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    Keefe Tech students travel to BPA National Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX!

    Keefe Tech BPA students represented at the National Conference in Dallas, TX May 4-6, 2022!

    Keefe Technical School Information Technology and Programming and Web students competed at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference held in Dallas, Texas.  Information Technology students Bennett Kazanjian competed for Best in Show for the Virtual Cybersecurity and Digital Forensic Competition.  Alex Mello, Da-Neil Anderson and Evan Lewis also competed in IT areas.  In addition, Evan Lewis represented Mass BPA at an elected State Officer.  Programming and Web was represented by Mitchell Rieder, Vaansh Mansharanani, Nicholas Zuliy, Timothy Nickerson, Ella Smith, and Antonio Neto, who competed in Programming Language and Web Design competitions.  In addition, students took in a little bit of history with the JFK Tour and learned about the conspiracy theory behind the assassination.  They also participated in a Texas Hoedown and the opening and closing ceremonies.  Medal winners are below!

     

    BPA National Leadership Conference Award Winners

    Network Administration Using Cisco

    Evan Lewis - Gold Medal

    Alex Mello - Silver Medal

    C# Programming

    Antonio Neto - Silver Medal

    Cybersecurity/Digital Forensics

    Bennett Kazanjian – 4th Place

    Fundamentals of Web Design

    Timothy James Nickerson - Bronze Medal

    SQL Database Fundamentals

    Vaansh Mansharamani – 8th Place

    Computer Programming Concepts

    Nicholas Zuliy – 10th Place

     

    Keefe Tech hosts Commonwealth's Road Show economic development and workforce hiring on April 25th!

    Keefe Tech was happy to host Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, as she kicked off the Commonwealth’s 10-stop road show on economic development and workforce hiring.

    As the host site for this event we had the opportunity to share a little bit about our school and asked 3 students to present briefly on what being in a Career and Technical High School means to them. Bryan Orella Madrid, grade 12 Electrical student, MacKenzie Stebbins, grade 11 Legal and Protective student and Felix Marshall, grade 10 Health Careers student did an amazing representing our school! Lt. Governor Polito and Cabinet Secretaries that were in the audience were incredibly impressed with our students' experiences at Keefe Tech and their plans for the future.

    Keefe Tech Chapter of Business Professionals of America competed in the State Leadership Conference!

    The Keefe Tech Chapter of Business Professionals of America competed in the State Leadership Conference at the Sheraton Tara Conference Center.  Information Technology and Programming and Web Programs sent 32 students to compete in IT, Programming and Business competitions.

    This March the Keefe Tech Chapter of Business Professionals of America competed in the State Leadership Conference at the Sheraton Tara Conference Center.  Information Technology and Programming and Web Programs sent 32 students to compete in IT, Programming and Business competitions.  Students that place first or second in their competitions will qualify for the National Leadership Conference being held in Dallas, Texas in May. Da Neil Anderson and  Bennett Kazanjian, Both sophomores in Information Technology,  previously competed in CyberSecurity/Digital Forensic Virtual Competition in February.  Bennett Kazanjian with his Ransomware Attack on ACER Corporation has qualified for the top 10 and will present on Friday, May 6th for the Best in Show Award. 

    Place Winners for this year’s State Leadership Conference are listed below:

    Information Technology Award Winners:

    Computer Network Technology

    1st Place Da Neil Anderson*
    2nd Place Bennett Kazanjian*
    3rd Place Evan Lewis
    5th Place Alex Mello

    Computer Security

    3rd Place Evan Lewis
    4th Place Bennett Kazanjian

    Device Configuration and Troubleshooting

    1st Place Da-Neil Anderson*
    2nd Place Bennett Kazanjian*
    3rd Place Alex Mello
    5th Place Evan Lewis

    Linux Operating Systems Fundamentals

    2nd Place Da-Neil Anderson*
    3rd Place William Segale
    4th Place Zully Nicholas
    5th Place Bryan Avelino

    Network Administration Using Cisco

    1st Place Alex Mello*
    2nd Place Evan Lewis*
    4th Place Da-Neil Anderson
    5th Place Bennett Kazanjian

    Server Administration Using Microsoft

    1st Place Bennett Kazanjian*
    4th Place Da-Neil Anderson
    5th Place Evan Lewis

    Network Design Team

    2nd place Bennett Kazanjian, Alex Mellow, Evan Lewis, Da-Neil Anderson*

    Programming and Web Development Winners:

    Computer Programming Concepts

    1st Place Vaansh Mansharanani*
    3rd Place Ana Luiza Rodriquez
    5th Place Nicholas Zuliy

