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Ceremony dedicates Hudson's new Quinn Middle School

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

The new $43.3 million Quinn Middle School opened Sept. 3 after the 45-year-old JFK Middle School was demolished during the summer.

The new $43.3 million Quinn Middle School opened Sept. 3 after the 45-year-old JFK Middle School was demolished during the summer.

Hudson – Town and state officials participated in a dedication ceremony Oct. 30 for the new $43.3 million Quinn Middle School, which replaced the 45-year-old JFK Middle School.

Speakers included Massachusetts School Building Authority Executive Director Jack McCarthy; state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton; state Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow; Superintendent Dr. Kevin Lyons; Quinn Middle School Principal Brian Daniels; Tammy Ducey, a JFK Middle School Building Committee member; and Leigh Sherwood of OMR Architects. Representing the school's students were seventh-graders Jordyn Yates and Bryce Miranda.

The school is named in memory of David J. Quinn, JFK Middle School's first principal and a committee member for that building. He was also a longtime athletic director, and hockey and baseball coach in the district. Speaking on behalf of his family was his son, Selectman James Quinn.

An open house was held for the public that evening.

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Selectman James Quinn says his father, David, had a Peter Pan quality, noting,

Selectman James Quinn says his father, David, had a Peter Pan quality, noting, “Everything was always about the kids.”

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Lyons thanks Hudson residents for voting in favor of the new middle school building.

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Lyons thanks Hudson residents for voting in favor of the new middle school building.

Quinn Middle School Principal Brian Daniels welcomes guests to the dedication ceremony.

Quinn Middle School Principal Brian Daniels welcomes guests to the dedication ceremony.

Massachusetts School Building Authority Jack McCarthy commends state Sen. Jamie Eldridge and state Rep. Kate Hogan for strongly advocating the new school building.

Massachusetts School Building Authority Jack McCarthy commends state Sen. Jamie Eldridge and state Rep. Kate Hogan for strongly advocating the new school building.

Seventh-grader Bryce Miranda says he's happy to be attending the new Quinn Middle School.

Seventh-grader Bryce Miranda says he's happy to be attending the new Quinn Middle School.

 

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