Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Eighteen Ward Fellows are working in city and state government this summer to learn about public service.
District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley hosted a meeting on Monday at the Boston City Council with the 2012 John William Ward Public Service Fellows. The 18 Ward Fellows will be seniors at Boston Latin School (BLS), or recently graduated from the school. The Ward Fellows are working in city and state government for the summer to learn about the inner workings of government and public service. O'Malley was himself a Ward Fellow when he attended Boston Latin School. He graduated in 1997. The Ward Fellows Program is named for John William Ward of Dorchester, who graduated from the historical halls of Boston Latin School in 1941. Many may recall Ward for his work on the Ward Commission, which investigated corruption in state government in …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Michael McKie will attend Boston College in the fall.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Editor's note: The following information was sent to Patch. Michael McKie of West Roxbury was honored as a scholar-athlete on May 14, 2012, at the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation. The annual dinner was held at Lombardo's in Randolph. McKie is a senior at Boston Latin School and will attend Boston College in September.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Two West Roxbury Girls Travel to the Big Apple to Compete in Foot Race at New Balance Indoor Track Nationals.
When it comes to runners, West Roxbury has two top athletes who are competing in New York tomorrow. Two Boston Latin School students from West Roxbury, Maggie Hughes and Kennedy Barnwell, are part of a four girl, 4x200 relay team from Boston Latin that qualified and will be heading to The 2012 New Balance Indoor Track Nationals in New York tomorrow. The 4x200 relay team also medaled at the MIAA All State meet, finishing 8th in the state. Check back to West Roxbury Patch on Saturday to see how the girls did.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Boston Latin School's Cate Arnold will travel to Antarctica as a representative of the Center for Green Schools on a two-week expedition.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
West Roxbury Academy, BLS and Urban Science Academy students among recipients.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Eighteen Boston Public Schools seniors will received full tuition scholarships, including students attending West Roxbury schools. The students were honored on January 5 for being selected to receive Posse Scholarships. Posse Scholarships are full tuition scholarships to 39 participating colleges and universities. Massachusetts First Lady Diane Patrick spoke to the students and Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson was also in attendance. In the fall 1,300 students nationwide were nominated. Each college in the Posse Boston Scholarships selects 10 students so they can enroll as a group, or posse, and support each other on the way to graduation. Students are selected for leadership skills, as well as contributing to …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
16-year-old BLS student arrested today in connection with recent fires. No one was hurt, but school was evacuated for 20 minutes. BFD investigators were in building while fire was set investigating previous day's fire.
For the third day in a row the Boston Latin School's fire alarm rung due to a trashcan fire. Ironically, Boston Fire Department investigators were in the school today while the fire was set - investigating yesterday's fire. Boston Fire investigators arrested a 16-year-old male Boston Latin School student, charging him with arson. The juvenile is expected to be arraigned Thursday morning. Today's fire was set in a third floor bathroom around 1:26 p.m., according to Steve MacDonald, spokesperson for the Boston Fire Department. A staff member put it out with a fire extinguisher. A BFD truck came to make sure the fire was out while school was evacuated for 20 minutes. MacDonald said investigators are working with school officials checking …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Boston Fire Department has responded for fires at the prestigious public school in consecutive days.
The Boston Fire Department has responded to two trash barrel fires at the prestigious Boston Latin School two days in a row. No one was injured either time, but today's fire activated a sprinkler that caused an estimated $5,000 in damage. "In both cases the fires were set," said Steve MacDonald, spokesman for the BFD. He added fire investigators are working with school administrators to catch whoever set the fires. BFD personnel responded around 1:17 p.m. today for a fire in the basement, which was set in a trash barrel under a sprinkler that activated. Students were relocated due to smoky conditions, but the school was not evacuated. Yesterday's fire was set in a trash barrel in the second floor ladies room and BFD was called at 12:30 p…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wolfpack cant match opponent's experience as they fall in straight sets.
It's hard enough to face the Lincoln-Sudbury girl’s volleyball team on any given day, and today the Wolfpack learned that it can even be harder when a coaching milestone is on the line. Playing in a hostile improvement, the Boston Latin Wolfpack (2-1), lost to the Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors (3-0) in straight sets (17-25, 11-25 and 6-25). “They are definitely a team to model after,” said Boston Latin coach Kai Yuen. “It is hard going up against a team like LS because they don’t have any weak spots on the floor and that makes it extremely hard to go up against them. We excel in one or two positions, while they excel in all of them.” Despite a first set that was fought hard from start to finish, Boston Latin couldn’t find an answer for the …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
To-be freshman has already made waves as a swimmer, most notably at the Bay State Games.
Sometimes for an athlete, doors open fortuitously that may not have otherwise been expected. Such is the case for swimmer Michelle Shen, who got into the sport to help her with her studies after moving to West Roxbury to attend the Boston Latin School. The result? Shen is one of the neighborhood's finest swimmers. Shen competed in the Bay State Games last summer as a 13-year-old and is bound for the games again later this month. Last year, she set a personal record with a 1:16 time in the 100-meter butterfly, and, having just completed her eighth-grade year, she's looking to finish even better this summer. Michelle, how did you get into swimming originally? Why have you continued to pursue it? Shen: Originally, it was my parents who signed…
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
BLS' class president and valedictorian are West Roxbury residents.
Two West Roxbury residents took center stage as distinguished graduating students at the Boston Latin School's 376th graduation ceremony Monday night. Class of 2011 President Nelson Arnous and Valedictorian Olive Tang both spoke to their 382 fellow graduates, and both offered a strong sense of pride in being a part of their class. "There were nights we weren't sure it was physically possible to get all our work done...See, we always got through these nights laughing. That's something special. We, 2011, are something special," said Arnous. "...We're unstoppable." "Graduation is a celebration of everyone's hard work, dedication, and achievement," said Tang, who referred to the graduates more than once as "the best class ever." Both speakers …