Kim Charlson of Watertown was recently honored by the Boston Celtics and the Massachusetts State Lottery as a local hero.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The NBA teams honored Kim Charlson, while the school's choir sang the National Anthem before the game at the TD Garden.
The crowd at Boston's TD Garden went wild last week and the Celtics were not even on the floor! The game against the New York Knicks on March 26 was Perkins Night at the Celtics, an annual event spotlighting Perkins’ long-running partnership with the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. Thirteen singers from the school for the blind got the night started by singing the National Anthem before 18,600 fans. The night was far from over for Perkins, however. Between quarters, Kim Charlson, library director of the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library, and her dog Dolly took center court so Charlson could receive the “Heroes Among Us” honor for her leadership and advocacy on behalf of people who are blind. To wrap things up, Perkins …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Two Boston Celtics visited the school for the blind in Watertown.
Most days you will find Jason Terry and Terrance Williams sinking baskets on the basketball court, but Thursday afternoon the two Boston Celtics read with students at the Perkins School for the Blind. The pair tackled "The Three Little Pigs" Thursday using Apple iPads loaded with an app to help the visually impaired read. Terry and Williams were joined by Boston Celtic's co-owner Wyc Grousbeck at Perkins' Grousbeck Center for Students & Technology. The center opened in 2011 and was built with the help of a donation from the Wyc Family Foundation. After storytime, the Celtics players checked out some other apps that help the blind and visually impaired and visited the Perk Cafe. Before they left, Terry, Williams and Grousbeck were …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Senior Margaret Antonellis will accept her award at the Will McDonough Writing Contest tonight.
Watertown High School student Margaret Antonellis will report from Thursday night's Boston Celtics game after winning first place in the Will McDonough Writing Contest. The senior was named first place winner for 12th graders in the eighth annual Will McDonough Writing Contest, named after the late Boston Globe sports columnist. The contest is designed to encourage the development of language and writing skills while incorporating the topic of sports and concepts such as teamwork, respect, and perseverance, according to a press release. The winners were selected by judges from the Boston Globe, based on how well they organized and expressed ideas and addressed the topic. Antonellis and the other winners from grades 4 to 12 will attend and …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Perkins students got the chance to interview NBA players today when three members of the Celtics stopped by.
Perkins School for the Blind had some big men on campus today when three members of the Boston Celtics paid a visit to the Lower School. Several students got to question forward Brandon Bass, guard Avery Bradley and center Greg Stiemsma when the NBA players came to the gym at Perkins' Lower School this morning. The students wanted to know what kind of music they listen to before the game. Bass said he enjoys hip hop while Bradley said he does not typically listen to music, but when he does it is hip hop. Stiemsma said he listens to music. "I listen to the same the hip hop these guys do before the game because their headphones are so loud," Stiemsma said. "I also listen to country music ... and rock and roll - Disturbed and Korn." The …