Episode 775

FM #775 - Paula Lupien, FHS Gymnastics Coach - 04/05/22

Published on: 14th April, 2022

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Paula Lupien, Coach of the FHS Gymnastics team conducted on April 5, 2022.  Paula was announced in Dec 2021 as the Winner of the MIAA Coach of the Year award. We decided to wait until her season was complete  (and what a season it was) to have this conversation.

We talk about how she came into the role as coach after advocating to create a team, and how she has developed the program to be undefeated for 2 seasons in the Hockomock League, win the Sectionals this year, take 2nd in the State and then 1st at New England. What does the team do from here? It may be something of a building opportunity but the team is positioned to do good things next year and going forward.

The recording runs about 38 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Paula on April 5, 2022.


Hockomock All-star selections  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/rudolph-named-mvp-leads-multiple-fhs.html 

D1 New England Champions  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/fhs-gymnastics-team-d1-new-england.html 

2nd place at MA State meet


1st Place at South Sectionals


State individual meet performances


Emma White 2nd in All around


1st place at Hockomock Championships


Coach of Year - MIAA for Gymnastics



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Stephen Sherlock

I volunteer as the Community Information Director for Franklin, MA (USA)*. I have been provide accurate and timely information about what matters in Franklin since 2007. Currently working in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Radio (wfpr.fm) since October 2019.

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