    SQL Database Fundamentals

    1st Place Mitchell Rieder*
    2nd Place Vaansh Mansharamani *
    3rd Place Lily Rosenstein
    4th  Place Ana Luiza Rodriquez

    Fundamentals of Web Design

    1st Place Ana Luiza Rodriguez*
    2nd Place Elizabeth Smith and Timothy Nickerson*
    4th place Talyn LaGrone
    5th Place Joshua Solorzano

    Python Programming

    4th Place Gordon Leaver
    5th Place Vaansh Mansharamani 

    C# Programming

    1st Place Antonio Neto*
    3rd Place Ryan DaSouza
    4th Place Reilly Kinz
    5th Place Mitchell Rieder

    C++ Programming
    1st Place Vaansh Mansharamani*
    2nd Place Mitchell Rieder*

    Java Programming

    1st Place Vaansh Mansharamani*
    2nd Place Nicholas Zuliy*
    3rd Place Talyn LaGrone

    Medical Terminology Concepts

    2nd  Place Evan Rosato

    Parliamentary Procedures Concepts

    2nd Place Timothy Nickerson
    4th Place Elizabeth Smith

    Project Management Concepts

    1st Place Timothy Nickerson

    In addition, Evan Lewis was elected as a BPA State Office serving the position of Parliamentarian.  Evan with the assistance of his campaign manager Alex Mello received enough votes from the voting delegate membership who attended the conference.  Students also attended workshops on how to network themselves using social media and speaking out without fear:  Public Speaking workshop.  Pictured below is Alex Mello telling the audience why he prefers margherita pizza over any other type without saying the word “Ummm” in his presentation and Evan and Alex preparing for the campaign session.

    Keefe Tech Welcomes Framingham Mayor Sisitsky!

    Framingham Mayor Sisitsky visits Keefe Tech on March 3rd!

    Keefe Tech Superintendent, Jonathan Evans, and Keefe Tech Principal, Dr. Shannon Snow, welcome Framingham Mayor Sisitsky to Keefe Tech on March 3rd.  The visit started with lunch in the Keefe Tech East Side Room Restaurant, followed by a brief tour of a few career and technical programs.  Check out a few photos below!

    Keefe Technical Students Awarded Scholarships for the IBEW Local 103 Apprenticeship Program

     

    KEEFE TECH SENIOR TO BE FEATURED ON CBS FOR AWARD-WINNING APP

    Keefe Regional Technical School senior Daniel Quackenbush of Framingham was recently interviewed by WBZ CBS Channel 4’s Kate Merrill about his award-winning “What The Fish” app.

    Quackenbush, a student in Keefe’s Programming and Web Development CTE program, created and developed the app in his Entrepreneurship class during the 2017-2018 school year. He presented his concept at the NFTE New England Regional Business Plan competition in May, where he won the first place award of $1,500.

    According to Keefe Tech Entrepreneurship teacher Matthew Warren, his class curriculum teaches 21st century skills including collaboration, problem solving, creativity, communications and being socially responsible.

    I'm thrilled that Dan has created this plan and accomplished so much with it.  He is a brilliant young man and a great representative of Keefe Tech and all we do here,” said Warren.

    Quackenbush will present at the upcoming 12th annual NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on October 11 in New York City, where 40 NFTE alumni from across the US who won their spring regional business plan competitions will compete.

    The CBS interview with Quackenbush is scheduled to air during the week of October 8, 2018.

     

    Future Farmers of America

    Arbor Day Event

    Marketing Plan Team will be attending the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis October 21-28th.

     

    Recognized Educators over the Years

    Educator of the Year 2018 - Valerie Rector
    students and teacher
    Educator of the Year 2017 - Diane Piccioli
    Educator of the Year 2016 - Doug Paul
    Educator of the Year 2015 - Margaret Ellis

     

    Dental Assisting Program Grand Opening

    Keefe Regional Technical School held the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 9, 2017 to celebrate the opening of Keefe Regional Technical School’s Dental Assisting Program.

    The ceremony included welcoming remarks, and a tour of the new program area. The Baker-Polito Administration awarded Keefe Regional Technical High $397,150 in funds from the Workforce Skills Capital Grant Program.  Keefe Regional Technical High School has used the funds from the grant to roll out a new Dental Assisting Program, including purchasing four dental patient chairs, panoramic X-ray technology, including development capability, sterilizers and autoclaves.

    This is an exceptional new opportunity for the students of Keefe Regional Technical School

    Graduation 2018

    FRAMINGHAM — A year after moving here from Zimbabwe, Mary-Ann Mufute remembers walking into Keefe Regional Technical School overwhelmed and afraid. But four years later, she confidently stood in front of her classmates at graduation to give a speech as salutatorian.  

    student smiling

     

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