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BNH Brings a Unique Education Experience to the Seacoast Charter School

Dover, New Hampshire – May 10, 2017 – For 7th and 8th grade students at the Seacoast Charter School the year will end with a unique education experience provided as a result of a generous donation made by Bank of New Hampshire. The course, Global Doctors DNA, educates students and their global partners about genetics and epigenetics while discovering how environmental and social conditions around the world can influence things for better or worse. Working together via video conference, Seacoast Charter School students and Syrian refugee students living in Jordan, explore how genetics and the environment are important factors in human health - both in the United States and in refugee communities.

“Our students are developing an intercultural fluency, global citizenship and acquisition of critical thinking skills,” stated Kasey Bilodeau, Middle School Science and Math Teacher at Seacoast Charter School. "I am grateful to Bank of New Hampshire for supporting this program in my classroom.”

The Seacoast Charter School provides excellence in core academics and the arts while cultivating the individual qualities and strengths of each child. Through a rich and varied arts program, students learn to look closely, listen carefully, respond thoughtfully, and work collaboratively. Opportunities for creative expression and independent thinking are an integral part of their rigorous academic program.

“We are happy to partner with the Seacoast Charter School in order to give students this incredible opportunity to develop 21st century skills through hands-on STEAM and global collaboration,” stated Vickie Routhier, EVP – Chief Retail Banking & Marketing Officer for Bank of New Hampshire.

For information on the Global Partners DNA course, visit 

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 24 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1.4 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders.  For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit



Photo Caption: Seacoast Charter School students are partnered with Syrian refugee students living in Jordan through the Global Doctors DNA course to learn how genetics and the environment are important factors in health.


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