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Junior to attend J&W Access Program

The administration at Old Colony recently received confirmation that a member of the junior class has been formally accepted into the Johnson & Wales Access Program. Ashley Bianchini (Freetown), a student in the Cosmetology Program will attend Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, during the 2005-2006 school year in lieu of her senior year of high school at Old Colony.

NHS elects 2005-2006 officers

Four members of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recently elected to serve as officers for the 2005-2006 school year. The officers will assume responsibility for leading the Society to achieve its varied service goals.

Elected officers were: Erin Mello (President), Andre J. Arsenault (Vice-President), Amanda L. Murdoch (Treasurer), and Brandon Duarte (Secretary). All of the new officers are residents of Acushnet.

The National Honor Society ranks as one 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.

Wareham Elks Lodge honors OC students

The administration at Old Colony Regional Technical High School is pleased to recognize the Wareham Elks Lodge for its support in the annual Student of the Month/Year Program. Old Colony students were recently honored a banquet held at the Elks Club in Wareham for their participation.

Student of the Month:

  • Jennifer Howes (Lakeville) – September
  • Jeffrey Golenski (Acushnet) – October
  • Stefan Beaulieu (Acushnet) – November
  • Kaite Lynn Hagerty (Lakeville) – December
  • Rebecca Viera (Acushnet) – January
  • Jaqueline Hebert (Rochester) – February
  • Katelyn Ryan (Carver) – March
  • Ryan Daniel (Rochester) – April
  • Timothy Miranda (Freetown) – May

Student of the Year:

  • Joseph Martinez (Freetown)

Student of the month receive $50.00 savings bonds, while the Student of the Year is awarded a $500.00 bond.

Assistant Superintendent/Principal, Gary Brown, coordinates Old Colony’s participation in the generous Elks Program.

NHS elects 2005-2006 officers

(6/1/05):
Four members of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recently elected to serve as officers for the 2005-2006 school year. The officers will assume responsibility for leading the Society to achieve its varied service goals.

Elected officers were: Erin Mello (President), Andre J. Arsenault (Vice-President), Amanda L. Murdoch (Treasurer), and Brandon Duarte (Secretary). All of the new officers are residents of Acushnet.

The National Honor Society ranks as one 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.

Student of the Month – June 2005

Shop Student Town
Automotive Corey Cabral Freetown
CAD – Drafting Ryan Rodriquez Acushnet
Computer Tech Beth Madden Rochester
Cosmetology Sarah Young Lakeville
Culinary Arts Andrea Watkins Freetown
Electrical Joshua Hopkinson Mattapoisett
Electronics Cullen Fahey Carver
Health Careers Hilary Petty Freetown
House & Mill Carpentry Aaron Carvalho Acushnet
Machine & Tool Kevin O’Reilly Lakeville
Graphic Communication and Design Dominique Tate Lakeville
Welding Joshua Lang Lakeville

CIT students visit Johnson & Wales

Twenty-eight students from Old Colony’s Computer Information Technology Department visited Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., on May 23, 2005. The sophomore and junior students were accompanied by instructors Jacqueline Machamer and John C. Souza.

Upon arriving at the university, the CIT students gathered in the lecture hall and listened to admissions personnel discuss the benefits of attending Johnson & Wales. Topics included degree programs, course offerings, career and employment opportunities, trimester scheduling, and financial assistance. Many of the students plan to attend the 3-day Johnson & Wales summer program called “Career Exploration 2005.”

The CIT students enjoyed a guided tour of the city campus through the Providence streets to the Technology Center. They visited a number of labs and classrooms, and viewed the computers and technological equipment in the Technology Center. The students enjoyed pizza and soda before departing for the return trip to Old Colony.

Seniors receive MVA merit awards

Seniors Rebecca Vieira (Acushnet) and Andrew Young (Freetown) have received the Massachusetts Vocational Association Presidential Certificate of Merit for the 2004-2005 school year. The award is presented to seniors across the state who meet rigid criteria, which include a strong record of vocational achievement, outstanding school attendance, motivation in the vocational field, and good citizenship. Rebecca and Andrew will be presented the awards at the June 2nd Awards Night Ceremony at Old Colony.

Motivational speaker Paul Lewis visits OC

Noted motivational speaker Paul Lewis spoke to Old Colony juniors, sophomores, and freshmen at the annual “Excellence in Effort” award ceremony on June 6, 2005. Mr. Lewis, a former professional football player with the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, is the founder, president and lead trainer for Positive Approaches Inc., a consultant company in Boston and Providence. He congratulated the award winners and commended their motivation, effort, and leadership qualities. Mr Lewis urged Old Colony students to set goals, work hard, and to follow their dreams. He challenged the students to overcome obstacles and to not be afraid of assuming leadership roles in school and in life.

