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Video: HCAM News 4-22-2016

On this edition of HCAM News, some of the elite Boston Marathon runners from Kenya visited Elmwood for the 24th straight year, Girl Scout troop 65040 hosted an edible book festival to raise funds for the serenity house and we have a preview of this years Hillers boys track team but first, it was Marathon Madness in Hopkinton as many events took place throughout town prior to the running of the 120th Boston Marathon. Here are the highlights from what was a very exciting and fun week in town.

The Hop Swap is Back

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Save the date! The Hop Swap returns on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at the High School Cafeteria. Hop Swap is a community-wide tag sale event to reuse children's clothing and items. Be green and save money for a great cause! Fill a bag for $15, or $10 if you donate items. All proceeds benefit the HPTA and HopMoms.

HMS Baseball feats Medfield

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The HMS baseball team improved its recorded to 2-0 with a 7-1 victory over Medfield on Friday. Jack Wehle and Nate Bertucci-Bissonnette pitched well. Jack three one hit ball through 5 innings. Nate closed the door the final two innings. Drew Saporoschetz led the offensive attack. The team plays three games this week. Tuesday and Wednesday are home games.

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Video: Hopkinton Students Take Part in Marathon Wreath Ceremony

The Consulate General of Greece was in attendance at the Boston State House to present the olive branch wreaths distributed to the Boston Marathon winners. In the highlights below, the Hopkinton Middle School chorus sung the Greek National Anthem and Hopkinton students were also awarded in the Marathon essay contest.

"The sport of Marathon-ing derived from the 26 mile run from Athenian soldiers from the battle plain of Marathon, Greece back to Athens to protect their city from the Persian Army's 2nd attack. The victory at Marathon, Greece was pivotal in the preservation of Greek civilization and their revolutionary political system of democracy."

Some Hopkinton Middle School students took home awards in the Alpha Omega Marathon Education Committee essay contest. "The committee serves to encourage appreciation of the civic responsibility and bravery ancient Greeks demonstrated at the battle of marathon."

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Video: Hopkinton Welcomes Chinese Boston Marathon Runners

Hopkinton High School welcomed runners from China. Chinese students in Hopkinton performed dances and songs to welcome the runners. The event was sponsored by Golden Pond, 26.2 Foundation and the Dynasty Restaurant. See highlights below.

2016-2017 School Bus Application Deadline May 2nd

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· All students in grades 7-12 for the 2016-2017 school year, who wish to ride the school bus for 2016-2017, must apply and pay a fee for busing.

The DEADLINE: May 2, 2016" target="new">See more information here!

Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Cinderella

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The Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella! Performances are on Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, May 1st at 2:00 PM in the HMS Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. There will be a $2 discount per ticket with any NEW, unused educational supply donations for the Project Just Because education program. Tickets may be purchased in the lobby during rehearsals the week of the show or at the door.

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Video: Elmwood School Meets Elite Kenyan Runners

As part of the John Hancock scholars and stars program. Some of the elite Kenyan runners visited Elmwood school for the 24th year. The runners once again got a rock-star greeting and the students were very excited to meet some of the fastest runners in the world, one student referred to the day as "the best day ever".

In addition to a few students, HCAM News talked to runners talked with 2015 Boston Marathon Female Champion, Caroline Rotich and legendary Track & Field Broadcaster Larry Rawson. Check out interviews and highlights below!

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Hopkinton Schools and Safety Ranks Among Highest in the Country

tom's picture analyzes all FBI crime statistics from all 50 states to find which communities are the safest. The 2 main statistics are violent crimes per every 1,000 residents and property crimes per every 1,000 residents. This years safewise rankings rated Hopkinton as the 8th safest community in the country. Last year in this poll Hopkinton was ranked 70th safest in the country.

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Video: Scholars and Stripes Day 2016, Elite Kenyan Runners Visit Elmwood

Students enjoyed meeting some of the elite Kenyan Runners in this years Boston Marathon in their annual visit to Elmwood School. This years visiting runners included: Sammy Kitwara, Wilson Chebet, Stephen Chebogut, Wesley Korir (2012 Boston Marathon Men's Champion), Michael Kipyego, Paul Lonyangata, Flomena Cheyech Daniel, Valentine Kipketer, Caroline Rotich (2015 Boston Marathon Women's Champion) and Joyce Chepkirui.

View the entire scholars and stars day below and find a ton of photos, free to download, HERE!.


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