux in Paris and London, Laguerre attracted Henry Luce's attention in 1956 with his singular coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, which became the core of SI's coverage of those games. In May 1956, Luce brought Laguerre to New York to become assistant managing editor of the magazine, he was named managing editor in 1960, he more than doubled the circulation by instituting a system of departmental editors, redesigning the internal format, inaugurating the unprecedented use in a news magazine of full-color photographic coverage of the week's sports events.
He was one of the first to sense the rise of national interest in professional football. Laguerre instituted the innovative concept of one long story at the end of every issue, which he called the "bonus piece"; these well-written, in-depth articles helped to distinguish Sports Illustrated from other sports publications, helped launch the careers of such legendary writers as Frank Deford, who in March 2010 wrote of Laguerre, "He smoked cigars and drank Scotch and made the sun move across the heavens... His genius as an editor was that he made you want to please him, but he wanted you to do that by writing in your own distinct way."Laguerre is credited with the conception and creation of the annual Swimsuit Issue, which became, remains, the most popular issue each year. In 1990, Time Inc. merged with Warner Communications to form the media conglomerate Time Warner. In 2014, Time Inc. was spun off from Time Warner. In November 2017, Meredith Corporation announced that it would acquire Time Inc. and the acquisition was completed in January 2018.
However, in March 2018, Meredith stated that it would explore selling Sports Illustrated and several other former Time properties, arguing that they did not properly align with the company's lifestyle brands and publications. From its start, Sports Illustrated introduced a number of innovations that are taken for granted today: Liberal use of color photos—though the six-week lead time meant they were unable to depict timely subject matter Scouting reports—including a World Series Preview and New Year's Day bowl game round-up that enhanced the viewing of games on television In-depth sports reporting from writers like Robert Creamer, Tex Maule and Dan Jenkins. Regular illustration features by artists like Robert Riger. High school football Player of the Month awards. Inserts of sports cards in the center of the magazine 1994 Launched Sports Illustrated Interactive CD-ROM with StarPress Multimedia, Incorporates player stats and highlights from the year in sports. In 2015 Sports Illustrated purchased a group of software companies and combined them to create Sports Illustrated Play, a platform that offers sports league management software as a service.
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Student exchange program
A student exchange program is a program in which students from a secondary school or university study abroad at one of their institution's partner institutions. A student exchange program may involve international travel, but does not require the student to study outside their home country. Foreign exchange programs provide students with an opportunity to study in a different country and environment experiencing the history and culture of another country,as well as meeting new friends to enrich their personal development. International exchange programs are effective to challenge students to develop a global perspective; the term "exchange" means that a partner institution accepts a student, but does not mean that the students have to find a counterpart from the other institution with whom to exchange. Exchange students live with a host family or in a designated place such as a hostel, an apartment, or a student lodging. Costs for the program vary by the institution. Participants fund their participation via loans, or self-funding.
Student exchanges became popular after World War II, are intended to increase the participants' understanding and tolerance of other cultures, as well as improving their language skills and broadening their social horizons. Student exchanges increased further after the end of the Cold War. An exchange student stays in the host country for a period of 6 to 10 months however, exchange students may opt to stay for one semester at a time. International students or those on study abroad programs may stay in the host country for several years; some exchange programs offer academic credit. A short-term exchange program is known as summer/intensive or cultural exchange program; these focus on language skills, community service, or cultural activities. High school and university students can apply for the programs through various government or non-governmental organizations that organize the programs. A short-term exchange lasts from one week to three months and doesn’t require the student to study in any particular school or institution.
The students are exposed to an intensive program that increases their understanding of other cultures and languages. A long-term exchange is one which lasts up to one full year. Participants attend high school through a student visa. Guest students coming to the United States are issued a J-1 cultural exchange visa or an F-1 foreign student visa. Students are expected to integrate themselves into the host family, immersing themselves in the local community and surroundings. Upon their return to their home country they are expected to incorporate this knowledge into their daily lives, as well as give a presentation on their experience to their sponsors. Many exchange programs expect students to be able converse in the language of the host country, at least on a basic level; some programs require students to pass a standardized test for English language comprehension prior to being accepted into a program taking them to the United States. Other programs do not examine language ability. Most exchange students become fluent in the language of the host country within a few months.
