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Marlborough High’s Winter Expo showcases student science projects

January 21st, 2016

Ninth graders (l to r) Daniel Pereira, Kelin Lopez, Sheyla Rosales and Andrew Buroni display their group's capsule and hovercraft prototypes.

Marlborough – The third annual Winter Expo of the Marlborough STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Early College High School program took place Jan. 15 at Marlborough High School (MHS). Freshman students displayed their 3D capsules and hovercrafts while sophomores showcased team projects that will be entered in the February MHS Science Fair.

Westborough Lions announce youth speech contest winner

January 21st, 2016

Megan Ku (center) with Susan Ash (left), Westborough Lions Club Speech Contest chair, and Marianna Riemer, District 33A, Region I chair. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Megan Ku, a sophomore at Westborough High School, is the 2015/16 winner of the Westborough Lions Club and the Massachusetts Lions, District 33A, Zone II youth speech contests. Each year, the Mass. Lions sponsor a statewide speech contest for high school students on a compelling topic. This year’s topic was: “In What Ways […]

Algonquin to host panel on opioid abuse

January 20th, 2016

Experts will speak at an event, “Opioid Use & Abuse: Addressing the Crisis,” Jan. 25. 
Photo/courtesy Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Northborough – Tragedy struck Northborough in 2012 when an unintended opioid-related overdose death occurred, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). Worcester Country was the site of 137 such deaths in 2014 and 106 more in 2015 were reported by the office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Overall, over 1,200 Massachusetts residents died of a drug overdose over the last year.

Seniors and students join forces to ‘Warm Up America’

January 20th, 2016

Seniors and students have joined together in Grafton to make afghans to warm up their community.
Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Grafton – How do you encourage a new generation to learn a very old craft? According to Diane Racicot, the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Grafton High School, you have students work with members of the local Senior Center.

“I saw it [the Warm Up America program] on the Internet and thought it would be great for the Creative Crafts Class and the Family and Community Leader Club,” Racicot explained.

Mass. Academy of Math and Science announces information sessions

January 19th, 2016

Mass Academy students doing a chemistry demonstration at Worcester Polytechnic Institute/NASA’s Touch Tomorrow Day.

Region – The Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 85 Prescott St., will hold information sessions Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 24, from 1-3 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

St. Bernadette School to hold open house

January 19th, 2016

Northborough – St. Bernadette School, 266 Main St. (Route 20), Northborough, will host an open house for those interested in enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 – 3 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hudson school to honor beloved principal in 50th year

January 15th, 2016

H beloved principal-2 (Mobile)

As a committee plans activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joseph L. Mulready Elementary School in Hudson, a subcommittee is fundraising for a memorial bench to perpetually honor William “Bill” T. Maguire, its first principal with a 40-year commitment to the district. He passed away at age 67 in 2007.

Southborough Rotary seeks performers

January 14th, 2016

Southborough – The Southborough Rotary Club is looking for talented performers from grade 5 to adult to participate in the 16th annual Talent Show to be held Friday, March 11. Auditions will take place Monday, Jan. 25, beginning at 6 p.m. in the P. Brent Trottier Middle School auditorium, 49 Parkerville Road. For more information […]

Hudson choir visits State House

January 14th, 2016

The Hudson High School Camerata Acapella Choir and choir director Jeannette McLellan at the State House. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Representative Kate Hogan, D-Stow, and Secretary of the Commonwealth William Gavin welcomed the Hudson High School Camerata Acapella Choir to the State House for a holiday performance Dec. 18. Under the domed ceiling of Memorial Hall, the group sang “Silent Night” with the Mass. Gold Star Families Christmas Tree in the background.  

‘Lion King, Kids’ a roaring success at Peaslee

January 14th, 2016

Cast of “Lion King, Kids,” recently performed at Peaslee School. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School had a cast of 64 students perform “Lion King, Kids” Dec. 17 and 18. Peaslee’s first theater production included students from kindergarten through fifth grade who had attended afterschool rehearsals since early October.

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