Machine & Tool senior receives Walter J. Markham award

Old Colony is pleased to announce that Jarod Ferreira, a senior in the Machine & Tool Technology Program is this year’s recipient of the Walter J. Markham award.

The award recognizes a graduating senior from a voc-tech school who exhibits leadership, good attendance, and excellence in both voc-tech and academic studies.

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators and the Massachusetts Vocational Association, the award is named for Walter J. Markham, who served as director of the Bureau for Vocational Education from 1954 to 1969, and as the first Associate Commissioner for Occupational Education from 1968 to 1970.

Jarod received a plaque, $500.00 award and was honored at the MVA Annual Convention Banquet on Saturday, March 13, 2010 in Hyannis. Jarod is the second Old Colony student to win this award. Jennifer A. Hart was our last recipient in 1994.

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