Veterans to Be Honored at Marathon Start

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee will honor three local veterans at the start of the 117th Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, April 15, 2013. This year’s honorees include Robert Fayard, U.S. Navy; George Gross, U.S. Army, and Thomas Igartua, U.S. Marines.

John Hancock Brings Defending Champions, Past Champions and Elite Kenyan Runners to Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary for Rally

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Roughly 600 children from the Elmwood Elementary School in Hopkinton will shout jambo (which means greetings in Swahili) when Boston Marathon defending champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, 2010 Men’s Open champion Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, 2006 Women’s Open champion Rita Jeptoo and other elite Kenyan runners arrive in the Elmwood Elementary School gym in Hopkinton on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10 a.m., for the annual pre-race rally.

Hillers Top D-S in Baseball and Tennis

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The Varsity Baseball team improved to 2-0 (2-0 TVL) with a 6-2 win at home over Dover/Sherborn on Monday, April 8. Junior Chris Moberg pitched five strong innings for the win, allowing just two unearned runs while striking out eight. Junior Andrew McMillan pitched two innings of shutout relief, striking out four. At the plate, Moberg, Junior Nick Burns, and Junior Adam Weiner all had two hits for the Hillers.

Hopkinton Boys Defeat the 2012 Spring TVL Champs in Tough 74-62 Contest

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Boys track wins against Norton today 74-62 bringing their record to 3-0.

"A great meet, with many outstanding performances," said Coach Mike Donahue.

For detailed scores, see attached spreadsheet below.

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Bronze Statue of Team Hoyt Installed at Center School - Official Unveiling on April 8

Father and son marathon team duo, Dick and Rick Hoyt, who have inspired people worldwide with their motto of “Yes You Can" will officially cement their place in Hopkinton history this April as the bronze statue in their honor at Center School is unveiled on April 8th.

In preparation for the unveiling, prep work at the site began in early March and the granite slab that serves as the base was installed on March 4th.

During January a scale model of the statue was on display in the library and finally on Tuesday, March 26th, the full size statue arrived from Texas and was installed at Center School.

It was a cold blustery day, complete with a short snow squall, but that didn't stop the installation. Once the fencing around the site was removed, the wooden crate protecting the statue was carefully removed as artist Mike Tabor supervised and directed the careful unpacking of the statue.

Once unpacked, the statue was wrapped in protective blankets, lifted up and lowered onto the granite base. The entire process lasted just over an hou and served as an exciting distraction for students at Center School who spent most of that time watching through their classroom windows.

To complete the installation, a plaque with Team Hoyt’s motto of "Yes You Can" was placed on the base. Tabor posed with the statue for the crowd, but the statue in its entirety will not be visible until its official unveiling.

The statue was commissioned by John Hancock and will be donated to the town of Hopkinton.

Elected officials including Congressman Joe Kennedy, along with local officials and approximately 400 students from Center School are expected to join Rick and Dick Hoyt and sculptor Mike Tabor on the Center School lawn on Monday, April 8th for the official unveiling

The B.A.A. at 125 – History and Legends Coming to Hopkinton on April 10

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Did you know that the Boston Athletic Association has a history that goes way beyond the Boston Marathon? That history has now been captured in a special commemorative book by long-time writer John Hanc that celebrates the 125th anniversary of the B.A.A. Come and join Hanc who will be in Hopkinton on Wednesday, April 10th for a panel discussion and book signing of his book The B.A.A at 125: The Official History of the Boston Athletic Association, 1887-2012.

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Jump Rope Demo at Elmwood School

They do pushups, jump on pogo sticks, and shoot hoops...all while jumping rope. The Miscoe Hill Skippers, a middle school jump rope team from Upton, get a chance to show off their impressive skills at a select number of schools each year. And on March 28th, Elmwood students were treated to the Skippers' blend of grace and athleticism.

The performance was a reward for Elmwood's continuous support of the American Heart Association. For the past nineteen years, the school has raised over $180,000 as part of the AHA's Jump Rope for Heart program, in which students raise money by jumping rope for a certain period of time. The Skippers' are a demo team for the AHA, meaning that they perform at schools across the state to raise awareness not only about the organization, but about how jump roping is a fun way to stay heart healthy. The goal of their performances is not only to inspire, but to illustrate important life lessons such as teamwork and perseverance.

The Skippers' performance, as well as the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, coincide with Elmwood's wellness unit on jump rope. And the students were certainly inspired to jump, as the Skippers stayed several hours afterward for both gym and recess to work with many of them on improving their skills.

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Elmwood Students to Perform at Dinner With Champions Event in Boston

For over 20 years, as part of John Hancock's Adopt-a-Marathoner Program, the students at Hopkinton's Elmwood Elementary School enjoy a special visit from the elite Kenyan runners during the week leading up to the Boston Marathon.

But this year, students in Mr. Keane's third grade class will have another opportunity to meet the elite runners as guests and performers at the Dinner With Champions sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya and Run With Kenyans, an organization that promotes Kenya's running culture.

Run With Kenyans Founder and CEO Wilson Kiriungi first experienced the Kenyans runners visit to Elmwood School last year and described his experience as magical. He was especially moved by listening to the students sing the Kenyan national anthem.

The Elmwood students will be performing at the dinner and 3rd grade teacher Tom Keane will speak about the 21-year connection between Elmwood School and the Kenyan runners.

Watch the HCAM News interview with Kiriungi as he invites the residents of Hopkinton to join him, the Kenyan runners and the students of Elmwood at the Dinner With Champions which takes place on Saturday, April 13th from 5PM to 8:30PM at the Back Bay Events Center located at 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

For more information or questions, email or call (347) 201-2042.

Girls Stomp Clockers

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Hopkinton Girls Varsity Tennis beat Ashland 4-1.
This makes the Hillers are now 2-0 overall, 1-0 in the TVL

Cheering on a Favorite Runner in the 2013 Boston Marathon?

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Visit the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary booth on the Town Common during Marathon Weekend, April 13th & 14th and have a sign made to cheer on your special marathoner. Hopkinton Girl Scout Troop #72216 and Hopkinton Anniversary Committee volunteers will be making signs from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday for a small donation to benefit the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary activities planned for 2015.

A variety of anniversary commemorative items and tickets to the Hopkinton Swing Dance, a 300th Anniversary fundraiser to be held on April 27th at HHS, will also be on sale at the booth.


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