Sport in Society at Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association will begin accepting applications for an anti-bullying leadership training initiative Tuesday.
With support from the PI Garden Fund, a two-day summer training institute on anti-bullying leadership and education will train student-athletes, adult advocates, and community members on how to create a bully-free culture in their schools.
Beginning Tuesday, schools can submit applications for the Aug. 9-10 institute at the MIAA Conference Center in Franklin
Applications are due June 1.
"The initiative will raise awareness about the severity of bullying in our schools, open dialogue among student leaders, challenge their thinking, and inspire leadership in preventing the devastating effects bullying has on young lives,” a flyer for the institute says.
The student-athletes and adult coordinators from each school will prepare to engage with middle school students on the subject of bullying. Dates for future middle school trainings will be scheduled by the schools and there is also the possibility of a community awareness-raising session.
For more information contact Caitlin Geddes at 617-373-4889 or at C.Geddes@neu.edu.
This awards ceremony and program are designed to recognize Massachusetts high school student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence in three disciplines: academics, athletics and citizenship. The ceremony will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Curry Student Center Ballroom at Northeastern University.
The theme of this year’s event is “How Can Student-Athletes Make a Difference in the Community?”
The event, which is being sponsored by Sport in Society at Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, is open to schools in Districts A, B, C, D, E and H.
Each school can nominate two male and two female students that merit this recognition and have participated in community service. One faculty member, coach, or parent representative should also be willing to provide transportation and accompany the students.
For more information contact Ted O’Reilly at 617-373-4025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lexington teen Benjamin Tso, 14, was named the national champion at the US Tennis Association’s 14 and under national championship last weekend in San Antonio.
Tso, who is ranked second in the country in his age group, will be a freshman at Lexington High School in the fall.
For more on Tso, read the story in Your Town.
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- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
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- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
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- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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