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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 27

The Class of 2024 has just had a milestone.

Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.

1. Memorial Elementary School Kindergarteners recently passed an educational milestone: Students celebrated by creating 100 glasses and wearing stickers, and teachers incorporated the special number in to several lessons.

2. has named "Tussy" Kimball and the Kimball family as the recipients of the 2012 Butch Moore "You Touched Upon My Life" Award. "Nobody exemplifies the true spirit of this award more than the Kimball Family," said WMRC President, Tom McAuliffe, in a release. "Their generosity and compassion for the local community as a whole are only surpassed by their humility."

3. is holding a promotion that could net the a significant prize. Cartridge World North America will be giving away $15,000 to three separate schools, as well as thousands of dollars worth of cartridges in a national promotion. Schools need to register online by Feb. 29 to become eligible. From March 15 to 31, parents and teachers can vote for their schools, with prizes to be awarded in April. The school with the most votes, along with two participating schools at random, will be awarded a $15,000 prize. And voters receive discount coupons of $3 for ink cartridges and $10 for laser cartridges.

4. a senior, recently was honored by the Framingham chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with a Good Citizen Award. The recipients demonstrate outstanding character and citizenship to school, community, and country, according to the DAR. The qualities of citizenship are dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

5. The National Weather Service forecast for Monday is a high near 49, with a light wind and gusts up to 29 mph. Tonight, clouds will increase and a slight chance of showers will be in store until 9 p.m.

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