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Northborough Woman’s Club awards scholarships

July 1st, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Woman’s Club offers two or more scholarships each year to students who are graduating from a local high school, are residents of Northborough, and plan to continue an education at an institution of higher learning or higher vocational training. This year’s awards were given to Anna Sarrasin and Michael Upton. Anna […]

Let the games begin!

July 1st, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Floral Street School students and faculty participate in the “Parade of Athletes” as part of the opening ceremony of the Floral Street School Olympic Games 2016. During years in which Olympic Summer Games are held, physical education teacher Amy Smith, along with teachers Ken Avery and Tracy DeBlois with the help of many […]

Sherwood School to hold summer reading program

June 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Summer R.E.C.E.S.S (reading everyday can ensure student success) Reading Program for grades K-4 will be offered at the Sherwood Middle School this summer. During this free class, teachers will read and discuss the required reading book with the children and work on a related craft.

Westborough student turns love of rap into pure poetry

June 29th, 2016

Westborough High School junior Kofi Dadzie (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Westborough – Kofi Dadzie, a junior at Westborough High School, is a poised, athletic and extremely talented young man. He has been chosen to participate on the Brave New Voices Slam Poetry Team from Massachusetts and will travel this summer to Washington, DC, to compete and perform in an international Poetry Slam Festival.

Westborough Education Foundation donates $25,000 to support schools

June 29th, 2016

Westborough Superintendent of Schools Amber Bock (fourth from left) receives a check from Turkey Trot committee members (l to r)  Heather Kane,  Maureen Johnson,  Maura Shunney, Marianne O’Connor and Sara Dullea. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) recently presented a check for $25,000 to Superintendent Amber Bock to support Westborough schools.

WCLT scholarships awarded to Westborough graduates

June 28th, 2016

Owen Smallcomb (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – This year the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) awarded two $1,000 scholarships and two honorable mentions to graduating Westborough High School seniors. Selections were made on the basis of essays submitted in WCLT’s annual Earth Day Essay Contest. Benjamin Anderson won a scholarship for his essay describing his experience growing up around Lake […]

Westborough High chess champion to offer free lessons

June 27th, 2016


Westborough – Andrew Liu, an 11th grade Westborough High School student who is also a six-time national champion, will be offering free weekly online chess lessons this summer for local students.

The Intro Beginner—Intermediate class starts July 5 and meets every Tuesday night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 16. (The only exception is the class will meet Monday, Aug. 8 instead of Tuesday, Aug. 9.)

Marlborough valedictorian urges classmates to enjoy ‘the little things’

June 26th, 2016

Jennie O’Leary, Valedictorian, MHS Class of 2016 (Photos/submitted)

Marlborough – “Live for the little things and we will have a life of joy,” Jennie O’Leary, valedictorian of the Marlborough High School graduating class of 2016, emphasized to classmates, family and friends at commencement exercises held June 12 at the John C. Colleary field house.

Nature’s classroom

June 24th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Shrewsbury – Kara Frankian, a first and second grade teacher at the Floral Street School, was recently named as the first recipient of the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society’s Champion of Environmental Literacy Award for her work in helping to utilize a nature trail behind the school into her students’ curriculum.

Marlborough Library Trustees announce scholarship winners

June 23rd, 2016

(l to r) Trustees Rustin Kyle, Bill Brewin, Janice Merk, Ray Johnson and Ray Hale.
Students pictured are Jennie O’Leary and Greta Johnson. Not pictured is Aman Sawhney. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The Trustees of the Marlborough Public Library presented their 2016 scholarship awards to three Marlborough students: Greta Johnson, Jennie O’Leary and Aman Sawhney. Rustin Kyle, board chair, congratulated each student on receiving a $500 scholarship. All applicants wrote an essay about a book that changed their life or perception of the world. “The […]

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