Recently the seniors from Protective Services participated in training with the QPD SWAT Unit. Students were shown the gear, technology, and resources that QPD relies on in emergency SWAT situations. Students also assisted and worked through mock active shooter and hostage negotiation situations.
QHS culinary students showed-off their cooking chops at this year’s Future Chefs Capstone Dinner Celebration, held on Friday December 8, in Boston. Future Chef seniors highlighted their passion for cooking by developing and presenting their creations to 90 lucky guests.
National Business Honor Society members (left to right) Margaret O’Leary, Tiffany Li, Stela Cala and Nick DeFranco went shopping recently to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 10 Quincy children through the Adopt-A-Child program run by the Quincy Community Action Programs. The National Business Honor Society, Quincy High School Chapter, raised over $500 for this initiative. This is the third year that the Quincy High School Chapter has been able to spread some cheer to the youth of the Quincy community! Good job Maggie, Tiffany, Stela and Nick and the whole National Business Honor Society, Quincy High Chapter!
On Friday, October 27, 2017 12 Quincy High School IT students attended an event at the Second Annual OCD Tech Capture the Flag Event. These students competed against 4 other area schools in a game of cyber capture the flag in an online Jeopardy-style format. The Event was hosted by OCD Tech of Braintree in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
During the game, students challenged themselves to work through several security situations and find solutions. Each solution provided a flag worth varying numbers of points. The Quincy High School Cyber Capture the Flag Team took first place overall with an average player score of 225 points. Leading the scorers for Quincy High School was Junior Donald Hurld with an individual score of 430.
QHS Culinary Arts seniors along with Future Chef students from various Boston high schools learned about where some of their food comes from, by getting the chance to participate in this year’s Cranberry Harvest at Spring Rain Farm in E. Taunton. Students learned about the process and history as well as helping out in the bogs. Spring Rain Farm also raises free-range hogs that are available through their CSA program. Students were able to mingle among the pigs as Farmer William McCaffrey explained to the students the process of raising, pricing, and the slaughtering of the hogs.
Once again, Steve Forslund, from Prestige Portraits came to Ms. McGinnity’s class to talk to the students about photography. This year Steve presented to the Yearbook Staff. He discussed everything from full coverage, composition, and camera tricks to lighting and manual exposures. The Yearbook Staff should be taking some great pictures this year.
Steve is a member of the Advisory Board for Design & Visual Communications and this is the second year he has come in to help the students more fully understand photogrpahy. Thanks Steve!