MARLBOROUGH – Two Marlborough High School students – Alexandre Banos and Eduardo Castro – have earned the Worcester County Superintendents’ Association Award.
Superintendent Mary Murphy made the announcement during the Feb. 28 School Committee meeting.
Banos is a member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of the Harvard Book Award. A musician and gamer, he is a volunteer at the Marlborough Community Food Pantry. He works during the summer at Re/Max and at Altitude Trampoline Park during the school year.
Banos has successfully completed five Advanced Placement courses and is recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Honor. He is currently enrolled in four additional AP courses during his senior year at Marlborough High School.
Banos is currently ranked number one in his class and has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 4.92.
“Alexandre is a true leader at Marlborough High School (MHS) and a dedicated member of our community,” said Murphy.
Banos plans to major in computer science, with dreams of developing a video game.
Castro has been a member of the National Honor Society, and he is the current president of the Robotics Club.
Castro has also received multiple faculty awards, including the mathematics faculty award, the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Book Award and the Rensselaer Medal for math and science.
Along with all his passions in school, Castro has also held multiple part-time jobs, and he has interned for the Department of Conservation. He is currently ranked number two in his class at Marlborough High School with a 4.87 cumulative GPA.
To date, Castro has successfully completed four AP courses and is recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar. Castro scored a 5 on all the AP exams he took during the 2021-2022 school year. As a senior, he is currently enrolled in four AP courses.
He is interested in pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.
“Eduardo is known for being an incredibly dedicated and inquisitive student in the classroom who has a passion for problem solving,” said Murphy.
Light poles installed in parking lot
Douglas Dias, director of Finance and Operations for Marlborough Public Schools, also presented the building updates during the meeting.
The Facilities Department recently completed a project that installed light poles in the Hildreth School’s lower parking lot. This will enhance the safety and usability of those parking spaces during winter months.
The department completed the work of replacing three rooftop HVAC units at Whitcomb Middle School. The replaced units were at end of life and service the school’s auditorium and library. Two additional rooftop units will be replaced when the kitchen redesign project, which is scheduled for this summer, is completed. Additionally, control management systems in the school’s boiler rooms have been upgraded.
The department has replaced 13 water fountains at Marlborough High School with automatic bottle fillers. They expect to completely replace the remaining water fountains at MHS by the end of the school year.