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Students seek senior ‘virtual pen-pals’

Wellesley High School junior Nate Poresky and a group of friends are looking to connect with local seniors as virtual pen-pals to reduce isolation and boredom. Individuals who would like to be matched to correspond with a local student and share their words of wisdom are asked to email an introduction to Nate...

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Wellesley ABC finds a home

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Wellesley A Better Chance (Wellesley ABC), the local chapter of a national program that offers young people of color access to top schools, has launched a campaign to purchase a permanent home. For 48 years, their program has helped educate nearly 100 women of color at Wellesley High School, all of whom...
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Evolution kids show off their projects

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday night, Wellesley high juniors and seniors that are part of the Evolutions program set up shop in the high school cafeteria to show off their Midstone projects, which they have been working on for half the year. Essentially, Evolutions is a one-year program that allows Wellesley juniors and...
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NRC seeks Hunnewell lighting consensus

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is exploring the feasibility of adding lights to the Hunnewell Track and Field, located across the street from Wellesley High School; and improving existing lighting at the multi-purpose field, tennis courts, and Reidy Field to reduce energy consumption and light pollution. The Playing Fields Task Force (PFTF) Lighting Subcommittee presented...
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Violence mars Thanksgiving Day classic

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By Maddie Gerber Hometown Weekly Intern The Needham-Wellesley football rivalry is notorious for being the oldest in the country, and a much-anticipated tradition for both communities. However, the 132nd game ended with both teams throwing fists rather than throwing passes in a massive, bench-clearing brawl. As a result, the referees called the game...
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WHS gives spirited ‘Hunchback’ performance

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Two weeks ago, Wellesley High School’s Performing Arts Department presented its fall musical production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Members of the cast, orchestra, and crew came together to create a magical theater-going experience. With creative lighting and impressive sets that evoked 1482 Paris, the leads delivered standout performances that were supported by...
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Wellesley girls capture DII swim title

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley High School girls captured the program’s first-ever Division II swimming and diving championship on Sunday afternoon at MIT. Led by freshman sensation and individual state champ Naomi Boegholm in both the 200 individual medley (2:10.92) and 200 freestyle relay (1:39.63), the Raiders dominated the day following...
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Wellesley football rolls in rebound win

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A bye following a loss is never fun. After dwelling on their heartbreaking 14-13 defeat to rival Natick on October 4 for the last two weeks, the Wellesley High School football team returned to the gridiron on Saturday at Darcey Memorial Field against Brookline, motivated to respond accordingly...
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Wellesley’s Oppenheim swims to gold

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor This summer, Wellesley native and 14-year-old Ariel Oppenheim participated in 2019 Pan American Maccabi Games that were held in Mexico City, as well as the JCC Maccabi Games in Detroit, Michigan, where she represented Boston. Oppenheim was one of about 3700 athletes competing from all around the world, representing...
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Fletcher, Wellesley football ready for battle

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 5-2 regular season earned Wellesley High football the No. 4 seed in Division II South last fall. After a tough 35-0 loss to Braintree in the quarterfinals, followed by a Thanksgiving defeat to arch rival Needham, it’s safe to say the Raiders are ready to get...
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WTP presenting ‘Bright Star’

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Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) is set to present "Bright Star" on August 15-16 at 7 p.m., and August 17 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at the The Katherine L. Babson Auditorium at Wellesley High School, located at 50 Rice St, Wellesley. Tickets are priced $15 for adults and $10 for...
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New era, same expectations for Wellesley soccer

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a tough 1-0 defeat to Ludlow in the state finals, the Wellesley High School soccer team returns to the pitch this fall looking to replicate their historic 2018 season that included a Division I South and Eastern Massachusetts title. With head coach Tim Mason stepping down, the...
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Driver, Raider baseball gear up for postseason

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Few baseball programs in the state of Massachusetts have been able to put together the type of consistency that Wellesley has in the last decade-plus, qualifying for the state tournament for 13 consecutive years. In 2019, the Raiders played an absolutely loaded schedule that featured wins over Xaverian,...
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Town Band to celebrate American Composers

On Sunday, April 28, the Wellesley Town Band will pay tribute to some of America's well-known and most loved composers. Featured in the program are composers of the 19th and 20th centuries who have contributed to the musical fabric of American life with their marches, jazz, patriotic, Broadway and film music. Under the direction of Wellesley...
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Needham hosts BSC Invite

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Almost 700 people showed up to Needham’s DeFazio Park for the 2019 Bay State Conference Invite on Wednesday morning, and while it is still early in the track season, the coaches from Needham, Wellesley and Walpole High School all hoped their athletes would show something in their...
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Weycker cementing legacy for Wellesley baseball

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wellesley High School has had some solid players come out of their baseball program over the years. Over the last two seasons, Wellesley has been a powerhouse in the Bay State Conference, winning the South Sectional and Eastern Mass titles in 2017, followed by a return to the South finals...
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Ten WPS staffers honored

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The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF), Wellesley College and the Wellesley School Committee honored 10 staff members who contributed 25 years of their professional career to the Wellesley Public Schools at the Chair Ceremony, held on March 14 at the Wellesley College Alumni Hall. “These dedicated members of our team have collectively touched the...
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Wellesley STEM Expo dazzles

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Education Foundation’s (WEF) STEM Expo 2019, which took place on April 6 at Wellesley High School, was the 4th iteration of what organizers have called "a labor of love.” The Expo was a collaboration between committed volunteers, community members, corporate sponsors, Wellesley public/private schools’ teachers and staff, exhibitors and attendees....
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Wellesley Creates success

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy One of the many ways the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) inspires the love of learning is by encouraging multiple levels of student-driven leadership. On Saturday, March 16, Wellesley Creates, run by Wellesley High School Computer Science students, brought together a mix of 80 middle and high school aged students -...
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Moving Company readies ‘Footnotes’

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Dance, by its nature, is an art form and a form of recreation. It's other things as well, of course: at its most basic, it offers storytelling. At its best, it offers expressions of emotion synchronized with rhythm, as well as symbolic gestures that conjure spirituality in an invitation to marvel at...
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