Some exchange programs, such as the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, are government-funded programs. The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel is a not-for-profit organization committed to quality international educational travel and exchange for youth at the high school level. Long-term exchange applications and interviews take place 10 months in advance of departure, but sometimes as little as four months. Students must be between the ages of 13 and 14; some programs allow students older than 18 years of age in a specialized work-study program. Some programs require a preliminary application form with fees, schedule interviews and a longer application form. Other programs request a full application from the beginning and schedule interviews. High school scholarship programs require a set GPA of around 2.5 or higher. Programs select the candidates most to complete the program and serve as the best ambassadors to the foreign nation. Students in some programs, such as Rotary, are expected to go to any location where the organization places them, students are encouraged not to have strict expectations of their host country.
Students may live at any spot within that country. The home country organization will contact a partner organization in the country of the student’s choice. Students accepted for the program may or may not be screened by the organization in their home country. Partner organizations in the destination country each have differing levels of screening they require students to pass through before being accepted into their program. For example, students coming to the U. S. may be allowed to come on the recommendation of the organization in their home country, or the hosting partner may require the student to submit a detailed application, including previous school report cards, letters from teachers and administrators, standardized English fluency exam papers. The U. S. agency may accept or decline the applicant. Some organizations have Rules of Participation. For example all U. S. organizations cannot allow an exchange student to drive an automobile during their visit. Some organizations require a written contract that sets standards for personal behavior and grades, while others may be less rigorous.
Lower cost programs can result in a student participating without a supervisor being available nearby to check on the student's well-being. Progra
New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 10th least populous of the 50 states. Concord is the state capital, it is personal income taxed at either the state or local level. The New Hampshire primary is the first primary in the U. S. presidential election cycle. Its license plates carry the state motto, "Live Free or Die"; the state's nickname, "The Granite State", refers to its extensive granite quarries. In January 1776, it became the first of the British North American colonies to establish a government independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain's authority, it was the first to establish its own state constitution. Six months it became one of the original 13 colonies that signed the United States Declaration of Independence, in June 1788 it was the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution, bringing that document into effect.
New Hampshire was a major center for textile manufacturing and papermaking, with Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in Manchester at one time being the largest cotton textile plant in the world. Numerous mills were located along various rivers in the state the Merrimack and Connecticut rivers. Many French Canadians migrated to New Hampshire to work the mills in the late 19th and early 20th century. Manufacturing centers such as Manchester and Berlin were hit hard in the 1930s–1940s, as major manufacturing industries left New England and moved to the southern United States or overseas, reflecting nationwide trends. In the 1950s and 1960s, defense contractors moved into many of the former mills, such as Sanders Associates in Nashua, the population of southern New Hampshire surged beginning in the 1980s as major highways connected the region to Greater Boston and established several bedroom communities in the state. With some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast, New Hampshire's major recreational attractions include skiing and other winter sports and mountaineering, observing the fall foliage, summer cottages along many lakes and the seacoast, motor sports at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Motorcycle Week, a popular motorcycle rally held in Weirs Beach in Laconia in June.
The White Mountain National Forest links the Vermont and Maine portions of the Appalachian Trail, has the Mount Washington Auto Road, where visitors may drive to the top of 6,288-foot Mount Washington. Among prominent individuals from New Hampshire are founding father Nicholas Gilman, Senator Daniel Webster, Revolutionary War hero John Stark, editor Horace Greeley, founder of the Christian Science religion Mary Baker Eddy, poet Robert Frost, astronaut Alan Shepard, rock musician Ronnie James Dio, author Dan Brown, actor Adam Sandler, inventor Dean Kamen, comedians Sarah Silverman and Seth Meyers, restaurateurs Richard and Maurice McDonald, President of the United States Franklin Pierce; the state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire by Captain John Mason. New Hampshire is part of the six-state New England region, it is bounded by Quebec, Canada, to the northwest. New Hampshire's major regions are the Great North Woods, the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, the Seacoast, the Merrimack Valley, the Monadnock Region, the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee area.
New Hampshire has the shortest ocean coastline of any U. S. coastal state, with a length of 18 miles, sometimes measured as only 13 miles. New Hampshire was home to the rock formation called the Old Man of the Mountain, a face-like profile in Franconia Notch, until the formation disintegrated in May 2003; the White Mountains range in New Hampshire spans the north-central portion of the state, with Mount Washington the tallest in the northeastern U. S. – site of the second-highest wind speed recorded – and other mountains like Mount Madison and Mount Adams surrounding it. With hurricane-force winds every third day on average, over 100 recorded deaths among visitors, conspicuous krumholtz, the climate on the upper reaches of Mount Washington has inspired the weather observatory on the peak to claim that the area has the "World's Worst Weather". In the flatter southwest corner of New Hampshire, the landmark Mount Monadnock has given its name to a class of earth-forms – a monadnock – signifying, in geomorphology, any isolated resistant peak rising from a less resistant eroded plain.
Major rivers include the 110-mile Merrimack River, which bisects the lower half of the state north–south and ends up in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Its tributaries include the Contoocook River, Pemigewasset River, Winnipesaukee River; the 410-mile Connecticut River, which starts at New Hampshire's Connecticut Lakes and flows south to Connecticut, defines the western border with Vermont. The state border is not in the center of that river, as is the case, but at the low-water mark on the Vermont side. Only one town – Pittsburg – shares a land border with the st
Derry, New Hampshire
Derry is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 33,109 at the 2010 census. Although it is a town and not a city, Derry is the fourth most-populous community in the state; the town's nickname, "Spacetown", derives from the fact that Derry is the birthplace of Alan Shepard, the first astronaut from the United States in space. Derry was for a time the home of the poet Robert Frost and his family; the Derry census-designated place, with a population of 22,015, occupies the central part of the town, extending from the primary settlement of Derry in the west, centered on the intersection of New Hampshire Routes 28 and 102, to the town of Hampstead in the east. The town includes the village of East Derry. Although it was first settled by Scots-Irish families in 1719, Derry was not incorporated until 1827, it was a part of Londonderry, as were Windham and portions of Manchester and Hudson. The town was named after the city of Derry in Ireland, the Irish word Doire meaning "oakgrove".
The first potato planted in the United States was planted here in 1719. The town is the location of two of America's oldest private schools, Pinkerton Academy, founded in 1814 and still in operation, the closed Adams Female Seminary. Derry was once a linen and leather-making center until New England textile industries moved south in the 20th century; as as World War II, Derry was a sleepy farming community. From 1900 to 1911, poet Robert Frost lived with his family on a farm in Derry purchased for him by his grandfather; the Robert Frost Farm is now a National Historic Landmark and state park and is open to the public for tours, poetry readings and other cultural events from spring through fall. The post-war suburban boom, the town's proximity to Boston in the south and Manchester to the northwest, the construction of Interstate 93 through town led to a huge population boom. Although this growth has slowed somewhat, the population of Derry still increased by 15 percent during the 1990s; the Manchester and Lawrence branch of the B&M is now abandoned.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation stated in its I-93 corridor transit study and its 2012 statewide rail plan that it could be feasible to reopen the line. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.5 square miles, of which 35.6 square miles is land and 0.9 square miles is water, comprising 2.39% of the town. Derry is drained by Beaver Brook; the highest point in the town is Warner Hill, at 605 feet above sea level, where from the top one can see the Boston skyline on a clear day. Derry lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed, with a small section along the northern border of town lying in the Piscataqua River watershed. Derry is crossed by Interstate 93 and New Hampshire routes 28, 28 Bypass, 102; the urban center of the town is located near the town's western border at the intersection of Routes 102 and 28, the village of East Derry is located 2 miles to the east and close to the geographic center of the town. Both settlements are part of the Derry census-designated place.
