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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Shawsheen Tech Masonry Medalists Break New Ground in SkillsUSA Competition

BILLERICA, MA — Nearly 200 students from Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School competed in a regional technical skills competition under the banner of the SkillsUSA organization held on March 15th at Greater Lowell Technical High School. 906 more words


Shawsheen Students Excel At SkillsUSA District Conference

BILLERICA, MA — Despite the interruption of two mid-week snow days and the short school week that resulted, Shawsheen students still competed at the Massachusetts SkillsUSA District Four Conference at Greater Lowell Technical High School on Thursday, March 15th. 522 more words


Mint to Share

Last summer in construction class, I built a tiny (really tiny) house to serve as a neighborhood library. I installed it in the perennial border at the end of my driveway, where at any given moment it holds an assortment of fiction and nonfiction, young adult novels, doggie poop bags for neighborhood canines, and a handy spiral-bound AP Stylebook that no one seems to want. 193 more words

Ain't Nobody Here But Us, Eating Chicken

Thursday is Chicken Day in Building Construction Technology class at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Nashville. We used to drive to Publix to grab buckets of fried drumsticks and eat in the classroom among the sawdust. 331 more words

Woodworking and snow ❄️

Last three days we got from 10 to -20 degrees, and at the some time a lot of wind and snow ❄️ we were even close to cancel school today (but we finally did go to school 😒) 47 more words

Look at That GS Car Go!

When I was a Girl Scout selling cookies door-to-door, I was jealous of the Cub Scouts in my class, always verbally jousting about their Pinewood Derby strategies. 597 more words

Big News in the Mailbox

Look what just arrived in the mail: my diploma in General Construction!

I could not be more grateful to my unflappable instructor, Kenton Pleger, or to the whole team at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville, for welcoming a middle-aged mom with no relevant experience into the school’s new class in Building Construction Technology. 236 more words