Historic Outcome for Bedford at CentralWest Massachusetts History Day District Competition

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford High School sent 13 projects authored by 31 students in 6 categories to the CentralWest Massachusetts History Day competition on March 4, and everyone came home with an award.

“Projects that placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their respective categories qualified to move onto the state contest on April 1,” said History Day advisor James Sunderland. “Long story short, every single project qualified for the state contest.”

Peer Leaders are Making a Difference a Bedford High School.

By Mitch Evans

After the town election this weekend, it seems only right to look at the work that our High School is doing to help educate the leaders of tomorrow. At the February 28 School Committee meeting Heather Galante, Principal at Bedford High School, introduced six representatives* of this year’s BHS Peer Leadership Program.

This program has been running for many years, in fact, committee member Mike McAllister remembers being a peer leader during his time at Bedford High. But what do today’s peer leaders learn and contribute to the school system?

Police Chiefs Meet with Middlesex Community College Students

Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno and Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan met yesterday afternoon with a group of criminal justice students on the Lowell campus of Middlesex Community College (MCC).

The students, men and women with diverse backgrounds and a shared interest in public service, had the opportunity to hear from two leaders in municipal law enforcement about some of the key topics and programs in modern policing

Children of Eden, the Must-See BHS Spring Musical, Thursday through Saturday at 7 pm

By Linda White

The opening performance of Children of Eden on Wednesday, March 15 was not just a case of “another opening, another show.”

Wednesday afternoon’s opening was a wonderful ensemble effort with great music, singing, dancing, and powerful performances. There was not a dry eye in the house at the end of Act One, and Act Two was equally moving. If you had any doubt about attending this production, cast it aside and please get your tickets now. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, March 16, Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18 at 7 pm in the BHS auditorium.

Hoop Dreams: 2017 Bedford Recreation Basketball

By Dan Brosgol

In addition to travel basketball, this winter 400 kids of all ages participated in Bedford Recreation basketball programs. “We are proud to offer quality basketball programming through our clinics, Bauman Basketball League, and the Police/Recreation League,” said Nikki Taylor, Youth Program Coordinator at Bedford Recreation. “These leagues and programs are successful due to the many committed volunteers who give their time and dedication to the programs. It was a great winter of basketball, and we would like to thank all of the players, coaches, volunteers, referees, and parents for their participation.”

Hoop Dreams: Recreation Department Basketball and Travel Basketball in Bedford

By Dan Brosgol

The recent success of the Bedford High School basketball program is no secret- just look at back-to-back postseason runs by the boys varsity teams in 2017 and 2016 and four consecutive league titles for the girls from 2013-2016.

But basketball’s popularity in Bedford goes much deeper than fielding competitive varsity teams. The town’s basketball programs are built on a strong foundation of youth basketball in Bedford that features offerings for children in grades 1-12 in partnership with Bedford Recreation and Bedford Travel Basketball.

BHS Spring Musical ‘Children of Eden’ Opens This Afternoon, Runs Through Saturday Evening

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Children of Eden opens this afternoon (Wednesday, March 15) in the Bedford High School Auditorium at 4:30 pm, with additional performances at 7 pm, Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, March 18. This heartfelt and often humorous tale is best suited for families with children in grades 5 and older.

With special thanks to Jared Rushanan for sharing his promotional video.

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