I wasn’t able to attend the Regional School Committee meeting last night, but the Metrowest Daily News reports the audience broke out into applause when the committee voted to name parts of the high school after three notable Algonquin figures.
The performing arts wing will be named after music director Dennis Wrenn who died while leading a school trip to Greece in 2009. The varsity baseball field will be named after Northborough fixture and MLB great Mark Fydrich who died in an accident at his home in 2009. And a language resource room will be named after Spanish teacher Jean Arathuzik who passed away of cancer also in 2009.
It’s been a long haul for Wrenn supporters, many of whom have been lobbying to name a part of the school after the much-loved teacher since his death.
“It’s fitting, and I’m happy with the result,” parent Ken Cole told the Metrowest Daily News. Cole and other parents attended the meeting in support of Wrenn’s nomination.
Despite the public support for all three nominees, two committee members abstained from the vote citing concerns about the process.