Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Names Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2021

Vivienne Seested of Franklin named Valedictorian and Gerard (Ace) Ayotte, III of Seekonk named Salutatorian

The Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School District is pleased to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2021. Vivienne Seested, of Franklin, has been named Valedictorian, and Gerard (Ace) Ayotte, III, of Seekonk, has been named Salutatorian.

Tri-County’s Valedictorian, Vivienne, is an Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing student and maintains the highest cumulative GPA of 4.493. During her four years at Tri-County, Vivienne has participated in several extracurriculars, including NASA’s HUNCH Program and SkillsUSA. The Engineering Technology student won a Bronze medal for Additive Manufacturing and is a District Competition NASA HUNCH finalist.

Vivienne has acquired her 10 Hour OSHA Certification, MACWIC I Certification, and CPR Certification. She is committed to expanding her knowledge by pursuing her Autodesk Revit Architectural Drawing, SolidWorks CAD, HAAS CNC Machining certifications.

In addition to mastering rigorous academic classes, Vivienne joined the Volleyball team and participated in Varsity Track & Field. When she is off the field, she is experiencing first-hand what her career may consist of at her Co-op position at Dell.

Tri-County’s Salutatorian, Gerard (Ace) Ayotte, III, maintains a cumulative 4.439 GPA while having a demanding academic schedule, including Advanced Placement Calculus and Physics, Honors English and World History, and Dual Enrollment Spanish. Ace is an Automotive Technology student and enjoyed learning the mechanics of a car and how to repair automobiles. He wishes to apply what he has learned during his high school career at a four-year college by studying Mechanical Engineering or International Business. Ace has maintained his status on the honor roll for his high school career and is a National Honor Society member.

In addition to being a dedicated student, Ace is a gifted athlete and has been captain of both the Football and Baseball teams. Being captain has helped him learn about leadership both on and off the field. He hopes to play college-level baseball next year. Ace dedicates time to his community through his volunteer work at St. Cecilia’s Church as a Food Pantry Volunteer and at Ken Ryan’s Baseball Academy as an Assistant Camp Counselor.

“It is a pleasure to recognize Vivienne and Ace as our two top graduating scholars. Their commitment to academic and vocational excellence exemplifies our Tri-County philosophy of working hard each day. Congratulations to Vivienne and Ace. We look forward to seeing what the future holds and wish them continued success in their future endeavors.” Stephen Dockray, Superintendent.

As Valedictorian and Salutatorian, Vivienne and Ace will lead the graduation procession and are scheduled to address their classmates at the Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Sunday, June 6, 2021.

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