As of the census of 2010, there were 33,109 people, 12,537 households, 8,767 families residing in the town. The population density was 924.8 people per square mile. There were 13,277 housing units at an average density of 143.2/km². The racial makeup of the town was 94.5% White, 1.0% African American, 0.2% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.9% some other race, 1.7% from two or more races. 3.3 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 12,537 households, out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% had a married couple living together, 12.2% had a woman whose husband does not live with her, 30.1% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62, the average family size was 3.10. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males. At the 2000 census the median income for a household in the town was $54,634, the median income for a family was $61,625. Males had a median income of $41,271 versus $30,108 for females; the per capita income for the town was $22,315. 4.6% of the population and 3.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.0% were under the age of 18 and 7.1% were 65 or older. According to the town's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the town are: Administration: Derry Cooperative School District Elementary: Ernest P. Barka Elementary School Derry Village School East Derry Memorial Elementary School Grinnell Elementary School South Range Elementary School Middle: Gilbert H. Hood Middle School West Running Brook Middle School Pinkerton Academy, serving as the public high school for Derry, Hampstead, Auburn and Candia Nutfield Cooperative School Saint Thomas Aquinas School Derry Montessori School Calvary Christian School operated from 1970 to 2009 and educated an average of 400 students in grades K-12.
Derry is home to three media sources, the weekly Derry News, owned by The Eagle-Tribune, the weekly Nutfield News, locally owned by Nutfield Publishing, television station WWJE-DT, owned by Univision Communications. Derry is located wi
Pamela Catherine Gidley was an American actress and model. Gidley was born in Methuen and raised in Salem, New Hampshire, the third of four siblings and the only daughter, she had two older brothers and Daniel, one younger brother, Brian Gidley. She won the Wilhemina Modeling Agency's "Most Beautiful Girl in the World" contest on March 12, 1985, in Sydney, Australia; as her modeling career had taken off, Gidley studied acting at the New York Academy of Dramatic Art under actress and acting teacher Stella Adler, who ran the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in acting. Gidley made her acting debut in the 1986 film Thrashin', she appeared in several films of the 1980s including Dudes, Permanent Record, The Blue Iguana, the cult sci-fi classic Cherry 2000. Gidley starred in many films throughout the 1990s, including Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, a prequel to the short-lived television series. In 2000, she appeared in the family comedy The Little Vampire, her last film was the direct-to-video comedy Cake Boy.
Gidley is best known for her roles in television series. Her first appearance in television was in an episode of the action adventure series MacGyver, she had the recurring role of Brigitte Parker in The Pretender. Her character was the first to be introduced on the show's official website before any of the episodes had aired, she played Teri Miller on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She appeared in the show's third seasons, she starred as Audrey Westin in the short-lived mystery series Strange Luck. Other television credits include Crime Story, Tour of Duty, the serial drama Skin, cancelled after just eight episodes, she guest starred in an episode of The Closer, she directed and wrote the 2004 short film I Just Forgot. Gidley died at her home in Seabrook, New Hampshire, on April 16, 2018, aged 52; the cause of death has not been disclosed. Scratch the Surface Moving Through Time: Fire Walk with Me Memories Pamela Gidley on IMDb Pamela Gidley website
Londonderry High School
Londonderry High School is a public secondary school serving grades 9 through 12 in the town of Londonderry, New Hampshire. The school, located on Mammoth Road, is on a 135-acre parcel of land in the center of town; the main building is 232,250 sq ft. and the separate gymnasium takes up an additional 52,000 sq ft. The current capacity is 2100 students; the original building was constructed in 1972 as a Junior High School. In 1978, the town voted to create a separate high school for the town's students, instead of sending them to Pinkerton Academy in Derry and Memorial High School in Manchester; the building became a combination Junior/Senior High School. In 1982, a new Junior High School was built nearby, the original building adopted its current ninth through twelfth grade system; the school has received several additions, including a separate two-story gymnasium which opened in January 2003. Londonderry High School is the only high school in the Londonderry School District under the authority of School Administrative Unit #12 of New Hampshire.
