Seventh graders at King Philip Middle School raised $10,371.38 for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by participating in the Math-A-Thon. Every seventh grader completed the 250 problems in the Math-A-Thon booklet, and 190 of the students also collected sponsors. The money raised will help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood catastrophic diseases. Much of the work done by St. Jude supports children with cancer and their families.
The top five fundraisers from King Philip Middle School were Luke Morreale ($500), Emma Garabedian ($370), Lillian Carlow ($320), Mackenzie Manning and Matt Plumb ($300 each). The amount raised this year during the Math-A-Thon was about $100 more than last year. Since 2007, King Philip Middle School has raised over $122,300 for this cause.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay.
St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC®, its fund-raising organization, through such events as the Math-A-Thon. For more information, please visit www.mathathon.org.
Last week, King Philip Regional High School senior Harrison Fallon signed a ceremonial commitment letter to play Men's Lacrosse at Curry College in the fall of 2016. Curry College Head Coach Tim Murphy, who recruited Fallon, has followed Fallon's high school lacrosse career while he played at King Philip Regional High School, under Head Coach Jacob Kravitz, and for Warrior Elite Club Lacrosse, under Hall of Fame player, Coach Jack Piatelli.
Fallon is a four-year Varsity player at both midfield and attack, scoring a number of goals and assists during his high school career. He will study business at Curry College.
(Pictured left to right: King Philip Head Coach Jacob Kravitz, Harrison Fallon, Assistant Principal Kip Lewis and King Philip Athletic Director Stephen Schairer)
By Elizabeth Cyr
On April 23rd, 2016 the King Philip High School DECA Chapter embarked on their journey to the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, TN, hosted by DECA an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges across the globe. The conference hosted eighteen thousand state and provincial winners from across the United States, Canada, Germany, China, and Guam. King Philip sent 19 written projects to compete at the highest level of competition and remarkably placed eight teams in the top 16 internationally. Also worth noting, is the King Philip DECA entered our first round of competition in 2016 with 41 projects, qualifying 40 to attend out State Conference.
At the MASS-DECA State Conference, 19 of those earned state recognition to be able to represent Team MASS-DECA in Nashville. Each written project consisted of an eleven or thirty page manual and a fifteen minute presentation evaluated by a judge in business. Some categories were also required to take a test that challenged the competitor’s knowledge of entrepreneurship and marketing. Students in competitive areas were split into categories ranging from A to G depending on how many competitors were in a given category. Each letter grouping presented for a specific judge. The judge combined each team’s written and presentation score to get a competitive score out of 100. The top two groups that were selected by each judge competed in the final round of competition to each a spot in the prestigious top ten.
Five King Philip DECA teams placed in the top ten:
Also, Ryan Nee and Theresa McGrory were awarded Certificates of Excellence for scoring among the highest scores in their categories.
All year long chapter members poured their time and effort into perfecting their written and presentation projects. The 42 students who attended this conference developed a strong bond, supporting and motivating each other to reach their fullest potential. For many this was truly a once in a lifetime experience and highly unique opportunity.
King Philip DECA will hold its annual banquet in one week, hosted by our DECA Advisor James Dow.
(Elizabeth Cyr is a King Philip High School Senior and Director of Public Relations for the school's DECA program.)
King Philip Middle School has announced the honor roll for term 3.
