June 23, 2017

Senior Projects & Bookmark Contest Winners at Legislative Day at the State House

Posted by luksha

Tri-County RVTHS Seniors, Katherine Pensak of Walpole and Allyson Bettencourt of North Attleboro, recently exhibited their senior projects at the Library Showcase on Legislative Day at the State House in Boston, MA.

One of the highlights of the event was when Kate and Ally got to present their projects to various state legislators including Senator James Timilty (D-Walpole). "It was great to meet Kate Pensak and Ally Bettencourt at the State House. I was very impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship in each of their senior projects, said Senator Timilty. “Tri-County Regional High School consistently provides students access to an exceptional, well-rounded education."

“The cornerstone of learning at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School rests on students’ ability to successfully integrate their academic and vocational-technical skills into real world applications”, said Superintendent Stephen Dockray. “The Tri-County Senior Project does just that. It is a cap stone project which is a requirement for graduation.”

It all begins with an “idea”, formulated within the trade program area, but outside of the State Frameworks Curriculum. That idea is shaped by exhaustive research via school and community libraries. Web info, periodicals, technical papers, trade journals and code handbooks all contribute the fodder for product development.

The Senior Projects are the result of this extensive collaboration between the student, the Library Media Center, the English department and the various program trade areas. Our students benefit greatly from state funded resources such as online access and a wealth of resources and support services provided by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Mass Library Systems and Massachusetts School Library Association.

The Tri-County Senior Project is a vehicle which integrates learning between academic and vocational areas thereby promoting literacy, critical-thinking, intellectual curiosity and life-long learning.

The Massachusetts School Library Association's Bookmark Contest winners were also at the State House exhibing their bookmarks.. Tri-County student, Hannah Davis, received an Honorable Mention. A total of 4176 votes from 187 towns were tallied. Students were challenged to create a bookmark that had images that cme to life in augmented reality. To view the winning bookmarks, visit http://www.maschoolibraries.org/contests.html. Congratulations Hannah!

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