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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 […]

Immaculate Conception School takes the reading challenge

June 23rd, 2016

Students reading as part of the 40 Book Challenge (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – This past year, grades 3 – 8 at the Immaculate Conception School in Marlborough participated in the 40 Book Challenge with amazing results. Both Grades 6 and 7 reached 150 percent of their expected academic growth, per the standardized testing results. Grade 8 surpassed that incredible benchmark by reaching 200 percent of their […]

Local students participate in Business Professionals national conference

June 23rd, 2016

Attending the 2016 National Conference for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Boston were former Marlborough advisors (l to r) Donald Landers, Mary Egan, Joan Ledoux and Judy Ludgate. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Several Marlborough students were among the 6,000 attending the National Conference of Business Professionals of America (BPA) held May 5-9 in Boston. They participated in the opening ceremony at the Hynes Auditorium, competitive events, a concert and fireworks at Fenway Park, and the award ceremony. Accompanying the group were Marlborough High School Chapter Advisor Jayne Haley and Sharon Mattingly.

Marlborough High School scholarship celebrates 10th anniversary

June 23rd, 2016

Self-portrait by Eric Siwko Jr.

Marlborough – There is heartfelt meaning behind the Eric I. Siwko Jr. Scholarship, given in his memory by his parents, Jane and Eric Siwko Sr., to graduating students from Marlborough High School (MHS). This scholarship is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary. At the MHS graduation, there will be three awards — two for $1,000 and one for $500 — to graduates “who plan on continuing [their] education in the field of art or drama.”

Westborough Democrats award scholarship in memory of Paul Salvadore

June 16th, 2016

Dan Moon, Betty Salvadore and Kate Donaghue (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Democratic Town Committee awarded their annual scholarship in memory of Paul Salvadore at their May meeting. Salvadore, a longtime member of the Democratic Committee, passed away in October of 2015. He was a life member of the committee and had served as its chair. The recipient of the scholarship is Dan […]

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