We are pleased to share this good news from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School in Franklin!! We thank Ross Blacker, Public Relations and Events Coordinator for sharing this with us.
Out of This World Contributions
Left to Right three members of TC’s Engineering Shop (Advanced Manufacturing) and Class of 2024 Nick Ewanchuk, Dylan Sullivan and Paul McLaughlin delivered 37 flawless parts to NASA as part of the HUNCH Project.
The parts will be put to good use as they’ll find their way to the International Space Station.
The HUNCH mission is to empower and inspire students through a Project-Based Learning program where high school students learn 21st century skills and have the opportunity to launch their careers through participation in the design and fabrication of real-world valued products for NASA.
These students did most of their work on their own time after school hours under the watchful eye and guidance of Mr. Jeff MCall. This was one in a long line of collaborations between TC and NASA as part of the HUNCH initiative.
Upon arrival at TC’s main entrance, the first thing anyone walking through the doors is sure to notice is a mural created by senior Early Education Careers shop student Erin Hutchinson. The mural, which measures four feet by 8 feet and is actually on two pieces of plywood, implores anyone who sees it to Be Kind. Erin (pictured with her father James and the mural) received superintendent approval and went to work, tirelessly bringing her vision to fruition and brightening the entryway of TC.
Student-Athletes Band Together for a Great Cause
Senior Ivy Young, a member of our Dental Assisting Program along with many of her volleyball teammates, prepared and planned a suicide awareness fundraiser. They created posters and used home games in September as a platform for fundraising.
In addition, both the Cougar boys and girls soccer teams held a Suicide Awareness home game, and the boys and girls cross country teams lent to support the fundraising throughout the month. Ivy also received help and guidance from Mrs. Brenna Ferrick and the National Honor Society who were able to sell lights and raise money as well.
In total, TC is sending a check for $1826.62 to Samaritans Hope. Samaritans is a Boston-based organization that provides suicide prevention services throughout greater Boston, Metrowest and across Massachusetts.
David J. Ferreira
MAVA Communications Coordinator