Highest Honors (All A’s in major subjects)
Aubin, Dayna; Bernhard, Alexander; Berry, Olivia; Bonin, Ainsley; Brothers, Andie; Burke, Kaylee; Bush, Nicholas; Butler, Taylor; Campbell, Colleen; Cannon, John; Ciavattone, Thomas; Claypoole, Connor; Colella, Charlotte; Collentro, Jack; Colvin, Aspen; Colvin, Meaghan; Coulter, Jack; Crump, Katherine; Dadasis, Nicholas; Daniels, Christopher; DeLorenzo, Eric; Denmead, Kiryn; Dionis, John; Dumas, Cole; Farkash, Nathan; Faust, Lauren; Gable, Grace; Gamboli, James; Gaulin, Alexis; Gee, Elizabeth; Griffin, Makayla; Holmes, Emily; Ireland, Rebecca; Johnston, Maura; Kennedy, Brenna; Kennedy, Lindsay; Lacy, Ryan; Layne, Chloe; Leon, Ella; Linde, Marion; Longmoore, Hailee; MacDonald, Liliana; MacKay, Griffin; Manzi, Wyatt; May, Virginia; McCarthy, Brian; McDonald, Karly; McDonough, Emily; McManus, Mollie; Moore, Braedyn; Moore, Evelyn; Mullin, Raymond; Natan, Sarah; Nelson, Halle; Nineve, Alexander; Norton, Allison; Norton, Kathryn; O'Reilly, Kayla; Paradis, Annabelle; Pierro, Elly; Poirier, Garrett; Puorro, Ryan; Rainone, Courtney; Rhines, Ian; Richardson, Winthrop; Riggs, Kevin; Robison, Samantha; Rolfe, Liliana; Rouse, Marina; Sanderson, Laura; Sanderson, Olivia; Sanislow, James; Senthil Kumar, Keerthana; Sheeran, Isabella; Smith, Leah; Sorel, Nicholas; Stephani, Tristan; Summers, Mary; Tang, Aileen; Welch, Katherine; Wickstrom, Susana; Wimer, Caroline; Ziolkowski, Bailee
High Honors (All A’s & B’s in major subjects
Anderson, Eric; Andrews, Mark; Angelone, Lilia; Angerame, Isabella; Araiza Bejarano, Sebastian; Armour, Lucy; Ball, Zachary; Beatty, John; Behling, Alex; Benredda, Sami; Boissonneault, Nicole; Boselli, Joseph; Botte, Daniel; Bowen, Ashleigh; Boynton, Shaeleigh; Buchanan, Ali; Buckman, Kurt; Burke, Daniel; Burr, Madison; Butts, Matthew; Cahoon, Erin; Callanan, Sam; Campanella, Benjamin; Campbell, Jackson; Canning, Peter; Clarke, Matthew; Clifford, Shealyn; Coleman, Cristina; Collins, Joseph; Colon, Kayla; Colvin, Annakate; Corcoran, Andrew; Cordero, Diego; Covell, James; Cyr, Thomas; Dalton, Grace; Denmead, Kayleigh; Devine, Evan; DiGiacomo, Catherine; Donahue, Thomas; Doughty, John; DuBois, David; Duffy, Shea; Edgerly, Kyra; Ely, Grace; Enos, Daniel; Feeney, Tyler; Fiske, Jonah; Foley, Gianna; Freese, Whitney; Fritz, Alexander; Frommer, Casey; Galetta, Sarah; Gemelli, Adam; Giancioppo, Nicholas; Gilchrist, Angelia; Goreham, Maximus; Goslin, Samantha; Gundersen, Ian; Gunning, Nolan; Halliday, Ryan; Hamilton, Luke; Handscom, Julia; Hastry, John; Hepburn, Roxanne; Hill, Amanda; Hitchen, Alison; Hitchen, Jenna; Hjort, Robert; Hurd, Nicholas; Hurley, Elizabeth; Hurley, Kyle; Ihley, Nathaniel; Jaber, Akram; Kelley, Grace; Kelley, Madison; King, Adam; Klein, Jackson; Kosh, Ryan; Laflamme, Hunter; Lane, Taylor; Laplante, Ava; Lengel, Emily; Lewicki, Thaddeus; Lucic, Francesca; Lydon, Alana; MacLeod, Abigail; MacMeans, Isabelle; Macrina, Isabell; Makudera, Jesper; Matheson, Miranda; Matta, Sophie; McDonald, Mary