At the Blackstone Valley Tech School Committee’s January 2016 meeting members recognized Construction Technology seniors Daniel Brochu and Russell Poirier, both of Upton, for their attainment of Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scouts of America. Daniel and Russell used their Eagle Scout projects to make significant repairs to the town of Upton’s Lakeview Cemetery: Russell remodeled the cemetery’s Upton Firefighters Memorial, which now features a small patio with a two-tier wall and small sitting area; and Daniel upgraded the “street signs” marking the cemetery’s rows by constructing 22 new signs built with metal plates, rod iron brackets, and granite posts. Seen above (left to right) are Jim, Lisa, and Daniel Brochu along with Sue, Henry, and Russell Poirier, all of Upton.
During the meeting officials congratulated Nancy Tomaso on her retirement after 41 years of dedicated service to Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC). As liaison for the MRMC’s School Based Health Center located inside the school, Tomaso had a longstanding partnership with Blackstone Valley Tech. Seen below (left to right) are: BVT Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal Anthony Steele; Director of Student Services Yvette Whitesell; Nancy Tomaso, retiring Milford Regional Medical Center VP of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer; and Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick.