Category: 2011

Student of the Month – May 2011

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Automotive Jacob Raposo Lakeville
CAD – Drafting William Augustine Acushnet
Computer Info Systems Nichole Breault Freetown
Cosmetology Renee Duffy Rochester
Electrical Faith Avery Carver
Electronics Vincent Kyne Freetown
Graphic Communications Stephen Schroeder Mattapoisett
Health Careers Brandon Lochard Freetown
House & Mill Carpentry Joshua Bruffee Carver
Machine Thomas Gammell Mattapoisett
Metal Fabrication Justin Roderick Lakeville
Culinary Arts

Student of the Month – April 2011

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CAD – Drafting Andrew Frey Rochester
Computer Info Systems Matthew Sheehy Carver
Cosmetology Desiree Maloney Carver
Electrical Scott Daniel Acushnet
Electronics Adam Benevides Acushnet
House & Mill Carpentry Daniel Sherman Acushnet
Machine & Tool Jake Lemieux Acushnet
Metal Fabrication Torrie Vieira Freetown
Culinary Arts Christopher Norcross Freetown
Graphic Communications Eudora LaBelle Rochester
Health Careers Natasha Dalton Rochester

Old Colony SkillsUSA participants win 18 District medals – (3/11/11)

Old Colony’s Chapter of Skills USA participated in the South District Skills Competition on March 11, 2011, at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. Hundreds of students from seven southeastern Massachusetts vocational-technical high schools competed. Old Colony students did an outstanding job and captured 18 medals in the 20 contests they participated in.

The winning District medalists were:

Bronze Medalists

  • Michael Amos – Automotive
  • Nichole Jackson – CAD
  • Lacey Cabral – Cosmetology
  • Phillip Chasse – Machine
  • Daniel Stoddard – Computer Office Tech

Silver Medalists

  • Samantha Cardin – Graphic Communications
  • Jordan Frey – CAD
  • Brian Wohler – Electronics
  • Andrew Cabral – Carpentry

Gold Medalists

  • Dion Selha – Culinary Arts
  • Courtney Huerth – Cosmetology
  • Chance Avery – Automotive
  • Paul Kelly – Culinary Arts
  • Travis Desrosiers – Welding
  • Ryan Sutcliffe – Machine
  • Jake Rutter – Carpentry
  • Adam Benevides – Electronics
  • Brandon Charles & Chris Mello – Web Design

Congratulations to all participants and winners!

All Gold and Silver Medalists will now be eligible compete at the Skills USA State Leadership and Skills Conference to be held at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, MA on April 29-May 1, 2010.

Old Colony’s Athletic Directory Earns Recgonition

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School is proud to announce Matthew J. Trahan, Athletic Director, as the recipient of the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association’s (MSSADA) Athletic Director of the Year Award, District D.

Recipients of the District Athletic Director of the Year Award are selected from persons nominated by their respective district athletic directors associations. This award recognizes athletic administrators from across the state that have excelled in their profession. In addition, the Executive Board, at the recommendation of the Athletic Director of the Year Selection Committee, selects one individual to receive the MSSADA Athletic Director of the Year Award. The recipient of this award will have made significant contributions within the field of athletic administration at the local, state and national levels and will represent the association at regional and national competitions.

The Mission of the Old Colony’s Athletic Department is to support and supplement the mission of the Old Colony School System by providing interscholastic sports programs. We are committed to the personal development and well being of our student-athletes and staff. Through our offerings, the Athletic Department plays an integral part in preparing our student-athletes for citizenship, service, and leadership by emphasizing teamwork, self-discipline, personal responsibility and the setting of high standards and achievement.

Student of the Month – March 2011

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Automotive Nikkolas Hubert Lakeville
CAD – Drafting Jake Tobiason Acushnet
Computer Info Systems Jillsley Dakin Rochester
Cosmetology Christina Robertson Carver
Culinary Arts Dion Selha Mattapoisett
Electrical Nathan Gula Acushnet
Electronics Dane Cavallaro Freetown
Health Careers Alissa Souza Acushnet
Graphic Communication & Design Alexandra Lundrigan Acushnet
House & Mill Carpentry Jacob Pacheco Freetown
Machine & Tool Ryan Sutcliffe Acushnet
Metal Fabrication

Old Colony Awarded Life Sciences Grant

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School (OCRVTHS) is pleased to be the recipient of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Equipment and Supply Grant in the amount of $99,479.00.

The funding will aid in developing biotechnology curriculum and to purchase equipment to support experimentation in the life sciences. Old Colony is teaming with Greater New Bedford Regional Vocation Technical High School (GNBRVTHS) to build a consortium for the teaching of life sciences in Grades 9-12 in the southcoast region. Together they are sharing in the development and integration of curriculum modules that can be integrated within existing biology classes, creation of new upper level classes in the life sciences, and an online professional development network for biology/life science educators in the southcoast region.

Together, the schools are working with local institutions of higher and industry to make sure the school’s curriculum and programming are aligned with industry needs and are committed to constructing a life sciences professional development and curriculum network across southeastern MA.

The school’s roles are defined as follows: Old Colony is uniquely posed to develop and lead an online professional development network encompassing new curriculum, new pedagogy, sharing, and support for biology/life science educators, while GNBRVTHS is leading the program’s efforts in workforce development and industry relations. Knod Both schools will work to continue developing new and expanded relationships with southcoast biotechnology industries and institutions of higher education.

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is a quasi-public agency tasked with implementing the state’s ten-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative. This grant program seeks the further development of the state’s life sciences workforce by providing funding for equipment and supplies. Old Colony was one of thirty-two applicants that received funding. A special thanks to OC’s Library/Media Specialist, Marcia Kessler for her effort and skill in securing this grant.

Student of the Month – February 2011:

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Automotive Matthew Lagasse Acushnet
CAD – Drafting Jordan Frey Rochester
Computer Info Systems Ben Cook Rochester
Cosmetology Rachel Hoffman Carver
Culinary Arts Chealsea VanHaur Carver
Electrical Jacob Soares Freetown
Electronics Owen Letourneau Freetown
Graphic Communication and Design Jordan Rosetti Carver
Health Careers Kassy Gonet Rochester
House & Mill Carpentry Nicholas Jenkins Acushnet
Machine & Tool Kevin Newell Rochester
Metal Fabrication Bryan Buckley Mattapoisett

Student of the Month – January 2011

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Automotive Matthew Lagasse Acushnet
CAD – Drafting Madison Lopes Acushnet
Computer Info Systems Ben Cook Rochester
Cosmetology Julia Catalfomo Acushnet
Culinary Arts Dakota Plourde Carver
Electrical Mitchell Galley Rochester
Electronics Jacob Sol Acushnet
Graphic Communication and Design Alexandra Lundrigan Acushnet
Health Careers Hailee DeTerra Acushnet
House & Mill Carpentry Nicholoas Antone Acushnet
Machine & Tool Joshua Boudreau Acushnet
Metal Fabrication Andre Fontaine