Values, family led Ellis Tech valedictorian to top of the class

Values, family led Ellis Tech valedictorian to top of the class

By Sarah L. Hamby - Staff Writer

The son of a tradesman, Canterbury’s Joshua H. Tracy knew that the education he would receive at H.H. Ellis Technical High School as an electrical technologies student would set him up for success.

A member of the National Honor Society, Tracy participated in many community events during his high school career, helping out the Math Team and bowling with the school’s Bowling Club as a sophomore. As a senior mentor, he took part in a new program at Ellis Tech that eased the transition for new freshmen.

The Presidential Scholar and UConn-bound graduate plans to commute while he studies electrical engineering and hopes to work with wind turbines in his quest for renewable energy. Even at home, recycled rain waters the family garden. Things have changed since the days of Tracy’s parents and grandparents, and Tracy says he questions the loss of morality as we gain technologically.

This summer you can find Tracy, who sings and tinkers with the mandolin, at one of the many local fishing holes. The avid fisherman, while “not really a big fish fan,” picked up his fishing license the day after graduation.

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