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Walpole celebrates graduates with special ceremony

On June 7, Walpole High School's 2020 seniors were treated to a special ceremony. Each senior arrived in a car, most decorated for the occasion with balloons, paint, and posters, and walked to the stage to receive their diploma. Afterwards, seniors in their cars drove as part of a parade through town with...

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Local seniors graduate amid pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Graduating seniors around the country have watched as traditional celebrations, graduations, and even their final days of school have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. But like everyone, they have grieved, persevered, and created new ways to celebrate amid the ongoing situation. It is...

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WHS baseball brings back Ice Bucket Challenge

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the most popular social media trends to date. 

Recently, Tara Pacella, mother of Walpole High School athletes Sophia and David Pacella, was diagnosed with ALS. In response, the Pacella family created tee-shirts to...

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Walpole’s Jeannetti hosts on-air radio show

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

What is your third instinct when you get in your car? You pull on your seatbelt, you turn the ignition, and then what? Many people switch on their radios. Some listen to the news, while others tune into one of their favorite music stations....

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MIAA sports back May 4

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The MIAA has pushed back the potential start of the 2020 spring athletic season to May 4, at the earliest, the organization announced on March 30. Originally scheduled to resume on April 27, the decision to push back the start of the season an...

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Scales reaches 1000-point milestone

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School girls varsity basketball team hosted Foxboro on Thursday evening for a little late-season non-conference matchup. The Warriors (17-2, 14-2) came to town with the Hockomock Davenport Division already secured, and will likely be the top seed in the Division II South playoffs. The Rebels...
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Scales propels Rebels over Wamps

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School girls varsity basketball team hosted Braintree on Friday night as the Rebels (11-5, 7-4) looked to end a two-game losing skid, as well as complete the season sweep of the Wamps (5-10, 4-8) following a 42-30 win at Braintree on January 7. A pair of...
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‘A good life’ for Walpole’s Harland Cook

By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Following each of the two world wars in which the United States helped save parts of humanity from the aggression of others, Americans felt a strong desire to make the world a better place, to create a brighter future. A generation of Americans who helped save the world now raised children whose...
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Rebel hockey out to prove

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole High School hockey put together a respectable 12-7-3 regular season record in 2018-2019, earning themselves the No. 8 seed in Division I South. Unfortunately, the Rebels fell to rival and No. 9 Wellesley (3-0) in the opening round of the tournament to conclude their season. In 2019-2020,...
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Bird Park lights holiday tree

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each December, traditional holiday carols can be heard everywhere, from school concerts to the radio to local celebrations. On Friday, December 6, the hum of carols could be heard in the middle of Walpole’s Bird Park. Despite the frigid weather and the snow-covered ground, visitors were bundled up...
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Westwood Scouts give flag-folding demo

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Recently, seven Boy Scouts from Scouts BSA, Troop 3 Westwood demonstrated flag folding to an audience at the George H. Morse House in Norwood. The Boy Scouts narrated the 13 steps to fold an American flag properly, each step having symbolic importance. Present for the demonstration besides Scoutmaster Darren Valentine were the families...
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Jarvis, Rebels dominate on Thanksgiving

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Senior captain and quarterback Will Jarvis capped off his high school football career with a dominant performance in Walpole High football’s Thanksgiving rivalry match with Weymouth on Thursday. Jarvis ran for a score, threw for another and snagged a pair of interceptions while on defense to lead the Rebels to...
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Santa signals start of holiday season

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first day of December is typically considered the first day of the Christmas season. Parents hand their kids Advent calendars. People rush to farms to get their Christmas trees and decorate them with lights and ornaments. Children begin to write their letters to Santa Claus. On the last...
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Aishwarya Velu takes Global Innovator Award

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Walpole High School senior Aishwarya Velu was awarded the prestigious Global Innovator Award for her activities in promoting STEM awareness and inspiration among elementary school kids in Walpole. Velu was one of the five high school seniors selected in US for the Global Innovator award. This award was presented at Society of Women...
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Resilient Rebels outlasted by Harbormen

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 31-19 victory against Milford in the Division III South quarterfinals, the No. 4 seed Walpole High football team traveled to Hingham on Friday night with a spot in the sectional title game on the line. In what has been a bit of an up-and-down season...
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Petrucci, Rebels advance to South semifinals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a tough 30-28 defeat to Needham in their regular season finale, the No. 4 seeded Walpole High School football team returned to the gridiron on Friday night for their quarterfinal round contest of the Division III South playoffs against No. 5 Milford. Behind big performances by...
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Porkers cruise by Wamps, remain unbeaten

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School varsity field hockey team took to Turco Field last Thursday looking to continue their unbeaten season against rival Braintree. Behind a four-point performance (three goals, one assist) by sophomore Jessica Tosone, the Porkers (13-0-1, 9-0-1) rolled to a 5-2 victory to remain unbeaten with...
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Walpole celebrates Jarvis Harvest

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff

On Saturday, October 4, visitors flocked to Jarvis Farm to celebrate the 5th annual Jarvis Harvest. No one could be blamed for staying at home with the constant drizzle of rain and cooler temperatures, but people couldn’t seem to stay away from the allure of the farm in the...

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Walpole runs 46th annual road race

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Most people like to spend Labor Day getting some much-needed TLC. Some spend the day having a final summer barbecue. Others flood the beaches to get that last beach day in before they’re closed for the season. In Walpole, however, hundreds of people were out early, some bedecked in running gear...
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Walpole grads look to the future

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Sunday afternoon, June 2, Walpole High School held its commencement ceremony for graduating seniors. In front of packed bleachers on the football field, the class both looked towards its future and reflected on its united past. Boston College-bound valedictorian Reshma Abraham delivered a poignant speech that began...
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