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Awards and Scholarships Handed Out at FCTS Senior Ceremony

A joyful and exuberant crowd packed the Franklin County Technical School gymnasium for this year’s Class of 2013 Senior Awards and Scholarships event.

The crowd of students, family members, friends, teachers and administrators cheered loudly as close to 100 awards and more than 80 scholarships were handed out. Presenters included FCTS Superintendent James M. Laverty, Principal Richard J. Martin, other administrators and teachers.

The ceremony lasted a little over an hour. Martin said he was happy to see the crowd so spirited throughout the event.

“This was the most excited the students have been at this ceremony,” he said. “Their enthusiasm and support for each other was very encouraging.”

Following the program, Rhamsses Diaz-Santiago of Greenfield, said he was surprised and thrilled that he won the Culinary Arts Customer Service Award. Diaz-Santiago plans to attend Johnson & Wales University in the fall.

It’s a great experience getting an award,” he said. “It shows how much your shop teachers care about you. I want to thank Mrs. (Raye) Young because she showed me how to conduct myself and taught me a work ethic. Chef (Benjamin) Pike and Mrs. (Helen) Woznakewicz were excellent shop teachers the whole four years I was in culinary.”

Diaz-Santiago’s mother, Myrna Santiago was very proud of her son, saying “being an honor student at Franklin Technical is a great achievement.”

Crystal Spurling-Wetterwald of Ashfield was excited and honored that she won the Cosmetology Achievement Award.

“This is the award I wanted,” she said. “I kind of thought I’d get it, but there were other people in the program that also could have won it.”

Magnusina Sigurdsson, a cosmetology student from Orange, said it was “pretty cool” winning the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship. She said she is going to miss being a student at Franklin County Technical School once she graduates.

“I loved being a student here,” Sigurdsson said. “I had a blast.”

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