TC Insider December 2021

Tri-County Girls Volleyball Finishes an Excellent Season

Ended the season at 20-3, regular season we were 18-2, 8-0 in the Mayflower League.

Undefeated in the Mayflower League Large this season at 8-0, leading to a Mayflower League Title.  Amy Freitas led the cougars through these games, ultimately being named Mayflower League Player of the Year.  Amy finished the year with 436 service points, 273 assists and 63 kills. While a team effort for each of these wins, big plays game from Abby Sousa (49 blocks, 118 kills) and Kayla Sullivan (326 service points, 120 kills) throughout the season to give TC the extra nudge. 

Defeated Norfolk Aggie 3-2 in the Massachusetts State Vocational Championship. Came back from a 2-0 deficit for the win. Faith Boutin sparked the third set with an 8-0 service run to keep the cougars alive.  Amy Freitas and Kayla Sullivan opened the fifth set with a combined 10-1 run from the service line.  Kayla Sullivan led the offensive attack that day with 9 kills. 

Ranked 7th our of 43 teams to qualify for the MA state tournament (MIAA), defeating Sutton before ultimately losing to Douglas in the round of 16 to end the season. 

This group of 15 athletes contributed to each and every win, whether it was game play, service points, cheering on the sides, or extra push in practices.  Seniors: Abby Sousa, Gabby Mousa, Ava Chamberlain, Mullaney Harris, Teaghan LeBlanc, Kayla Sullivan, Hayley Sullivan, Juniors: Amy Freitas, Faith Boutin, Emmaline LaFleur, Sophomores: Shannon Feeney, Ivy Young, Apier Chol, Ava Cossette, Callie Schweitzer.

L to R: Kayla Sullivan, Hayley Sullivan, Ava Chamberlain, Teaghan LeBlanc, Abby Sousa, Mullaney Harris, Gabby Mousa, Coach Caffrey
  • December 1st:Early Release
  • Dec 3rd:End of First Trimester
  • Dec 23rd:Early Release
  • Dec 24th-31stWinter Holiday Vacation

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Annual Tee Off for Tri-County

Friday, June 10, 2022
Wentworth Hills Country Club
Plainville, MA
Shotgun Start/Raffles/Dinner/Prizes

$150PP- includes golf, cart, & dinner

Register by emailing:

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Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Students Work to Prevent Elder Fraud

Students from the class of 2023 in the Legal and Protective Services Career Program at Tri-County RVTHS are bringing important public safety presentations to several local area senior citizen centers. The presentations are focused on how to prevent scams and fraudulent practices that target the elderly and become more prevalent during the holiday season.

These presentations will help seniors learn how to identify and respond to scammers. The students aim to prevent the elderly community members from falling victim to illegal practices that could drain their savings, endanger, or frighten them. The students enrolled in the Legal and Protective Services Program independently researched the information in their presentations, including interviewing local law enforcement officers. Topics include Phishing & Identity Theft, IRS, romantic/companionship, sweepstakes, charity, funeral, and grandparent scams. According to the local law enforcement agencies, scams like this are prevalent, and residents of the immediate communities have been scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Through research, the students recognized that scammers rely on strong emotions to catch their victims off guard. They will emotionally manipulate their victims through fear, intimidation, excitement, exhaustion, sympathy, guilt, grief, embarrassment, and love. This manipulation keeps intelligent, rational people from making sound financial decisions. Victims of financial scams rarely recover the money they lose and it can take years for victims of identity theft to undo the damage.

After the first presentation in Franklin, an attendee expressed how grateful she was that these presentations were being provided to the community. After losing her husband several years ago, she fell victim to a scam and understands first-hand how real and cruel these scammers are.

Elder Fraud Presentations will be held at the following locations: Walpole COA on 12/2 at 1pm, Attleboro COA on 12/14 at 12:30pm, and Wrentham COA on 12/16 at 9:30am. If you would like to have an elder fraud presentation in your area, please contact Brenna Ferrick.

(L to R) Emma Feeley, Ben Bryson, Jack Campbell, Sophia Rodriguez, Jack Gagliani, Sabra Flanagan, Samantha Bourque, Emily DeLuca, Tyler Gardner, Grace Crowell, Ava Cavallaro, Hayden Briggs, Tyler Girouard, Hailey Tichner

Interdisciplinary Team Places 2nd at Savage Soccer Tournament

Aidan Juhl, Aidan O’Malley, Thomas Ford, Nick Aguiar, and Will Redfearn from the TC Robotics Club placed 2nd in the Savage Soccer Tournament at WPI on November 16th. Three students from Engineering Technology and two students from our Graphic Communications Program make up this interdisciplinary team!

Savage Soccer started in 1995 and is held annually at WPI. The tournament is designed to help students learn about basic robotics principles and teamwork. Savage Soccer gives high school students a learning environment different from the typical classroom. They learn to work as a team through robot design and construction. Teams brainstorm, design, and assemble a full-sized robot that can compete in a challenge. This year the challenge was to clean up ‘rubbish’ (pool noodles) and put them either in a ‘trash compactor’ or ‘recycling plant’ ( different types of boxes) and try to move the duck to its nest at the end of the match.

