Hornets win State Meet for 4th straight season...

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Published May 30, 2019 NORTH ANDOVER — The North Reading girls’ track and field team continued their remarkable season with a Division 3 State Championship title on Sunday, May 26 at Merrimack College. Head coach Sotirios Pintzopoulos’ squad was led by team captains Megan Lawlor, Kaitlyn Shevlin, Mia Denofrio, Abigail Griffin and Kelly Bratton who end their high school career across four years with a regular season record of 31-1, four Cape Ann League championships, three CAL Open Championships, four state relay championships and four state championships. This year’s team dominated the state winning the meet with an impressive 118 points, well ahead of second place Tewksbury (70.5), Milton (65), Nauset (50), Dennis-Yarmouth (35.5), Holliston (32.5), Foxborough (30), Pembroke (27.5), NDA-Hingham (26) and Wakefield (24.5). Across 19 contested events, the Hornets won six: the pentathlon, long...

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PHOTO: They’re ready for a great night...

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New leader named for MVMMS

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Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — A Lowell educator has been named the next permanent principal of Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. Dr. Zachary Best succeeds Brent Conway. Assistant Principal Jamie Parsons had been serving as interim MVMMS principal for the 2018-19 academic year. Following is part of a release from Superintendent of Schools Cyndy Taymore about the new middle school principal. “Dr. Best brings to MVMMS a wide ranging experience across rural, suburban, and urban education settings. Currently, he is the Assistant Principal at the Butler Middle School in Lowell, MA. He previously served as an Assistant Principal for seven years in the Knox (Tennessee) County Schools. Dr. Best started his career in education as a drama teacher in Knoxville, his hometown. “Dr. Best received his undergraduate degree, his master’s degree, and his...

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Class of 2019 graduates Friday

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Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — About 250 members of the Melrose High Class of 2019 graduate Friday from Fred Green Memorial Field. The annual commencement exercise begins at 6 p.m. As relatives look on, the Class of 2019 will come onto the field as the Melrose High Band plays “Pomp and Circumstance.” Kelsey Rowe and George Taranowski will serve as masters of ceremonies. Lucy Fleming will sing the National Anthem. Supt. of Schools Cyndy Taymore will deliver the ceremony’s opening remarks. Cian Murphy will give the class’ welcoming address and School Committee Chairman Edward O’Connell will also speak. Nicola Tysall is the class valedictorian, and will deliver her speech. Honor graduates will wear gold tassels in recognition of outstanding scholarship. They have attained honor roll status six out of the eight possible times during...

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