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Hastings celebrates Cultural Fair with music, dance and exhibits

March 19th, 2016

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Hundreds of students and their families from the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School attended the school’s Cultural Fair the evening of March 8. For several hours, the students learned more about different countries through exhibits, demonstrations, music and dance. Some of the presentations included an Indian fashion show, […]

Project Graduation Westborough unites the community to keep teens safe

March 17th, 2016

Westborough High School 2015 graduates browse photos at last year’s event.
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Westborough – The poet Mattie Stepanek once said “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Since 1991, such unity has achieved wonderful things for Westborough families. It has kept their teens safe on graduation night, and it has given them peace of mind. For the 26th year, Project Graduation Westborough, a nonprofit organization, is bringing together the Westborough High School community, residents and local businesses to create a fun, memorable substance- and alcohol-free graduation night celebration.

Here’s your hat…what’s your hurry?

March 16th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Marlborough – When a school superintendent leaves his or her position, the district must often go through a lengthy and often costly process, qualifying and then interviewing candidates as well as hiring an interim superintendent.

With the announcement that Richard Langlois is leaving the Marlborough district to take a position in Windham, N.H., the city’s school department finds itself seeking a new leader once again.

Groomed to be crowned Mr. MHS 2016

March 16th, 2016

Gathered after the pageant are (l to r) Liam Shanahan, first runner-up; Whitney Sharpe, Miss Massachusetts 2016, who served as a judge; Spencer Geary, the newly crowned Mr. MHS 2016; and Matthew Cummings, second runner-up.

Marlborough – Sixteen contestants representing classes, clubs and sports teams good-naturedly competed in categories including legs, talent, formalwear and interview at the 27th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 11 at the 1LT. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium. This year’s pageant theme was “wedding,” featuring a song-and-dance number of “Marry You!”

PENTA accepting applications for Leadership Scholarship

March 15th, 2016

Westborough – PENTA Communications Inc., a fully integrated marketing firm based in Westborough, has announced it is accepting applications for its eleventh annual Deborah A. Penta Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a Westborough High School (WHS) college-bound senior who personifies leadership, academic prowess, dedication to his/her community, and has demonstrated leadership in diversified […]

Apple Tree Arts to present “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids”

March 10th, 2016

(l to r) Young actors Isabella Marois, Caroline Chaisson, Brody Riolo and Riya Dalal at a recent rehearsal for “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids”
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Grafton – Apple Tree Arts will present “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids” Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at the Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Road. The show features actors in grades two to five. Tickets cost for $10 adults; $8 for seniors and children 5 and older; free for 4 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Hudson High students lead workshop on elections and government for middle-schoolers

March 9th, 2016

(l to r) Hudson High School seniors and AP government students Samantha Johnson, Kayley Cedrone and Lilly Clouter. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Hudson – On Feb. 26, about 20 students from the Hudson High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) government class traveled to Quinn Middle School to lead workshops for fifth- and sixth-graders that culminated with a mock election.

Grafton students tour the world, thanks to Google Expeditions

March 9th, 2016

Students explore Mexico via the Cardboard viewers.  (Photos/Bonnie Adams)

Grafton – Grafton High School students took a number of tours on March 1 to places as diverse as Buckingham Palace, the Galapagos Islands, Chichen Itza, Greece and Mexico. But it wasn’t that the school’s students were physically at all of these places. Rather, they took the tours from their classrooms as virtual experiences, thanks to a new initiative, Google Expeditions.

Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary announces 2016 scholarships

March 7th, 2016

Marlborough – The Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary awards several scholarships of $700 each annually to high school seniors going on to higher education or technical training in the health field. The scholarships are open to students who live in Berlin, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough or Southborough.

Funutation Tech Academy creates problem solvers

March 7th, 2016

A Funutation Tech Academy student at work solving a problem. 
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Westborough – “Can you teach kids to make video games?”

A mom asked me that 15 years ago and Funutation (Fun and Education) was founded,” said Ted Jordan, founder and STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) program manager with Funutation.

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