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STUDENT OF THE TRIMESTER – MARCH 2018

 

Shop Student Grade Town
Automotive Kaysie Moniz 11 Acushnet
Business Technology Eric Hackett 10 Freetown
CAD Drafting Katherine Ashley 10 Freetown
Computer Science Aiden Nordahl 11 Rochester
Cosmetology Abigail DaSilva 09 Acushnet
Culinary Arts Devan Galas 10 Acushnet
Electrical Kyle Fernandes 12 Acushnet
Electronics Chris Lambert 09 Freetown
Graphic Communication and Design Chris Conde 11 Rochester
Health Careers Rylie Taveira 11 Freetown
House & Mill Carpentry Thomas Forde 11 Carver
Machine & Tool Liam Stuart 10 Rochester
Metal Fabrication Marcus Ashley 11 Acushnet

Frosty Runner 2018 a huge success!

Great weather & a huge turn out made for a very successful Frosty Runner Road Race!  Thanks to all the runners, walkers and volunteers!

See media coverage here.

See photos from Saturday’s 2018 Frosty Runner Road Race courtesy of Robert Pina here. Thank you, Robert!!

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 2-hour school delay

There will be a 2-hour school delay this morning, Jan 30, 2018, due to the overnight snow that we received. This delay will allow the roads and school to be cleared this morning. The school day will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the buses will follow the same schedules, just 2 hours later.

 

Funding cancer research only a fraction of Old Colony student’s goals

Elana Sargent, a Old Colony  student from the Carpentry shop, has been raising money to combat a rare brain cancer, glioblastoma, since she was nine years old. She lost her father, John, to the same cancer at age 11. Sargent has developed her own method of raising money— she makes bracelets.

Selling the bracelets she made, she was able to donate $2000 to Lahey Health Clinic, where her father was treated.

After Sargent donated money to Lahey Health, she started donating to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Since she started making bracelets, she has raised close to $10,000 in donations overall. She reported that she generally donates $1,000 per month to Mass General.

To read more about Elana Sargents story, check out the article written by Old Colony’s own, Zachary McMahon, here.

Cougar Chronicle

The first Issue of the Cougar Chronicles for 2017-2018 is here! Within the second issue of the Cougar Chronicles tri-annual magazine, you will find literacy pieces and artworks created by our students and staff at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.

The Students who were willing to share their identity are named at the bottom of their work and the end credits below. Anonymous pieces are also displayed throughout the magazine. We express our deepest appreciation to everyone who was willing to share their talent with the Old Colony community.

STEM Outreach at Ford Middle

On December 12th, Old Colony’s Computer Science and Electronic Engineering programs presented at Ford Middle School’s STEM Night. The event had a Science Fair feel, as teachers set up tables for community members to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities.

Old Colony was represented by Mr. Ryan Robidoux (Computer Science) and Mr. Dan Brush (Electronics Engineering, Robotics Club). At the Computer Science table, students and their families programed a BB-8 robot to complete challenges like navigating around a bear. Students from the Robotics Club worked with students and parents to compete in robotics challenges with a student-constructed robot.

Photo by: Andrea Ray

No Shave November

With a little help from Old Colony students, it was back to business as usual for members of Rochester’s Police Department.

Clean-shaven business, that is. For the last month, several officers from the town’s police department have participated in No Shave November. No Shave November is  generally a charity program intended to raise money for colorectal cancer, but Rochester’s finest had something a little different in mind. They used No Shave November to support veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Money raised during the police department’s No Shave November is given to Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program that supports members of the military and their families as they deal with brain injuries, PTSD and other combat-related issues.

Participating officers donate to Home Base—participating Rochester officers were asked to donate at least $100 per officer. Those who donate can also opt to grow their beards through the month of November, as an outward symbol of their support for Home Base. If you plan on growing your beard make sure to get Men’s grooming kits to help take care of your facial hair.

With the coming of December though, it was time to get rid of November’s scruff. Friday, December 1, found officers Nathan Valente, Alex Malo, Sean Crook, Jason Denham, Shaun Peterson and Robert Nordahl in the hot seat, so to speak, as Cosmetology students restored their clean-shaven appearances.

The Cosmetology students razored off a majority of the officers’ beards with tools from BeardBro, followed by a close shave from students in Old Colony’s Health Careers department.

This is the second year that the Rochester Police Department has participated in No Shave November—Valente brought the idea to Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee last year. Magee participated last year; he waives the department’s mandate against facial year below the lip each November for those participating in the charity drive.

No Shave November hits close to home for some members of the department. Two of the department’s officers—Jason Denham and Bryan Burger— are veterans. Denham said he and Burger had been promoting the event.

“This is a chance to not have the stress of having to shave for a month,” he added. “We really love our beards.”

This article was written by Zachary McMahon, a sophomore in the Business Technology shop.  The article can be viewed on the Sippican Weekly here.