Pope Francis is looking to form just the second co-operative girls hockey team in Western Mass. The other is hosted by Longmeadow, which in 2018-19 went 13-3, advancing all the way to the state semi-finals before losing to eventual state champ Methuen/Tewksbury.
Although the idea of an artificial turf field is not particularly new for the district, it has generated widespread interest in the community in the months since the School Committee authorized the initial RFP in the spring.
By a vote of 6-0, the committee authorized expenditures not to exceed $158,000 for design documents and permitting services to begin an estimated $1.7 million project to install a multi-purpose turf field to the west of the school.
Whitcomb told the students that no matter what they were doing — whether athletics, academics or some other pursuit — the secret to success is to surround yourself with successful people and feed on them.