By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Westborough – This year, 36 teams of three players figuratively donned their thinking caps Nov. 2 at the DoubleTree by Hilton as they challenged themselves for the eighth annual Trivia Bee, the primary fundraiser of the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF). The real winners were Westborough students because WEF awarded $24,000 in grants in the 2015-2016 school year.
Judging the evening’s antics were Library Director Maureen Ambrosino, Police Chief Alan Gordon and former Superintendent Marianne O’Connor. Serving as master of ceremonies was Town Moderator John Arnold, who identified himself as a Westborough High School (WHS) class of 1975 alum.
WHS was well-represented with its Honor String Quartet and a cappella group Don’t Panic performing beforehand, and Redshift 4048 conducting robotics demonstrations during intermission.
Each receiving a trophy as trivia champs were Central One Federal Credit Union teammates Bekki Niemiec, Michelle Sheridan and Bryan Stockhaus. Awarded Best Costumes was the team of Beaumont at the Willows with Mary Coogan, Kay Devlin and Mary Tribe, also known as the “Smart Blondes.”
Deemed Most Spirited was the team sponsored by Westborough Youth Basketball with WHS freshmen Miles Henderson, Harrison Israel and Sabrina Sigel.
Matt Travis of Athletic Revolution led the kids’ trivia between rounds. Additional funds were raised with a silent auction and raffle, and the sale of pizza and desserts.
WEF provides funds for programs that aren’t covered by the school budget. For more information about WEF, visit westborougheducationfoundation.com.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.