Congratulations to our Tradespersons of the Year

Three seniors at the top of their vocational/technical programs who are going straight into their careers after high school were honored as "Tradespersons of the Year" by the Haverhill Kiwanis. They received $500 and $1,000 scholarships to purchase tools and supplies.

The students are:

Kayle Hobbs studied electrical technology and has been accepted into the Local 103 IBEW Electrical Workers Union. She has been employed at a co-op job at All-Pro Electric where she has received outstanding feedback for her work. "She is a quick learner who has excelled in her abilities, and, most of all, has a fantastic attitude," wrote Electrical Teacher Dan Whittier.

Jayme Marden is a cosmetology student who is already a licensed cosmetologist in Massachusetts and works at Salon & Spa Essencia in Amesbury. She has participated in the "Look Good, Feel Better" wig bank program for cancer patients since her junior year. "Jayme is a positive student who sees adversity as helping her to become a stronger individual," wrote Cosmetology Teacher Suzanne Anganes. 

Ryan Garrett is a design and visual communications student who works as a freelance photographer and will continue full-time with his co-op employer Bates Accessories, where he is employed as a graphic designer. He will attend Northern Essex Community College part-time. "I am very impressed with Ryan's work ethic, positive spirit and determination to face his challenges head on," wrote DVC Teacher Brian Trainor.

They were honored at the annual Haverhill Kiwanis luncheon at Poet's Inn.

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