Both King Philip Regional High School and King Philip Middle School have released honors rolls for term 2 of this academic year.
Both King Philip Regional High School and King Philip Middle School have released honors rolls for term 2 of this academic year.
The Norfolk and Wrentham Lions Clubs are sponsoring an April Fools Plunge at Sweatt Beach in Wrentham (Woolford Road), on Saturday April 1, at 11a.m. Registration is at 10 a.m. The fundraiser will benefit Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund (MLERF). MLERF’s mission is to fund grants for Massachusetts institutions performing research related to the prevention and cure of eye-related diseases.
The plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Pearl was first raised as an idea by the Norfolk Lions to aid MLERF and expanded to the Wrentham Lions Club to extend the reach of fundraising efforts. Each “Plunger” will attempt to attract “Sponsors” to donate money to try to warm their hearts before the freezing waters chill their bones. The Lions will welcome any and all to be a “Plunger” and encourage the public to come to the event and raise everyone’s temperature. Forms are located at the Wrentham Cooperative Bank at 102 South Street, Wrentham. Hot Cocoa and soup will be available to all, especially for the poor souls jumping into Lake Pearl.
Lions Clubs International, the largest volunteer organization in the world – with over 1.4 million members in 46,000 clubs, is celebrating its Centennial. Lions are “Knights of the Blind” and support thousands of different local initiatives each year. Our motto is “We Serve” MLERF has helped to establish three major research centers in Boston: the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center, and the Lions Laboratory for Genetic Research at Schepens Eye Research Institute.
MLERF awards nearly $1 million in grants annually, funded completely by donations to our giving campaigns. Since 1951 we have provided grants totaling over $32 million. Questions or comments, please contact Steve Langley at 508-404-8682 or at email@example.com.
Here are the students from Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham named to Bishop Feehan High School’s 2nd Quarter Honor Roll 2017.
First Honors, Matthew D'Ambrosia
First Honors, Maeve Dyer
First Honors, Lauren Jussaume
First Honors, Kyley St. Hill
Second Honors, Lucy Armour
Second Honors, Hannah Bruno
Second Honors, Caroline Costa
Second Honors, Timothy D'Ambrosia
Second Honors, Sarah Magro
Second Honors, Hannah Scibilia
Second Honors, Isabella Sheeran
Second Honors, Caroline Wilkins
Third Honors, Kyle Browne
Third Honors, Hannah Kelleher
Third Honors, Brooke Mann
Third Honors, Audrey O'Keefe
First Honors, Justin Clark
First Honors, Katherine Fournier
First Honors, James Gamboli
First Honors, Spencer Hopkins
First Honors, Lindsey Simmons
Second Honors, Nicole Belanger
Second Honors, Nicole Brown
Second Honors, Gabrielle Comeau
Second Honors, Alexis Gaulin
Second Honors, Craig Herson
Second Honors, Abigail MacLeod
Second Honors, Ashley Osborne
Second Honors, Alexander Pearl
Second Honors, Sarah Sirois
Second Honors, Brian Wassersug
Second Honors, Matthew Wassersug
Third Honors, Andrew Brown
Third Honors, Jamie Brown
Third Honors, Bryce Conner
First Honors, Madeline Bragaw
First Honors, Caitlyn Calicchia
First Honors, Christina DePietro
First Honors, Shannon Kannally
First Honors, Brenna Kennedy
First Honors, MaryKate McDonough
First Honors, Emily Miccile
First Honors, Evelyn Moore
First Honors, Nicole O'Brien
First Honors, Katherine O'Malley
First Honors, Garrett Poirier
First Honors, James Sanislow
First Honors, William Sanislow
First Honors, Taylor Spears
First Honors, Theresa Sullivan
First Honors, Sarah Wiik
Second Honors, Ashleigh Bowen
Second Honors, Brian Crowley
Second Honors, Margaret Ellis
Second Honors, Hannah Favreau
Second Honors, Rory Geraghty
Second Honors, Caroline Glebus
Second Honors, Samantha Goslin
Second Honors, Ryan Hanewich
Second Honors, Bridget Jesser
Second Honors, Riley Lucas
Second Honors, Cara Martin
Second Honors, Kate McCarthy
Second Honors, Brandon Moskal
Second Honors, Iris Neubecker
Second Honors, Catherine Romsey
Second Honors, Elizabeth Romsey
Second Honors, Elizabeth Scarsciotti
Second Honors, Chadwick Spears
Second Honors, Shane Sullivan
Second Honors, Mary Summers
Second Honors, Grace Traboulssi
Second Honors, Olivia Traboulssi
Third Honors, Timothy Bragaw
Third Honors, Jackson Campbell
Third Honors, Drew Corcoran
Third Honors, Mikayla Cotter
Third Honors, Gregory Cran
Third Honors, Michael Cran
Third Honors, Elena Giusti
Third Honors, Marissa Hanson
Third Honors, Christopher Hickey
Third Honors, Michael Hickey
Third Honors, Kevin Matthews
Third Honors, Benjamin Norris
Third Honors, John Veno
Third Honors, Henry Wunderlich
The King Philip High School Latin club is holding a pancake breakfast on March 18th to help raise funds for a trip to Italy over April vacation. The fundraiser will take place at the Delaney School, 120 Taunton St., from 8 to 10:30 a.m. TPancakes, juice, coffee and muffins are on the menu and there will be readings of books by Dr. Seuss for children in attendance as well as coloring activities. The event is being sponsored by The Wrentham Holly Club.