Kate; McGuire, Ethan; McLaughlin, Brendan; McLaughlin, Sophia; McNulty, Colin; Medeiros, Madison; Melanson, Emily; Merritt, Elisabeth; Meyer, Grady; Minkwitz, Matthew; Mullen, Daniel; Munn, James; Nicastro, Adam; Norberg, John; Norberg, Michael; O'Keefe, Audrey; O'Neill, Brandon; O'Toole, Bronwyn; Orzell, Grant; Pappas, Emily; Park, Kaemon; Parker, Audrey; Patel, Stephen; Piller, Sean; Poletynski, Kate; Porter, Julia; Priestley, David; Purdon, Samantha; Radford, Michael; Randall, Conner; Ray, Alison; Ray, Noah; Reed, Mason; Regnier, Erin; Reilly, Owen; Riar, Noor; Richardson, Kyle; Richardson, Prentiss; Rivera, Rebecca; Robinson, Andrew; Roy, Christopher; Roy, Faith; Saad, Ramez; Sabatini, Jack; Sachleben, Morgan; Salvatore, Madyson; Sarno, Jonathan; Schuberth, Kayla; Shandley, Makenzie; Shea, Aidan; Silcox, Kerrin; Simmons, Abigail; Smith, Sarah; Snead, Avery; Stagg, Ryann; Stanton, Allyson; Stetter, Matthew; Sullivan, Grace; Sullivan, Jason; Sullivan, Jessica; Sullivan, Kiley; Swezey, Megan; Tagerman, Jack; Taylor, Tia; Tebo, Kevin; Teixeira, Owen; Thomasino, Nicole; Torres, Ashley; Traboulssi, Grace; Veilleux, Faye; Veilleux, Melanie; Veno, John; Vierkant, Dylan; Waldeck, Catherine; Wassersug, Brian; Wolf, Sarah
Honors (All B’s in major subjects)
Archambault, Taylor; Collins, Emily; Conlin, Owen; Desmond, Cameron; Downey, Lauren; Dugan, John; Foley, Brinn; Freeley, Jillian; Frommer, Jordan; Griffin, Michael; Hickey, Christopher; Kenerson, Elizabeth; Luce, Haley; Reardon, Sarah; Sawyer, Christopher; Simeone, Raegan; Woodworth, Brett
Highest Honors (All A’s in major subjects)
Anderson, Erick; Anderson, Jaclyn; Andoni, Teodor; Basile, Nicolas; Beattie, Ashlyn; Beltramini, Allison; Boucher, Alyssa; Boucher, Ryan; Boutilier, Emily; Bradley, Anna; Brawley, Jacob; Breen, Charles; Breen, Cole; Brooks, Emma; Brown, Harry; Burhart, Colby; Burns, Jacob; Burns, Lia; Butts, Julianne; Campbell, Carter; Campbell, Megan; Cardner, Ava; Carlow, Lillian; Claypoole, Victoria; Conlon, Kristina; Cooke, Conor; Coughlan, Nicole; Cox, Erin; Crocker, Grace; Crowley, Madeline; Cullen, Joseph; DePietro, Bella; Derfler-Murphy, Declan; Doherty, Harper; Edgerly, Meiju; Evans, Brenna; Evans, Samuel; Ezuma-Ngwu, Chidi; Fisher, Jason; Fletcher, Jackson; Foster, Seth; Frangiamone, Nicholas; Fusco, Andrew; Fusco, Lauren; Glaser, Emma; Gray, Sarah; Greenberg, Taryn; Hart, Patrick; Hayes, Jamie; Hessler, Frederick; Hoitt, Julianna; Hom, Emily; Jacobs, Carter; Johnson, Tyler; Keller, Tadhg; Kelly, Emily; Keswick, Courtney; Kinney, Will; Kitsis, Russell; Krupwich, Madelyn; LaPointe, Payton; Lawler, David; Lawrence, Grayden; Liberti, Domenic; Lindmark, Aidan; Lynch, Brooke; Lynn, Tristan; MacDonald, Molly; Maguire, Brenna; Majer, Charlotte; Mango, Shayna; Manning, Makenzie; Mason, Skylar; Maxwell, Avari; McDonagh, Maya; McGhehey, Riley; McNamara, Allison; McSwiney, Celia; Meader, Abigail; Medeiros, Haley; Mellman, Peyton; Mohamed, Sumayah; Morreale, Lucas; Moskal, Lindsey; Mullen, John; Murphy, Brianna; Narvaez, Izabella; Nelson, Micah; Nixon, Abigail; Noke, Andrew; Ocepek, Ella; Olsen, Ajae; Outlaw, Riley; Pacheco, Olivia; Page, Emma; Panetta, Nicholas; Paradis, Madeleine; Pasquantonio, Caroline; Pearson, Mitchell; Penny, Olivia; Peterson, Dylan; Peterson, Lauren; Pham, Andrew; Powers, Meghan; Provencher, Margaret; Putney, Nicholas; Redlitz, Veronica; Riedel, Noah; Romsey, Maria; Saintilus, Joshua; Sayers, Keelin; Schneider, Katarina; Schweitzer, Camden; Smith, Christiana; Smith, Sophia; Soares, Madison; Sobande, Felicia; Steele, Zachary; Sunkara, Neha; Sylvestre, Sara; Tang, Emily; Titus, Olivia; Tyo, Laura; Valencia, Mia; White, Jeremy; Williams, Caroline; Willson, Karly; Wimer, Elise; Wood, Alyson; Yatsuhashi, Justin; Zappala, Anthony
