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HB FIRST Robotics to compete in the semifinals at Bedford High School

HB FIRST Robotics to compete in the semifinals at Bedford High School

Grace Santoski and Rachel Marquis
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The HBHS FIRST Robotics team competed at Windham High School March 3-5.  The team landed themselves in the semi-finals and are scheduled to compete again March 25-26 at Bedford High School. The team has spent countless hours working on their robot which can successfully launch balls into a basket, car...

Local “Dollars For Scholars” Foundation Accepting Applications from graduating seniors

Local “Dollars For Scholars” Foundation Accepting Applications from graduating seniors

Dollars for Scholars
March 7, 2017
Filed under HB at a glance, News

The Following is a press release from Dollars for Scholars: Local “Dollars For Scholars” Foundation Accepting Applications from graduating seniors Local high school seniors are encouraged to apply for available scholarships from the local Hollis/Brookline chapter of Dollars for Scholars, a a c...

Senior shirts handed out on Valentine’s Day

Senior shirts handed out on Valentine’s Day

Maggie O'Hara and Rachel Marquis
February 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The long-awaited senior shirts were delivered to students on Tuesday, Feb. 14 after a class assembly held in the Auditorium. Students and staff alike are feeling nostalgic as the senior shirts are, as Livi Simmermn '17 stated, a mark of the "beginning of the end." Lin Illingworth, English Teacher...

Penny War to conclude Feb. 17

Penny War to conclude Feb. 17

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Penny War: an annual HB tradition that occurs the week before Spirit Week, this year starting Tuesday, February 14 and ending Friday, February 17. A competition between each grade, Penny War occurs during all three lunches, as each class has a corresponding jar. Students, faculty and staff have the oppo...

Public Forum: Start Time Committee leads a potential change in the HB community

Public Forum: Start Time Committee leads a potential change in the HB community

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, January 30, the towns of Hollis and Brookline met at Captain Samuel Douglas Academy to discuss the ongoing topic of altering the start time of  both the coop and elementary schools.  The discussion was led by HB Cooperative school board member Krista Whalen along with Start Time Committee...

HB theater students shine in the first ever 24 Hour Play Festival

HB theater students shine in the first ever 24 Hour Play Festival

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After the HB Improv show on Friday, January 13, four students worked through the night to compose original 10 minute plays to be rehearsed and presented the following day. These performances were part of the first 24 Hour Play Festival, produced by HB alum Takuma Okada ‘16 and teachers Matt Barbosa and ...

HB teens respond to “Kidnapping Live”

HB teens respond to “Kidnapping Live”

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under News

On Wednesday, January 4, four African-American teens in Chicago were taken into custody after a video was released showing the accused tying up and torturing a white male with mental health challenges. The local police were made aware of this crime through social media, as the perpetrators had posted ...

Law and Order: HB attends “We the People”

Law and Order: HB attends “We the People”

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, December 9, 29 students from HB traveled up to the New Hampshire State House in Concord to compete in the “We The People” district hearing. Last Friday, January 6, 31 students had the chance to participate yet again. These driven students are currently taking the AP Government, taught by Tr...

HB the Change collects coats for those in need

HB the Change collects coats for those in need

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout the month of December and the beginning of January, Hollis Brookline’s pay-it-forward and community service group, HB the Change, has been collecting coats and other winter clothes to donate to those less fortunate in and around the community. With drop off stations at both the high scho...

HB gives back — The giving tree

HB gives back — The giving tree

Grace Santoski, Staff Writer
December 19, 2016
Filed under News

The Giving Tree has been an HB tradition for several years. Typically, there is a Christmas tree with paper mittens attached on display in the main office; however, this year the mittens had to be taped onto the wall. Each mitten has a name of a local child in need and what a local child would like f...

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