Daily Buzz | Local Student Receives LGBTQ Leadership Award
And Fox Hill Building Committee meets tonight
Good Morning, Burlington!
As we approach Pride month, I’m excited to share this news out of Shawsheen Tech and the State House.
Eli Ober, a senior at Shawsheen, was one of five students, and the only vocational student, recognized with the Jeff Perrotti LGBTQ Leadership Award this April.
Eli was chosen for this award due to their long history of advocating for positive change on behalf of LGBTQ students at Shawsheen; one meaningful experience was presenting Principal Cook and Superintendent Jackson (retired) with the Progressive Pride Flag last June. “For the first time ever, Shawsheen flew the Pride Flag in front of our school for the whole month. The openness and support they gave was the best feeling ever.”
The award comes with a $1000 cash prize. Read more below.
On this topic, Burlington’s third annual Pride celebration will be held in just a few weeks, on June 10, from 11-2 on the Town Common. I hope to see many of you there!
Today in Burlington
Meetings and Events
10:30 AM - Current Events Discussion Group at the library
4:00 PM - Still Life Drawing: Nature (Grades 3-8 library program; register)
6:00 PM - School Committee Joint Fox Hill School Building Subcommittee will take public comment and hear some updates, and will discuss Pine Glen School Building Committee representation; this is in line with what we discussed on Sunday with respect to the investigation of Pine Glen as a part of the Fox Hill rebuilding project. (BHS and virtual)
6:30 PM - General Bylaw Review Committee will work on articles for September 2023 and January 2024. (Virtual)
7:00 PM - Board of Appeals will discuss variances for a garage and for a home addition. (Public Hearings to begin at 7:30 PM at Town Hall)
Sports and Activities
Our girls lost their lacrosse games against Reading yesterday: Varsity - 16-4; JV: 10-3. The (Varsity) softball team won, however, scoring 3-1 over Westford.
Boys lost their tennis match in a close 2-3 set; Varsity volleyball won 3-2 and JV lost 0-2.
Today we’ve got:
Unified Coed Basketball at 3:00
Tennis versus Wakefield at 4:00 (boys host & girls travel)
Baseball at 4:15 (JV at Center St. Field and Varsity at Francis Wyman)
Softball at 4:15 in Wakefield
That’s it for today—I hope you have a great one!