High Honors (All A’s & B’s in major subjects
Abrams, Riley; Anthony, Lauren; Baccari, Olivia; Baker, Rachel; Beck, Thomas; Behn, Ethan; Bekele, Tirhake; Berdos, Paige; Blumer, Zackary; Boutilier, Adam; Bowes, Geoffrey; Brabazon, Max; Buckley, Camryn; Campion, Isabella; Carey, Abigail; Carreiro, Jarrid; Chamberlain, Sarah; Champagne, Quinton; Clement, Holly; Cloutier, Maiya; Cochran, Emily; Connolly, Tyler; Cormier, Marin; Crivello, Nicole; Crowley, Michael; Curran, Elizabeth; D'Ambrosia, Ann; Dalzell, William; Delvecchio, Sofia; Denson, Julian; Devellis, Katelyn; Dhillon, Owen; Dickinson, Valerie; Donovan, Olivia; Douglas, Connor; Dow, Summer; Dumais, Daniel; Eaton, Connor; Eldred, Colin; Elpus, Matthew; Foster, Susannah; Fouracre, Elsa; Fruci, Giovanna; Galvez, Matias; Giesler, Madeline; Goldschmidt, Katherine; Grabner, Katherine; Granese, Anna; Gundersen, Katherine; Hannah, Alicia; Harrington, Patrick; Holster, Hayden; Howells, Eric; Hurwitz, Ethan; Imbaro, Courtney; James, Brianna; Jones, Quinlin; Jussaume, Lindsey; Kannally, Paige; Kearns, Emily; Keefe, Jason; Kennedy, Noelle; Kulesza, Olivia; Lawrence, Camron; Lefebvre, Julia; Leon, Alexander; Leonard, Aidan; Lindmark, Kiera; Lopez, Nathalia; Lotfi, Yousef; Lotito, Owen; Lucas, Brady; Lusk, David; Lutfy, Nicholas; Lydon, Stephen; Malatesta, Michael; Mangion, Morgan; Martin, William; McCombs, Sean; McCue, Sam; McDonald, Paul; McDonnell, Ben; McGuire, Evan; McKearney, Jacob; Megna, Mick, Clell; Casey; Miller, Caroline; Mollor, Annika; Molloy, Addison; Mullen, Nicholas; Murray, Clare; Nee, Lauren; Noke, Liam; O'Brien, Kayla; O'Brien, Sean; O'Neill, Connor; Parker, Aiden; Pena Pope, Antonio; Pierro, Kevin; Pisani, Ava; Plumb, Matthew; Potts, Liam; Pyne, William; Remmes, Jordyn; Santoro, Timothy; Sawyer, Alex; Schollmeyer, Laura; Schworer, Lillian; Sedam, Theodore; Shea, Ashlyn; Smith, Jacob; Smith, Michael; Spencer, Mason; Stahl, Zachary; Stephens, Evan; Stringfellow, Cameron; Teague, Hannah; Thompson, Taylor; Tormey, Ava; Tuohy, Peter; Van Roon, Amanda; Varvarigos, Madison; Varvarigos, Paige; Vine, Mikayla; Wesley, Colin; Whyte, Derek; Williams, Emma; Yanoshak, Annika; Zarba, Patrick
Honors (All B’s in major subjects)
Aaron, Caroline; Anderson, Jillian; Brady, Nicole; Butler, Rubi; Campbell, Liam; Chicoye, Randy; Daley, Matthew; Dalzell, Bryce; Gately, Molly; Gill, Lucas; Jean-Claude, Anastasie; Johnson, Caroline; LeClair, Benjamin; Leonardi, Joseph; Mattson, Tyler; Montville, Jennifer; Pavao, Brynn; Ross, Jacob; Simmons, Milan
The Plainville Historical Commission is holding a scanning party at the Plainville Library on Monday April 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. To participate bring ten photos to the library where you will be greeted by a member of the Commission and asked to fill out a release form and a form to help identify the photos. Once the paperwork is completed, you will then be escorted to one of the scanners operated by a volunteer. The photos will be scanned and returned to you right on the spot. Feel free to bring your own flash drive for your own digital copy of your photo.
