hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

School News

November 7, 2013

Whittier helping Whittier

Whittier students repair building at birthplace of school's namesake

(Continued)

In fact, Whittier earned money making women’s slippers in the little building.

“He sold them for eight cents a pair and earned money so he could attend Haverhill Academy,” Reusch said. “He was a member of the academy’s first class.”

The academy was located in the Whittier Building at 87 Winter St., which is now the Haverhill YMCA’s Children’s Learning Center.

The trustees are thrilled with the work Whittier students did on the carriage house. More work still needs to be done, including installing ceiling lights and ceiling panels.

“They’re doing a nice job,” Hamilton said. “We’re very, very happy. It’s great to get people in the community to help maintain the house.”

The historic home, which is 325 years old this year, is at 305 Whittier Road, just off Route 110, and is about two miles from Whittier Regional High on Amesbury Line Road.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
School News
  • Schools protect students with food allergies Posted 49 days ago
  • hunking2

    MARY SCHWALM/Staff photo Dena Papanikolaou, a parent organizer, talks to parents packing a room to hear about a proposal for the new school to replace Hunking. This February meeting was a kickoff to their campaign. 2/6/14

    Bradford to get new school Posted 70 days ago 2 Photos
  • 140606_et_tje_havgrad_13

    Graduates applaud and cheer for their classmates.

    'Hillie Nation' celebrates the Class of 2014 Posted 70 days ago 6 Photos
  • Write Away!! Contest celebrates 23rd year Posted 70 days ago
  • 140603_HG_MSC_HUNKING

    MARY SCHWALM/Staff photo Lisa Prendergast, left, and Melissa Seavey stand with Lisa's son John, 7, as he holds a sign in support of a new school to replace Hunking School. In the background is the Hunking.

    If voters approve, new school project starts in spring Posted 77 days ago 1 Photo
  • 140529_HG_CRU_WHITTIER_29

    CARL RUSSO/Staff photo Jonathan Maker, right, of Rowley, Whittier Regional High's valedictorian at this year's graduation ceremony, and his father, Donny Maker, a graduate of Whittier's Class of 1974, hug before the ceremony.

    Father and son graduate from Whittier 40 years apart Posted 77 days ago 1 Photo
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014
  • 140522_HG_HAND_ALINA

    Courtesy photo Russian exchange student Alina Skripets, 17, plays the character Annabella in the Haverhill High School senior class production of Alfred Hitchock's "The 39 Steps." At left is senior Alex Zylkuski in the role of Richard Hannay.

    From Russia to Haverhill Posted 84 days ago 1 Photo
  • Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • necc2

    TIM JEAN/Staff photos Hayley Carlin and Elizabeth Simpson, both of Methuen, give the thumbs up sign at the start of the graduation ceremony.

    NECC graduation generates excitement Posted 91 days ago 6 Photos
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
  • 140429_ET_ASW_TREE_3

    Tom Minichiello of the Haverhill Exchange Club helps the students in Judy Reilly's first-grade class sort, bag and tag pine saplings, for distribution by the club to first-graders in Haverhill, Groveland and Salem, N.H.

    Tiny trees for tiny kids Posted 98 days ago 4 Photos
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • 140502_HG_RHU_HEARTS_004

    Sacred Hearts first-grader Grace Wafford shows off her image of what she thinks she will look like at 75 years old.

    Cherishing the past, celebrating the present Posted 105 days ago 5 Photos

Photos of the Week
Stocks