Thursday night the middle school lottery for fifth graders in the Paul Revere, Lincoln and Whelan Elementary Schools went off without a hitch – other than the emotional anxiety.
Anyone who can remember being the last one chosen, or not chosen at all, during sandlot kickball or football games could relate to the atmosphere by those who weren’t picked. Several students burst out in tears when they weren’t chosen, and some parents had to take some deep breaths of their own.
Conversely, those who were picked breathed sighs of relief and some even cheered aloud.
Those picked were “rewarded” with the opportunity to go to the Susan B. Anthony Middle School for the Arts.
The following is a preliminary list of those chosen:
Paul Revere – (17 seats, 21 applicants)
Kayla Marie Borges
Lincoln School – (30 seats, 41 applicants)
Kevin Gutierrez Lopez
Whelan School – (57 seats, 90 applicants)
Jacqueline Galvez Ramirez