The Plainville Historical Commission is looking for anything related to the town's history, including pictures of people, places, events, school, and celebrations. The photos can be of any time in Plainville's past, as recent as a a few weeks ago and older. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the commission either through its Facebook page, or via email at email@example.com.
The annual SADD Walk of Tears in loving memory of Maura Howard, a graduate of King Philip Regional High School and Amy Callaghan of Franklin High School, both victims of drunk driving accidents, will take place Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Franklin High School, 218 Oak St., Franklin.
The walk is approximately 3 miles, and there will be refreshments and water available.
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Ceremony and then the Walk will begin at 11 a.m.
The SADD Chapter uses the donations collected to fund scholarships at both King Philip and Franklin High Schools. Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Students Against Destructive Decisions
This event has raised and distributed thousands of scholarship dollars to worthy SADD members at both high schools. Donations are accepted from anyone, with checks payable to Franklin or King Philip SADD Chapter. T-Shirts will be distributed to anyone who raises or donates $20.
Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell today expressed his ongoing frustration regarding Norfolk County residents who continue to receive direct-mail solicitations offering them a certified copy of their property deed for an exorbitant fee ranging anywhere from $59.50-$83.00.
O’Donnell stated, “These companies are making outrageous profits. If a consumer knew that the Registry of Deeds would provide them a certified copy of a property deed for a charge of only $1.00 per page, plus an additional $1.00 for postage, they would never agree to pay these companies such an outrageous fee for service. The average price for a mailed homeowner’s deed by the Registry (usually two pages) is $3.00.”
The Registry has heard numerous stories from Norfolk County residents about examples of receiving deed solicitation notices from a California private company. The solicitation was labeled Recorded Deed Notice and requested that the homeowner forward a check to them in the amount of $83.00 for a copy of their deed. A Braintree resident, who received the solicitation, notified the Registry about the advertisement instead of spending $83.00.
“While the practice may be legal, it’s certainly not ethical," O'Donnell said. "Clearly these direct-mail companies are preying upon the innocent assumptions of Norfolk County residents, many of whom are first-time homeowners or elderly. Consumers are interpreting these notices as a bill, since they are affixed with a due date. I urge Norfolk County citizens not to fall prey to these types of misleading deed scam advertisements.”
If you receive such a deed solicitation notice, please contact the Registry’s Customer Service Department immediately at (781) 461-6101 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, if you desire a copy of your deed, also contact the Registry’s Customer Service Department and we will be glad to provide you with one for a nominal fee of usually $2.00-$3.00.
Senator Richard Ross will hold morning meeting hours in Plainville on Monday, April 25th at the Plainville Council on Aging, 9 School St., from 10 to 11 a.m. The morning meetings will provide constituents with an opportunity to meet with a member of Senator Ross’s staff and discuss any matters of importance to them. To register for a meeting, please call the office of Senator Ross at (617) 722-1555 or email Richard.Ross@masenate.gov with a preferred time and a brief description of the topics you would like to discuss.