*UPDATED* Stoughton High Students Attend First “DECA Day on the Hill” Meeting

Stoughton Public Schools
Superintendent Marguerite Rizzi
232 Pearl St.,
Stoughton, MA 02072

For Immediate Release

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

*UPDATED*

Stoughton High Students Attend First “DECA Day on the Hill” Meeting

This version has been corrected to reflect the correct spelling of DECA Advisor Donna McFadden’s name.

STOUGHTON – Superintendent Marguerite Rizzi is pleased to announce that five Stoughton High School students recently attended the first annual “DECA Day on the Hill,” where they met their state legislators and discussed important issues to related to their community.

Stoughton DECA is a high school business club. The group is part of a larger network of over 215,000 high school students around the world. DECA prepares young leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges globally.

DECA Day on the Hill was attended by over 150 DECA members from across the state on Nov. 15.

“This was a great opportunity for some of our students to visit the State House and meet their local politicians on a more personal level,” Superintendent Rizzi said. “Hopefully next year we can attract even more students to attend this great event.”

The five Stoughton High students who attended were Rolisha Louis, Trisania Kerr, Kaitlyn Costeira, Mia Greene, Kiana Mills. They were greeted by State Representative Shaunna O’Connell, who commended the students on their strong commitment to DECA.

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, DECA Advisor Donna McFaden and National DECA President Jaron May were also in attendance.

State representatives William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka recognized the five students for their involvement in the program and told them about how the state legislature operates.

The students were presented with a formal certificate signed by State Rep. Kafka, State Rep. Galvin and Speaker of the House Robert A. Deleo.

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Hull High School Celebrates Student Athletes’ Accomplishments

Hull Public Schools
Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Hull High School Celebrates Student Athletes’ Accomplishments

HULL — Superintendent Michael Devine would like to praise student athletes and coaches for their work this season.

The girls soccer team won the South Shore League Tobin Division Championship, qualified for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament and reached the south sectional semi-finals.

Sophomore Lauren Anastos, forward, earned the title of South Shore League Player of the Year for soccer, became an Eastern Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association All-Star and was recently selected to the 2017 Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic team.

Additionally, girls soccer players senior Hannah Diemer, defense, sophomore Christina Murphy, midfield, sophomore Shelby Craig, defense, sophomore Hannah Duran, forward, and senior Hannah Diemer, defense, were named South Shore League All-Stars. Freshman Max Iorio, forward, from the boys soccer team also took home a South Shore League All-Star title.

Stew Bell, who has been teaching at Hull High School for 19 years and coaching soccer for 18 years (17 as the varsity coach), was named the South Shore League Girls Soccer Coach of the Year.

The football team qualified for the MIAA play-offs and the cheerleading team made it to their regional competition. Seniors and running backs Christian Olivieri and Jake Peters were the South Shore League Football All-Stars, while seniors Olivia Smith and Shea Burke were the South Shore League Cheerleading All-Stars.

Mike O’Donnell was named South Shore League Football Coach of the Year. O’Donnell has been teaching at Hull High School for 17 years and coaching a sport 26 years — this year marking his first as the head varsity football coach.

To close out their season, the boys cross country team won the South Shore League Tobin Division Championship.

“I want to congratulate all teams for their accomplishments thus far in the school year, especially to our players and coaches who earned All-Star recognition!,” Superintendent Devine said.

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Bedford Police Investigating After Threat Reported at High School

Bedford Police Department
John J. Bryfonski, Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Bedford Police Investigating After Threat Reported at High School

BEDFORD — Chief John J. Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department is investigating after a threat was found in a restroom at Bedford High School earlier today.

Around 1 p.m., Bedford Police responded to the high school, 47 Nashua Road, after administrators reported that an unspecific, unsubstantiated threat was found written on a bathroom door.

Out of an abundance of caution, the school was evacuated and Bedford Police conducted a search of the building. Nothing suspicious was located.

The incident remains under investigation by the Bedford Police Department. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Bedford Police Department Detective Division at 603-472-5113.

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Hull High School Hosts Annual Advisory Kick-Off Day

Hull Public Schools
Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Hull High School Hosts Annual Advisory Kick-Off Day

HULL — Principal Paula Girouard McCann is pleased to announce that Hull High School hosted its eighth annual Advisory Kick-Off Day late last month.

Throughout the day on Sept. 28, students met with their advisory groups, which are designed to give students the opportunity to build positive relationships with a small group of classmates and a staff member.

During their freshman year, students are assigned to an advisory group, where they meet with approximately 15 of their peers and one faculty adviser. Throughout the year, the advisory group meets once a week to work on core values (citizenship, integrity, responsibility, creativity, lifelong learning and service) and address social-emotional learning through different strategies.

“Advisory groups are a great way for students to get to know a small group of their classmates and focus on topics relevant to our school and the community at large,” Principal McCann said. “The kickoff meeting is always one of students’ most anticipated days of the year because it brings them out of the classroom and enables them to further their learning or contribute to the community in a positive way.”

Every September, advisory groups participate in Kick-Off Day activities that are tailored to each grade level. Freshmen remained in the school and participated in a series of team building and other introductory activities with their group.

Sophomores participated in community service projects all around Hull. This year, the sophomores worked at the following locations in town:
• Sunset Point Camp
• Hull Senior Center
• Hull Council on Aging
• Beach cleanup
• Seaside Animal Rescue
• Rail and post painting at Town Hall

The juniors and seniors traveled by boat into Boston. Once there, the juniors participated in college tours of Northeastern University, Emmanuel College and Wentworth Institute of Technology while the seniors visited the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium and Fenway Park.

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