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'The Office' Remembers a Newton Teen

Posted by David Beard, Boston.com Staff April 4, 2008 02:46 PM

A tribute to a Newton high school student who died in March of rare complications from the flu was featured on NBC's hit television show "The Office" on Thursday night.

A freshman at Newton North High School, Nathan Alden Robinson, 15, was known as a excellent student and talented musician. A brief video clip of Robinson playing the piano was played during the closing credits of the television show, with the words "In Memoriam Nathan Robinson."

John Krasinski, who plays sales representative Jim Halpert on the show, is a Newton South graduate, as is B.J. Novak, who portrays intern Ryan Howard.

A scholarship fund in Robinson's name has been established. Checks can be made payable to "City of Newton, Nathan Alden Robinson Scholarship Fund" and sent to Toni Duncan Brown, 18 Dana Rd, West Newton, MA 02465. Check out the YouTube clip of Robinson's piano playing on "The Office'' and read his obituary in the Globe here.

-- Rachana Rathi

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