UPTON – Students and staff of Blackstone Valley Tech proudly took part in National Wear Red Day on February 7, 2014. For the past decade, National Wear Red Day has been recognized on the first Friday of February in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. In addition to splashing Valley Tech with plenty of red, an informational session on heart disease and its remedies was put on by BVT Nutrition Educator Martha Pellegrino, the Post-Secondary Practical Nursing program, and the Milford Regional Medical Center’s Valley Tech School Based Health Center. Participants were treated to blood pressure screenings, information on achieving and maintaining a healthy heart, and samples of heart-friendly snacks like edamame beans.
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School serves the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton and Uxbridge. Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, Blackstone Valley Tech creates a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of vigorous vocational, technical, and academic skills. The school’s website is www.valleytech.k12.ma.us.