Hopkinton Heroes Announced

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This year the HPTA received 13 essays submitted by students for consideration in the 4th annual Hopkinton Heroes essay contest. We were touched by all of the essays – and by the extraordinary efforts made by our local heroes – and we will be recognizing all of the nominees this year.

Our local heroes include teachers, fire fighters, librarians, bus drivers and even a sibling – they have all made the difference in the life of a child and in the community! The 2011 Hopkinton Heroes and the students who recognized them include:

Mrs. Prior – Elmwood School, nominated by Alyssa Souza
Coach Ray LeBlanc, nominated by Andrea Gendron
Ilene Silver,Elmwood School Principal, nominated by Andrew Zaharis
Meghan Krueger, nominated by Hannah Krueger
Mrs. Prior – Elmwood School, nominated by Jason Zaharis
Joe Hattabaugh – teacher of “High Flight”, nominated by Jenna Bogan
Mr. Bernstein – Hopkins School nominated by Madeline Holden
Sarah Kinney – Center School, nominated by Maura Souza
Debbie Guertin – bus drive, nominated by Maxwell McNamara
Erin Mahoney – teacher of “Girl Power”. nominated by Mirabella Paolucci
Mrs. Diamond – Elmwood School, nominated by Paige Stephan
Denise Kofron -- Librarian, nominated by Rebecca Wood
Ms. Jill Kaufman – Hopkins School, nominated by Zara Ali

The HPTA would like to congratulate and thank the heroes for all they do to make a difference in our community! The Hopkinton Heroes and the students who nominated them will be invited to a special reception at the Marathon Restaurant at the end of May. Questions? Jane Wojcik, HPTA Hopkinton Heroes Coordinator, [email protected], 508-435-9425.