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MIAA recognizes OC for sportsmanship

The Athletic Department at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School was pleased to again receive recognition for its commitment to sportsmanship. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) included the Old Colony Cougars on its annual “Sportsmanship Honor Roll.”

Each year the MIAA recognizes high schools across the Commonwealth for high levels of sportsmanship in their athletic endeavors. Old Colony offers varisty competition in football, volleyball, girls and boys soccer, golf, girls and boys basketball, softball and baseball. In addition, through cooperative sports teams, boys ice hockey and swimming are also available.

Students recognized for perfect attendance

The following students at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School had perfect attendance for the 2003-2004 school year.

  • Meagan Savaria – Class of 2004 (Acushnet)
  • Harry Ashley – Class of 2006 (Freetown)
  • Bancroft Ellis – Class of 2006 (Lakeville)
  • Michael Ferreira – Class of 2006 (Freetown)
  • Jonathan Bravo – Class of 2007 (Rochester)
  • Alexander Knox – Class of 2007 (Acushnet)
  • Stephen Myette – Class of 2007 (Rochester)
  • Stephanie Reale – Class of 2007 (Acushnet)

Senior begins School Committee term

Recently Old Colony senior Jacqueline Hebert began her term as the student member of the District School Committee. A Rochester resident, Hebert was elected as Chairperson of the Student Advisory Committee to the School Committee. The chairperson also serves as an ex-officio member of the District School Committee.


Senior to receive Superintendents’ award

Jennifer Lee Howes, a top ranking senior class member at Old Colony , has been selected to receive the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents’ “Certificate of Academic Excellence.”

Jennifer, a Lakeville resident, has been an outstanding scholar during her years at Old Colony. She has excelled in both her academic and vocational studies. She is President of the National Honor Society and is also a member of the Student Council. She has competed in SkillsUSA VICA the past two years. A student-athlete, Jennifer is a member of the varsity volleyball team. Last spring, Jennifer received the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Student Achievement Award.

Jennifer plans to attend UMASS-Dartmouth upon graduation where she will major in nursing. Her goal is to become a physician’s assistant.

The nineteenth recipient of the Certificate of Academic Excellence, Jennifer will be honored on October 13, 2004, when Superintendent-Director, David J. Ferreira, will present the award during the Old Colony Advisory Board Dinner.

Requirements for selection include ranking in the top five percent of the class, proven excellence in both academic and vocational skills, and participation in school activities.

NHS officers elected for 2004-2005

Four members of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recently elected to serve as officers for the 2004-2005 school year. The officers will assume responsibility for leading the Society to achieve its varied service goals.

Elected president was Jennifer L. Howes of Lakeville, vice-president Stefan D. Beaulieu of Acushnet, treasurer Steffanie P. Neal of Rochester, and secretary Katie L. Hagerty of Lakeville.

The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in three-fourths of the nation’s high schools. Local chapters are sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.