5 Things You Need To Know Today: March 13
In just three days, Framingham has raised almost $7,000 to help a 2010 Framingham High graduate who just came out of a coma. Also featured in today's column Science at Brophy and McAuliffe Charter and Music at the middle and high schools.
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1. Monday, Framingham Patch ran a report on 2010 Framingham High graduate Brittany Riva who is recovery from a coma and an undetected heart condition. her aunt Jacqueline Meninno, set up a fund to help the family looking to raise $3,000. In just three days, almost $7,000 has been raised.
As of midnight, more than 120 people had donated $6,890. Meninno wrote on Framingham Patch's Facebook page "A huge thank you to everyone; I am sure her parents are overwhelmed with appreciation."
2. Public is invited to tonight's 15th Annual Brophy Elementary Science Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students in grades K-5 are participating.
3. The three Republican candidates who wish to be Massachusetts' next senator debated for the first time Tuesday night at Stonehill College. State Rep. Daniel B. Winslow, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez discussed a wide-range of issues in the hour-long debate, including Roe vs. Wade, gun control, immigration, social security and the economy. The Republican primary is April 30.
4. Recently, grade 8 scholars at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School presented their space expedition projects to the community during the 3rd Annual Christa McAuliffe Remembrance Event, which honors the legacy of McAuliffe and the Challenger 51-L Crew. To view a slideshow form the event, click here.
5. Tonight, the public can hear the Gold medal winning Framingham High Jazz Band as well as listen to performances of a half dozen other middle and high school bands at the Music in Our Schools Concert at Walsh Middle School at 7. Scheduled to perform tonight are: Cameron Middle Jazz Band, Fuller Middle Jazz Band, Walsh Middle Jazz Band, Framingham High Jazz band, Framingham High Jazz Band 2 and an all-band grand finale performance featuring more than 120 students.
Admission $3 and proceeds will benefit the Framingham Public Schools instrumental music program