Auburn Three-Sport Athlete Receives Academic Award

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Auburn High senior Erin Scanlon recently received a certificate of academic excellence.
Auburn High senior Erin Scanlon recently received a certificate of academic excellence. Photo Credit: Rick Sobey

AUBURN, Mass. – An Auburn High School soccer star is this year’s recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent’s Certificate of Academic Excellence.

Senior Erin Scanlon recently received the certificate of academic excellence, which goes to a “student who has shown distinction in the pursuit of excellence during their high school career.”

Superintendent of Schools Maryellen Brunelle announced this recognition at last week’s School Committee meeting. Brunelle said that Scanlon has “impressive statistics that helped her rise to the top”:

  • Scanlon is currently ranked eighth in the Class of 2013.
  • She is a three-sport athlete while maintaining excellent grades.
  • She is a leader among her peers and attended the Girls State program over the summer for leaders.
  • Her career goal is to become a nurse.

Brunelle said it’s important to note that there were numerous other students deserving of this award, “a fact of which we should all be proud, which speaks to the district’s commitment to educational excellence.”

Auburn/Webster Elks Donates Dictionaries

The Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks has donated dictionaries for every third-grade student in Auburn and Webster. Brunelle announced the donation at last week’s School Committee meeting.

Under the supervision of Committee Chair Nancy Cronin, the dictionaries were delivered to both Pakachoag and Julia Bancroft Elementary Schools on Thursday, Oct. 25. The school district has sent a letter of thanks to the lodge.

Middle School Project Funding

Brunelle said there will be a “Joint Collaborative Meeting” of the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and School Committee on Monday, Nov. 19, to “determine how the middle school project will be funded.”

The options for payment include debt exclusions, Proposition 2½ override and excess tax levy. The joint meeting will take place in Auburn High School’s presentation room at 7 p.m. 

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