2015 John and Abigail Adams Scholars list


2015 Adams Scholarship Recipients from Blue Hills Regional Technical School

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Open House on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM





6 TO 8:30 P.M.

Blue Hills Regional Technical School, located at 800 Randolph St., Canton, will have its annual Open House on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. for all interested members of the public, especially prospective students and their families, to meet faculty, administrators and students, see the state-of-the-art equipment used in Blue Hills’ technical programs, view live demonstrations in the technical programs, take tours of the facility, and receive useful information.

Experience the spirit of cooperation and commitment that everyone at Blue Hills shares and which has made the school a recognized leader in technical education.

Practical, hands-on training is a central feature of technical preparation at Blue Hills.  There are sixteen (16) excellent technical programs including Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing, Automotive Technology, Computer Information Systems, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Design & Visual Communications, Drafting/CAD, Early Education and Care, Electrical Technology, Electronics, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications, Health Assisting, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and Metal Fabrication & Joining Technologies.

Blue Hills has outstanding academics and an exciting array of sports and extra-curricular activities.

Please call the Admissions Office at 781-828-5800, Ext. 231 or 229, for further information, or visit the school web site at




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Senior Bridget Kelley Named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program

By Judy Bass

Bridget Kelley of Avon, a senior at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton, has been named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

As the Program’s web site explains, “The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) —a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.”

The web site adds: “In late September, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit® Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.”

Kelley, who is studying Engineering Technology at Blue Hills, expressed great pleasure in her accomplishment.  “I feel very proud of myself for the award. The work I put into the test paid off, and it’s definitely satisfying. I plan on going to a four-year school next year. I’m looking at and applying to mostly technical schools like RPI and MIT. For now, I have decided to declare as a general engineering student, but I may pursue a different STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] field. The extracurricular activities I am most involved with are National Honor Society, volleyball, Green Team and Math Team.”

Blue Hills Principal Jill Rossetti was delighted with the news of Kelley’s prestigious award.

“Congratulations, Bridget on being commended for the National Merit Scholarship Award!,” Rossetti commented.  “We are so proud and happy to share this moment with you. This is a great accomplishment. I wish you the best on your future endeavors.”

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Admissions Information Sessions and TEAS V Entrance Examination Dates

Wednesday, October 15th   11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 6th    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 4th     11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 15th       11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
TEAS V ENTRANCE EXAMINATION for Admission to Practical Nursing Program
Wednesday, October 22nd            3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 20th            3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17th         3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 28th             3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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SENIORS: Order your yearbook early and save!

Seniors! 2015 Yearbook is on sale.
Order yours early and save!

Early bird price of $75.00 for basic yearbook ends on October, 31ST, 2014

See Mrs. Wariboko or go to to place your order.

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BHR Engineering students create lifelike robotic hand

Engineeering students Devin Lynch, left, and Kevin Dedos with the robotic hand they constructed.  Photo by Judy Bass.

By Judy Bass

When Blue Hills Regional Technical School Engineering students give someone a hand, they mean it literally because they can fabricate one that mirrors the appearance, size and dexterity of an actual hand.

Constructing this marvel was the project that Dr. Michael Meyers, Lead Teacher in the school’s Engineering Technology program, gave to his students.

“In their junior year,” Meyers said, “I give the students a complex problem to solve based on assistive technology, which helps people with disabilities.  This year’s project was that they had to produce a prosthetic hand that was fully movable and able to reproduce all the motions of the human hand.  This is a design engineering project based on the engineering design process.”

Meyers explained that this intricate effort required knowledge of electronics, as well as mechanical and computer engineering.  Also, all the parts for it were made in-house using a state-of-the-art 3D printer.

There were many aspects to the project, affirmed two of Meyers’ students, Devin Lynch and Kevin Dedos, both of Holbrook, who created the hand.

They had to do research on prosthetics, create drawings of how they envisioned the hand looking, brainstorm, manufacture the parts, do the wiring, and produce a system of simulated tendons, which they accomplished using 15-pound fishing line.

The result is amazing.  The hand’s fingers each close and raise to full height, they can grasp small objects, and the entire hand seems to have great flexibility. Lynch and Dedos were even able to manipulate the hand so it clasped a pencil securely.


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