Tri-County Announces Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
The Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School District is pleased to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2019. Nathaniel Clarke, of North Attleboro, has been named Valedictorian, and Maia Lavigne, of North Attleboro, has been named Salutatorian.
Nathaniel, a student in Tri-County’s Engineering Technology program, has achieved the highest cumulative GPA of 4.32 by mastering a rigorous academic schedule. The Engineering Technology student maintains several professional certifications and is committed to expanding his knowledge in the field as he will be studying Engineering while attending college. Nathaniel participates in the Cooperative Education program working full-time at Tegra Medical in Franklin, MA.
During his four years at Tri-County, Nathaniel participated in NASA’s HUNCH Program and SkillsUSA. The Engineering Technology student has acquired several certifications including Certified SolidWorks Associate, MACWIC Level 1 and Level 2 Manufacturing, AutoCAD Certified User, Inventor HSM (CAM), RoboCell (Robotic Automation), and a 10 Hour OSHA certification. Nathaniel has also achieved Perfect Attendance throughout his high school career.
In addition to being an excellent student, Nathaniel is also a gifted athlete. He is champion bowler in his community, has won several tournaments, and even earned a scholarship. He recently won the 2018 Bristol-Plymouth Youth Championship. His love of bowling includes working part-time at North Bowl Lanes in North Attleboro.
When not involved in competing in bowling tournaments or working, Nathaniel volunteers in the North Attleboro community as a youth media leader, game tower leader, and a group leader at his church. He also volunteers at Friend’s Helping Friends: Cancer Sucks, a foundation that has events during the summer until October, in which all proceeds go to cancer patients and research to help cure cancer.
Tri-County’s Salutatorian, Maia Lavigne, maintains a 4.3 GPA having an arduous academic schedule that includes Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, Statistics, World History Honors, and Anatomy & Physiology Honors. Maia is a student in the Medical Careers program and has earned certifications including Certified Nursing Assistant, Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Certification 30-Hour, American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED (adult, child and infant), OSHA 10 Hour Certification, Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology, and Medical Office Assisting. Maia plans on majoring in General Sonography in college. She is a member of SkillsUSA.
Along with maintaining her academic and vocational achievements, Maia participates in a plethora of other academic initiatives including the Project Lead The WayBiomedical Science curriculum. Maia is also currently taking college courses at Bristol Community College. She participates in the Cooperative Education program working full-time as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Cornerstone at Milford Assisted Living and Memory Support in Milford, MA. She also volunteers her time at her church.
Both Nathaniel and Maia are recipients of the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship.
“It is a pleasure to recognize our two top scholars for their academic and vocational achievements,” said Stephen Dockray. “Their diligence and commitment to excellence exemplifies the Tri-County philosophy of working hard every day to strive for vocational, academic and personal growth. Congratulations to Nathaniel and Maia. We’re proud of them and wish them continued success in their future endeavors.”
As Valedictorian and Salutatorian, Nathaniel and Maia will lead the graduation procession and are scheduled to address their classmates at the Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.