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Best Chef Fundraiser

 Posted by on October 11, 2017
Oct 112017
 
Cassidy Griffin and Paul Wahlberg

Cassidy Griffin and Paul Wahlberg

Tammy Ma, Aiden Foley, Robert O’Bryan, Cassidy Griffin, Chrissy Broderick, Quentin Martinous, Jay Mee Malimban

Tammy Ma, Aiden Foley, Robert O’Bryan, Cassidy Griffin, Chrissy Broderick, Quentin Martinous, Jay Mee Malimban

QHS Culinary Arts students once again assisted local chefs at this years QCAP’s Annual Best Chef Fundraiser.

Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. has been the leading, private non-profit organization in the greater Quincy area dedicated to reducing poverty and achieving economic stability. Students at this year’s fundraiser assisted chefs Tony DeRienzo (Abby Park, Novara), Brian Houlihan (Bia Bistro, Tinker’s Son), Pino Maffeo (Capt. Fishbones), Collin Davis (The Townshend), and Paul Wahlberg (Alma Nove, Wahlburgers). Tony DeRienzo won both the People’s Choice Award, and was awarded Best Chef by the this year’s judges.

Fashion Helps Camp Sunshine

 Posted by on October 4, 2017
Oct 042017
 

fashion2fashion1The Fashion 1 students participated in a project donating their hand-made pillows to children at Camp Sunshine.  Camp Sunshine is located in Casco, Maine and is “a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families”. The effort was led by Fashion Major, Emily Davis, class of 2018,  who is a volunteer counselor at the camp.

Business Students Go To C.A.M.P.

 Posted by on September 12, 2017
Sep 122017
 

busteckBusiness Technology students, and President and Vice President of the National Business Honor Society-Quincy Chapter, Kari Wismar and Victoria Shen, represented Quincy High School at the Careers in Accounting and Management Professions Summer C.A.M.P. Program at The Isenberg School of Management this past July.

The Careers in Accounting and Management Professions (C.A.M.P.) program is an opportunity for high school students to partake in a week long experience to learn more about the field of accounting and other business related professions. Coordinated and operated by the Isenberg School of Management, the business school at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, students with strong academics, motivation, leadership and interest in business/accounting are given preference. The program included a diverse set of learning experiences, such as classroom lectures, experimental exercises, and visits to business organizations. Faculty from the Isenberg School introduced students to the world of accounting and other business professions. Sessions regarding college admissions, resume building, exploring accounting forensics, taxes, auditing, and management were also provided. Students competed in teams on a number of business related case studies and business plans. Students also participated in fun social activities throughout the week!

Thank you Kari and Victoria for representing Quincy High School!

Aldon Electric Donates Workstations

 Posted by on June 21, 2017
Jun 212017
 

Aldon 2Aldon 1Quincy High School’s Career & Technical Education Electrical Technology Program now has twelve additional work stations due to the generosity of Aldon Electric.   Al and Don Mullaney of Aldon Electric have donated building supplies for the additional work space. The generosity of Al and Don Mullaney not only supports our program but bolsters its success. This year was no exception.

Many CTE students have found their passion for Electrical Technology in our classrooms. The program has produced numerous students who have successful careers as electricians. Al and Don participated in the electrical program and graduated Quincy High School in 1976 and 1977.

Thank you Aldon Electric for your continued commitment and support of Quincy High School’s Electrical Technology Program. You are vested in the future of Quincy High School students and electrical trades.

Career Expo

 Posted by on May 9, 2017
May 092017
 

image4image3The Protective Services 2 & 3 classes recently attended a career expo at Logan Airport hosted by MassPort. Students were able to speak with professionals from the law enforcement field in jobs such as: State Police Bomb Squad and K-9 unit, US Customs and Border Patrol, US Coast Guard, Boston Med Flight team, MassPort Police and Fire Rescue, and many more.

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IMG_8578_1IMG_8558_1QHS Future Chefs students hosted their counterparts from Everett H.S., Somerville H.S., and students from Future Chefs Boston program, for Career Exploration Day. The students met professionals from the local culinary scene, and who also served as judges.
They included Joe Agpaoa; from Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Cathy Pedtke; from Lovin Spoonfuls, Falco Rodriquez; from the Smoke Shop, and Erin Hockey; QHS / Future Chefs Alum, from Kummerspeck.

