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Gannon and Goyette Named BVT Superintendent’s Scholars

Jan 28, 2021 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson
Above: Madison Gannon (left) and Casey Goyette, both of Uxbridge, have been named BVT’s recipients of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Award of Academic Excellence. They will graduate in May from BVT’s Engineering & Robotics program.

UPTON – Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick is proud to announce that Madison Gannon and Casey Goyette of Uxbridge are BVT's recipients of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Award of Academic Excellence. They are both in the Engineering & Robotics program at BVT. The annual commendation, also known as the Superintendent's Scholar Award, is presented to the two seniors who exemplify the school's commitment to cutting-edge career technical training and rigorous academics.

Presently, Madison Gannon is the Class of 2021 Valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. Her dedication to her academic and vocational studies was on display when she earned a bronze medal in 2019 at the SkillsUSA District competition in Robotics and Automation. Recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student, Gannon is a scholastically talented student who, in addition to her academic success, also excels as a student-athlete on the track and field. She is the MVP and Captain of the Girl’s Cross Country team for the last three years and is the school’s record holder in the 800-meter race and 4x800 meter relay.

Gannon is analyzing multiple placement opportunities. She is interested in following a Biomedical Engineering pathway pursuing a bachelor's degree before acceptance into medical school, ultimately becoming a Pediatric Surgeon.

Casey Goyette is currently the Class of 2021 Salutatorian and a National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society member. He has made the Commendation List every term of his high school career. His academic and vocational studies dedication was on display when he earned a Gold medal in 2020 at the SkillsUSA District competition in Urban Search & Rescue. In addition to being an Eagle Scout, Goyette enjoys reading, drumming, hiking, camping, and traveling. He is also the Chief Mechanical Officer of BVT’s Robotics Club and participates in Model UN and SkillsUSA.

Goyette is also exploring placement opportunities. To strengthen his workforce entry opportunities, he wants to pursue a master’s degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering.

Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick was joined by Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal Anthony Steele and the BVT School Committee in congratulating Gannon and Goyette on their awards, thanking them for their many contributions.

“As educators, it brings us great pride to work with students like Madison and Casey, who exemplify our school’s commitment to cutting-edge career technical training and rigorous academics through their incredible drive, talent, and zeal for their futures,” said Steele. “We are pleased to celebrate their accomplishments and wish them continued success with their future endeavors.”
About Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT):
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School serves the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton, and Uxbridge. Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, BVT creates a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of rigorous vocational, technical, and academic skills. The school’s website is www.valleytech.k12.ma.us.

 

 

 

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