It’s Not ‘Just’ A School: It’s Community
At Applewild, our community had much to rejoice in this past weekend. What has become an annual event, Applewild’s Jazz Band played for one of Fitchburg’s Art Museum’s signature events, Art in Bloom. Saturday morning arrived and the Applewild campus hummed with over 200 runners and walkers for the 4th Annual Boston Strong 2.62 Mile Benefit Walk and 5K Run. The race proceeds benefit the Brittany Fund for Trauma and Recovery (www.brittanyfund.org). An Applewild School alumna, Brittany Loring is a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings. While schoolmates Ben Franco, Massimo Mitchell, Bradly Bigelow, and Hollen Knoell were all running for Team Applewild, members of the 8th grade class were representing Applewild well at the Massachusetts State History Day.
Massachusetts State History Day brings together the top finishers from the four Massachusetts districts (CentralWest, South Shore, Greater Boston, Northeast) and the results were impressive. Neha Agarwal and Daphne Wong won second place for their performance on Journalism during the Holocaust and will compete at National History Day at the University of Maryland in June. This marks the second consecutive year an Applewild performance group has been selected to compete on the national stage!
In addition, Max Strong received an Honorable Mention for his paper on The Louisiana Purchase and John Lessard, David Yu and Dylan Liu were presented with an award from The National Maritme Historical Society for examining Maritime History.
All in all, it was a wonderful weekend shared with our greater community!
(Photo credits: Sentinel and Enterprise: Ashley Green, Diane Toolin, Photography by Veronika Patty, Jeff Bowers Photography, Deb Schultz)