Category: Clubs

Student of the Month – January 2006

Shop Student Town
Automotive Eric Palmer Acushnet
CAD – Drafting Gregory Bridge Acushnet
Computer Tech Matthew Willett Carver
Cosmetology Amber Vaudry Acushnet
Culinary Arts Joshua Pinzino Acushnet
Electrical Anthony Santo Acushnet
Electronics Derek Crippin Mattapoisett
Health Careers Victoria Fernandes Freetown
House & Mill Carpentry Jeremy Costa Acushnet
Machine & Tool Devan Spellman Acushnet
Graphic Communication and Design Lindsey Bassignani Carver
Welding Joshua Craig Lakeville

Student of the Month – December 2005

Shop Student Town
Automotive Matthew Pacheco Acushnet
CAD – Drafting Justin Peckham Acushnet
Computer Tech Zachary Card Carver
Cosmetology Krystle Boulanger Rochester
Culinary Arts Francis Pittsley Lakeville
Culinary Arts Kendra Cameron Lakeville
Electrical Derek Faulk Freetown
Electronics Kevin Burns Carver
Health Careers Jenna Preston Freetown
House & Mill Carpentry Daniel Rounseville Rochester
Machine & Tool Steve Cleary Rochester
Graphic Communication and Design Jose Robles-Ferro Rochester
Welding Christopher Lopes Lakeville
Power Mechanics Joseph Shea Lakeville

National Honor Society wins 7th Outstanding Chapter Award

Old Colony’s Chapter of the National Honor Society has been selected as a recipient of an Outstanding Chapter Award for the fifth year in a row. The Old Colony chapter is one of only three in the entire Commonwealth to have been selected for this distinction. The Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association State NHS Committee presents this award to local chapters for “exemplifying the true spirit of the National Honor Society ideals through demonstration of outstanding scholarship, leadership, character and service.”

This is the seventh Outstanding Chapter Award for the Old Colony in the last nine years; our chapter has also received six National Service Awards.

The Chapter received the award at the NHS State Leadership Conference in Worcester, MA, on April 4, 2006. The conference was held for advisors and students of the local chapters. Students Keith Morgado (East Freetown), Amanda Murdoch (Acushnet), and Kyle O’Neill (Lakeville) represented the Old Colony Chapter at the conference.

NHS students bring books to local schools

Members of the Old Colony Chapter of the National Honor Society recently visited the Acushnet Elementary School and the Rochester Memorial School as part of their annual Fall Book Drive Service Project. Members of the National Honor Society had solicited donations of children’s books in good condition and had collected approximately 300 of them.

NHS members visited classrooms in both schools where they read some of the books they had brought with them. After the reading, NHS members assisted the children in making crafts for Halloween and Thanksgiving that they had brought with them.

The boxes of books that had been collected were also distributed and donated to the classrooms and school library for the students to enjoy.

The participating Old Colony NHS members were:

Andre Arsenault (Acushnet)
Jennifer Babineau (Rochester)
Samantha Clarke (E. Freetown)
Aaron Carvalho (Acushnet)
Jeffrey Cormier (Acushnet)
Nicholas DeBrum (Lakeville)
Brandon Deneault (Acushnet)
Rebecca Dexter (Carver)
Nicole Doyle (E. Freetown)
Brandon Duarte (Acushnet)
Brett Duguay (Acushnet) Janelle Gifford (Acushnet)
Natalie Hazen (Carver)
Matthew Hudon (Acushnet)
Erin Mello (Acushnet)
Amanda Murdoch (Acushnet)
Keith Morgado (E. Freetown)
Kyle O’Neill (Lakeville)
Thomas Ouellette (E. Freetown)
Ryan Pimental (Acushnet)
Michael Ricardo (Carver)
Holly Tomkiewicz (E. Freetown)

NHS Chapter receives 6th Outstanding Service Project Award

(12/1/05):
The Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School Chapter of the National Honor Society was awarded a national Outstanding Service Project Award as part of the National Honor Society Conference held in Washington, D.C., November 11-13, 2005. Seventeen students represented Old Colony at the thirteenth annual conference.

This is the sixth time and third year in a row that Old Colony has received a national Outstanding Service Project Award. This year the award was received for the service project It’s in the Bag. This project involved making “tote” bags for residents in local nursing homes to use with their wheelchairs or walkers, or to place on their beds. NHS members also personally delivered the bags and visited with the residents to show that someone was thinking of them and to brighten their day.

