Schools Notebook: Select Board supports SOI for Elmwood

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Select Board supports SOI for Elmwood

The Select Board approved the Hopkinton Public Schools’ intention to submit a statement of interest (SOI) to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in a bid to be accepted into the MSBA’s reimbursement program for a new building to replace Elmwood School.

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The School Committee previously had supported the decision to submit an SOI for Elmwood for the seventh time. The most recent SOI was denied in January.

“We’ve done this every single year, and it’s a no-brainer,” Select Board chair Brendan Tedstone said at the board’s Feb. 25 meeting, adding. “I pray that we do get called in and get accepted to this, because we really do need this.”

HHS Drama Ensemble presents ‘Almost, Maine’

The Hopkinton High School Drama Ensemble will perform “Almost, Maine” from March 12-14 at the HHS auditorium. The first performance is Thursday, March 12, at 4 p.m. Then on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, there will be a 7 p.m. show each night.

Admittance is $10 ($8 for students and seniors).

Nemalikanti honored for app

Hopkinton High School sophomore Archita Nemalikanti took fourth place in the Fourth District Congressional App Challenge 2019. Nemalikanti designed a ride share app for HHS, focused on those students who stay after school to participate in clubs or academic activities.

“I have observed that many students lack prompt rides back home, and I solved this problem by designing a simple app that unites the school as a community,” she explained.

Keefe Tech students shine

Hopkinton’s Gabby Buentello and Aiden Shepard were among the Keefe Regional Technical School students who won a medal during the District 3 SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, which was hosted by the Framingham school on Feb. 26.

Buentello won a silver medal in the Cosmetology-Over 500 Hours category.

“Participating in SkillsUSA made me feel very professional, and I was proud to represent my school in front of all the other students in District 3,” Buentello said.

Shepard won a silver medal in the Sheet Metal category.

All gold and silver medalists move on to the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference from April 30-May 2 in Marlborough.

Locals honored at Worcester Academy

A number of Hopkinton students were honored for their academic performance during the first semester at Worcester Academy, an independent school for Grades 6-12 and postgraduates. Senior Michael Rabinovich and freshman Ally Gray earned first honors. Seniors Lily Bradway, Aidan Busconi, Adara Groman, Rohan Krishnan, Tingyu Liang, Deen Muttakin, Angela Scumaci and Carlin Stewart and juniors Lauren Gray, Yixin Huang and Emma Potas made the headmaster’s list.

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