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Algonquin senior receives Art Guild award

June 14th, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Art Guild announced that the Al Howard Memorial Award was awarded to Meghan Clarke, a graduating senior at Algonquin Regional High School. Meghan will be attending Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., majoring in graphic design and minoring in psychology.

Corridor Nine partners with Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

June 14th, 2016

(l t r) Students Chris Boutwell and Lily Plummer with Deb Harper, design and visual lead teacher at Assabet, with a poster they created with photos from the photo shoot.

Marlborough – There so many positive things that are the result of a working partnership. Mentoring, support, growth, cooperation and more occur when the people involved truly believe in what they are dong and work together to achieve a common goal.

Grads celebrate ‘Wild, Wild Westborough’

June 10th, 2016

Sneakers does a “meet and greet”.

Westborough – After Westborough High School’s graduation ceremony June 4, the new grads celebrated with a special all-night party held at Teamworks in Northborough. The event, Project Graduation, is organized by parents and others who aim to provide a fun way for the students to celebrate without alcohol and chemicals.

Princesses help to raise $7,000 for Northborough Education Foundation

June 8th, 2016

Rapunzel meets the little princesses in attendance at the Northborough Education Foundation’s Mother/Daughter tea.

Northborough – Moms and grandmothers joined 104 little princesses for a sold-out tea party sponsored by the Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) May 7 at Algonquin Regional High School. The annual event is one of the biggest fundraisers for NEF and raised $7,000. Entertainment included performances by two dance teams from Diane Cournoyer Dance Center and […]

Zeh students compete in global DI tournament

June 8th, 2016

The "Northborough DI-Pression" team gets ready to compete at the Global Destination Imagination Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. in May. Pictured (from left):  Jonah Sagarin, Nathan Spadafora, Elliott Fang, Ashlyn Moore, Danielle Spadafora, Adrien Moulin, and Mason Drew

Northborough – A team of seven students from the Marion E. Zeh School represented Massachusetts and came in 11th place at the Global Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., at the end of May.

This has been an exciting journey for Adrien Moulin, Jonah Sagarin, Elliott Fang, Mason Drew, Ashlyn Moore, Nathan Spadafora and Danielle Spadafora.

“Destination Imagination is a worldwide group that begins in elementary school and continues into the high school,” explained team leader Shari Spadafora.

Educational evolution

June 8th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Westborough – As the world around us evolves at an ever faster pace, it’s important for schools to adapt to students’ needs to ensure they are adequately prepared to succeed in whatever field they choose. In Westborough the school district has been doing just that with its School Improvements Plans, which includes input from students on what they are interested in studying.

Math Team Wins at New England competition

June 8th, 2016

Wearing their newly won sweatshirts, the six members of the Advanced Math & Science Academy (AMSA) math team celebrate their recent first place finish at the New England competition in Canton.  From left: Mathew Vea (coach), Aditya Hoque, Pranav Nagalamadaka, Satwik Mekala, Rishi Advani, Praneet Mekala, Prakalya Chandrasekar and Dr. Michael Curry, AMSA principal. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – In some circles, they’re called “Mathletes.” These are students who prefer to compete at a desk in a classroom with two sharpened pencils rather than out on one of the sports fields. The Math Team from the Advanced Math & Science Academy (AMSA) of Marlborough recently won top honors in the small school division at the New England High School Math Teams Championship in Canton. Just a few weeks earlier, they had won the state championship at Shrewsbury High School. They vied against 16 other teams, which were the top squads in their respective regions. Members of the first place finishers were seniors Pranav Nagalamadaka, Satwik Mekala, and Prakalya Chandrasekar; junior Rishi Advani; sophomore Aditya Hoque; and freshman Praneet Mekala.

The Westborough Garden Club awards $1,000 scholarship

June 8th, 2016

Caroline Reynolds (second from right) receives her award from Westborough Garden Club members. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Garden Club Scholarship Committee recently awarded the winner of their $1,000 scholarship at their annual plant sale. This year’s recipient is Caroline Reynolds, a senior at Westborough High School (WHS).

Shrewsbury Woman’s Club presents scholarship

June 8th, 2016

(Top row, l to r) Shrewsbury Woman’s Club directors Ginny McNamara, Nancy Trotto and Irene Grenier; (bottom row, l to r) Joan Brenner, Shayne Brenner and Kurt Brenner. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club presented scholarships during their annual meeting and luncheon at Wachusett Country Club May 6. Shayne Brenner received $500 from the Mary Griffin Scholarship. Shayne will be attending Bridgewater State University of Massachusetts to study psychology.

Simon scholarships awarded to local students

June 7th, 2016

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Region – Laurana Nyman, a senior at Burncoat High School, Worcester is this year’s recipient of the “Anne Simon Scholarship” award for $1,000.00. This scholarship, in memory of the long time Shrewsbury resident, has been awarded for nine years to students from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) and Burncoat High to help further their education in the field of “arts.”

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