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Scene Setters, July 2

Joseph Millan, 16, of Manchester works out at the Planet Fitness in the West Side of Manchester on Tuesday during a launch event for "Teen Summer Challenge." (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau walks with Gov. Chris Sununu at the Planet Fitness in the West Side of Manchester on Tuesday during a launch event for "Teen Summer Challenge." (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The Manchester High School Central Alumni Network recently donated $5,000 to the school's archives restoration project. The money will be used to update the school’s championship banners. From left, assistant principal, archives restoration committee member and Central Alumni Network member Jane Truncellito-Clayton, English teacher and archives restoration committee member Abigail Gemme, alumnus Chris Kehas, retired Central principal Roland Blanchard, and Selma Naccach-Hoff, head of the English Department and part of the alumni network. (ALLEGRA BOVERMAN/UNION LEADER)
Hooksett Memorial fifth grader Noah Antonellis was one of two students from the school invited to attend the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Along with 500 other participants from around the United States. Noah's invention, the microPOCKET, is designed to prevent babies from dying in hot cars. It could also keep less children, elderly, and animals from getting lost. (COURTESY)
Hooksett Memorial third grader Parker Boulangerwas one of two students from the school invited to attend the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Parker's invention, Shearly Accessible, is a one-handed food cutting tool for people with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson's, Stroke and injuries to the arm/hand that may make cutting their own food a challenge. (COURTESY)
John Fitzsimons, a dentist at Families First Dental Center in Portsmouth, received the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry on June 9 in New Orleans. The award recognizes the academy member’s commitment to excellence in dental education. In order to receive the award, Fitzsimons completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuing membership with the academy. (COURTESY)
Tom Cusano along with Co-Chairs Pat Murphy, Enid and Don Larsen, present a $10,000 check from this year's Dunbarton Arts On The Common fundraiser to Shelley Westenberg of the Town Hall Restoration Project. Over the past three years the event has raised more than $24,500, thanks to its juried exhibitors, volunteers and corporate sponsors. (COURTESY)
Nearly 300 participated June 21 in the ninth annual Lite up the Nite Run/walk for Mental Health 5k at Livingston Park, hosted by the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. Participants showed their support for mental wellness and those who struggle each day with mental illness by wearing bright or neon apparel. Proceeds from the run/walk will support outreach and mental wellness initiatives for children and adults who are in need of services. Teams participated in a “most spirited” contest. (COURTESY)
The New Hampshire Bankers Association brought a group of future leaders from the state's banking industry to Washington, D.C., in June. The trip provided an opportunity for them to venture into advocacy at the national level to understand public policy and the impact it has on New Hampshire's banks and its customers they serve. (COURTESY)
Former Nashua mayor Moe Arel received the Silver Dollar Award from Girls Inc. of New Hampshire at its Annual Dinner on June 19 at St. Anselm College. (COURTESY)
Cathy Duffy Cullity, CEO of Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, speaks at the organization's Annual Dinner on June 19 at St. Anselm College. (COURTESY)
Three girls were honored with "Girl of the Year" distinctions, one from each New Hampshire center, at the Girls Inc. of New Hampshire Annual Dinner on June 19 at St. Anselm College. From left: Concord Girl of the Year Abby Bisson, Manchester Girl of the Year Susan Kamola and Nashua Girl of the Year Myasiah Ortiz. (COURTESY)