News round-up: From the halls of Algonquin

Northborough has two online news sources – The Daily Northborough and Northborough Patch – that each do a great job of covering all things Algonquin. Here’s a round-up of some of the stories coming out of the Reg.

Algonquin Wins $10,000 “Innovation Schools” Grant (The Daily Northborough)
The Patrick Administration announced Wednesday that it would be awarding $281,000 in grants to 29 potential “Innovation Schools” across Massachusetts. As one of those schools, Algonquin Regional High School will receive $10,000 for its proposed Innovation School called the Algonquin Personal Pathways in STEM Partnership (APPS). “STEM” stands for science, technology, enginerring and math, four areas that the school is trying to focus on. (read more)

Cooking at the High School for the Homeless (Northborough Patch)
Valentine’s Day, because you’ve been programmed to think this way, has long been about showing your love with flowers, candy and a card. That’s all well and good. But this Valentine’s Day, through a collaboration between Harvard Pilgrim, the Northborough Food Pantry and Algonquin Regional High School — and a little help from Northborough Patch — the day was about showing some love to the community. (read more)

ARHS’s Newspaper Wins Top Award (Northborough Patch)
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) awarded the Algonquin Sachem, the school newspaper, the highest honors in the state of Massachusetts. (read more)

[Ed note: Despite what the article says, The Sachem is actually Algonquin’s literary magazine, not its student newspaper. Still, great job on the award!]

Algonquin Students Register To Vote (The Daily Northborough)
In the middle of their lunch break, groups of Algonquin students who will turn 18 by election day took a few minutes to register to vote at a booth set up by Northborough Town Clerk Andy Dowd. (read more)

ARHS Launches New Athletic Hall Of Fame Website (The Daily Northborough)
The Algonquin Athletic Department announced the creation of a new Hall of Fame website today. According to Athletic Director Francis Whitten III, the website will contain a history of the Hall of Fame, a list of past inductees, induction programs and videos, criteria for eligibility, nomination forms, and ways to support the Hall of Fame. Also included will be links to the Algonquin athletic and Athletic Boosters websites. (read more)

ARHS Finalists Recite “Poetry Out Loud” (The Daily Northborough)
“You know what work is—if you’re old enough to read this you know what work is, although you may not do it.” So spoke sophomore Danielle Robbins, reciting Philip Levine’s poem, “What Work Is,” at the final round of Algonquin’s “Poetry Out Loud” competition, which she won on Thursday. (read more)

From The Daily Northborough, here’s video of Algonquin student Danielle Robbins reciting Philip Levine’s poem, “What Work Is” during Algonquin’s final round of the “Poetry Out Loud” competition. Robbins, who won the competition, earned a spot in the state semi-finals.

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