Friday, April 27, 2018

Tri-County Student from North Attleboro Wins Outstanding Vocational Technical Student Award

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School senior Carolyn Kiely, of North Attleboro, has been selected as the recipient of the 32nd Annual Outstanding Vocational Technical Student Award. The cosmetology student received the award during a ceremony and dinner on Thursday, April 12th, at the Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

The Outstanding Vocational Technical Student Award is presented each year by the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) and the Massachusetts Vocational Association (MVA) to one student from each vocational technical high school in Massachusetts. The award recognizes students who have made significant contributions to their local school district and to the statewide vocational technical education system. Recipients must have excellent attendance, a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and vocational-related work experience. The students must demonstrate leadership qualities, technical competence, involvement in the community and extracurricular activities.

Carolyn Kiely, of North Attleboro
Carolyn Kiely, of North Attleboro
Carolyn, the daughter of Marie Kiely and the late Brian Kiely, is an outstanding student in the cosmetology program. Ranked number two in her class, she has earned a GPA of 4.44. A consistent high honors student, she is currently enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and has completed course work at a local college.

At Tri-County, Carolyn is the president of both the National Honor Society and the Gender and Sexualities Alliance club. She is also a Student Representative on the Tri-County Advisory Board and participates in SkillsUSA and the Math Team. She was nominated for the CTE Scholarship as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship. Carolyn was awarded the Tri-County Cougar Culture Award as well as numerous other awards for perfect attendance, honor roll, shop excellence, and subject excellence in all areas.

Outside of school, Carolyn devotes herself to community service by volunteering her time at the Stony Brook Audubon Sanctuary where she sells tickets, assists patrons and prepares trails for the winter season. She also loves music and is engaged in singing, guitar and drum lessons. She also likes to perform at local open mic nights.

The North Attleboro native has been accepted at Johnson and Wales University, Ithaca College, UMass Amherst Honors College, and the Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts-5 year accelerated master's program. Carolyn will be attending Northeastern University in the fall where she plans on pursuing a Psychology degree.

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.

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