NHS members solicited donations of items they would need to make the bags- new cloth placemats, material, fabric, thread, etc. and for the items they would be placing in the bags- tissues, lotions, pens, pencils, pads of paper and candy. “Bag-making” workshops were held after school with staff and parents volunteering their time and expertise in demonstrating how to sew and also lending a hand in the production of the bags. NHS members, with help from additional students were able to complete 140 tote bags.

Once completed, the bags were filled with the donated and purchased items and a card was attached. NHS members then delivered the bags to local nursing homes where they were able to visit with each recipient as they distributed the bags.

Old Colony was one of ten NHS Chapters that received national awards for outstanding service to their school and community this year, and is the only chapter in the country to have won six Outstanding Service Project awards.

Nearly 1000 National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society leaders and faculty advisors from across the country participated in the National Conference held this year in Washington, D.C. During the three-day conference, delegates attended workshop sessions on leadership, character building skills, effective student projects, and heard presentations from nationally known speakers. In addition, members networked with student leaders and advisors from schools across the nation, discussed social, educational, and political issues and exchanged ideas.

Old Colony members traveled to Washington, D.C. one day early to experience some of the sights of our nation’s capital. They visited the Arlington National Cemetery where they witnessed the “Changing of the Guard” at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and visited other points of interest. At the Smithsonian Institution, they visited the Air and Space Museum, the American History Museum and the Natural History Museum. They also went on a “Washington After Dark” bus tour where they visited the Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, and FDR Memorials.

Members of the National Honor Society who attended the conference were: Aaron Carvalho, Jeffrey Cormier, Brandon Denault, Brandon Duarte, Brett Duguay, Janelle Gifford, and Ryan Pimental of Acushnet; Samantha Clarke, Nicole Doyle, Keith Morgado, Thomas Ouellette, and Holly Tomkiewicz of East Freetown; Nicholas DeBrum and Kyle O’Neill of Lakeville; and Rebecca Dexter, Natalie Hazen, and Michael Ricardo of Carver.

Student of the Month – November 2005

Shop Student Town
Automotive Scott Beaulieu Acushnet
CAD – Drafting Jade Worthington Acushnet
Computer Tech Keith Morgardo Freetown
Cosmetology Melissa Jones Freetown
Culinary Arts Desiree Genard Acushnet
Culinary Arts Lili Duponte Mattapoisett
Electrical Adam Taylor Acushnet
Electronics Brandon Larrivee Carver
Graphic Communication and Design Melissa Almeida Acushnet
Health Careers Kathryn Lawton Acushnet
House & Mill Carpentry Jeremy Oliveira Freetown
Machine & Tool Tammy Aldridge Lakeville
Welding Joshua Lang Lakeville

Student of the Month – October 2005

Shop Student Town
Automotive James Randall Mattapoisett
CAD – Drafting Michael Ricardo Lakeville
Computer Tech Michael Cormier Mattapoisett
Cosmetology Corey Beecher Lakeville
Culinary Arts Nicholas Gomes Acushnet
Electrical Spencer Harrison Lakeville
Electronics Justin Nelson Mattapoisett
Health Careers Stephanie Escobar Acushnet
House & Mill Carpentry Donat LeBlanc Freetown
Machine & Tool William McCombe Rochester
Graphic Communication and Design Meghan Silva Lakeville
Power Mechanics Eric Pittsley Lakeville
Welding Nathan Tavares Freetown

2005-2006 Old Colony SkillsUSA Competition

On January 25, 2006, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School held its annual schoolwide SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony. Students in Old Colony’s twelve vocational training areas competed in twenty-one skill competitions covering various aspects of each vocational program. All award winners will now be eligible to compete at the district competition to be held March 2, 2006, at Upper Cape Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Result of the competition announced at an assembly on January 25, 2006:

