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August 1, 2013

North Andover High School chorus to perform tonight

NORTH ANDOVER — Summer vacation still has another month to go, but the members of the North Andover High School Chorus can’t wait to demonstrate their vocal prowess.

That’s why the Chorus will present a concert on the Common tonight, from 5 to 8 p.m. Chorus Director Sara Durkin said the students will offer 20 different acts. Some will be singing, others instrumental, she said.

Durkin said she expects 30 to 40 students will be on the stage tonight.

“They love performing,” she said. This will be the first time the Chorus has presented a concert during the summer, Durkin said. While she’s overseeing the operation, the students have played a major role in organizing the concert, she said. The concert itself is free and refreshments will be sold.

Local man awarded Fullbright Scholarship

Andrew Gatti, a 2006 graduate of Andover High School, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Hungary for an English teaching assistantship, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has announced.

Gatti, who graduated from Connecticut College in 2010 after majoring in international relations, will be working at the Hungarian Fulbright Commission’s Education USA Advising Center and at the Jesuit Roma Residential College in Budapest, Hungary.

At Education USA, Gatti will advise Hungarian students interested in pursuing higher education in the U.S. At Roma Residential, he will teach advanced English, establish an English club with a focus on cultural immersion and train and advise students who may qualify as future Fulbright applicants.

Gatti is one of more than 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013/2014 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.

He is the son of Peter and Tina Gatti.

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