It took half a dozen questions in a sudden death round before the Class of 2017 walked away with this year’s coveted Westborough Ed Foundation’s Trivia Bee Trophy! The Class of 2017 (sponsored by EL Harvey & Sons) and Representatives from Emseal were the last teams standing of the original 36 teams who competed during this fun-filled evening complete with trivia, food, prizes, music and even a demonstration by the WHS Robotics team. Hundreds of people including Westborough businesses, local officials, school administrators, parent groups and families were in attendance at the 9th annual Trivia Bee on Monday, October 24, 2016. The entertaining event raises thousands of dollars for the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF), who will give out grants this coming year to educators across the district. Last year, WEF donated over $15,000 to faculty and staff for unique programming for students grades K-12.
Don’t worry – if you missed this year’s event, or if you were on a team and you just want to re-watch and hear the questions that stumped you, Westborough TV recorded the entire event and it will be available soon on Westborough TV!
The Westborough Education Foundation is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support for projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster and stimulate creativity, and enhance the excellence of academic experiences for Westborough students. In addition, its purpose is to establish a permanent fund to support grant awards for innovative initiatives that are above and beyond the base curriculum requirements and are outside the scope of the Westborough School Department’s budget.
The Foundation evaluates funding proposals from teachers, administrators, and students in each of the Westborough Public Schools for any project, activity or program which offers enrichment to the educational experience of Westborough students in science, math, literature, languages, social studies and the arts.