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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-12-2018

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16 IN OUR SCHOOLS APRIL 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION cipal from 2002 to 2004, and princi- pal of the middle school from 2004 to 2009, when he was named assis- tant superintendent. He was named superintendent of Scituate Public Schools in March 2016. Filippelli called Lincoln a "destina- tion district," citing the district's repu- tation for quality. He also noted the importance of a community support- ive of education, indicated by voters' approval of the high school bond. According to School Committee Chairwoman Kristine Donabedian, a total of 10 people applied to the superintendent position. A nego- tiation subcommittee interviewed seven of the 10 applicants over two Saturdays, narrowing their scope to two candidates to recommend to the full committee for interviews. Donabedian said Filippelli was the first person to apply to the job post- ing. School Committee Vice Chairman Joseph Goho said Filippelli is "one of the most respected administrators in the State of Rhode Island, coming from a high achieving and fiscally conservative district." "We are extremely ecstatic about Dr. Filippelli being appointed tonight. We've reeled in a big fish in Lincoln and are very fortunate to be bringing in a candidate who matches the com- munity profile exactly," said Goho. At the March 12 School Committee meeting, members of the committee said they hoped for an innovative and accessible candidate with dem- onstrated central office experience. Joseph Erardi, who served as an independent facilitator of Lincoln's superintendent search, said Lincoln's approach to the process "built a very solid applicant pool." FILIPPELLI From Page One Local students win science awards Two local students who participat- ed in the Rhode Island Science and Engineering Fair recently received top awards for their projects. Jordyn Raftery, of Lincoln, who took first place at the La Salle Academy school science fair, earned a First Grant award at RISEF, which was held March 17 at Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick. Her project was titled "What is the Best Method of Bioremediation?" Sree Dasari, of Cumberland, also a La Salle Academy student, was a Best in Fair finalist at RISEF and received a special award from the American Psychology Association for her behavioral science project. For her project, "Your mind as an interface – Approaching public speaking using VR," Dasari made a 360-degree video of a classroom full of students and transferred it to a virtual reality headset, which she put on test subjects and studied their heart rates as they made a presen- tation to the virtual audience. Her goal is to use it to help people over- come fear of certain situations such as public speaking. The students were honored along with other award winners at a cer- emony at CCRI on March 22. FRESH SEAFOOD SPECIALS FROM THE MEAT DEPARTMENT Fresh Skinless Haddock Fillets ......................$6.99 lb. Fresh Maine Steamers .....................................$2.99 lb. Fresh Canadian Halibut Fillets ......................$16.99 lb. Extra-Large Peeled And Deveined Shrimp......$9.99 lb. Fresh Wild Stealhead Salmon Fillets ...............$9.99 lb. USDA Choice Marinated Steak Tips ................$9.99 lb. USDA Choice Sirloin Strip Steaks ................$12.99 lb. Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast................................................. $2.99 lb. FROM THE CAFE – Dine-in SPECIALS 463 East Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 508-695-7087 • Try Our FAMOUS FISH & CHIPS $9.99 Fried Clam Strip Plate with fries and slaw $10.00 +tax Jumbo 2 lb bowl of Steamers with corn and linguica $14.00 +tax Buck a Shuck Wellfleet Oysters $1.00 Fried Whole Belly Clam Plate with fries and slaw $15.99 +tax Dine in only specials Café Hours: Monday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sale ends 5/15/2018. Now serving Beer & Wine

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