Residents earn honors: JAG Coin, Leadership award, and Black Belt Champ

by beth on February 18, 2016

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Right: Southborough teens Mark Dyer and Victoria Lapidas earned very different honors. (images cropped from contributed photos)

It’s time share more news on Southborough residents accomplishments and honors.

Documentary producer presented Coin by Selectman

This week, Southborough Selctman Dan Kolenda thanked Terry Newman for her work producing a documentary on Southborough veterans.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, Kolenda presented her Newman with a coin from the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He explained:

In the Army, when someone does something really special, military or civilian, we give them a coin.

Kolenda referred to a recent screening of Newman’s Life Lessons documentary at the Senior Center. Another screening will take place at the Southborough Library on March 3rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. (You can also watch it through Southborough Access Media’s You Tube channel.)

Teen earns Eagle Scout rank and Emerging Conservation Leader Award

Eagle Scout Mark Dyer with Scoutmaster Michael Garand, Troop 92 (contributed photo)Mark Dyer of Southborough just earned his Eagle Scout rank. But before that happened, he already received a Emerging Conservation Leader Award from the Appalachian Mountain Club.

The Scout earned both through a project creating a new section of the Bay Circuit Trail:

This required managing the Troop of 30+ scouts who provided over 100 hours in building this trail from scratch, approximately one mile in length connecting the Southborough and Framingham section.

You can read more in the AMC press release.

Southborough teen named Black Belt Grand ChampionThe Karate School

Victoria Lapidas (far right) with other competing students from The Karate School (Photo contributed)

Six students of The Karate School, Inc. in Marlborough, MA competed at The 22nd Alliance Tournament in martial arts . . . in Londonderry, NH on Sunday, November 15th, 2015. . .

Black Belt Victoria Lapidas placed in all five events to earn Tournament Black Belt Grand Champion title and a sword set. She earned the Grand Champion title for under black belt in May 2015. Victoria is a resident of Southborough.

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