This award-winning, worldwide smash hit musical is a fun and family friendly musical, adapted from the original Disney film. It brings to life the timeless story of a selfish and hot tempered prince who is turned into a hideous monster and must win the affection of a beautiful, young girl in order to regain his humanity. The musical includes the classic scores of “Be Our Guest”, “Human Again”, the title song “Beauty and the Beast” and many more. The high-spirited musical offers humor, romance, and excitement for all ages. Beauty and the Beast, Jr. features the animated film's Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice.
KPMS cast includes: Emily Poggi (Belle), Jack Tobichuk (Beast), Peter Tuohy (Maurice), Cam Desmond (Gaston), Annie Jean-Claude (Lefou), Emma Brooks (Lumiere), Declan Derfler-Murphy (Cogsworth), Camryn Buckley (Mrs. Potts), Haley Medeiros (Madame), Matthew Gough (Chip), Jaclyn Anderson (Babette) and Matthew Kane (The Prince). The Silly Girls: Sumayah Mohamed, Taoran Ye, Sofia Delvecchio, and Gianna DeLorenzo. Ali Beltramini (Enchantress), Jacob Sousa (Bookseller), Flynn Duffy (Baker), and Lorenzo Mercado (d’Arque). Featured Dancers:Ali Beltramini, Tori Claypoole, Annie D’Ambrosia, Elsa Fouracre, Molly Gately, Brianna Murphy, Riley Abrams, Katarina Schneider, Marin Cormier, and Veronica Redlitz. Narrators feature Julianne Butts, Julia Lefebvre, Shayna Mango, Caroline Pasquantonio.
The Ensemble includes: The Villagers: Ben Abdou, Taylor Adams, Chloe Beaulieu, Emily Cochran, Peter Dadasis, Wilder Dalton, J.B. Fornash, Rebekkah Gable, Julianna Hoitt, Samir Ihjul, Paige Kannally, Caroline Kizik, Landon Knaus, Lily Luskin, Alex Lydon, Brooke Lynch, Abby Meader, Frank Merritt, Mikayla Murphy, Garrett Newhall, Sofia Riedel, Laura Schollmeyer, and Jade Van Vaerenewyck. Servants: Caroline Aaron, Tori Claypoole, Hannah Crocker, Madeline Crowley, Annie D’Ambrosia, Elsa Fouracre, Molly Gateley, Courtney Imbaro, Noelle Kennedy, Hayden Kozola, Marissa Lamperti, Jennifer Montville, Emma Murphy, Ally McNamara, Sydney O’Shea, Evie Sanford, Emma Sheehan, Hannah Shestack, Mia Valencia and Karly Willson. The Mobsters: Madison Blood, Maiya Cloutier, A’Neysa Cleveland, Kaylee Donnelly, Katherine Grabner, Makayla Hickey, Sarah James, Shannon Kearns, Mia Morganelli, Cassidy Muldowney, Molly O’Brien, Lauren Nee, Molly Pillar, and Sydney Pochay. The Enchanted Statues: Mia Morganelli and Shannon Kearns.
Middle School Tech Crew includes: Meghan Breen, Camryn Cooper-Noyes, Holly Clement, Christian Dadasis, Jalal Elbatal, Paige Dhillon, Jessica Haehnel, Eric Howells, Kylie Lindo, Molly Lindo, Tyler Mattson, Nicholas Mullen, Evan McGuire, Ezra Park, Graham Randall, Sierra Raegan, Zach Sorel, Sam Tobar-Fawley, Sam Woodward, and Annika Yanoshak.
