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DSHS honors NHS inductees

By Katie Hennessey Hometown Weekly Intern Last Thursday, October 17, 66 Dover-Sherborn High School students were inducted into the Dover-Sherborn chapter of National Honor Society (NHS), marking one of the largest induction ceremonies in the school’s history. Students at Dover-Sherborn High School are invited to apply to NHS if they have a grade point average of 3.8...
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MHS National Merit Scholars announced

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In the fall of 2018 about 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). From 50,000 high scorers nationwide, National Merit Commended Students are selected. [caption id="attachment_35136" align="alignright" width="300"]Left to right:... 			
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Art students create ‘SPEAK!’ sculpture

[caption id="attachment_33603" align="alignright" width="225"](Right to left) Michelle Despres, Maya Vogt, Kayla Talcoff, Hanna Levy, Izzy Mersky, and Helena Zhang with their sculpture, 'SPEAK!' (Right to left) Michelle Despres, Maya Vogt, Kayla Talcoff, Hanna Levy, Izzy Mersky, and Helena Zhang with their sculpture, 'SPEAK!'[/caption] Needham High School Art 3...
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Commencement mixes celebration and mourning

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday evening, June 3, Needham High School held its 2019 commencement ceremony. But unlike many other ceremonies, this one was a unique mix of hopeful optimism, youthful hijinks and somber reflection of the classmates who couldn’t be there with them. There were plenty of fun moments. Amid the...
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Medfield class of 2019 graduates

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the last 13 years, students of Medfield High School’s class of 2019 have spent each school day together, working on everything from building blocks to solving algebraic equations. On the sunny afternoon of June 2, they came together to accomplish one final task: to walk across that...
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Class of 2019 graduates

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, a new graduating class meets together, donning dark blue robes, at Dover Sherborn High School, eager to receive their hard-earned diplomas. Their friends and families gather on the field, sitting patiently until their loved ones are handed their diplomas. It’s the last time these students, who...
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Youth & Family Services awards volunteers

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday night inside of Needham Town Hall, Needham Youth & Family Services held its Senior Awards Ceremony to honor its over 25 peer tutors and VIP mentors. The peer tutor program is the more academic-based of the two. It matches high school students with middle school and elementary...
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Hometown kids sing their hearts out

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent Medfield High School’s SoundWaves and four other high school a cappella groups, including Westwood’s Passing Notes and Needham’s Fermata Nowhere, amazed the audience at Medfield High School’s A Cappella Night on Friday, March 29, at the school’s Lowell Mason Auditorium. They were joined by the accomplished Medfield Jr. Jazz...
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A Cappella Night on tap

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The Medfield Music Association will present MHS A Cappella Night on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at MHS’s Lowell Mason Auditorium. This will mark Medfield High School’s second year hosting the event after last year’s wildly successful debut. It will feature the award-winning Northeastern University A cappella group The Nor’easters, along with a...
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Wellesley planning to recognize poet Plath

By Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu Hometown Weekly Correspondent Fifty-six years after Sylvia Plath's death on February 11, 1963, the town of Wellesley and its citizens have a number of initiatives underway to finally formally recognize the town's most famous resident. The Historical Commission, which erects plaques on homes built before 1919, is beginning a process of erecting virtual and actual...
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Wellesley ABC launches capital campaign

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Education is a gift that keeps on giving. Residents are invited to support forty-six years of success with Wellesley A Better Chance (ABC) and its capital campaign to purchase a permanent home for scholars in proximity to Wellesley High School. ABC believes that better educational opportunities lead to better lives and a...
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‘Chicago’ production to include art show

Dover Sherborn High School Drama will present the legendary show, “Chicago,” at Mudge Auditorium on March 14–16, with the largest high school cast in DSHS history. To bring “Chicago” to life, in addition to the 68 students in the cast, a total of over 100 students are helping with lighting, crew, sound, set design, painting,...
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DSHS to present ‘Chicago’

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Dover Sherborn High School Drama is bringing the legendary show, “Chicago,” to Mudge Auditorium on March 14–16, with the largest high school cast in DSHS history. To bring “Chicago” to life, in addition to the 68 students in the cast, a total of over 100 students are helping with lighting, crew, sound,...
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DSHS Drama to present ‘Chicago’

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Dover Sherborn High School Drama will present “Chicago” at the Mudge Auditorium from March 14 – 16, featuring its largest high school cast ever with 68 students. "Chicago" is a darkly satirical, razzle-dazzling musical set to the backdrop of prohibition-era Chicago. The show has its origins in real-life, high-profile crimes, criminals and trials...
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Time, talent, and treasure

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By Katie Hennessey Hometown Weekly Intern “Time, talent, and treasure.” Youth in Philanthropy (YIP), a program run through the Foundation for MetroWest, aims to teach adolescents of the many ways they can give back to their community - even if they may not be endowed with the “treasure” that is so often associated with philanthropy....
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Guiffre moves Lady-Raiders to 5-0

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole and Wellesley High girls basketball entered the 2018-2019 season with the goal of winning their respective Bay State Conference divisions (Walpole – Herget, Wellesley – Carey), and making a run in the state tournament. For Walpole, their potential this season relied heavily upon the two-headed double-double...
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Unbeaten Lady-Raiders outlast White, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole and Wellesley High girls basketball entered the 2018-2019 season with the goal of winning their respective Bay State Conference divisions (Walpole – Herget, Wellesley – Carey), and making a run in the state tournament. For Walpole, their potential this season relied heavily upon the two-headed double-double monster...
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Medfield a Crusader breeding ground

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In most New England towns, a player going on to play Division I college lacrosse is a major accomplishment - not only for the player, but also for the player’s high school program. In Medfield, playing lacrosse in college is becoming ever more popular by the year. With...
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Crowley, Wolverines push Rockets to overtime

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Westwood High School varsity field hockey teams met at DeFazio Field on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals. [caption id="attachment_29865" align="alignright" width="225"]Hannah Blomquist (pictured) makes a crossing pass towards the cage early in the first half.... 			
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Schmalz, Rockets outlast Wolverines in overtime

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham and Westwood High School varsity field hockey teams met at DeFazio Field on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals. [caption id="attachment_29747" align="alignright" width="225"]Senior forward Eileen Manning (9) corrals a pass and gets ready to fire a shot... 			
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