TEWKSBURY - Following the April 6 town election, the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee both met to reorganize their positions. For the selectmen, Jay Kelly was re-elected as chair of the board. Mark Kratman was elected as vice chair, and newly elected member Jayne Wellman Miller was elected as clerk. The next meeting of the board of selectmen is scheduled for April 23, 2019.
Dennis Francis was elected as chair of the School Committee, Keith Sullivan was elected as vice chair, and newly elected member Shannon Demos was elected as clerk.
At their April 10 meeting, the School Committee recognized senior tax program participants and outstanding volunteers throughout the district. 15 seniors worked at the Dewing, Heath Brook, North Street, Trahan, and Ryan Elementary schools, and more than 40 volunteers gave their time at all seven schools in the district.
The committee also recognized the 20 members of the Methuen-Tewksbury girls ice hockey team, who recently won the Massachusetts Division 1 State Championship, as well as several Boston Globe and Boston Herald Outstanding athletes: Makayla Paige for indoor track, Erin Gallella for girls basketball, Michael Arsenault for boys ice hockey, and Cassidy Gruning, Julia Masotta, and Kaia Hollingsworth of Methuen for girls ice hockey. Coach Ron Drouin was recognized for the Ted Damko award for outstanding athletic director in the Merrimack Valley region.
Both the selectmen and School Committee will be attending annual town meeting on May 6, 2019, at Tewksbury Memorial High School.