EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 18, 2013

Lawrence student joins Northern Essex trustees

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — Emily Ramirez of Lawrence has been elected the student representative to the Northern Essex Community College board of trustees.

A 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School, she is majoring in engineering science and also working on certificates in help desk and electronic equipment technology.

Ramirez, who works 30 hours a week at Best Buy as a member of its Geek Squad, is interested in transferring to a four-year institution to study electrical or computer engineering after graduating from Northern Essex. This year she hopes to start an engineering club at the college.

With a longstanding interest in science, she would like to eventually become a teacher.

Ramirez is the president of the NECC Student Senate, but her term will expire when she joins the trustees July 1.

“Being a part of NECC’s Student Senate helped shaped me,” Ramirez said. “I learned a lot about myself and met so many people. I’m looking forward to continuing my involvement with the college as a member of the board of trustees.”

The NECC Board of Trustees includes nine members who are appointed by the governor of the state to a maximum of two five-year terms as well as an alumni-elected member, who also serves a maximum of ten years, and a student trustee who serves for two semesters.

Almonte hosts re-election kick-off

LAWRENCE — Sandy E. Almonte, who is running for re-election on the Lawrence City Council, is having a campaign kick off June 19 at 6 p.m. at Terra Luna Cafe, 225 Essex St. Almonte of Woodland Street, represents District A on the City Council.

Andover student wins art contest

ANDOVER —Joshua Allen of Andover won the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas announced during an artists’ reception at the Chelmsford Public Library.

Allen is a student of Andover High.

His artwork will be on display at the U.S. Capitol building for one year.

He will receive two complimentary airplane tickets to Washington, D.C. to participate in the national ceremony scheduled for June 26 and will receive an artistic scholarship.

The annual Congressional Art Competition is sponsored by members of Congress in their home districts to encourage the artistic talent of high school students.

The winners from the Third Congressional District were determined by a nonpartisan panel of artistic, cultural, and community leaders from the area.