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Students find safe-haven at Boys and Girls Club

The Newtonite October 28, 2011
by Amanda Hills All teenagers needs an outlet––a trustworthy place where they can relax, be themselves and feel at home. For many students at this school, they have found that place in the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton.

Students find ways to balance jobs, school work

The Newtonite October 28, 2011
by Julia Oran In the past few years, studies have shown that students are under more and more pressure. Why would a student want to add more stress by working? Having a job teaches “good work ethic and life skills,” said Joe Prestejohn, the owner of Cabot’s Ice Cream and Restaurant.

Science teacher Matt Anderson goes to Ultimate Nationals

The Newtonite October 25, 2011
by Julia Moss Science teacher Matt Anderson balances teaching with playing on a national team. Anderson is a member of the Death or Glory Ultimate team, and will play in the Ultimate National Championships in Sarasota next weekend.

Carpentry class assists senior citizens

The Newtonite October 17, 2011
by Alex Feit Carpentry students have begun volunteering for Newton at Home, a community service outreach program aiming to improve the comfort and independence of senior citizens, according to carpentry teacher Garrett Tingle.

Student wins medal at international diving competition

The Newtonite September 26, 2011
by Samantha Libraty Sophomore Gracia Leydon-Mahoney recently competed in two national and international diving competitions. Leydon-Mahoney competed in the U.S.A. Senior Diving Nationals in August where she received a silver medal for the 10-meter platform competition. She was one of the youngest competitors there.

Students, teachers participate in Hub on Wheels

The Newtonite September 26, 2011
by Jesse Metzger Teachers and students from this school raised money for Technology Goes Home, an organization that allows students and teachers in Boston to access computers and the internet at schools and at home, by riding bikes through Boston during the annual Hub On Wheels ride and festival.

Junior Christina Chen travels to China for math competition

The Newtonite September 15, 2011
by Ned Martenis For many students, math can be a challenge or just another boring, unexciting subject. But for junior Christina Chen, that challenge is something to be excited about. At the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad, an annual competition held this past summer from July 28 through August 3 in Shenzhen, China, Chen received a bronze medal.

Junior Carla Forbes qualifies for the World Youth Championship in the triple jump

The Newtonite September 15, 2011
by Kayla Shore Breaking both regional and personal records with a 42 ft. 1.5 in. triple jump, junior Carla Forbes jumped the farthest of any female high school athlete in New England history, while participating in the U.S. World Youth Qualifiers this summer.

Review: Senior Nellie Robinson's art showcased at Newton Free Library

The Newtonite September 14, 2011
by Malini Gandhi Canvases may seem the epitome of what is stationary, unchanging and unbreakable, but to senior and art major Nellie Robinson her art is an exploration of how we transition, how we linger and how we break apart.
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