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Assabet Valley grads take over DCU Center

R Assabet gradRegion – This year, for the first time, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School held graduation exercises off the school campus. Over 2,000 proud family members and friends watched the 220 graduates cross the stage at the DCU Center in Worcester June 1.

In the Class of 2013, 62 percent chose to attend further education, having been accepted to both two-and four-year colleges and technical institutes. The majors graduates have chosen for the most part reflect what they'se been doing for the last four years at Assabet Valley: pre-med, forensic science, engineering, video game design, hospitality, international business, accounting, education and biomedical majors, among many others.

Four percent will be going into the military and have already found employment in their chosen technical field.

Ashley Peck of Hudson and Tyler Chaulk of Shrewsbury were the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

“For most of us, even with the added responsibilities of senior year, we wouldn's have wanted anything less,” Peck said in her graduation speech. “We may have suffered from “senioritis,” but we learned vital technical, academic, and real-life skills. We learned how to fix a car, build walls for a functional building, do perms, and gather many, many other technical skills and certifications that are demanded by the competitive world that is our future.”

The students had chosen math instructor Mark Snyder to be the keynote speaker.

“Lean closer, I'sl let you in on a secret nowIt's not all about the math! It's about learning to solve life's challenges!” he said.

 

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