Boston Latin Academy band students received $25,000 worth of musical instruments, thanks to Fidelity’s FutureStage Program and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. In a February 9 ceremony at Boston Symphony Hall, BLA students were one of only four schools in Boston to receive the grant.
Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops was the host in Boston, while actor and singer Jamie Foxx and other celebrities took part in the nationally simulcast event, which gave instruments to 1,500 students in four cities.
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A Justin Miles 26-yard touchdown pass to Edbiko Elysee with less than two minutes remaining allowed Boston Latin Academy to defeat Case High School, 30-22, on Sunday.
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Congratulations to the BLA Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) team, who won their division in a physics competition at Harvard. The BLA JETS team defeated Newton North and Milton Academy in a series of multiple-choice and free-response physics questions. Their score qualifies them as National Finalists. Congratulations to Khoi Nguyen, Leticia Lopez-Benitez, Philip Simon, Rajendra Balram, Shawnna Thomas, Judy Wong, Ronesha Williams, and Mamadou Diallo. For more information, see Ms. Hansel (room 330) or http://jets.org/.
“There’s a wonderfully nonchalant air about Alex Macrides. He kind of takes things in stride. For instance, when the 16-year-old Roslindale resident and Boston Latin Academy student and ace tenor saxophonist is asked about his musical extracurricular activities, he calmly goes into a detailed explanation of…”
The Boston Latin Academy girls’ volleyball team won the city championships again, led by Sue Hua and Ruth Lee.