Roundup of Algonquin news: Gymnasts for One Fund, champion poet, student business leaders, musician honor society, and travel scholarships

Yesterday, I wrote that it’s much easier to find news on Assabet than on Algonquin Regional High School. That same day, student reporters and editors at ARHS proved me wrong.

The high school newspaper, The Algonquin Harbinger, posted a slew of new stories yesterday. Here are some of their news highlights from this month. . .

Gymnastics Community Honors Heroes, Remembers – by Mairathe Casey:
Gymnasts and volunteers united forces to raise over $45,000 for the Boston One Fund and dedicated their time to honor those impacted by the Boston Marathon Bombings at the Boston Strong Classic at Algonquin on January 3-5. (read more)

Poetry Out Loud Finals – by Chris Cotillo:
Approximately 400 ARHS students participated in classroom Poetry Out Loud competitions, with 35 performers moving on to the semi-finals. . .

Danielle Robbins won the competition for the second time in her high school career, adding to her first place finish in 2012. (read more)

DECA students rock districts, head to states – by Bridget Kiley:
DECA students proved themselves this year at the annual district conference sending 72 out of 107 students from Algonquin on to the State Conference in March. . .

[DECA] prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA provides co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. (read more)

Tri-M this honor society on for size – by Chris Cotillo:
Established as an honor society opportunity for music students in junior high and high school, Tri-M offers a prestigious title for serious students wishing to further pursue music through their academic career.

“The students discover ways that they can become the movers and shakers of life both in school and in their community,” said Tri-M advisor, music teacher Katharine Waters. (read more)

World language foreign travel scholarships awarded – by Brooks Bellefeuille:
Three students from the junior and senior classes are the recipients of travel scholarships from a program that began five years ago in memory of foreign language teacher Jeanne Arathuzik. . .

Two students, senior Olivia Giordiono and junior Emily Lowe, will be traveling to Spain and Italy on a ten-day excursion during April break. Senior Thea Hickey will be spending approximately ten days as a foreign exchange student in France and then will be travelling on to Paris. (read more)

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