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Art in Bloom!



Tomorrow 25 student artworks will be displayed side-by-side with floral interpretations completed by the Southborough Gardeners Association in a collaborative Art in Bloom. This is the second time the Algonquin Art Department  has teamed up with the Gardeners  to host this event. The Community Advocate wrote a great article teasing the show! Check to see if you know any of the participating artists below, and come by and congratulate them. Stop by the opening and show your support for the arts!



Catie West

Amber Mooers

Naomi Greenspan

Caroline Folsom

Bridey McGlynn

Parker Lescalleet

Hannah Grinblatas

Lauren McKie

Allie Calabrese

Stephanie Francalancia

Isabel Zaia

Antonio Montilla

Max Nosevich

Bobby Sandakli

Naveen Thiruvazhi

Katie Dobberpuhl

Tatyanna Kennedy

Erin Chute

Christina Forrest

Emily Hunt

Bella Alex

Bits Sangiorgi



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Silver, Gold, and an MVP!

 On Wednesday, March 9, Algonquin hosted the Central District Jazz Festival. Eight area jazz bands performed for a panel of adjudicators and received feedback in clinics after their performances. 

Algonquin Jazz II, conducted by Mr. Henry Morel received a silver medal for their performance. Algonquin Jazz I, under the direction of Mr. Eric Vincent received a gold medal and an automatic invite to compete at the MAJE State Finals. 

Lead alto sax player, Connor Jenks, received special recognition from the judges. The panel selected Connor as the division I MVP! 

Congratulations to all the performers- it was a great evening of music! Bravo!

The MAJE State finals take place on Saturday, March 19 at Norwood High School. Time is TBD. 

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Redefining Positive Body Image

The Reflection Redefined Gallery Opening was on Thursday January 21st, and was a great success! DECA students Kate Kalinowski and Kira Porter worked to highlight their two-week long initiative about body positivity throughout the building. The conclusion was the opening of a gallery show featuring artwork from students, alumni, and photographs from The Grace Project, whose work photographs women who are redefining their own body image after mastectomy surgery.

Before attending the opening reception, artist Isis Charise shared the Grace Project work with about 200 incredibly attentive and sincere students in the Black Box, from art, health, English and social studies classes. Students we spoke to afterward were very moved, some teary at the power of the images, of women’s reclaimed beauty and dignity. One student said her grandmother had been diagnosed with breast cancer 3 days earlier, and she’d not been able to make time or known what to say, but called her that afternoon. At the opening, which was packed for our small gallery, Isis connected with students, community members, and cancer survivors. Guests commented on the collection of work, which sought to open up conversation on various body image topics.

Congratulations Katie & Kira on your dedication and hard work towards a successful event! The gallery is open during the school day for viewing, and will remain open through early March.