Mentoring the middle school cast and tech members are high school students Josie Talerman, Sophia Maglio, Piper LaPointe, Michael Sweetman, Philip Kaelbling, Chris Currier, Abbey Citarell and Sarah Seaburg. The KPMS Drama Club first took to the middle school stage in 2005 with two teachers coordinating the efforts of twenty-four student actors, a technical crew of four, and one piano player. Since 2010 the KP drama club has undergone a transformation with a production team lead by Jamie Osborne (ELA Instructor/Director & Advisor), Ryan DeWolfe (Music & Choral Instructor/Music Director), Sean Jones (8th grade History Instructor/Assistant Director & Technical Coordinator), and Lauren Duffy (8th grade ELA Instructor/Choreographer).
Beauty and the Beast comes to life on the King Philip Middle School stage, 18 King Street, Norfolk, on March 24th, 25th, and 26th. Show times are 7pm/Friday; 2pm and 7pm/Saturday; and 2pm/Sunday. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children five and under and are available at http://kprms.seatyourself.biz. Limited tickets may be available at the door if the shows are not sold out.
(Picture: Emily Poggi (Belle) and the enchanted castle actors rehearse “Be Our Guest”)
This past Sunday, King Philip Freshman track star Michael Griffin served notice to the country. At the the New Balance National Indoor Track Meet, Griffin finished 4th in the mile with a time of 4:31.39. His performance officially placed him among the nation's top 9th grade runners. The Sunday race was also another accomplishment for the 15 year old who has been quickly rewriting the record books at KP and building a resume as an elite runner, both in track and cross country.
(Pictured: Michael Griffin at the New Balance National Indoor Track Meet. Photo provided courtesy of the Griffin family)
So far in his young high school career, Griffin holds the freshman records in the 1000m, mile, two mile and 5K. According to KP's indoor track head coach Scott Kramer, his most impressive performance was in the MIAA Division 2 State Championship where he ran a PR of 4:29.05. "We've held him back early in the season, so seeing him open it up and blow away the field with a 63 second last 400m was awesome," Kramer said. "And only a preview of things to come."
For the indoor season the KP coaches moved Griffin around from different events and only doubled him once in a regular season meet. "We've tried to keep him fresh by having him run different events each meet, and avoiding over racing," Kramer says.
According to his coach, he has the ability to dominate in a variety of distances. "He has the speed and power to run a strong 800m, but he has the focus and the endurance to do up to the 2mile," Kramer says.
The mile, at least for now, is Griffin's favorite with cross country's 5K being a close second. But, regardless of the race, both his teammates and coaches say he attacks practices and meets with enthusiasm and energy. "He loves it," says Kramer. "He has fun everyday [and] loves to challenge himself in practice and training."
KP senior and Captain of the KP Cross Country team, Jack Angelo echo's Coach Kramer's thoughts. "Running with Mike is always an honor and a challenge," Angelo says. "He's a true competitor and you can see it in the way he runs no matter if it's in a race or at practice. Mike's a hard worker and if he keeps it up it's going to take him places."
(Pictured: Michael Griffin (left) and Jack Angelo (right) pushing each other during KP's Cross Country season.)
The modest freshman says right now he is just trying to get better and enjoy the competition. "My motivation to keep running is simply to improve," Griffin says. "Improving your PRs -- personal bests -- is one of the best feelings a runner can have in track and cross country races."
Griffin adds, "My competitors and teammates are the ones who push me the most. Being the competitive person I am, I am always driven to be first place in any race."
The interest in running started back in 7th grade for Griffin. In the middle school gym class students would run the mile and Griffin would compete against his friend Alex Hagen. The two often finished neck and neck. Not satisfied, the boys would stay after school and try to improve their times. Kramer sees that same attitude in practice with the whole team but also notes there is something special happening among the the freshman boys. "In Cross Country the boys won the 'Freshman' race at the MSTCA invitational, with Mike Norberg, Nate Farkash, and Dan Botte. They are all friends and push each other," Kramer says. "Could be big things for the team in the next few years."
For his high school career, Griffin will work on improving his time. He has a few goals for himself including a sub 15 minute 5K, breaking 4:10 in the mile and breaking 9:30 in the 2 mile. The question might not be if he reaches his goals, it's really when will he reach them?