IMG_8517_1This year’s theme was “cooking with no waste”. Each school competed against each other for the most inventive and least wasteful dish.

Quincy won an award for “Best original interpretation of a dish”, a take on a BLT.

Culinary Visits Bunker Hill

 Posted by on May 3, 2017
May 032017
 

cul1QHS Culinary seniors were invited by Bunker Hill Community College’s Culinary Department for a day on campus.

Our students were escorted for a tour of the entire college, and were then treated to a special lunch created by BHCC Chef Instructor George Kelley’s graduating students, who prepared the lunch for their final culinary exam. Everyone got an A.

Curry Visit

 Posted by on May 1, 2017
May 012017
 
Figure 1: Information Technology 2 Students get a tour of Curry College Campus

Figure 1: Information Technology 2 Students get a tour of Curry College Campus

On Thursday, April 27, fourteen Quincy High School Information Technology students visited Curry College in Milton.   Students were given a tour of the campus, participated in on a mock “Programming Logic” class, and were treated to a fabulous lunch. I think the experience of the students can be best summed up in the words of Professor and Department Co-Chair Deanna Gordon, “I am so happy to see the outstanding quality of these students.  They asked wonderful questions, presented professionally and were a pleasure to visit with.”

 

Figure 2: IT Student Devin Trembley watches his Scribbler Robot travel through the maze. Students programmed these robots as part of a mock class in programming Logic.

Figure 2: IT Student Devin Trembley watches his Scribbler Robot travel through the maze. Students programmed these robots as part of a mock class in programming Logic.

Ms. Gordon serves on the Quincy High School CTE Advisory Board for the Information Technology program as a post-secondary education representative. Much appreciation to Ms. Gordon, Maryann Gallant, and all the folks at Curry College for inviting us and for providing the students with a great experience.

Cyber CTF Field Trip

 Posted by on May 1, 2017
May 012017
 
Figure 1:  Rapid7's Eric Sun and Mr. Holmes look on as Juniors Neha Deepak, Billy Tran, Kevin Mortimer and Samantha Pan try to solve a security problem.

Figure 1: Rapid7’s Eric Sun and Mr. Holmes look on as Juniors Neha Deepak, Billy Tran, Kevin Mortimer and Samantha Pan try to solve a security problem.

On Friday, April 28, 2017 eight Quincy High School IT students attended an event at the OCD Tech Office in Braintree. Mr. Don Lander, Senior Project Manager for OCD Tech, invited Quincy High School to visit OCD Tech to learn more about the role of Cyber Security, network with Cyber Security professionals, and play a game of virtual capture the flag in an online Jeopardy-style game.

Michael Hammond, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, C|EH visited with the students and talked with them about the importance of cyber security professionals and how local corporate IT security is a global security concern.

During the game, students worked directly with Michael Huffman an IT Auditor with OCD Tech. They challenged themselves to work through several security situations and find solutions.

The Special Guest of the day was Eric Sun, Solutions Manager for Rapid7, a major IT Security Solutions company out of Boston. Mr. Sun spoke to the students about career opportunities in the Cyber Security field and observed them during the game.

Figure 2: OCD Tech's Michael Huffman helps Seniors Vincent Tran, Michael Reardon, Grace Hall and Junior Elise Ducharm with a security problem while Juniors (low right) Samantha Pan, Kevin Mortimer, Billy Tran and Neha Deepak work on a problem of their own.

Figure 2: OCD Tech’s Michael Huffman helps Seniors Vincent Tran, Michael Reardon, Grace Hall and Junior Elise Ducharm with a security problem while Juniors (low right) Samantha Pan, Kevin Mortimer, Billy Tran and Neha Deepak work on a problem of their own.

Both Mr. Lander and Mr. Sun spoke highly of our students. Students were encouraged to create a LinkedIn account (if they don’t already have one) and start their professional network connections with Mr. Lander and Mr. Sun. Quincy High School IT students have been invited back to compete in a major event next October to celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month. They are looking forward to it!