Wenzel: Assabet senior wins award, Lions Club welcomes new members

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OMAVUAYE “JUDE” IGHOVOYIVWI, a senior at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, was named as a winner of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Senior Scholars Award. 

A resident of Marlborough, Jude has excelled in the Business Technology program where he is the top student. 

He is currently ranked number two in his class of 280 students and is the president of Assabet’s Student Council and National Honor Society as well as a member of the Speech and Debate Club, Varsity Math Team, Principal’s Leadership Team and the student ambassador to the district school committee. 

Jude has actively participated in both Business Professionals of America and Skills USA, wherein he earned first place in the Skills USA Extemporaneous Speech, first place in Microsoft Office Specialist and top honors in writing and presentation management. 

As a participant in Assabet Valley’s Cooperative Employment Program, he has been employed by Main Street Bank for more than a year. 

Through extracurricular activities, Jude has acted as a student tour guide for multiple school functions, worked as a freshmen orientation leader and volunteered for Aztec Wishes.

Omavuaye “Jude” Ighovoyivwi, a senior at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, was named as a winner of the M.A.S.S. Senior Scholars Award. In the photo, from left are Ernest F. Houle, Jude and Assabet’s School Committee Vice Chairman Peggy Ayres of Marlborough.

He has organized food drives, school campus clean ups and more.

The M.A.S.S. award was announced by Ernest F. Houle, superintendent-director of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, who also announced Maxwell Sivert of Clinton as a winner.

Those on hand for the announcement included Assabet School Committee Chairman Virginia Simms George of Northborough and School Committee Vice Chairman Peggy Ayres of Marlborough.

The son of Lucky Peter Ighovoyivwi of Marlborough, Jude is a recipient of multiple school awards for his academic and technical program achievement and plans to continue his education studying science at either Amherst College, Tufts University or Harvard University.

THE MARLBOROUGH LIONS CLUB recently welcomed three new members: Steven Levy, Trish Pope and Cathy Burke Usinas. 

Stephen Langley, 1st Vice District Governor and Wrentham Lion, returned to his former hometown of Marlborough to conduct the Installation. Marlborough King Lion Randy Scott presided over the special occasion at the Bolton Street Tavern, where the Lions meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month. 

The Marlborough Lions Club recently welcomed three new members. In the photo are, from left, Marlborough King Lion Randy Scott, new members Steven Levy, Cathy Burke Usinas and Trish Pope as well as Stephen Langley, 1st Vice District Governor.

The Marlborough Club is happy to have three new members to help them in their mission, “We Serve.”

IT’S OFFICIAL. The winners of the City of Marlborough’s “2021 Holiday Lights Contest” were: First Place – 122 Linda Circle and Second Place – 41 Ridge Road. Congratulations to the winners and to all who were nominated. 

WHO LOVES SLEDDING??? A great way to spend a snowy day is to head over to Jericho Hill for some sledding fun. 

Jericho Hill in Marlborough was formerly a small ski area that operated for more than 50 years. Today it’s a giant sledding hill. 

The Jericho Hill Recreation Area is located at 496 Brigham St.

ROTARIAN LYNN FAUST thanked the Marlborough Rotary Club for the $1,000 donation to Marlborough High School and MCDC whereby about 50 MHS kids could choose gifts of toiletries or gift cards to Walmart or Target to give to their families as holiday gifts. Rotarian Heather Johnston thanked the club for its donation to Kits for Kids.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Jan. 2 – Diane Travers

Jan. 3 – Jackie Smith and Elizabeth Young

Jan. 9 – Caitlin LeDuc

Jan. 11 – G. Robert Stetson Sr. – 101 years

Jan. 21 – Jean Zucker 

Jan. 22 – Mark Oram, Mark Gibbs and Nathaniel Greenwood

Jan. 26 – Betty Peltekis and Diane Taralli 

Jan. 29 – Paula Blomquist and Cheri Wenzel

Jan. 30 – Arthur Bergeron and Ron Guest

Jan. 31 – Spiro and Xanthi Perdikomatis (twins)

Feb. 1 – Sem Aykanian

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Feb. 3 – Dori and Brian Feeney

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