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Week in Review: Gettysburg Address Project, Shastany Honored, Tournament Brackets Released (And More…)

A look at the top Stoughton Patch headlines from February 19 – February 25, 2012.

1. Gettysburg Address Project

As a special Presidents’ Day video project, Stoughton Patch had 16 students from across the Stoughton Public Schools read what is one of, if not the most famous speeches delivered by an American President—The Gettysburg Address.

Students ranging in age from first grade to 12th grade, and representing each of Stoughton’s five elementary schools, middle school and high school, took turns reading the address.

Watch the video here:

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2. Police Chief Paul Shastany Honored at FBI Academy

Stoughton Police Chief Paul Shastany has been unanimously elected as one of six Section Leaders representing the 260 law enforcement officials attending the 10-week training session at The FBI National Academy at Quantico, VA.

Read more here:

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3. In the Schools

  • Adam Elmowitz, a senior at SHS, will be playing lead trumpet with the All-State Jazz Band. Dan Block, a junior at SHS, will be singing with the All-State Chorus.

  • The Dawe Elementary School recently presented Helping Hands Awards to second graders at the school.  

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4. Sharing Memories of Glen Echo

The Stoughton Historical Society drew the largest crowd ever to its Lucius Clapp building headquarters on Sunday afternoon, February 19. A slide show, featuring many Glen Echo pictures, documents, and maps, beginning with the land’s York Pond/Ponkapoag Plantation/Indian past, was featured.

Read more here:

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5. Kafka to Seek Another Term

Representative Louis L. Kafka (D-Stoughton) announced in a press release on Friday that he will be seeking reelection to another term as the State Representative to the Massachusetts General Court from the 8th Norfolk District. Kafka represents Stoughton precincts 2,3,4 and 6.

Read more here:

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6. Sports

  • The MIAA released its postseason state tournament brackets for boys’ and girls’ high school basketball on Friday. The Stoughton High boys’ basketball team’s postseason starts with a game against Duxbury at home on Tuesday, while the SHS girls’ basketball team will face Newton North in the first round of the state tournament Wednesday on the road.

  • After last week’s games, the STOYAC 6th grade girls’ travel basketball team improved to a division-best 8-2, while the 6th grade boys’ team and 8th grade girls’ team both improved to 7-3.

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