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Burrillville Middle School Principal Kathryn Johnston Lord with Ms. Lauren Leonti.

Lauren Leonti named Burrillville School District Teacher of the Year

BURRILLVILLE – A school counselor who has worked for the district for more than 16 years has been named Burrillville School Department’s 2023 Teacher of the Year.

Lauren Leonti learned of the honor in a surprise ceremony during a school-wide assembly at Burrillville Middle School on Friday, May 27.

A Johnston native, Leonti received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, focusing in history, from Rhode Island College in 2006, and a master’s degree in school counseling from Providence College in 2012.

Leonti, who previously served as a history teacher at Burrillville High School as well as a social studies teacher at the middle school, has been a member of the Burrillville Teacher’s Association since 2006. She was named Chepachet Grange Teacher of the Year in 2015.

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Earth Day Cleanup and...a Duck Rescue???

BURRILLVILLE – A two-week-long town clean up in honor of Earth Day has brought out an impressive 270 volunteers in 2022, including 22 Burrillville High School students, who targeted the area by the Bridgeway in Pascoag and filled two dumpster with collected litter.

“The group cleaned from the Bridgeway to the waterfall behind the old Parks and Recreation building,” said Recreation Director & Recycling Coordinator Andrea Hall.

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DIGBY, N.S. — A five-foot sailboat built by Greg Rowe’s class at Burrillville High School in Rhode Island, U.S.A., needed a little help from Department of Fisheries and Ocean officers in Canada when it ended up ashore.

Wedged in the rocks and tangled in seaweed, the craft was tracked to just south of the Balancing Rock on Long Island in Digby County.

Rowe, an environmental science high school teacher, says the BHS Roweboat was launched off the F/V Terri Ann, 80 nautical miles south of Nantucket, on June 23.

His class constructed the boat from a kit designed by the not-for-profit organization Educational Passages, out of Kennebunk, Maine.

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