The First Lego League Robotics teams at Lura A. White Elementary won two awards at the FLL competition at the Boxboro Regency on Saturday, December 1. FLL Team 27265 The Space Tacos won the Gracious Professionalism award. The judges said the team's "Energy and optimism were one of a kind!". FLL Team 43036, The Space Raiders, won the Innovative Solution Award for the project. The judges said the team had a "really creative solution", and they loved the skit that the team created to present the project. We are exceptionally proud of all of our FLL students! Congratulations to these students and their coaches!
By January, we will have seven Eagle Scouts in the graduating Class of 2019. Congratulations to ASRHS seniors; Jason Langlais (received his Eagle in 2015), Jimmy Robinson, Greg Kidder, Ryan Kilcommins, Matt Blood, Robert Houde, and Eric Gravelle on completing their Eagle Scout projects. Jason, Jimmy, Greg, Ryan, Matt, and Robert are official Eagle Scouts; Eric still has a board of review to complete but that should be happening in the next few weeks. Alex Conroy, also a members of the Class of 2019, is on track to receive his Eagle. So, that will be 8 Eagle Scouts in one graduating class! Congratulations to these students!
Winter participation in athletics is outstanding. Both middle school basketball teams have 14-15 players and had even larger interest. MS cheering has 21 participants. Girls and boys high school basketball are at 25 and 23 kids respectively, while indoor track has 81 kids (61 HS and 20 MS). Boys' ice hockey (co-op with Lunenburg) has 10, while girls' ice hockey (co-op with Leominster) has 2. Swimming (co-op with Bromfield) has 6 participants.
MS girls basketball is 3-0, while the boys are 2-1. The boys and girls basketball varsity and JV teams are just getting started -- the boys have three games this week. The boys and girls varsity teams host Littleton Friday at 5:15 and 7. Boys ice hockey is 1-1 while girls ice hockey is 0-3. Girls swimming is 4-0 while boys swimming is 3-1. The track teams have had strong starts -- boys are 1-1 while the girls are 2-0. Both were in action at Fitchburg Wednesday afternoon.
Unified Track will begin this spring as a possible co-op with Leominster (Ayer Shirley would be the host). The hope is to have a significant number of athletes from special education and general education as participants.
College Acceptances, as of December 19, 2018:
Franklin Pierce University
George Mason University
Mount Wachusett Community College
New England College
Plymouth State University
Salem State University
St. Michael's College
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Western New England University