Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Our 100 lists of 100: New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains. Photo by Don Kasak / Wikimedia Commons

Today we take a look at the Granite State, New Hampshire.

Our 100 lists of 100

1. The Presidency and the Press – Franklin Pierce University
2. NHPA Annual Student Contests and Workshops

3. New Hampshire Press Association
Local Newspapers
4. Union Leader
5. Concord Monitor
6. Nashua Telegraph
7. Foster’s Daily Democrat
8. Keene Sentinel
9. Laconia Daily Sun
10. The Hippo

Independent Local Papers
11. The Windham Independent
12. The Hudson Times
13. New Hampshire Bulletin

Collegiate Publications
14. The Dartmouth (Founded in 1799. Oldest College Newspaper)
15. The New Hampshire (TNH) (University of New Hampshire)
16. Pierce Arrow (Franklin Pierce University)
17. The Equinox (Keene State College)
18. The Clock (Plymouth State University)

High School Publications
19. SHS Claw (Souhegan High School, Amherst)
20. The Crimson Review (Concord High School, Concord)
21. The Launchpad; The Critic (Pinkerton Academy, Derry)
22. The Paw Print (Goffstown High School, GOffstown)
23. The CavChron Line (Hollis Brookline High School, Hollis)
24. The Lancer Spirit (Londonderry High School, Londonderry)
25. The Spartans Speak (Pembroke Academy, Pembroke)
26. Timberlane Times (Timberlane Regional High School, Plastow)
27. The Picador (Holderness School, Plymouth)
28. The PaperClip (Portsmouth HIgh School, Portsmouth)
29. The JagRoar (Windham High School, Windham)
30. The Little Green (Central High School, Manchester)

Local Broadcast Journalists
31. Tom Griffth
32. Erin Fehleau
33. Jamie Staton
34. Fritz Wetherbee

35. Nackey S. Loeb School of Communication & Institute of Politics as St. A’s
36. Martin Fitzwater Center for Communications

Awards and Recognition
37. Nackey Loeb School First Amendment Award, Mary DeWinkeleer
38. The Fitzwater Medallion for Leadership in Public Communication, Mary DeWinkeleer
39. New England Scholastic Press Association Awards, Londonderry High School

Al Neuarth Free Spirit Award NH representatives:
40. Londonderry High School: Ryan Rivard, Katie Lannan, Eoghan Kelly, Jen DePiero, Megan Rimol, Stephen Wong, Matt Brown, Emily Casey, Connor Battles, Kelly Egan
41. Hollis-Brookline: Nicole Poitras, Hannah Riseman, Theresa Cullen
42. Souhegan High School: Kristin Meader, Abigail Robinson, Siera Biddle
43. Nashua High School South: Rohan Kumar

44. CSPA Silver Crown, The Lancer Spirit, Londonderry High School

45. Brodsky Scholarship

Certified Journalism Educator and JEA Mentor
46. Timothy Cain, Pinkerton Academy

Administrator Awards
47. New England Scholastic Press Association Freedom to Write Award, Jason Parent, Londonderry High School Principal.

48. New Hampshire Press Association
49. Marlin Fitzwater Communication Center, Franklin Pierce College

Famous New Hampshire Journalists
50. James Foley
51. Horace Greeley
52. Lauren Chooligan
53. John D. Harrigan

11 Unique Experiences in New Hampshire
54. Fun Spot, Weirs Beach, Lake Winnipesaukee
55. Purgatory Falls in Lyndeborough
56. Mt. Washington Auto Road, New England’s Highest Peak
57. America’s Stonehenge, Salem, NH
58. Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
59. Madame Sherri’s Castle, Chesterfield, NH
60. Mount Monadnock, most prominent peak in southern NH
61. Sunken Forests of Rye
62. Chutters Candy Store, the longest candy counter in the world in Littleton, NH
63. Castle in the Clouds

