Windham Tech graduates 111

Windham Tech graduates 111

By Melanie Savage Staff Writer

They are headed for two-year and four-year colleges. Some are headed for the military, some straight to the working world. They come from all over central Connecticut, from as far south as Colchester, to the northern limits of Stafford and Union. They are the Windham Technical High School class of 2010, and one way or another they are headed out into the world, diplomas in hand.

The Windham Tech graduation ceremony was held on the campus of Eastern Connecticut State University, the evening of June 15. A total of 111 seniors gathered to collect their diplomas, 42 women and 69 men. They have received an education that has prepared them academically to head to college. But they have also gained skills that will allow them to head directly for jobs, if that is their choice. Diplomas were handed out in nine different trades: Architectural Technology, Automotive Mechanics, Electrical, Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Electronics Technology, Manufacturing Technology, HVAC, and Health Technology.

According to Principal Kirk Murad, this was the 81st class to graduate from Windham Tech. “As of today, you’ve spent 2,348 days in school,” said Murad.Salutatorian Robert Herman and Valedictorian David Hackney both addressed their classmates. And guest speaker TFC Frederick Briger, former School Resource Officer, had important advice to offer. “Do something about the unfairness, the injustice, and the unmet needs of the world,” said Briger.

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