Every year the Marlborough Education Association (MEA) awards a college scholarship to a high school senior, and the teachers have hit upon a great way to raise scholarship funds: pasta. The MEA held its second annual pasta dinner Friday night at Marlborough Elementary School, and it was a big success.
“It’s a wonderful way to build community,” says MEA Co-President and kindergarten teacher Amy Farrior.
Co-President and second-grade teacher Pam Farrington agrees, “It’s a great way to bring families together.”
“There’s such a sense of community with everyone in one big room, eating together,” says second grade teacher David Wasserman. “It’s also a great way to increase teachers’ visibility, to have the community see us engaged in a positive project like this.”
The teachers sold well over 400 tickets to families who came in to eat together, and this year added a take-out option for families who wanted to participate but weren’t able to make the dinner.
Farrior says that it was a lot of work planning the dinner “but seeing everyone here tonight enjoying the event makes it all worthwhile.”
The college sholarship will be awarded this spring to a senior at the Regional Hebron, Andover, Marlborough (RHAM) High School who attended Marlborough Elementary School.