Architectural Drafting
Gold Medalist – Baylee Ricci (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Jennifer Lewis (Lakeville)
Bronze Medalist – Justin Pekham (Acushnet)
Finalist – Ryan Rodrigues (Acushnet)
Auto Service Technology
Gold Medalist – Nathan Dellecese (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Jason Gifford (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Michael Ferreira (Assonet)
Carpentry
Gold Medalist – Richard Pemberton (E. Freetown)
Silver Medalist – Brandon Dion(Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Harrie Ashley (E. Freetown)
Finalist – Scott Hooley (Lakeville)
Commercial Baking
Gold Medalist – Nicholas Shepler (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Madeleine Lafleur (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Jonathan Denham (Rochester)
Finalist – Joshua Pinzino (Acushnet)
Computer Maintenance Technology
Gold Medalist – Cullen Fahey (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Derek Crippen (Mattapoisett)
Bronze Medalist – Sean Doyle (Carver)
Finalist – Jared Galvin (Assonet)
Cosmetology Stylist (Over 500 hours)
Gold Medalist Stylist: Nicole Doyle (E. Freetown)
Silver Medalist Stylist: Holly Tomkiewicz (E. Freetown)
Bronze Medalist
Stylist: Kindsey Ciacci (Acushnet)
Finalist – Stylist: Johnelle Roderick (Acushnet)
Cosmetology Stylist (Under 500 hours)
Gold Medalist –
Stylist: Chelsey Espinola (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist –
Stylist: Danielle Leary (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist –
Stylist: Melissa Jones (Freetown)
Finalist –
Stylist: Yahaira Robles-Fero (Rochester)
Culinary Arts
Gold Medalist – Jennifer Frates (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Andre Arsenault (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Robert Cost (Carver)
Finalist – Erin Mello (Acushnet)
Electronic Applications
Gold Medalist – Jake Shulenburg (Carver)
Silver Medalist – James Cornwall (Carver)
Bronze Medalist – Kevin Burns (Carver)
Finalist Medalist – Keith McAvoy (Assonet)
Electronic Technology
Gold Medalist – Robert Loesher (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Amanda Murdoch (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Justin Nelson (Mattapoisett)
Finalist Medalist – Michael Carberry (Rochester)
Graphic Communications
Gold Medalist – Melissa Almeida (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Hannah Savaria (Rochester)
Bronze Medalist – Meghan Silva (Lakeville)
Finalist Medalist – Dominique Tate (Lakeville)
Nail Care
Gold Medalist – Angela Crowley (E. Freetown)
Silver Medalist – Ashley Bianchini (Lakeville)
Bronze Medalist – Krystle Boulanger (Rochester)
Finalist Medalist – Cassandra Marujo (Acushnet)
Nurse Assistant & Orderly
Gold Medalist – Vicky Fernandes (E. Freetown)
Silver Medalist – Kathryn Lawton (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Jared Jacobs (Carver)
Finalist – Rebecca Dexter (Carver)
Precision Machining Technology
Gold Medalist – Steve Cleary (Rochester)
Silver Medalist – Ross Ferreira (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Dwight McCombe (Rochester)
Finalist – Mathew Hudon (Acushnet)
Residential Wiring
Gold Medalist – David O’Brien (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Alexander Knox (Acushnet)
Bronze Medalist – Joshua Hopkinson (Mattapoisett)
Finalist – Kyle Nelson (Rochester)
Technical Computer Applications
Gold Medalist – Zachary Card (Carver)
Silver Medalist – Christopher Fisher (Carver)
Bronze Medalist – Michael Poland (Lakeville)
Finalist – Thomas Ouellette (E. Freetown)
Technical Drafting
Gold Medalist – Jonathan Delgado (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Michael Ricardo (Carver)
Bronze Medalist – Ryan J. St. Pierre (Acushnet)
Finalist – Nikolas J. Baccelli (E. Freetown)
Web Design
Gold Medalist – Jeffrey Cormier (Acushnet)
Gold Medalist – Christopher Kirk (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Kyle O’Neill (Lakeville)
Silver Medalist – Keith Morgado (E. Freetown)
Bronze Medalist – Adam Veary (Freetown)
Bronze Medalist – Matthew Willett (Carver)
Finalist Medalist – Michael Cormier (Mattapoisett)
Finalist Medalist – Nicholas DeBrum (Lakeville)
Welding
Gold Medalist – Shawn Carvalho (Acushnet)
Silver Medalist – Joshua Craig (Lakeville)
Bronze Medalist – Joshua Lang (Lakeville)
Finalist Medalist – Paul Berube (Assonet)
Computer Programing
Gold Medalist – David Cook (Rochester)
Silver Medalist – Jamie Pooler (Carver)
Bronze Medalist – Bryant Hampston (Lakeville)
Finalist Medalist – Brandin Duarte (Acushnet)
Food and Beverage Service
Gold Medalist – Jennifer Babineau (Rochester)
Silver Medalist – Stephany Kendrick (Carver)
Bronze Medalist – Raquel Alphonse (Acushnet)
Finalist Medalist – Jessica DeSousa (Acushnet)
Air Cooled Engine Technology
Gold Medalist – Travis Lalli (Rochester)
Silver Medalist – Christopher Jones (Lakeville)
Bronze Medalist – Brandon Camara (Mattapoisett)
Finalist Medalist – Eric Laraia (E.Freetown)
All award winners will now be eligible compete at the Skills USA District Conference to be held at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Bourne, MA, on March 2, 2006.

