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St. John's High School recently announced its second quarter honor roll.

Headmaster's list:

Shrewsbury: Matthew Brennan, Joseph Buckley, Peter Frongillo, Alexander Chadwick, Alexander Tang, Jordan Bennet and Stephen R.A. Caputo

First honors:

Shrewsbury: John Andreoli, Daniel Darcy, Christopher DeFlumeri, Matthew Fiorillo, Roderick Geer, Jeffrey Millar, Patrick O'Neill, Robert Shine, Michael Surette, Daniel Wirtenson, Andrew Dugan, Sahil Jain, Robert Jarrard, Sung Jeon, John Karwaski, Matthew LaBove, Hyuk-gi Lee, Albert Mitchell, Ashwin Rao, Timothy Seed, Christopher R. Syslo, Apoorva Trivedi, Brendan Cassidy, Pureum Choe, Jared Giordano, You Kim, Sam Manning, George Buckham, Colin Fischer, Prateek Johnson, Ryan Kelley, Keith Kelly, Nathan Kimmitt, Matthew Lyon, John Millar, Curtiss G. Pomeroy, Patrick Seed and Daniel Snook

Second honors:

Shrewsbury: Omar Abdelkader, Patrick Quinlivan, Jason Stolicny, Matthew Wilcox, Charles Alvino, Jonathan Foy, Ryan W. Kimmitt, Garrett Long, Thomas Zocco, Derek Ames, Patrick Bertram, Aaron Caola, Sang Kim, Charles Long, Cory Loomer, Nicholas McCarthy, Gurkirat Singh, Brendan Barry, Stephen DeFlumeri, Timothy Evans, Elias Exarchos, Daniel Hetzler, Austin Riedel and John Walent

The following students from Shrewsbury were named to the dean's list at Bryant University for the fall semester: Rachel Williams, a sophomore majoring in business administration; Timothy Osborn, a senior majoring in information technology; Amy Grimaldo, a senior majoring in applied actuarial mathematics; Nicholas Candito, a sophomore majoring in business administration; and Heather Dalke, a sophomore majoring in marketing.

Jacquelyn Giordano, a freshman majoring in hospitality and tourism, was named to the dean's list at Endicott College for the fall semester.

She is the daughter of Michael and Gizella Giordano, both of Shrewsbury.

Self Advocacy for Young Adults (SAY) What I meetings are currently open for 12 young adults, ages 17 to 22, with special needs.

SAY What I participants are encouraged to voice their interests and concerns and are given opportunities to practice and fine-tune independent living skills.

Two self-advocate advisers facilitate the meetings, which are held at Seven Hills Foundation, 81 Hope Ave., Worcester, three times a month, Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., September through June.

Tuition is $49.50 per month and some scholarship aid is available.

To receive a registration form, contact Celia Brown at (508) 752-6983 or

Paraco Gas Corporation, a family-owned and operated company and one of the largest independent propane retailers in the Northeast, has announced its second acquisition in less than three months in the Worcester County region.

Paraco has purchased the Uxbridge operations of AmeriGas, a national propane supplier.

Paraco immediately assumes propane distribution to 1,500 AmeriGas residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Worcester County. The transition will be seamless for customers in Shrewsbury and all other areas throughout the region, according to Paraco officials.

Sen. Edward M. Augustus Jr. announced the upcoming entry-level civil service examination for municipal service firefighters is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, and applications are currently available.

The deadline for applications, which are available in Augustus' Statehouse office in Boston and online at, is March 18.

The examination will generate a list of applicants who are then eligible for appointment to the position of municipal service firefighter in cities and towns covered by the civil service statute.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year Award.

The winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium and will be in the running for the National History Teacher of the Year award to be selected this fall. His or her school library will receive a core archive of history books and materials.

The History Teacher of the Year Award is designed to promote and celebrate the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. It honors one exceptional teacher of American history from each state and U.S. territory.

This year, only middle and high school teachers are eligible for nomination. The selection of the state winner is based upon several criteria, including: Experience in teaching American history for at least three years, a deep career commitment to teaching American history, evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom and close attention to documents, artifacts, historic sites and the other primary materials of history.

The nomination deadline is April 4. For more information, contact Deborah J. Walker, Massachusetts coordinator, at (781) 338-3347 or, or visit

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, a private nonprofit association that provides support, prevention, education and advocacy for individuals with brain injury and their families, with a an office in Westboro, will hold its 27th annual conference - "Improving Quality of Life," 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, at Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road, Marlboro

The conference, which is the only statewide brain injury conference geared to medical professionals, survivors and family members, will feature more than 30 exhibitor booths related to brain injury resources and guest speaker Charles Carr, commissioner of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

For more information or to register, go to or call 508-475-0032

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CUTLINE: Patrick Chen (left) and his brother, Shawn Chen, both of Shrewsbury, play a guitar version of `Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,' at a Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 9, at Willows in Westborough. The event was sponsored by the eBridge Education Center.
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