It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2019: When their hard work meets the future
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PUBLISHED: 10:23 23 March 2019 | UPDATED: 19:06 25 March 2019 Andrew Clarke Is Four Weddings and a Funeral Britain's greatest film? Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, James Fleet star in this slice of 1990s life. Picture: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. What makes a great British film? Something that captures the essence of the British character or sense of humour. Which of these Great British Films have you seen? Joseph Fiennes is Britain's greatest playwright Will Shakespeare in the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love Photo: UniversalFor me, a great British film is one you can return to time and again and gain comfort from the fact that the film remains as good (if not better) as the last time you saw it.The list was designed to embrace great movies from throughout a century of film-making but looking at the list after I had compiled it, I was surprised at how many comparatively modern … [Read more...] about Great British Movies: Is your favourite on our list?
It’s January, which is usually the time of year when moviegoers try to catch up on all of the awards season contenders they’ve missed over the past year. Who has time to think about upcoming films when you’re still trying to see “A Star Is Born”? Nevertheless, there’s plenty to look forward to in 2019, so we decided to pull together a short list of some of the movies with local hooks that are coming out this year, starting with five films premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which begins later this month. Note that movie release dates often move around on the calendar quite a bit prior to hitting theaters, but as of now, all of these films are slated to debut in 2019. Sundance “Late Night” Written by and co-starring Cambridge native Mindy Kaling, “Late Night” chronicles a late-night talk show host (Emma Thompson) whose “world is turned upside down” when she hires her show’s first female … [Read more...] about 21 movies Bostonians should know about in 2019