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3rd May 2008

Rowing on the river tomorrow

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Let’s hope for sunshine because Lowell High School will host 22 teams at a regatta on the Merrimack River tomorrow and it’s always more fun when the sun is shining. Beginning with a boat christening at 8:30 a.m. in honor of the parents of LHS Rowing who raised the funds to buy it, the all-day competition will be centered at the Bellegarde Boathouse. The racing begins at 9:30 a.m. and will culminate in an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Sampas Pavilion. Despite fierce competition among the 22 teamsmany from wealthier communities that often have newer boats, more coaches, and fancier uniforms and equipment, LHS crew students hold their own and win often. Join the LHS crew community and support our team as we continue to excel in an activity that is growing in popularity across the state. It also provides more college scholarships to our students than any other sport. Go Red Raiders crew team! 

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  1. 1 On May 5th, 2008, Jackie said:

    It was a great day on the river yesterday–especially once the rain stopped. Our team took second place, and I learned a few things: LHS students have been rowing for 11 years, and when the crew program began at the high school, they had 40 students and no boats or equipment. Today, we have 119 kids involved and seven boats to call our own. In the last 4 years, we’ve won championships in state contests, and last year we placed 16th in the nationals–astonishing achievements for an urban public school team, and we’re not done yet!

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