Way to go team! We are so proud of these students and our teacher-leaders (Ms. Thompson & Ms. Magas) who helped make this happen!

Tri-County Freshman Participated in a Discussion with Inspiring Local Speakers with Non-Traditional Careers

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School welcomed a panel of eight speakers, four of which are alum, who are in non-traditional careers on December 1, 2021. A non-traditional career is defined is by the US Department of Labor as an occupation in which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in such occupation. The panel included an early educator, firefighter/paramedic, plumber, police officer, cosmetologist, engineer, salon owner, and dental assistant.

Each panelist had the opportunity to speak about what and who inspired them to pursue their careers, what a typical day at work looks like, the positive and negative aspects of having a non-traditional career, and offered advice to students who are interested in pursuing a career in a non-traditional role. Salon owner, Ken Tracy, was encouraged by his high school guidance counselor to attend Malden School for Girls in the 1960s and during the visit, his passion was ignited. He noted that in his early days as a hairstylist his friends would ask him why. After he became a salon owner and found success in the profession he loved, his friends apologized for the negative comments they had made.

Many of the panelists noted the positives of being in a non-traditional career. For the early childhood educator, he has found that male students flock to him as one of the only male teachers and seem to find it easier to make a connection with him. The mechanical engineer noted that she was frequently the only female on a team and was called upon to work on machines because her smaller hands were able to fit into spaces her male counterparts could not. The female police sergeant noted that her communication skills and compassion have allowed her to defuse tension during calls.

After the discussion students were able to ask questions of the panel and the freshman had thoughtful queries to help them understand if they would like to pursue a non-traditional career.

Non-Traditional Career Panelists
Non-Traditional Career Panelists
L to R: Nick Follett, Gregory Smith, Michelle Palladini, Madison Sheroff, Ken Tracy, Laurie Kaye, Betsy Walsh, John Ferrerira

Tri-County RVTHS Inducts New National Honor Society Members

National Honor Society Induction

Tri-County held the solemn induction ceremony for the Peter Rickard Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Forty new members were inducted, thirty-seven juniors and three seniors. To be considered for membership into the NHS students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.85 out of 4.0, voluntarily contribute to their school and/or community, be resourceful and good problem solvers, and uphold a high standard of character including being cooperative, honest, courteous, and reliable.

This year’s junior inductees are: Nicholas Aguiar, Quinlan Anderson, Jack Barrett, Zachary Blenkhorn, Faith Boutin, Benjamin Bryson, Abigail Calamar, Ashly Cardona, Sheila Cardona, Ava Cavallaro, Sophie Chrisom, Hannah Clarke, Ava D’Amadio, Emily DeLuca, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Sabra Flanagan, Cory George, Sophia Gill, Isabella Gulley, Andrew Johnson, Aidan Juhl, Jennifer Kalick, Noelle Kennedy, Natalie Kirby, Laci Lawrence, Collin McEvoy, Jenna Moore, Abigail Polvado, William Refearn, Isabella Rivera, Sophia Rodrigues, Kailey Rogers, Glenn Sawyer, Ashley Sullivan, Jacob Sullivan, Hailey Tetreault, and Coleman Walsh. The senior inductees included: Harrison Anton, Gabriel Corey, and Matthew Gorton.

The Solemn Induction Ceremony was held on Thursday, December 2nd and included the pledge to NHS, the presentation of the pillars, and a guest speaker, Rich Vitali. Mr. Vitali was voted as guest speaker by the current senior NHS members and spoke to the group about leadership, service, and character. “I witness those students who pick up trash left on the ground… the students who encourage their teammates to push themselves… the students who stay after school to set up decorations so their peers get the full experience of walking into a special event. This night is about recognizing the students who bring honor to the Tri-County community.”

Congratulations to the new inductees! We know you will continue to do wonderful things.

Legal & Protective Services Mock Trial

Legal and Protective Services 10th-grade students were able to experience a mock-trial
Commonwealth v. Andrew Madison (fictitious name).
Among the 10th grade LPS students, we had:
  • three prosecutors
  • three witnesses for the prosecution
  • three defense attorneys
  • two defense witnesses
  • the defendant
  • two court clerks
The 10th grade HVAC shop served as our guest jury. They were asked to listen carefully to witness statements, weigh the evidence, and determine whether Andrew Madison is guilty or not guilty. They deliberated *passionately* for over 30 minutes and eventually determined unanimously that the defendant was not guilty on two of the verdicts, but were hung on the assault of an officer charge.
She Loves Police Gingerbread Competition

Franklin Police Department Enters She Loves Police Gingerbread Competition with the help of Culinary

Our culinary students teamed up with the Franklin Police Department to assist in their entry into She Loves Police gingerbread competition.

They are currently in the second round but need your vote! 

Excellent job on the replica police station, Culinary! 

Vote Today!


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