MASC Gives Lifetime Achievement Award To Hugo

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FRAMINGHAM – The Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) awarded a lifetime achievement award to District 1 Framingham School Committee member Beverly Hugo on Wednesday night, at the Framingham School Committee meeting.

In 2020, the Framingham School Committee voted unanimously to recommend Hugo for the MASC honor.

“It has been a distinct honor and privilege to have worked and continue to work with Beverly Hugo, as a member of MASC,” said current MASC President Ellen Holmes via Zoom Wednesday night.

The MASC letter said Hugo was being honored for her “contributions to the Framingham School District” both through her “years of service on the School Committee” and due to her many activities in which she advocated for children.

“I’m overwhelmed, with gratitude,” said Hugo.

Hugo is the longest serving School Committee member, having served on the School Committee when it was a 7-member Committee under the Town of Framingham.

In 2017, Hugo was elected the first-ever City of Framingham District 1 School Committee member, and sworn in on January 1, 2018.

She was recently elected to her third consecutive 2-year seat as the District 1 School Committee member on November 2.

Hugo is the former President of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC).

“I’m speechless, but I do have a speech,” said Hugo. “I want to thank the Framingham School Committee for nominating me for this incredible honor.”

Hugo has served on a Framingham School Committee since 2007.

“As I look back at these accomplishments, I realize it is not just my award but it is our award for Framingham and the School Committee,” said Hugo.

“We are so lucky here in Framingham to have such a wide array of champions … but knowing how much you have poured your heart & soul into making sure that children across the entire Commonwealth are getting their fair share and are being taken care of, is something that really warms our hearts so deeply,” said Rep. Maria Robinson.

Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis and Rep. Robinson attended the Wednesday night presentation in person to present a citation.

The public is prohibited from attending School Committee meetings in person, so Hugo’s family had to attending via Zoom.

The School Committee has voted twice since August to prohibit the public from attending School Committee meetings in person, due to COVID. This was Hugo’s first meeting in person, as opposed to ZOOM, this 2021-22 school year.


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