Teacher & students attend UMass seminar

Three Old Colony students and English teacher, Paul Brodeur, participated in the International Student Leadership Institute held at UMass Dartmouth on May 26, 2005.

The philosophy of this program includes five essential objectives which are support, awareness, self-confidence, positive thinking, and values. The process of teaching this philosophy is through five connecting task reinforcers, including group process, communication, motivation, change, and leadership.

The area students who participated are Alexander Amaral (Acushnet), Timothy Blanchard (Carver), and Heather Cardinal (Rochester). The students felt that it was a productive day and acquired many useful skills to assist them in the future.

Students pass Automotive Service test

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Automotive Department juniors recently passed the Automotive Service Excellence Test. The ASE is an EPA approved program that meets Section 609 of the Clean Air Act of 1990. This certification allows our students to operate Automotive Air Condition Recovery and Recycling equipment at their place of employment. The following Automotive Technology students passed the ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Shop Test:

  • Timothy Scott Augustson – Carver
  • Cory James Cabral – Freetown
  • Gregory DeTerra – Acushnet
  • Michael James Ferreira – Freetown
  • John Michael Grecco – Carver
  • Dustin Andrew Ladner – Rochester
  • John Ross Laronda – Freetown
  • Matthew Ryan Nye – Carver

NHS elects 2005-2006 officers

(6/1/05):
Four members of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recently elected to serve as officers for the 2005-2006 school year. The officers will assume responsibility for leading the Society to achieve its varied service goals.

Elected officers were: Erin Mello (President), Andre J. Arsenault (Vice-President), Amanda L. Murdoch (Treasurer), and Brandon Duarte (Secretary). All of the new officers are residents of Acushnet.

The National Honor Society ranks as one 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.

NHS conducts annual Induction Ceremony

(5/4/05):
The Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society conducted its annual Induction Ceremony. Nineteen students were selected for membership based upon their scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students are selected by the National Honor Society Faculty Council. Those inducted included:

Class of 2006

Jennifer L. Babineau, Rochester
Brandon Duarte, Acushnet
Keith M. Morgado, Freetown
Kyle M. O’Neil, Lakeville
Thomas R. Ouellette, Freetown
Class of 2007

Aaron M. Carvalho, Acushnet
Samantha E. Clarke, Freetown
Jeffrey A. Cormier, Acushnet
Nicholas P. DeBrum, Lakeville
Brandon P. Deneault, Acushnet
Tristyn M. Desrosiers, Acushnet
Rebecca J. Dexter, Carver
Nicole F. Doyle, Freetown
Brett A. Duguay, Acushnet
Janelle L Gifford, Acushnet
Natalie H. Hazen, Carver
Ryan G. Pimental, Acushnet
Michael J. Ricardo, Carver
Holly L. Tomkiewicz, Freetown

The officers of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society were recognized for their years of leadership at the Induction Ceremony. Officers received an insignia pin recognizing their successful year of service. Recipients included:

President: Stefan D. Beaulieu (Acushnet)
Treasurer: Steffanie P. Neal (Rochester)
Secretary: Katie L. Hagerty (Lakeville)

Students see Broadway show in NYC

For the eleventh consecutive year, seniors and juniors at Old Colony had an opportunity to experience the theater on Broadway. Recently, members of Old Colony’s College Prep and Tech Prep classes took part in a one-day Broadway show trip to New York City. The trip included a seat to the hit musical “Wicked.”

William Hebert, Old Colony’s Athletic Director and mathematics teacher, coordinates the unique educational experience. In prior years, Broadway show trips were offered to “Les Miserables,” “Jeckyl and Hyde,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “Miss Saigon,” “Aida,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Jane Eyre,” and “42nd Street.”

Health Career students visit Boston hospital

Old Colony senior, junior, and sophomore Health Career students participated in the Student Career Opportunity Outreach Program (S.C.O.O.P.) at Children’s Hospital in Boston on April 14, 2005.

SCOOP is one of the nursing initiatives to address the nursing shortage crisis and to inspire our youth to consider nursing as a career choice. The students listened to several nurses who explained the training and education necessary to be a nurse, as well as what’s special about pediatric nursing. They also toured the hospital and visited several specialty areas, such as neonatal intensive care, bone transplant, trauma and cardiac units.

MIAA sportsmanship recognition for two

One member of the Boys’ Basketball Team and one member of the Girls’ Basketball Team at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School were recognized by the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) for outstanding sportsmanship. The students were:

  • Kerrie Rousseau (Acushnet) – Class of 2006
  • Daniel Wales (Acushnet) – Class of 2005