WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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volunteering community service helping out doing our part contributions neighbor to neighbor philanthropy good works The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum Inspiring courage, integrity, and empathy in young people in Boston and around the world E L I Z A B E T H S U N E B Y writer Boston area 6th-grade winners of the personal courage essay contest are joined by Mayor Marty Walsh C O U R T E S Y O F T H E M A X W A R B U R G C O U R A G E C U R R I C U L U M the stately ballroom at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston pulsed with youthful energy as sixth-grade students waited for the 26th annual Max Warburg Courage Curriculum Awards Luncheon ceremonies to begin. These 50 preteens from Boston's public, charter, paro- chial, pilot, and independent schools were selected as the 2017 Max Warburg Fellows, honored for the essays they wrote on personal courage as part of an English Language Arts (ELA) pro- gram called Courage in My Life created to memorialize the inspirational life of Max Warburg. Max Warburg died of leukemia in 1991 as an extraordinarily generous and courageous sixth-grade boy. His mother, Stephanie, grateful to countless people in the city who had rallied around her son — the doctors and nurses at Boston Children's Hospital who cared for Max, the Boston television stations and newspapers that promoted bone marrow drives, all the peo- ple who lined up at the drives, and all the people who sent Max cards in the hospital — needed 144 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7

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