Sunday, June 9, 2013
Graduates in the Class of 2013 received their diplomas on Sunday.
Holliston High School graduated 208 in the Class of 2013 Sunday, with graduates stepping up to collect diplomas and pose for photos before an audience of several hundred in the high school gymnasium.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Holliston senior was arrested Friday morning at the High School.
Todd Kennedy, 18, of 5 Cassandra Ln. was arrested Friday morning at 9 a.m. when police investigated a phone call from the High School. Kennedy was charged with a drug violation near a school and possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute. According to police reports an administrator at the school found Kennedy in possession of multiple small bags of marijuana and brought the drugs to the attention of the Holliston Police Department. Kennedy was in school when he was found with the drugs, although it is unclear whether they were kept on his person or stored in his locker.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Bobby Martin was one of 200 Massachusetts singers skilled enough to perform in the All State Choir at Symphony Hall.
When Bobby Martin joined the St. Mary’s church choir in the second grade, he was not expecting to make it to Symphony Hall before he turned 16. Yet, that is exactly what he did. Martin, a sophomore at Holliston High School, performed in Symphony Hall on March 3 as part of the All-State Choir. “The way it works is you have to first try out for the Central District choir,” Martin said. “And if your audition goes really well you get a recommendation to try out for the All State Choir. Not everyone that gets recommended for an audition actually makes the choir.” Martin was one of approximately 200 students from Massachusetts skilled enough to be chosen. “My mom and dad are both musicians,” Martin said. “My mom teaches music at Berkley and …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Black Knights (12-6) defeated the Panthers (13-6) in the opening game of the Dedham Savings Bank Girls’ Basketball Showcase in Sharon on Monday.
The Holliston varsity girls’ basketball team played white knight to Stoughton's Black Knights at Sharon High School on Monday. Every time the Panthers' offense started rolling toward tying the score, Stoughton maneuvered a run itself toward checkmate, figuratively. Stoughton won the Dedham Savings Bank Girls Basketball Showcase opener, 53-40. "We just couldn't finish off," Holliston head coach Kristen Hedrick said. "We weren't boxing out well. They got a lot of second and third opportunities." Stoughton (12-6) led 30-22 at halftime and built its lead to 12, 34-22, early in the third quarter. A 6-0 Holliston (13-6) run cut that lead in half. "They have a good team. They've got a lot of weapons. They had some great outside shots today. They …
Monday, February 20, 2012
What we at Patch learned about Holliston this week.
Holliston High School is remembering Raghav Balaji. Students held a memorial for their classmate who died in his native India while being treated for a stomach illness. A K9 unit may soon help fight crime in Holliston. The Police Department was awarded a $5,000 grant toward its K9 program Thursday. Departments from around Massachusetts showcased their crime-fighting dogs at the event. Residents raised new concerns in a hearing on the Bullard Farm solar plant. Residents, concerned about the potential health risks associated with a solar plant on Bullard Street, questioned the potential developer during a hearing on the facility.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Raghav Balaji died last week while in India with family.
Holliston High School students this week are remembering classmate Raghav Balaji, who they learned died last week in his native India. Last Friday, teachers read a statement to their classrooms, informing students that Balaji, a senior, had died overseas. The school held a memorial for him yesterday. Balaji often traveled to India with family members to recover from a stomach illness that had plagued him since early childhood. "Students were really sad. He was a really popular kid with lots of friends," Principal Michael Cournoyer said. At a memorial held in the school's library on Thursday, students spoke about Balaji's spirited nature and optimistic attitude. "He wasn't in class all the time, but when he was, it would brighten your day…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
As Dan Barone finishes up his final semester at Holliston High School, the Holliston Patch had a chance to catch up with him and talk about his future plans.
Humble and unassuming, Dan Barone has made the most of his High School career both on and off the football field and the basketball court. Now he is looking forward to continued academic and athletic success in college. "I definitely want to play football in college," Barone said. "I don't know where I want to go yet, but I imagine it will be division three school, so no scholarship will be involved." Barone who has been a star player since he walked on the field his freshmen year, just finished out a season as the quarterback bringing his team great success. "I have always been a running back and a wide receiver," Barone said. "This year I had the opportunity to be the quarterback. It was really fun, and we had a great season." Now, …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The Holliston Patch recently had a conversation with Superintendent Bradford Jackson about the upcoming implementation of the Bring Your Own Device program.
In this ever-changing technological world, local schools understand the need to change with the times. Holliston High School is in the process of implementing a bring your own device program to the school to help kids keep up with the demands of the 21st century. "On one level, a very practical level, all we are doing is lifting the prohibition on students bringing electronic devices (laptops, iPads, etc..) to school," Superintendent Bradford Jackson said. "There is no requirement for a student to bring a device, it is just now an option." Holliston High School has done many things to prepare for the launch of this program set to take place on Jan. 25: all classrooms are now equipped with WIFI, an instructional technology specialist has …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Holliston fell to the defending Tri-State League champions Wednesday.
Last Wednesday the Norton High wrestlers traveled to Holliston to take on the defending Tri-Valley League and Division 3 Central Sectional champions and Division 3 State Dual Meet Runners-up. The Lancers knew that a win there would be essential in their quest to regain the league title and that the Panthers would be prepared to do battle. When the dust cleared, Norton had taken a hard-fought 46-24 victory and a major step toward winning another league title. With no wrestler at 106 lbs., Norton gave up a forfeit in the first weight class. Sophomore Ahrayah Saintius fought to the final buzzer at 113 lbs., but lost an exciting 17-10 decision giving Holliston an early 9-0 early lead. But here they met the iron of the Lancers' lineup and were …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Owners hope to aid the recovery of the beloved HHS art teacher.
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, C&R Hot Dogs will do much more than feed hungry customers, as a HHS teacher will get some much-needed support with every lunch sold. Doug Lack, a Holliston High School art teacher has battled an illness for over 20 years that now has him needing a life-saving kidney transplant. Carl Damigella, a former kidney recipient, hopes a fundraiser at his Washington Street business, C&R Hot Dogs, can help to offset some of the costs surrounding Lack's treatment. "We don't think we can do much to help with the actual surgery cost, but we hope we can help make up some of the pay he will lose, since he only has so many sick days to give up," Damigella said. The recovery time for Damigella when he received a kidney in 2006 was …