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Peaslee students selected for all-state chorus

April 11th, 2014

(l to r) Ally Cashin, Michaela Berk, and Kerri Walsh, with their music teacher, Katrina Whalen, show off their special t-shirts they wore as part of the All-State Treble Chorus . Missing from photo is student Colleen Mulligan. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – Four girls from the Marguerite E. Peaslee School recently traveled to Boston to sing in the first ever All-State Treble Chorus. From the 600 students that auditioned, the girls were part of the final 200 that were selected to participate in the chorus.

Local student ensembles win honors at music festival

April 10th, 2014

Jared Entwistle plays the French horn in Algonquin’s ninth-grade concert band.

Region – Bands and choral groups from Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS), Northborough’s Robert E. Melican Middle School, and Southborough’s Trottier Middle School were among dozens of groups that performed at the 38th annual Concert and Choral Festival organized by the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA).

Shrewsbury educator honored as state’s ‘Middle School Teacher of the Year’

April 9th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Caryn Keenan has much to smile about these days. Recently the Oak Middle School teacher was honored by the Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) as the 2014 Middle School Teacher of the Year. Having taught for 21 years, Keenan is delighted with this recognition that she has received but was also quick to give credit to others.

“I love my job and all of the people that I work with. My boss, Patricia Degon, is awesome. She is the director of health, physical education and family consumer science [for the district]. The town of Shrewsbury is fantastic because they are such huge supporters of physical education as well,” said Keenan.

Northborough students showcase creativity in state tournament

April 2nd, 2014

Northborough students from the Robert E. Melican Middle School and Advanced Math & Science Academy present their original project at the Destination ImagiNation Regional Tournament March 23. (Photos/submitted)

Northborough – Two teams from Northborough advanced to the state finals in the Destination ImagiNation (DI) Tournament, a creative problem-solving competition for youth, at the regional tournament held March 22 and 23. Marion E. Zeh School students Lauren Dennis, Sabrina Ferro, Sarah Cassidy and Shrutika Kumar won first place in the elementary school category. In addition, [...]

Peaslee students selected for all-state chorus

April 2nd, 2014

(l to r) Ally Cashin, Michaela Berk, and Kerri Walsh, with their music teacher, Katrina Whalen, show off their special t-shirts they wore as part of the All-State Treble Chorus . Missing from photo is student Colleen Mulligan. 
Photo/Nance Ebert

Northborough – Four girls from the Marguerite E. Peaslee School recently traveled to Boston to sing in the first ever All-State Treble Chorus. From the 600 students that auditioned, the girls were part of the final 200 that were selected to participate in the chorus. “I am really proud of them,” said Katrina Whalen, the [...]

Corridor Nine honors students and ‘Champions of Education’ at annual breakfast

April 1st, 2014

Corridor Nine officials pose for a photo with the 2014 Scholastic Award recipients.
Photo/courtesy Ron Bouley, Ron Bouley Photography

Westborough – Susan W. Whitten, principal of Northborough’s Marian E. Zeh School, Marlborough Savings Bank, and 22 local high school seniors were all honored at the March 27 Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Scholastic and “Champion of Education” awards breakfast held at the Doubletree Hotel.

Marlborough Savings Bank was named as a Champion of Education award recipient in the business category while Whitten was honored for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

Bock chosen as next Westborough School Superintendent

March 28th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough School Committee has announced that it has chosen Amber Bock to become the next school superintendent. Bock, who will begin her tenure July 1, will replace Marianne O’Connor who is retiring after 35 years as an educator and administrator. Bock is currently the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction in Weston. [...]

Shrewsbury preschoolers get a head start on healthy living

March 26th, 2014

Kristin Stewich stands next to one of the workshops that Home Depot of Shrewsbury built and donated for each classroom. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Shrewsbury – First Lady Michelle Obama’s push for a healthier generation has really caught on over the last few years. However, she has some competition with Kristin Stewich, nurse at Shrewsbury’s Parker Road Preschool, whose passion and energy have inspired a school garden and united volunteers to work toward one healthful, common goal. She even has three- and four-year-olds talking about kale.

Westborough student wins prestigious art competition

March 23rd, 2014

Samantha Cusson’s winning drawing “Self Portrait in White” (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough resident and Landmark School senior Samantha Cusson recently won two Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. Cusson received a Gold Key Award, for the drawing, “Self Portrait in White,” and an Honorable Mention Award for her drawing, “Self-Portrait in Black.” Cusson’s Gold Key Award advances her to the national level of competition. More [...]

Mr. MHS 2014 crowned in pageant’s 25th year

March 22nd, 2014

Bailey Medeiros, Miss Massachusetts Teen 2014, congratulates the newly-crowned Mr. MHS 2014, Ryan King, who competed as Mr. Senior Class.

Marlborough – Fourteen contestants representing classes, clubs and sports competed good-naturedly in categories including talent, formalwear and interview at the 25th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 21 at the 1LT. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium. Crowned Mr. MHS 2014 was Ryan King, Mr. Senior Class. Named first runner-up was David Dorsey, Mr. TV Production; and second runner-up was Peter DiPersio, Mr. Track and Field. Also among the five finalists were Chris Allen, Mr. Latin Club; and Jake Bishop, Mr. Ski Club.







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