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LOCAL EDUCATION NEWS & EVENTS

Stay in the loop with local education news and events in Massachusetts & get to know about latest developments, educational initiatives, and upcoming events that impact your community. Our concise updates cover Massachusetts education news and highlight significant education events, keeping you connected to the evolving educational landscape in your locality.

Marlborough students care for their community

Marlborough - The week of April 30 through May 4 was "School Spirit Week" at Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St., in Marlborough. In light of the recent fire that ravaged the Lake Williams Condominiums on West Main Street and displaced five Whitcomb families, the theme for spirit week was "We Care." In addition to donations of clothing, dry goods (canned food, snacks), entertainment (cards, sports equipment), gift cards, household items (sheets, towels), suitcases and duffle bags, and toiletries, students had other opportunities to participate - in monetary contributions throughout the week. On Tuesday, for example, a $2 donation bought an entry to win one of 50 free passes to Roller Kingdom in Hudson, on Wednesday, students were encouraged to donate coins during lunch and on Thursday, a $1 donation bought the ability to wear a hat during the school day (something which is usually not permitted).

Kirkwood, Sabelli honored as Presidential Scholars at Merrimack College

Region - Griffin Kirkwood of Shrewsbury and Philip Sabelli of Northborough were recently honored at Merrimack College as Presidential Scholars in recognition of their...

Shrewsbury's Oak Middle School hosts Career Day

Shrewsbury - The guidance staff under the direction of counselors Kristen Minio, Sue DiLeo and Assistant Principal Anne Wentzell, of Oak Middle School (OMS),...

AVRTHS term two honor roll is announced

Region – Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School has released its honor roll for the second term of the 2011-12 school year. Local students achieving Highest Honors include: Hudson: Andre Colleoni-Pimenta, Hunter Drake, Madison LaCure, and Ashley Peck; Marlborough: Christopher Caissie, Skye Chalmers, Jennifer Fortin, Ryan Keane, and Alicia LeBlanc; Shrewsbury: Cheyenne McCassie, James Sauger Jr., and Carmen Wise; Southborough: Kimberley Berry; and Westborough: Kyle Ashworth, Brenna Boucher, and Shannon McCabe.

Alexander W. Paul elected to Phi Beta Kappa at St. Lawrence University

Southborough - Alexander W. Paul, of Southborough, has been elected to St. Lawrence University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society....

Algonquin students learn the realities of drinking and driving

Northborough/ Southborough - Three Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) juniors were looking forward to a summer hanging out with their friends and then senior year before heading off to college and a lifetime of adult responsibilities. But one bad decision – to drink and drive - has left one facing criminal charges, one paralyzed and another dead. Fortunately for the three students - Bobby Campbell, Brennan Burns and Taylor O'Connell - and their families and friends, the above is not a true story. Rather the three were part of a re-enactment in the ARHS parking lot today that showcased the ramifications of what might happen if an inexperienced young driver gets behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.

Ali, Roth earn dean's list status at Washington and Lee University

Shrewsbury/Southborough - The following Washington and Lee students have earned dean's list status for the recently ended winter 2012 term: Syed Ali, of Shrewsbury,...

Alexander W. Paul receives award at St. Lawrence's Moving-Up Day Ceremony

Southborough - Alexander W. Paul, of Southborough, was presented with the Franz Boas Award at Moving-Up Day ceremonies, held April 28 at St. Lawrence...

Shrewsbury student invited to attend U.S. Naval Academy program

Shrewsbury - The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) has invited a select group of approximately 2,250 young men and women from around the nation...

Local students graduate from Keene State College

Region - May 5, Keene State College's Commencement honored its biggest-ever graduating class. A total of 1,196 degrees were awarded to 1,107 students. This year's...

Danielle Tunak, of Shrewsbury, receives nurse's pin at Saint Anselm College

Shrewsbury - Danielle Tunak, of Shrewsbury, a senior nursing major at Saint Anselm College, received a Saint Anselm College nurse's pin at the 2012...

WHS student council lends a hand

Westborough – Students from Westborough High School's (WHS) student council take a break from helping out at the 10th Annual Westborough Spring Festival being...

Curtis Belmonte accepted into Princeton University

Shrewsbury – Curtis Belmonte, the son of Bob and Robin Belmonte, of Shrewsbury, and the grandson of Brad and Judy Nickerson, of Southborough, and...

Marlborough High School Jazz Ensemble earns gold

Marlborough - The Marlborough High School (MHS) Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Gary Piazza, earned gold at the Central District Massachusetts Jazz Ensemble...

Westborough's Hastings School holds Multi-Cultural Fair

Westborough – Drums were pounding in a transient drum circle led by Otha Day. Children were dressed in ethnic costumes. Parents were serving samples of exotic cuisine. It all happened at the Multi-Cultural Fair held recently at the Hastings Elementary School. This was a celebration of all the cultures that are represented by Hastings' families. There were current and former student performers singing and dancing. The school was divided into regions, and guests were issued passports to travel the world.

Villanova University names local students to dean's list

Region - Villanova University has released its dean's list for the fall 2011 semester. Local students named to the dean's list include, from Northborough, Katrina...

Southborough student creates mural for Finn School

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer   Southborough - Trottier Middle School Art teacher Martha Bachman received a call from Mary Finn Elementary School art teacher Joyce...

Ali, Roth earn honor roll status at Washington and Lee University

Shrewsbury/Southborough - The following Washington and Lee students have earned honor roll status for the recently ended winter 2012 term. Syed Ali, of Shrewsbury, a...

Marlborough resident Guillermo Vincentelli named Outstanding Vocational Student

Marlborough - Guillermo Vincentelli, a senior in the Precision Machining and Automated Manufacturing program at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, was recently named...

Northborough's Proctor School hosts “Officer Phil” Safety Program

Northborough- On April 30, Proctor Elementary School in Northborough hosted an "Officer Phil" Safety Program, an elementary school resource program for child safety and community awareness. The program was presented by police officer J.T. Taylor and accompanied by Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy. To the delight of the children, Taylor opened the show with a few magic tricks, then discussed the importance of making good safety choices.