Showing posts with label Europe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Europe. Show all posts

Sunday, March 17, 2019

FHS Goes to Europe: Mattress Fundraiser - March 24

Via Pantherbook, we share the news of the mattress fund raiser at FHS next Sunday, March 24.

"On Sunday, March 24, the group of FHS students participating in the trip to Europe will be participating in a mattress fundraiser from 10 AM - 4 PM.

What is a Mattress Fundraiser?
On the day of the fundraiser (March 24) the FHS gym will turn into a showroom filled with all different types of mattresses, including name brands such as Simons Beauty Rest. People who come in on this day will be able to purchase a mattress, pillow, sheets, etc to benefit these FHS students. The mattresses are discounted up to 50% as well, and there are options for delivery. A portion of each individual mattress’s sale will go straight towards the FHS trip."

Continue reading about the mattress fund raiser

FHS Goes to Europe: Mattress Fundraiser (Pantherbook photo)
FHS Goes to Europe: Mattress Fundraiser (Pantherbook photo)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In the News: FHS trip to Europe approved; FHS students hear independent candidate for Senate

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"For the first time since 2014, the school department is allowing students to travel abroad. 
The School Committee granted permission Tuesday for Franklin High School to pursue its planning for a trip to Europe. 
High School history teacher Michael Walsh said the trip will be 10 heavy-hitting days, visiting places such as Berlin, Prague, Krakow and Budapest, and making stops at historic locations like Auschwitz. 
“The School Committee seemed as if it was just hitting pause on travel,” Walsh said. “The China trip (in 2014) went off without a hitch, and I think, for us, we haven’t been pushing travel recently.”
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

The School Committee did vote 7-0 to approve this trip

"U.S. Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. And that’s what teacher Michael Walsh had in mind when he invited him to speak to his AP government politics students. 
Ayyadurai, an Indian-born scientist and entrepreneur who is running as an independent against incumbent Democrat Elizabeth Warren and Republican Geoff Diehl, made a stop at Franklin High School on Tuesday afternoon, speaking to two Advanced Placement senior classes about his stance on today’s politics and how young voters should approach the next election. 
“You guys, I would argue, are the tip of the spear in the independents’ movement,” said Ayyadurai, 54. “I want everyone here to get out there and vote, if you can, and we’re here to teach you more.” 
Walsh said the importance of bringing an independent candidate on campus to express his views is paramount to his coursework, and to understanding more than just the Republican and Democratic perspectives in the political world."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

For more details about Shiva as an independent candidate

Mike Walsh introducing Dr Shiva (photo via @r_raugusta)
Mike Walsh introducing Dr Shiva (photo via @r_raugusta)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

"It doesn't get more exciting than this"

Milford Daily News
Posted Jun 21, 2008 @ 11:26 PM


Many high school students sit in class all day dreaming about getting their big break into stardom and touring Europe in a bus with their own band. Now, 15 students at the Franklin School of the Performing Arts are living that dream.

Electric Youth, a group of 14- to 18-year-olds, is performing their Broadway hits and American popular music for audiences in Austria, Slovena and Italy during its 7th annual one-month European tour. The group recently completed its third concert in Obergrafendorf, Austria, just outside of Vienna, in front of a very zealous audience.

"American music plays very well in Europe,'' said Raye Lynn Mercer, founder and director of the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, in a telephone interview.
"The audience in Obergrafendorf was so enthusiastic. We did three encores.''

Andrew Holmes, a senior member of Electric Youth from Holliston who will attend the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music next fall, said that he loves the idea of being on tour in Europe.

"I love going from place to place with 15 of my best friends. I love being able to wake up and be somewhere completely new,'' said Holmes, in a telephone interview. He is on his third trip to Europe with Electric Youth. ``At first it was scary but I learned to love it.''

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

For more about the Franklin School for Performing Arts visit their website.