Though private schools, such as Noble & Greenough in Dedham, have fielded crew programs for a number of years, the sport is in its infancy in public schools. Until Milton High started a program in the spring of 2011, Hingham was the only public program from schools south of Boston.
For Hingham, the focus this month is clearly on the Head of the Charles, and the girls’ high school race Sunday afternoon at 1:50.
“Last year, we got into the top 50 percent, which gave us a secure entry for this year,” said Nikolic. “Usually people do have to go through a lottery, because it’s a very popular regatta. It’s the biggest regatta in the world, and so our goal this year is to be in the top 15 boats.”
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