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High School Students Invited to Compete in Video Contest

Calling All Massachusetts High School Students...

Is there someone in your community who is fighting injustice, organizing action, fostering dialogue, encouraging civic participation or educating about important issues?

Create a two-minute video showing us how someone is Making Democracy Work where you live!

We want to see how people in your city or town are taking action, using their voices, and actively participating in the democratic process! To read about the rules and how to enter, please visit the website

LWVW Book Awards Recognize WHS Students

Each spring the League of Women Voters of Wellesley recognizes Wellesley High School students for outstanding civic engagement in the school and broader community. This year the LWVW awarded copies of "Lend Me Your Ears," a collection of famous speeches edited by William Safire, to each of four Wellesley High School students during the traditional Awards Nights at the end of the school year. Congratulations to recipients for 2016: seniors Matthew Hornung and Maddie Petrovich and underclass members Sinclaire Vandervoort and Max Sours.

LWVW Co-President Irene Flint congratulates book award winner Matthew Hornung

Book award winners Sinclaire Vandervoort'17 and Max Sours'17

Retiring Wellesley Town Board Members Honored

As a prelude to the Wellesley Town Election last year, the LWV Wellesley hosted its annual "Meet the Candidates" night, during which all candidates for town-wide office were offered the opportunity to speak and answer questions. Voters could also meet candidates for Town Meeting Member (TMM) .

A highlight of the evening was recognition of the efforts of four retiring Town Board members; each was cited for their achievements and presented with a certificate of appreciation. Those recognized for their service to the town were Patti Quigley (School Committee), Steve Burtt (Recreation Committee), Sara Preston (Planning Board) and Alexander Mahoney (Housing Authority). Many thanks to them for their hours of volunteering and service to the Town of Wellesley.