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!
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.
The 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 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!
Quincy 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.
The 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.