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Grant purchases biotech equipment for Westborough High

January 9th, 2015

Westborough High School students pose with boxes of new biotech equipment.


Westborough – A science teacher for 17 years, Jo-Anne Purdy is in her second year instructing biology and oceanography in 10th and 12th grades at Westborough High School (WHS). Also, she and Dr. Natalie Kuldell occasionally co-teach other high school teachers how to instruct synthetic biology labs in a class offered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Now, Purdy feels better equipped to educate her WHS science students.

Area students named to the fall 2014 high honor roll at Pomfret School

January 8th, 2015

Pomfret School

Region – Pomfret School has announced the names of students who achieved either honor roll or high honor roll status for the 2014 fall term. The following local students earned high honor roll status: John Sullivan of Southborough, a member of the Pomfret class of 2015, and Julie Sullivan of Southborough, a member of the [...]

Northborough student named to the Berry College dean’s list

January 8th, 2015


Northborough – Tommy McCloskey of Northborough has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Berry College in Georgia.

Hudson student makes high honors at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School

January 8th, 2015


Hudson – Lily Kaplan of Hudson, from the class of 2018 at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, has been named to the high honor roll for the 2014 fall trimester. Kaplan received high honors, which requires a grade point average of 3.6 or above for the marking period.

Marlborough student making a difference over winter break

January 8th, 2015


Marlborough – Emily Studer of Marlborough is spending winter break working to help others in Reading, Penn., through an Alvernia University Alternative Break program. Studer is an early childhood education major at the university. During the fall semester, Alvernia students participating in winter alternative break trips learned about the social justice issues they will likely [...]

Local students graduate, earn dean’s list honors at Tufts

January 8th, 2015


Region – More than 3,000 students graduated from Tufts University on May 18, including Sydney Cushing of Westborough, with a Bachelor of Arts, and Kristen Roberts of Marlborough, with a Bachelor of Science. Tufts University also recently announced the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Among these students are: Sydney Cushing, Alexander Knapp and [...]

Westborough student achieves dean’s list at Belmont University

January 8th, 2015


Westborough – Nina Small of Westborough qualified for the fall 2014 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Westborough student named to fall 2014 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team

January 8th, 2015

Westborough – Bates College student Zach Polich, senior captain of the men’s cross country team, has been named to the fall 2014 All-Sportsmanship Team by the New England Small College Athletic Conference. The NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team is comprised of one student athlete from each institution for each sport, and is selected by the players and [...]

Local student participates in fall 2014 study abroad program

January 8th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Bates student Kelan McCann of Shrewsbury spent the fall 2014 semester studying abroad in Italy as a participant in the Syracuse University program in Florence. McCann, a 2012 graduate of Shrewsbury High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. McCann of Shrewsbury. She is majoring in economics at Bates.

Shrewsbury resident graduates from Coastal Carolina University

January 8th, 2015

Coastal Carolina University

Shrewsbury – Paul Rezuke of Shrewsbury graduated with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration in Management from Coastal Carolina University during commencement exercises Dec. 13.

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