One of his first steps towards that goal looked to the past for inspiration. He used legendary rock guitarist Jimmy Paige of Led Zepplin's first guitar as a model for a fully functional Telecaster electric guitar that he built in the Carpentry-Cabinetmaking shop at Diman Regional Voc-Tech High School.
Diman students earned 48 medals, including 33 coveted gold medals. The gold medal winners will move onto the national SkillsUSA Championships held in June in Kansas City. Story continues.
After the chefs, Sai Khun and Nyi Zaw, explained the history and art of sushi-making, students were able to get their hands sticky. Khun and Zaw demonstrated three rolls - California, veggie, and tuna. Story continues
STANLEY KAY, Diman Regional: It was no secret coming into the season that Diman opponents would try to put the clamps on Kay, a quick guard with good shooting range. Despite the defensive attention, Kay averaged 16.6 points per game, finishing with 905 career points. He nailed 45 3-pointers, tying the school record with six in one game. His well-rounded game also produced 4.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game. A member of the heating/ventilation/air conditioning shop, Kay also works at a law office. From his profile at the Herald News.
LEXIE BOTELHO, Diman Regional: One of the most productive players in Bengal history, Botelho averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds per game and finished her career with 1,007 points, reaching quadruple figures in her last game. She’s been a Mayflower Athletic Conference all-star for the last three years and was the league’s MVP this season. A three-year member of the honor roll, Botelho has a 3.0 GPA. She was on the Junior Class Committee and was the 2012 Cancer Walk organizer. From her profile at the Herald News.
With the assistance of a pair of students from Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, the city’s Community Maintenance Department’s fleet of vehicles are now adorned with the logo that Director Kenneth Pacheco said is intended to reflect the department’s name shift from the Department of Public Works, which took place under former Mayor Robert Correia.
Instead, the Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School junior asked for children’s books. And not even for herself. Story continues.
Here is the Letter to the Editor of the Herald News thanking him for his help:
LETTER: Young man helped neighborhood dig out
I want to express my thanks to an individual who went out of his way on Saturday, Feb. 9, to help our neighborhood recover from the Blizzard of 2013.
This young man approached me as I was shoveling out my stairs to get out of my house and offered to shovel without the hope of fee or reward. He shoveled out my walkway and I took care of the steps and then both he and I continued to remove the snow from around my building. I would not have been able to do this alone in a timely fashion. After he was done with my house, he inspired me to go with him and shovel out the homes of neighborhood elderly residents.
This young man is a senior at Diman Regional and his name is Bryan Rodgers. We do not see this type of good work in the papers or on the news, but this young man continued on through the night and helped many people in the neighborhood.
I have to express my thanks and the thanks of the elderly residents of the Niagara neighborhood who this young man helped out. This is what community is about. We need to see more young men like Bryan Rodgers.
However, for the second consecutive year, the students in Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Machine Tool Technology shop are helping to restore the popular tourist attractions aboard the USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove. The story continues here.
Orders are due to Mr. Ferreria in the Admininstration Office no later than October 4th. Soup orders will be delivered the week before Thanksgiving. We wll notify you with a pick-up date.
- Computer with printer
- iPod Touch
Students who qualified last year for free/reduced lunch and have NOT turned in a new application for this school year will NOT receive their lunch benefit after Friday, September 28th. Lunch forms are available in PPS.
With the school bursting at the seams, Superintendent-Director Marta Montleon said among the top priorities this summer was freeing up space wherever available. Story continues.