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Local students receive Central One scholarships

August 18th, 2014

Region – Central One Federal Credit Union awarded three students with academic scholarships for the upcoming school year. Many students from Shrewsbury High School, Westborough High School, and Algonquin Regional High School submitted their applications for the Central One Scholarship. The following students were awarded the scholarship based upon academic merit, school activities, community involvement, [...]

Marlborough business leaders teaching at Quinsigamond College satellite campus

August 13th, 2014

Marlborough – Several Marlborough business leaders and members of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) Board of Directors will be instructing courses this fall at the Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) satellite campus at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. Fall semester classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Mary Jo Nawrocki, former [...]

Westborough Historical Society presents scholarship

August 11th, 2014

Philomena Feighan (right), treasurer of the Westborough Historical Society, presents a check to the society's 2014 scholarship winner, Hannah Schur, a recent graduate of Westborough High School. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society (WHS) recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Westborough High School graduate Hannah Schur. Scholarship applicants are asked to write an essay about a personal memory that exemplifies Westborough. Schur wrote her winning essay about growing up near Westborough State Hospital.?The essay will become part of a new collection of [...]

Scholarships awarded to area Framingham State students

August 10th, 2014

Region – The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) recently announced its 2014-2015 scholarship winners. IAFSA, a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1874, offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans.? Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations and bequests. [...]

Westborough Rotary Club awards scholarships

August 10th, 2014

The 2014 Westborough High School scholarship recipients. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough recently welcomed its 2014 Westborough High School scholarship recipients to its weekly club meeting. Giving back to the community is a strong club tradition and providing high school scholarships has been an area of focus for many years. To date, more than $250,000 has been provided to Westborough [...]

Westborough student wins scholarship from South Street Diner

August 7th, 2014

Mark Sullivan, owner of the South Street Diner, congratulates Brian Pu Ruiz on winning the diner's annual scholarship. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Like many Westborough teens, Brian Pu Ruiz has enjoyed many delicious meals at the South Street Diner. With its varied menu and generous portions, it's the perfect place for a hungry young man to whet his appetite. He enjoys dining there so much that he decided to apply for an annual scholarship the diner grants to a graduating Westborough High School (WHS) senior each year. And much to his delight, his eloquent essay was chosen by the diner's owners, Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, as the 2014 winning entry.

Marlborough Lions Club present scholarships

August 7th, 2014

(l to r) Vanessa Rivera from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School; Lion Robert Page, Scholarship Committee chair; and Jayna Dixon from Marlborough High School.

Marlborough – The Marlborough Lions Club presents three scholarships each year to one senior at each of the three local high schools: Marlborough, Hudson, and Assabet Valley Regional Technical. This year's winners are Vanessa Rivera from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School; Jayna Dixon from Marlborough High School; and Jeanne DeBraga from Hudson High School.

Students learn the art of investigation at St. Bernadette School's summer program

July 31st, 2014

Using techniques learned from police, students investigate the art gallery "theft."

Northborough – Students in St. Bernadette School's summer academic program are enjoying unique classes such as “Sleuthing Art,” “Excellent Experiments,” and “STEM + Art = STEAM.” In “Sleuthing Art,” students created a gallery of beautiful paintings and drawings. Once the artwork was hung, a “theft” occurred and the children had to use forensic science to [...]

Local students achieve honor roll at Bancroft School

July 29th, 2014

Region – Bancroft School, a private Pre-K?12 school in Worcester, has announced the names of the students who achieved high honors (HH) or honors (H) for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. From Marlborough: Thomas Brossi, Grade 8, HH, and Nicole Brossi, 10, HH. From Northborough: Eli Zamore, 7, HH; Ryan Polhemus, 8, [...]

Cummings School announces 2014 Service Fund recipients

July 29th, 2014

North Grafton – Local non-profit programs addressing a variety of needs from community arts, STEM education and elementary through high school enrichment will get a boost in funding this year from the Cummings School Service Fund. The nine local organizations that received grants this year are: Apple Tree Arts, Grafton Lion's Club, Grafton Middle School; [...]

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