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Somerville Citizen teachers honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

Somerville Citizen teachers honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

Each year, the President of the United States recognizes volunteers throughout the country with the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA).  Somerville residents Alexandra Armstrong, Gabriel Begun and Xinyue Lu are among this year’s recipients.  They shared their professional “know-how” with middle school students in low-income communities during after school hours. The mentorship and support they provide is helping close the opportunity gap which exists between students in underserved communities and their peers from more affluent communities.

Thermo Fisher Donates Lab Kits to Future Scientists at Chelsea’s Browne Middle School

Thermo Fisher Donates Lab Kits to Future Scientists at Chelsea’s Browne Middle School

“When you have the right equipment, you can do the job right,” says Christian Anzueto.  “And, it makes you more excited for the job.” You might be surprised to learn the kind of equipment that’s made this 5th grader so excited.  It’s not sports equipment, or gaming equipment. Christian is talking about goggles, gloves and lab aprons: basic science lab equipment.