Creativity & Innovation Abounds at Tri-County Senior Project Fair

Tri-County RVTHS seniors celebrated their education, ingenuity and creativity demonstrating projects to the community at the annual Senior Project Fair. The senior projects are a result of the applied knowledge and skills the students have acquired in their career programs.  The event was held to showcase the three top senior projects from each of the school’s 16 career programs.

Four seniors were recognized for their superior creativity and design.  Congratulations to:

1st Place: Tucker DeVolder of Medway – Automotive Technology for his Unmanned Transportation Vehicle.

2nd Place: Taia Soullier of North Attleboro – Graphic Communications for her Special Effects Transformations.

3rd Place: Abigail Pacheco of Seekonk – Culinary Arts for her Anti-Allergen Diet Dishes

The Student Colleague Choice Award – Joseph Capuzzo, of Millis – Carpentry for his Reclaimed Wood Poker Table.

The Senior Project is a required capstone project for all Tri-County students. In their junior year, students must research a topic which partners with their trade program area but is outside of the curriculum. Under the direction of their English instructors they take that information and produce an extensive research paper. They then develop and manufacture a product that is relevant to their research.

Vocational instructors provide assistance and advice during the development of the product, as well as the research process. The completed product must reflect a minimum of 40 hours of work. Students turn in their finished products in January. The seniors present their products to a panel of industry professionals and Tri-County faculty members.  The top three products from each Career Program are then selected to be showcased during the Senior Project Fair.

The cornerstone of learning at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School rests on the students’ ability to integrate their academic and vocational-technical skills and to demonstrate them in real world applications. In order to be successful in the modern workplace, graduates must master this integration process. The Senior Project serves as a vehicle for Tri-County students to develop and exhibit these vital work skills.

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.