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Grade 8 Parent Information Night to be held Thursday, November 6

Parents of area eighth grade students are invited to an Information Night at Tri-County RVTHS on Thursday, November 6, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Children are welcome to attend with their parents.

During Parent Information Night, Tri-County faculty will highlight technical and vocational opportunities in 17 career areas which include our new offering of Legal and Protective services. The school's rigorous, comprehensive academic program and extracurricular activities will also be discussed.

Those who are unable to attend, but wish to visit the school, can join a tour offered each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. or by appointment.

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Outpouring of support for injured Tri-County
RVTHS student Ritchie Elgar



Senior Jake Ducharme, Carpentry Instructor Mark Spillane, and sophomore Tom Carlucci built a platform for a ramp outside Ritchie Elgar's home.


The Tri-County RVTHS community is rallying around a classmate who is recovering from a serious car crash.

Ritchie Elgar, 16, was left paralyzed from the sternum down after a car crash in July. When Tri-County faculty and students learned Ritchie was injured, they immediately began seeking out ways to support his recovery. Ritchie’s wrestling teammates and Coach Steve LaPlante continue to raise funds to help alleviate the teen’s medical costs. Members of the team are selling wristbands for the fund.

"I'm so impressed with Ritchie's determination and fortitude; his attitude is nothing short of heroic. It's great to see the Tri-County community rally together to give him all of the support he deserves throughout his recovery,” said LaPlante.

Tri-County’s Carpentry Program showed their support the best way they could: By building a wheelchair ramp outside Ritchie’s home in Franklin.

“Principal Mallon came up to me to talk about the ramp and before she could finish her sentence, I said I would love to help with the ramp,” said Carpentry Instructor Mark Spillane.

Spillane and two students, senior Jake Ducharme and sophomore Tom Carlucci, visited Ritchie’s home on October 19 to deliver a wooden platform they built. Carlucci is also among the members of the wrestling team who are selling wristbands.

“Both of these students are great kids and take pride in what they build,” said Spillane. “They wanted to help Ritchie in any way possible.”

Carlucci’s father, who is a firefighter, and fellow firefighter Paul Molla purchased the materials for the ramp through the Random Smile Project. Both men joined several other firefighters at Ritchie’s home on October 20 to complete the ramp.

To learn more about Ritchie Elgar’s Recovery Fund and to donate, click here.





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