The district superintendent is Scott Laliberte. Londonderry High School is administered through a house system, comprising four houses based on last name; each assistant principal is in charge of one house. The principal of the school is Jason Parent. Assistant Principals are Abbey Sloper, Stephen Secor, Crystal Rich, Katie Sullivan; the school day at Londonderry High School is divided up into eight 45 minute periods. Classes begin at 7:20am and end at 1:58pm; the school offers many different accelerated programs, such as Project Running Start or Project Lead the Way, which help students transition into tertiary education or careers. AP and Honors credit are offered as well, which are weighted into a student's GPA. Londonderry High School has 36 different athletic teams, ranging from the varsity level to freshman teams, covering three sports seasons: fall and spring. All of the sports schedules for Londonderry can be found on the Londonderry Athletics sports page. Links to booster clubs that support the different athletic teams at Londonderry can be found at the Londonderry School District website.
Londonderry High School's Baseball team has been one of the top programs in the state. In 2014 the Varsity program won its 5th State Championship; the team is coached by Brent Demas. Londonderry High School's boys cross country team has won more New England titles than any other team in the state, they are best known for their 1990-1999 campaign "Team of the 90's" with top runner John Mortimer, ranked No.1 nationally in high school cross country. Londonderry High School's boys track and field team has totaled over 25 state Class L titles, indoor & outdoor, since the program was initiated in the 1980s, it is one of Londonderry's most successful sports program, it has produced 4 All-Americans and sent numerous athletes to NCAA Division I sports programs. Steve Carroll of the class of 2009, holds the state record in the 400 meter dash. Londonderry High School's boys varsity soccer team is considered one of the top powerhouses in the state finishing near the top of the standings and winning the Class L championships in 1990, 1996 and 1999.
Finishing as runners up several times in the past few years also. Londonderry High School's gymnastics team placed 2nd in the state and beat the state champions, Salem High School, in the New England Regionals, placing 4th. Winning states in 2015, having a slight edge over Derry This is the first time since 2001 that they accomplished so much. Londonderry High School tennis is one of the premier teams in Class L, winning the state title in 2010 and 2012. Coached by Bill Knee and Skip Burbine The Londonderry High School ice hockey team is coached by Peter Bedford. Londonderry's lacrosse program has boys' freshmen, JV, varsity, girls' freshmen, JV, varsity teams. Londonderry's football program has boys' freshman, JV and varsity; the team is coached by Jim Lauzon. The school's major rivals are the Astros from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire, the Blue Devils from Salem High School in Salem, the Owls from Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow. Londonderry High School is notable for its Lancer Marching Band and Colorguard, the second largest marching band in all of New England and the seventh largest east of the Mississippi, consisting of 280 members.
The Lancers have gained fame through performances across the country and around the world, including four performances at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. On October 21, 2016, the band was invited to perform in the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade in 2018; the band marches in the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade annually. In 2009 they were honored with an invitation to march in Ireland's St. Patrick's Day parade but graciously declined it and performed in New York for a 14th time; the Lancers participated in the pre-game festivities at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China when they marched on the Great Wall of China. The band has traveled to Washington, D. C. and had the honor to march in the 2009 and 2013 inauguration parades for President Barack Obama on January 20 and 21, respectively. Notable performances: New York St. Patrick's Day Parade - 21 Performances Walt Disney World - 1988, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2013, 2015 Orlando Citrus Parade - 2002, 2015 Miss America Show us your Shoes Boardwalk Parade in Atlantic City, NJ. - 2002 Washington DC St. Patrick's Day Parade - 2013 Londonderry High School holds an annual assembly, during which over a hundred students donate at least eight inches of their hair to Pantene Beau