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May 23, 2013

Grant to help low-income students from Lawrence area

LAWRENCE — The Let’s Get Ready program has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Betty Beland Greater Lawrence Summer Fund, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF). Let’s Get Ready will use the money to support its Lawrence program and help low-income and first-generation, college-bound students from the Greater Lawrence area attend college.

The Bettu Beland Greater Lawrence Summer Fund (BBGLSF) was started in 1990 by Betty Beland, Administrator of the Stevens Foundations in North Andover. In January of 2001, ECCF was asked and agreed to take over the fund. The goal for the fund is to raise as much money as possible to serve as many local kids during the school summer vacation months as possible.

To learn more about Let’s Get Ready visit www.LetsGetReady.org

Tower Hill Neighborhood Assoc. meeting May 29

LAWRENCE — The next general meeting for the Tower Hill Neighborhood Association will be held on Wednesday May 29. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at OLGC Parish Judson Hall, directly behind St. Augustine’s Chapel, 526 Lowell St.

Attendees will be able to speak to representatives from the police and fire departments and to city councilors.

Light refreshments will be available. For additional information call THNA President, Dan Clark, 978-902-0595 or email, thna@thnalawrence.com. All THNA meetings are open to the public.

PMA students score well on national Spanish exams

METHUEN — Students from Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA) earned a total of five silver and 11 honorable mentions during the 2013 National Spanish Examinations.

“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000 students participating in 2013.”

Students from PMA have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Zulema Llerena and Pauline Giannantonio.

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