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Fifty Scholarships Awarded by IAFSA

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 12:18 pm on July 12, 2012
Alumni House, Framingham State University

Alumni House, home of IAFSA

FRAMNGHAM, MA - The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 scholarship winners.

IAFSA offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans. Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations, bequests, and rental of the Alumni House.

This year IAFSA is granting awards to a record 50 Framingham State University students.   Scholarships range from $250 to $3,000.

Two Framingham students, Gilana Telles and Tamara Rosario, were selected to receive the new Murtaugh Scholarship. The Murtaugh Scholarship honors the memory of former Framingham residents Thomas H. and ...[read more]


Keefe Tech Looking for Cooking Instructors

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:39 pm on June 14, 2011
Teach a Cooking Class at Keefe Tech

Help these folks get their cooking skills up to date! Teach a Cooking Class at Keefe Tech!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Joseph P. Keefe Regional Vocational School, (otherwise known as "Keefe Tech"), is looking for instructors for fall/evening adult continuing education cooking classes.

Instructors will teach one or two 1-night classes which will meet Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm between September 26th and December 15th, 2011 at Keefe Tech, 750 Winter St., Framingham, MA 01702.

Courses for almost any type of food preparation will be considered, but they are specifically interested in ...[read more]


Good Words Wanted by Framingham Education Foundation

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 9:37 pm on June 9, 2011
Framingham Education Foundation (logo)

Preparation for the the Framingham Education Foundation 20th Annual Adult Team Spelling Bee is underway!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - This coming November the Framingham Education Foundation will host its 20th Annual Adult Team Spelling Bee.

They are currently asking for suggestions for words to add to the study list for the bee.

Last year the list of words ranged from aardwolf, (a hyena-like animal of southern and eastern africa), abaciscus, (a small abacus), and ...[read more]


Fuller Middle School Students Finalists in TV Ad Contest

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:44 pm on June 2, 2011
FPAC-TV (Framingham Public Access TV)

Fuller Middle Students learning t.v. production in after-school club are finalists in county-wide Public Service Announcement contest.

Framingham, MA - Sixth and seventh graders from the Fuller Middle School who have participated in an after-school program at Framingham Public Access are among the finalists in Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone's new Cyber-Safety PSA Contest.

The youngsters have been learning television production skills under the watchful eyes of Fuller Middle School teacher Patrick Galligan and FPAC's Francesca Cerutti-Harris. The weekly classes have been part of a partnership between the 21st Century After School Programs, the Framingham ...[read more]


Safe Prom Video Contest

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 1:01 pm on January 24, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Dance. Don’t Chance. is a program of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) that aims to make the 2009 prom/graduation season safer for teens on Massachusetts roads.
Here’s How: Write and produce a 60-second video on safe driving which may be used as a public service announcement to help keep you, your friends, and other teens in Massachusetts safer on the road during prom/graduation season and year round. You must include the tagline: “Dance. Don’t Chance.”

Videos must also include these key messages:
• Underage drinking/impaired driving are illegal and dangerous
• Buckle up
• Don’t speed or drag race
• Avoid distracted driving, i.e. texting

You can find all the safe driving information you need to help produce your video, including statistics on teenage motor vehicle fatalities and injuries and safe driving tips, as well as last year’s winning video at the Dance. Don’t Chance. website www.mass.gov/safety/promshorts.

Each school can submit up to five entries. So get creative and let yours be one of them! Contact your principal, SADD advisor or class advisor to find out if your school is registered.

Submission Rules: An authorized representative, such as the school principal or his/her designee, must send an e-mail to Ethan Tavan at ethan.tavan@state.ma.us by 5:00 p.m. February 13, 2009 indicating that the school and its students would like to participate in the contest. The e-mail must include the name, title, address, telephone number, e-mail address and fax number of the authorized representative whom the school has designated to coordinate its participation in the contest.

Students may submit individual entries or may work as a group with up to five students in each group. Each school can submit up to five (5) entries, but each participating student/team of students may only submit one entry. Each submission must be attributed to an author(s) or else it will be assigned to the entire school.

All submissions must be screened by the authorized representative and be submitted to Dance. Don’t Chance. c/o Argus, 280 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 by 5:00 p.m. March 13, 2009. All entries should be in QuickTime or WindowsMedia and burned onto a CD. No other formats will be accepted. Entrants must include their script in .doc format if a script is being used in the video.

Selection of Winner: Once all videos are submitted, students will be able to go online to the Dance. Don’t Chance. YouTube Channel, accessible through www.mass.gov/safety/promshorts, and rate their favorite videos.

The highest rated videos will be judged by JAM’N radio personalities who will select the winner on or about March 27, 2009. Winners will be notified by phone through the entrant’s school.

Prizes: The top video will be available through www.mass.gov/safety/promshorts and possibly on other websites and on community television stations. The winning entrant’s school, through its authorized representative (see above), will receive prizes listed below as determined by the EOPSS, including but not limited to:

• A JAM’N 94.5 DJ will play the tunes at the prom
• $1,000 cash prize for entrants’ prom committee from AAA Southern New England
• A 10-person limo to and from the prom, from Boston Limo
• Five tuxedo rentals from Men’s Wearhouse and Tux
• $100 Macy’s gift cards to be used for prom, for up to five people
• Hair styling services provided by Dellaria Salons for the prom, for up to five people
• Beverages from glacéau smartwater®

Eligibility: All entrants must be fully registered juniors or seniors at the high school from which the entry is submitted at the time of submission.

Other Rules and Regulations: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material, including television programs, videos and music. Anyone who uses copyrighted material without a license or the copyright holder’s permission may be held liable for copyright infringement. In order to ensure that your video does not infringe on someone else’s copyright, all Dance. Don’t Chance video submissions must be the original work of the entrant, including,
but not limited to, any music used, videos shown, photographs displayed or skits performed. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be disqualified from the contest.

EOPSS reserves the right to change or cancel any or all of these prize elements with good cause. Further, EOPSS reserves the right to edit or even reject the winning entrants’ video. All entrants agree that by submitting their entries in the contest they give up the right to any compensation for their possible use as public service announcements. The winning entrants further agree to be available for media interviews, including having their images used by media outlets, which may result from publicity surrounding the contest.

By submitting an entry (ies) the school representative agrees that they have complied with the school’s privacy and media appearance policy for students and staff.

http://www.mass.gov/safety/promshorts


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