King Philip Regional High School received four grants from the PPG Foundation’s Innovative Classroom Grant program. Three of the grants are being used to purchase gel electrophoresis equipment that will be used in biology and marine science classes. This equipment helps to boost hands-on experimentation including the separation and analysis of macromolecules (DNA, RNA, and proteins). This funding will allow KP students the opportunity to learn real-world laboratory techniques utilizing modern equipment.
The fourth grant is being used to purchase portable water and soil quality testing equipment to be used in the school's environmental science classes. The equipment is based in a backpack and can be easily brought into the field for in-situ measurements, providing authentic, inquiry based activities that give students the opportunity to measure field data using the same equipment used by scientists in the field.
According to the King Philip Science Department the equipment will help reach one of its primary goals of providing educational experiences that prepare our students to be accomplished citizen scientists.
Bailey’s Team for Autism is kicking off the 2017 5K Season on Sunday April 2nd. The 6th annual run is a professionally measured USATF certified course that begins and ends at Schneider Electric, Neponset Avenue in Foxboro. The Run and Walk start at 10 a.m.
Visit www.baileysteam.org to register. The entry fee for runners is registration is $35. Walk registration is free; however, a donation to Bailey’s Team is appreciated.
Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall run winners (male and female) and the top male and female in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13 -18, 19 - 29, 30 – 39, 40 - 49, 50 – 59, and 60+.
The Awards Presentation follows at 11 a.m. at the after-party at Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub & Restaurant.
Bailey’s Team for Autism is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The group allocates 90% of the dollars raised directly to organizations that provide research, education and programming for individuals living with autism and their families. Since 2008, Bailey’s Team has raised over $875,000 towards this mission.
Someone is diagnosed with autism every 20 minutes. One in 68 children will be diagnosed with autism this year. There is no cure. Individuals with autism require lifelong supervision, protection and care.
Last December, the region mourned as two high school hockey players from Falmouth died in a car crash. Just days before Christmas, James Lavin and Owen Higgins were in an accident after leaving their high school practice. The heartbreaking news hit the hockey community hard, particularly high school teams across the state. The King Philip High School Girls Hockey program was one of several to take time to remember the 17-year-olds who shared their sport.
The players on the team took maroon tape, the color of Falmouth High School, and wrapped two pieces on the handle of their sticks. They also wrote the numbers 10 and 19, the jersey numbers for Lavin and Higgins respectively. At their first game after the accident, KP hung the number 10 and 19 jerseys next to its bench, and so did its opponent Mansfield-Oliver-Ames-Foxboro. "I wasn't the only one who thought it was a good idea to get some tape and memorialize the boys. My whole team agreed and was excited to do it," says junior defenseman Katie Crowther. "We all sat in the locker room and talked about the incident and how sad it was, but after putting the tape on the sticks we all came together to play for them and knew that we were doing the right thing for our community, too."
The tape stayed on their sticks for the rest of the season right through the team's playoff game against Cohasset-Hanover. "Everyone on the team still has it on the top of their sticks," says Crowther . "It is just a reminder to people in the hockey world of what happened and the support the hockey community shares for their own."
Crowther added, "It's sad to see people that are like you playing the same sport as you and doing the same things in life, pass away. It's like I knew them."
KP Girls Hockey has a history of paying tribute when tragedy strikes people in the hockey community. Last year, the King Philip Girls Hockey team sent support to Denna Laing, a player with the Boston Pride women's team who injured her spine. The KP jerseys were arranged on the ice to make the number 14, the number Laing wore during her college career, and a collection of pucks was set up to look like a 24, her number with the Boston Pride. "Where we live, I feel like if you play hockey you are kind of considered family," Crowther says. "Your hockey team is your second family in-season. The sport is a big sport, but when something tragic happens to a player or family that plays hockey anyone who plays hockey is willing to help, whether they know them or not."
The King Philip Girls Hockey team ended its season on Tuesday in a hard fought contest against Cohassett-Hanover. The teams were tied for the first two periods with CH managing to score 2 in the third ending KP's season. The team finished the year with an 11-10-2 record.
(Photo courtesy of Jack Unger, Head Coach, KP Girls Hockey.)
Eleanor Spellman, a student at King Philip Regional High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The award was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.
“The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.”
Prudential Spirit of Community Award applications were distributed nationwide last September through middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and Hands On Network affiliates. These schools and officially-designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging. In addition to granting President’s Volunteer Service Awards on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.