Old Colony SkillsUSA Officers – (2005-2006)

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School held an election to select SkillsUSA officers from the membership. Massachusetts SkillsUSA is a national organization which sponsors competitions for students at local, regional, state, national, and international levels. Each year, students from Old Colony represent the school in competition.

The following students have been elected as officers in our Chapter for the 2005-2006 school year:

SkillsUSA Officers for 2005-2006

Officer Elected Office Town
Andre Arsenault President Acushnet
Sarah Roberts Vice-President Freetown
Erin Mello Secretary Acushnet
Nicole Doyle Treasurer Freetown
Luke Capola Reporter Lakeville
Mari Mitchell Parliamentarian Lakeville
Desiree Genard Historian Acushnet

2004-2005 Old Colony Freshman SkillsUSA Contest

The annual Freshman SkillsUSA Contest Award Ceremony was held in the school’s Cafetorium on June 9, 2005. SkillsUSA advisors Mr. Ashley and Mr. Miranda announced the winners from each shop and presented them with a SkillsUSA medallion.

Superindentent-Directo
Architectural Drafting
Gold Medalist – Ryan Rodrigues
Silver Medalist – Justin Peckham
Bronze Medalist – Kevin Sferazza
Auto Service Technology
Gold Medalist – Chad Conlon
Silver Medalist – Matthew Pacheco
Bronze Medalist – Shaun White
Carpentry
Gold Medalist – Justin Perreira
Silver Medalist – Keith Vieira
Bronze Medalist – Joshua Cardin
Cosmetology
Gold Medalist – Shawna Almeida
Silver Medalist – Michelina Bobrowiecki
Bronze Medalist – Sarah Young
Culinary Arts
Gold Medalist – Robert Cost
Silver Medalist – Kelsey Pereira
Bronze Medalist – Jessica Demilio
Electronic Technology
Gold Medalist – Nicholas Phelps
Silver Medalist – Christine Hagerty
Bronze Medalist – Justin Nelson
Graphic Communications
Gold Medalist – Ashlee Secour
Health Careers
Gold Medalist – Chantal Silva
Silver Medalist – Courtney Camara
Bronze Medalist – Carolyn Lelievre
Precision Machining Technology
Gold Medalist – Nicholas Howes
Silver Medalist – Christopher Perry
Bronze Medalist – Nicholas Rice
Electrical
Gold Medalist – Tomas O’Brien
Silver Medalist – Benjamin Crowner
Bronze Medalist – Michael Nunes
Computer Information Technology
Gold Medalist – Zachary Card
Silver Medalist – Matthew Willett
Bronze Medalist – Michael Poland
Technical Drafting
Gold Medalist – Jonathan Delgado
Silver Medalist – Mike DePaolo
Welding
Gold Medalist – Joshua Lang
Silver Medalist – Andrew Lyonnais
Bronze Medalist – Paul Berube
Power Mechanics
Gold Medalist – Brandon Camara
Silver Medalist – Travis Lalli

r David J. Ferreira congratulated the students and encouraged them to strive for excellence.

The winning students from each shop are listed below:

 

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 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)

Old Colony students win 3 medals at SkillsUSA State Competition

On April 28-30, 2005, Old Colony’s Chapter of Skills-USA participated in the state Skills Championships and Leadership Conference in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Fifteen students represented OC and competed against the finest vocational students in the state. Old Colony had a great showing, as its students took home a gold medal and 2 silver medals. Congratulations to all of the students who participated!

In the inaugural Web Design competition, the team of Jeffrey Golenski (senior) and Jeffrey Cormier (sophomore), both of Acushnet, took the Gold Medal. The two state champions will now compete for national recognition at the Skills USA National Skills Championships and Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, from June 20-25, 2005.
In Graphic Communications, Jessica Card (Carver) was awarded the Silver Medal.
In the Nursing Assistant and Orderly competition, Jennifer Howes (Lakeville) won the Silver Medal.

NHS captures 4th straight Outstanding Chapter Award

(4/5/05):
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society has been selected as a recipient of an Outstanding Chapter Award for the fourth year in a row. The Old Colony chapter is one of only three in the entire Commonwealth to have been selected for this distinction. The Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association State NHS Committee presents this award to local chapters for “exemplifying the true spirit of National Honor Society ideals through demonstration of outstanding scholarship, leadership, character, and service.”

This is the sixth Outstanding Chapter Award for the Old Colony Chapter in the last eight years. The chapter has also received five National Service Awards.

The Chapter received the award at the NHS State Leadership Conference held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, on April 5, 2005. The conference was held for advisors and students of local chapters. Workshops were held on such topics as Service Projects, Leadership Skills, and Surviving Senior Year.

Joseph Martinez of Freetown represented the Old Colony Chapter at the conference.