Fun Facts
64. Christa McCauliffe first teacher in space
65. Alan Shepherd first American to orbit space
66. Nickname: The Granite State
67. Statehood: 1788, the ninth state
68. Capital: Concord
69. Largest city: Manchester
70. State bird: purple finch
71. State flower: purple lilac
72. State Motto: Live Free or Die
73. State insect: the ladybug
74. State animal: white-tailed deer
75. State sport: skiing

Good Eatin’ (and Drinkin’)
76. Puritan Backroom restaurant: inventor of the chicken finger
77. Hop + Grind, Durham, NH
78. Copper Door Restaurant, Bedford, NH
79. Lucciano’s Londonderry, NH
80. Hanover Street Chophouse, Manchester, NH
81. Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, Meredith, NH
82. Muddy Moose Restaurant and Pub, North Conway, NH
83. Tall Timber Lodge & Rainbow Grille, Pittsburg, NH
84. Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery, Raymond, NH
85. Backyard Brewery, Manchester, NH
86. Throwback Brewery, Portsmouth, NH
87. Smuttynose Brewing Company, Hampton, NH
88. Stoneface Brewing, Newington, NH

Quirky Facts about New Hampshire
89. The first famous alien abduction took place in NH. On September 19, 1961 Betty and Barney Hill claim to have been abducted by a UFO full of humanoid aliens while driving through a rural area south of Indian Head. Their case was the first to receive major public attention, spawning a book and a television movie. The spot of the alleged abduction is now marked with a state historical marker commemorating the event.
90. Revolutionary War hero, General John Stark gave NH its famous motto.
91. The true quote is actually “Live free or die, Death is not the worst of evils.”
92. The fifth ‘sexiest’ president hailed from NH.Our 14th president, Franklin Pierce is rarely thought of or spoken of except by the most dedicated of presidential historians. Although his term of service was uneventful, Pierce was declared the fifth sexiest president of all time by Nerve.com.
93. Killington, Vermont residents voted to secede and become part of New Hampshire. Twice.The city of Killington, VT was actually established by a New Hampshire charter in 1761. In 2004 and 2005 residents of the town voted to secede from VT and get back to their NH roots – most likely because New Hampshire has better tax rates. For now Killington must remain a part of VT until they can convince both states’ legislatures to approve the change.
94. NH is home to the United States’ first public library. The historic building is in Peterborough and dates all the way back to 1831.
95. The first soldier killed during the Civil War was from NH.17-year-old Luther C. Ladd hailed from Alexandria. He died during the Baltimore riot of 1861.
96. UNH received a $500,000 grant to run football practices without helmets.In 2014 the NFL’s Head Health Challenge gave the school half a million dollars to participate in their program. The idea behind the study is that when players don’t wear helmets they are less likely to lead tackles with their head – a common problem in football that can lead to severe injuries.
97. NH has nine state songs.The official New Hampshire state song is “Old New Hampshire”, but there are eight other honorary state songs, including “New Hampshire Naturally” and “Oh, New Hampshire (you’re my home).”
98. The first American in space is from NH and has the longest golf drive in history.Alan B. Shepard from Derry, NH hit two golf balls 2.5 miles each while visiting the moon in 1971.
99. Plans for the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua had to be changes to keep the mall entirely within NH.The shape of the mall was actually altered from the blueprint to ensure that the entire building stayed on the New Hampshire side of the NH-MA border. As it stands, the mall is mere inches from extending into Massachusetts.
100. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were almost the New Hampshire Primaries.The Minor League baseball team, the New Haven Ravens wanted to make a political statement when they relocated to Manchester and featured a logo with a donkey and an elephant. However the locals did not like the idea and eventually a fan won the honor of renaming the team the Fisher Cats.
101. The largest town in all of New England is in NH. Pittsburg, New Hampshire covers roughly 300 square miles, but has a population under 1,000.
102. New Hampshire ranks second in the nation for beef consumption per capita, behind only North Dakota.

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