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Schools Notebook: HHS team on ‘Quiz Show’ April 2; local collegians honored

by | Jan 25, 2022 | Education

Hopkinton High School will make its season debut on GBH’s “High School Quiz Show” on April 2 at 6 p.m., facing off against North Quincy.

HHS is one of 17 teams that qualified for Season 13 of the program, which airs on GBH Channel 2 as well as the broadcaster’s YouTube channel.

If Hopkinton wins, it would meet the winner of Weston and Mystic Valley on April 26 in the quarterfinals.

TEC summer internship registration open

Registration for The Education Cooperative’s Summer Internship and Career Exploration Program opened Jan. 19. Applications will be accepted through April, with internship placements distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The summer program placed nearly 100 students in career internships last summer, with both in-person and remote placements available.

Open to those who have completed at least two years of high school as of summer 2022, the program is ideal for students looking for an opportunity to explore a career while considering their post-secondary education options. Students are required to complete 60 hours of work, typically over four consecutive weeks during the summer.

More information and an online application can be found at The Education Cooperative’s Career Exploration page at tec-coop.org. A non-profit educational collaborative that serves area towns including Hopkinton, The Education Cooperative also will host virtual information sessions on Jan. 26, Feb. 15, March 10 and April 6, from 7-8 p.m. each day.

College honors: Locals join UMass iCons program

Hopkinton’s Jake Chirco and Luke Joseph were among the 73 undergraduates recently selected for the newest class of the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program at the University of Massachusetts. More than 175 first- and second-year students applied for one the of the iCons spots through a process open to roughly 5,500 undergraduate students in business, science, technology, engineering and math. The current iCons program, the 12th to participate, is the largest and most diverse in the program’s history. The iCons Program builds on students’ course of study by providing them with further skills needed to enter the modern workforce. Diverse teams of students collaborate, identify and study innovative solutions to real-world global problems. …

Lasell University student Abi Brown participated in the institution’s annual Career Readiness Symposium. Brown shared work from the fall semester on behalf of the 1851 Chronicle, Lasell’s student-run newspaper. Brown is the paper’s arts editor. The presentation incorporated the National Association of Colleges and Employers competencies of professionalism, leadership and career and self-development.

Brown also presented the latest edition of Polished, Lasell’s student-run fashion magazine. Brown is one of the magazine’s stylists. …

Kayla Murphy, Jessica Mellor, Dakota Bouret and Jonathan Goldberg graduated from the University of New Hampshire in December. …

Monica Risso was named to the dean’s list at Assumption University. …

At Stonehill College, Brendan Kelly, Brooklyn McDermott-Hyland and Lydia Rudden were named to the dean’s list. …

Ellis Spar was named to the dean’s list at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. …

At Southern New Hampshire University, Zachary Levy was named to the president’s list. …

Hannah Polk was named to the dean’s list at Plymouth State University. …

At Holy Cross, senior William Moore (environmental studies), senior Emily Taylor (psychology), sophomore Katharine Lagasse (English visual arts: studio) and freshman Ross Comcowich (undeclared) were named to the dean’s list. …

Rachel Zale was named to the dean’s list at Lehigh University. …

Katherine Morse, a criminal justice major at Saint Anselm College, was named to the dean’s list. …

At Roger Williams University, Linnea Dean, Rebeccah Johnson, Amelia Pickard and Tyler Zanini were named to the dean’s list. …

Quentin Barnes was named to the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University.

Editor’s note: Information for college honors is provided by the schools. Those interested in being included in this section should forward the official notification or request for the school to email it to editor@hopkintonindependent.com.

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