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October 15, 2013

Gloucester People

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On Oct. 5, Patricia Bridgman portrayed Abigail Adams, who discussed the latest news and fashions from abroad with her friends and neighbors, during a historical re-enactment at Adams National Historical Park in Quincy. The free day-long event featured the Revolutionary War militias Gardner’s Regiment, 2nd Massachusetts, and 10th Massachusetts, which drilled and fired their muskets, and interpreters portraying John Adams, John Hancock, and Gen. Benjamin Lincoln.

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Brent Murray and Ian Richards recently began their first year at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., this semester.

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Army Cadet Edwin R. Waldsmith Jr. has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college. Waldsmith is a student at Salem State University. A 2011 graduate of Manchester Essex Regional High School, he is the son of Edith and Ed Waldsmith of Gloucester.

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Erin M. Parry graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on May 23, after completing the Medical Scientist Training Program. She received both a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in human genetics and molecular biology degree at the commencement ceremony. Parry was the recipient of the Warfield T. Longscope Prize in Clinical Medicine which recognizes “that graduating student entering the field of medicine whose performance in clinical medicine exemplifies in outstanding fashion the academic excellence and the human qualities that mark the true physician”. In addition, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is currently in her first year of the Osler Medicine Residency program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. A 2002 graduate of Rockport High School and a 2006 graduate of Colby College, Parry is the daughter of Robert and Donna Parry of Rockport, and the granddaughter of Mary E. Colby of Gloucester.

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Keri Asaro, Gregory Lane, Brianna Saputo and Amanda Silva are attending Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H., this fall.

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