Kearsarge High School Students Honored at Champion Children Luncheon

Kearsarge Regional School District
Superintendent Winfried Feneberg
114 Cougar Court
New London, NH 03257

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Kearsarge High School Students Honored at Champion Children Luncheon

NEW LONDON – Principal Rob Bennett is pleased to announce that Kearsarge High School students Maggie Hotz and Danny Nester were recognized at the annual Champion Children Luncheon for overcoming challenges and making a positive impact on their peers, school and community.

Front row, left to right: Maggie Hotz, Danny Nester and Jeff Nester. Back row, left to right: Brian Hotz, Jen Hotz, KRHS nurse Lisa MacLean and Bonnie Nester. (Courtesy Photo Kearsarge Regional School District)

Organized by the Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions, the event was held on Nov. 26 at the Concord Holiday Inn to honor amazing youths who have succeeded while battling serious, prolonged health issues. Hotz and Nester were two of 16 students from New Hampshire to receive the award. 

Both students were born with rare genetic disorders that have presented physical and developmental challenges throughout their lives.

Founded in 1993, the Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions is a New Hampshire advisory and advocacy organization that addresses issues that impact the lives of children with chronic illnesses and their families.

Each year, school nurses throughout the state nominate children with serious health conditions who demonstrate courage and resiliency. KRHS nurse Lisa MacLean nominated Hotz and Nester, boasting about their work inside and outside the classroom and collaboration with local businesses.

“The entire KRHS community is so proud of Maggie and Danny,” Principal Bennett said. “They bring passion, positive energy and dedication to our school on a daily basis.”

The luncheon featured a keynote address from Dan Habib —  a filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability.