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Friday, July 19, 2019

“Algonquin Lip Dub” places at DECA

Northborough/Southborough - For Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) seniors Nic Zanghi, Giles Ober and Sam Huddart, the Algonquin "Lip Dub" YouTube sensation, which they created to promote school spirit and showcase the camaraderie of the student body at "The Gonk," has taken on a life of its own. The video, which featured 900-plus students lip syncing and performing the song "Good Time" by Carly Rae Jepson and Owl City, generated more than 23,000 hits before it was removed from YouTube due to a copyright infringement just 72 hours after it debuted.

ARHS parents push for later school start time

Northborough/Southborough - In a report on teen sleep needs, Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) parent Mary Hamaker sites that the combination of homework and extracurricular activities, coupled with a 7:20 a.m. school start time, collide with teens" sleep requirements and natural circadian rhythms. The consequences of too little sleep, she wrote, substantially interfere not only with academic performance, but raise a host of other health problems.

Tuo Shen graduates from RIT

Rochester, N.Y. - Tuo Shen, of Westborough, graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the...

Albright speaks at St. John's

Shrewsbury – For the last nine years, the Abdella Center for Ethics Lecture Series at St. John's High School has hosted a number of notable figures, including Nobel Laureate and political activist Elie Wiesel, humanitarian and the founder of "Partners in Health, Dr. Paul Farmer, and Harvard professor Michael Sandel. On Jan. 23 the school welcomed this year's honored guest, Dr. Madeleine Albright, the former U.S. secretary of state and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Coincidentally, it was also the 16th anniversary of her official swearing-in as secretary of state under President Bill Clinton.

Local Students inducted into Honor Society at Saint Anselm College

Region – The following Saint Anselm College students were inducted for the first time into the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in...
(l to r) Scholarship recipients Katherine Hansen, Bridget Brady, Andrew Gao, Paige Morse, Alex Chen, Clarissa Wong, Jacob Demarco and Molly O’Brien

Southborough students awarded scholarships

Southborough - On May 24, the town of Southborough held its annual Scholarship Award Ceremony at the Community House. This year the town awarded scholarships...

Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union kicks off donation drive for Shrewsbury Public Schools

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Schools’ Colonial Fund has been established, according to its website, “to fund high impact innovations within our schools that would not otherwise be feasible” due to budgetary reasons. As such, the fund, which is overseen by Michelle Biscotti and Kathleen Keohane, coordinators of development and volunteer activities, is seeking donations from local residents and businesses.

United Way of Tri-County Tools for School backpack drive under way

Region – Close to 700 families with school-age children in the Metrowest/I-495 area will receive backpacks filled with school supplies through the United Way of Tri-County’s Tools for School program. For 22 years, the United Way of Tri-County has been bringing together local businesses, faith organizations, and individuals to hold supply drives and sponsor children with a backpack and school supplies for their first day back to school.

Hudson’s Haunted Physics Lab a spooky success

Hudson - Hudson High School hosted its annual Haunted Physics Lab Oct. 28 in one of the school’s classrooms.

Hastings celebrates Cultural Fair with music, dance and exhibits

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Hundreds of students and their families from the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School attended the school’s Cultural Fair...