Despite immigration issues, one Needham Teen completes her Junior year and is given an ACE Award for overcoming.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Raytheon-sponsored engineering contest asks students to "Build it Better." Prize is $2,000 for the school.
The adage goes that you can't build a better mouse trap, but what about a bike rack? Liam Walsh, a Needham High School sophomore has a couple of suggestions to improve a recently-installed bike rack at the school. These he submitted to Raytheon's MathMovesU, a program aimed at getting middle and high school students interested in math and science, which he learned about through a school bulletin. Walsh's design is one of ten finalists in the contest, currently ranked third. The winning entry will net his/her school a $2,000 prize. The problem Walsh noticed was that the bike rack by the school's main entrance is not being used. He believes this is because of its proximity to the school entrance and exposure to the elements leave bikes …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Updates on Needham High Sports, via the Needham High Athletics Department.
On Monday, #4 Needham Girls Lacrosse traveled to State #1 Westwood and gave the home squad everything they could handle, coming up just short in a thrilling 10-9 loss. In the game, Senior Captain Maddie Stenberg broke the 400 total career point mark! Below is a write up from head coach Beth O'Brien: This week marked an exciting week for Needham Girl's Lacrosse with a hard fought battle against #1 Westwood and an important milestone being reached. Needham went shot for shot and battle for battle, but came up short losing to Westwood 10-9, with final goal being scored with only 75 seconds left in the game. Needham came back from two down to tie the score 9-9 late in the game, behind two outstanding goals by junior, Kira Oberle. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Needham High School off of their list. The school did rank in the top 500 nationally by US News, coming in at #356 nationwide and #18 in the state. The school district was also listed in Boston Magazine's top 20 list, coming in at #14. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Some updates from the Needham Rockets Baseball, Softball, Volleyball teams and more!
The following was provided by the Needham High School Athletics Department During a week when Needham Varsity teams went 16-7, the Rockets saw four teams come away with no loses, five teams only lose once, and only one team lose two contests. Boys Volleyball kept their hot streak going, sweeping all BSC teams during the week, taking down Braintree, Framingham and Brookline. At 12-2 (11-0 BSC), the 4th ranked Rockets have already qualified for the State Tournament and will look to take one step closer to the BSC title against Weymouth and Wellesley this week. Softball also had a strong week, dropping a thrilling 1-run game to Walpole under the lights at Claxton Field on Monday. The girls bounced back to shut out Brookline and Milton to …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Rockets Review from April 22 to 27.
After falling by 1 run to Weymouth on Monday, NHS Softball earned two of the biggest league wins in recent program history, as they took down visiting Braintree 5-1 on Wednesday and then shocked host, and top-20 Newton North, 3-1 on Friday. Below is a write-up from head Coach Steph Magni: After a tough 4-3 loss to Weymouth on Monday, the Rockets came back on Wednesday with a big 5-1 victory over Braintree. The rockets got a huge start scoring 4 of the 5 runs in the first inning. Freshman Julia Ritcey started off by hitting a single and then stealing second base. Senior Lydia Tsouridis followed up hitting a single as well. Senior Kaly Davidson scored them both on a 2RBI single. Senior Jacqui O'Leary then reached on an error and both …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
After game against Norwood, Needham remains atop the Bay State standings.
April 24, Needham and Norwood swap games for the first two rounds, before Needham takes the final match. Needham remains atop the Bay State Standings with 7 wins to none, and are 8 wins and 2 losses overall. Led by Sam Tillotson (15 kills), Trevor Dow (13 kills) and Andrew Tegeler (8 kills), Needham won the first game 25-20, the second 25-10 and the last 25-15. See the Needham Channel video for game highlights.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Needham girls' lacrosse team beat Wellesley 9-3 on April 9.
The Needham High School girls' lacrosse team netted a 9-3 win over neighbor Wellesley on Tuesday, April 9. Want to see highlights of the game? The Needham Channel shot video of the game, which you can watch by clicking on the triangle on the picture to the right, or by clicking this link.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Needham takes on Reading during a windy, cold day for their first game of the new season.
The Needham Rockets picked up the first victory of the season against Reading. A new video from the Needham Channel highlights the game, which ended 16-3. "It was a cold and windy day, which may have affected the teams," according to an email from the Needham Channel.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Spend a day not texting, but calling or chatting in-person, as part of the month-long Needham Youth Services program Needham Unplugged.
If someone shoots you a text message today, Needham Youth Services hopes you won't reply--call them back instead. Today is Text-Free Tuesday, part of the month-long series of Needham Unplugged events, aimed at reminding students that "there is more to life than what is on the other side of a plug." For March 26, Youth Services is encouraging both residents and businesses to reach out to friends and business associates by phone or in person, rather than punch out a text on your phone. They also suggest you contact them to let them know why their texts may go unanswered. Earlier this month, students joined in Make a Statement Day, a day when Needham High students can wear their feelings on their sleeves--literally, as well as email-free …