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Student Notes

Accomplishments by our students outside of AMSA
Violin Spot in All-State Orchestra

Nathaniel Jarrett ('24) has won a violin spot in the 2023-24 MMEA All-State Orchestra! Recently, he passed the Orchestra audition for the 2023-24 Massachusetts Music Educators' Association Central District concert, which earned him an invitation to audition for All State. Congratulations to Nathaniel!

Violinist Passes Orchestra Audition

Nathaniel Jarrett ('24) has passed the Orchestra audition for the 2023-24 Massachusetts Music Educators' Association Central District concert (CDMMEA) with an All-State recommendation. This means he will be participating as a violinist in the Central District rehearsals and concert and has also been invited to audition for All State. Congratulations and best of luck, Nathaniel!

Robotics Competition

Katelyn Massey (’25) and Saisha Kolluri (‘26) competed with Marlborough High School’s VEX Robotics team (#43440X - Sharp Shooters) in the U.S. Open Robotics Championship games in Iowa March 23-25. More than 158 high school teams competed in over 100 games. Team #43440X reached the Round of 16, competing intensively with the best of the best high school teams in the nation.  photos 

Staff Notes

News about our faculty and staff
Staff Notes: Ms. Murphy Presents at Conference

In early December, Ms. Murphy (History Dept.) presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia. She was selected to present a session called, "A New Facet of Republican Motherhood: New Stories of Women in the American Revolution" and a poster session called "Goodbye Memorization, Hello Application and Evaluation: Engaging Assessments for Middle School."  details/photos

Alumni Notes

News from AMSA's alumni community
2022 Grad Publishes First Novel

Amanda Denney ('22) published her first novel, Sweepings of the Street, a historical fiction novel set in 1816 London during the British Industrial Revolution. The story follows 12-year-old Sarah, who grew up on a farm, as her family is forced to move to London for work. Sarah endures many changes and struggles, confronting poverty, child labor, exploitation, grief, and more.

Learn about Sweepings of the Street here. See local TV interview of Amanda here. Don’t forget to buy the book! Various places to purchase here