March 5, 2013
Mike Gillmeister, February 16, 2013 6:08 p.m.
Special to The Republican
Some people say wrestling meets are won in the consolation rounds and that couldn’t have been anymore correct for the Dean Tech Eagles, who won the Division III Western Massachusetts Sectional Meet at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington on Saturday with a score of 172.50, while Hampshire came in second with 149 points and Mount Greylock came in third with 144.
Dean Tech clinched the win in the 152-pound consolation finals when Justin Perez won third place after Mount Greylock’s David Obrien couldn’t finish the match because of injury.
“It’s crazy,” Perez said of the victory. “We won two matches in this weight class last year and this year I take third? It feels amazing.”
That question was asked before the sophomore was informed that his victory clinched the first ever WMass wrestling title for the city of Holyoke. He couldn’t articulate a reaction to that one. Dean Tech coach Joe Griffin had a little bit more to say about the victory.
“I’m honestly the proudest coach in the world right now,” he said. “Every kid helped out, every kid from our first-year varsity kids to our seniors. Proud doesn’t do [the feeling] justice, it really doesn’t.”
Tags: Dean Technical, WMass wrestling
February 5, 2013
By G. Michael Dobbs
Feb. 1, 2013
HOLYOKE — Mayor Alex Morse benefitted from having a mentor and he thinks others young people from the Paper City could benefit as well.
Morse announced a proclamation that made January in Holyoke as “Mentoring Month” at a press conference on Jan. 28 at Holyoke Health Center that focused on several mentoring programs that are already operating in the city as part of Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization.
Eileen Cavanaugh, the executive director of the Boys and Girls Club referenced the pilot program her organization is running with students from William Dean Technical High School in conjunction with the Holyoke Health Center (HHC) as an example. The Dean Tech Career Pathways Mentoring Program matches students who are in the health careers program at Dean Tech and places them with mentors from HHC.
January 9, 2013
By Mike Plaisance, The Republican
on January 09, 2013 at 8:47 PM, updated January 09, 2013
The grant is from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, an agency in Waltham the state Legislature established in 2006 to promote such science.
At Dean, the grant will help pay for robotics-related equipment used in engineering, biology and technology classes. At Holyoke High, the grant will pay for a marine biology course and related equipment like aquariums, said a press release from the Collaborative for Educational Services.
January 1, 2013
More than 300 people attended the banquet on Nov. 8 to congratulate the players and cheerleaders, who are in grades two to eight, on a “spectacular” run in the Suburban Amateur Football League, said Mark A. Lubold, Holyoke Youth Football president.
Peewee and senior football teams made the Super Bowl and the junior team went undefeated in the regular season, he said.
“It was hard fought season and the kids can all be proud of their effort and sportsmanship,” Lubold said.
Dean students in the culinary arts program run by Marty Fullwood cooked up more than 80 pounds of meatballs, pasta, salad, homemade rolls and cake for the event, he said.
“The kids cooked all day and some stayed late to help us serve the kids and their families,” Fullwood said. “It was a great Holyoke event.”
October 25, 2012
The Holyoke Community College Foundation has been awarded a $200,000 grant from Urban Research Park CDE to launch a technology career pathways program in partnership with Dean Technical High School and the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.
The collaborative project, called Career Pathways in Technology for Holyoke, is designed to enhance technology education for Holyoke and area residents by establishing a CISCO Academy at Holyoke Community and Dean, while leveraging educational opportunities through the new computing center.
Classes are expected to begin in January, with the program in full operation at both Dean and HCC by next September. One of the goals of the program is to create an educational pathway from Dean Tech to both the credit and non-credit opportunities available at HCC and ultimately into the workforce or toward further educational opportunities.
June 26, 2012
Marking the end of another school year, Dean Tech is proud to have five of our students accepted into the National Honor Society, an organization dedicated to the recognition of outstanding students nation-wide.
Seniors Christina Connon and Jackeline Torres and juniors Xaviel Colon, Rafael Gomez, and Melanie Franco were inducted into the National Honor Society on June 5. Their induction speaks to their academic achievements and commitment to serving their communities.Read more about their honor in this article by Mike Plaisance of The Republican. Congratulations to our National Honor Society inductees!
Tags: Dean in the Media, National Honor Society
June 6, 2012
Some fabulous photos from the 2012 Dean Tech prom are posted on The Republican‘s website. Check out the suits, sparkles, and corsages here.Tags: Prom
May 17, 2012Baseball, Dean in the Media
April 24, 2012
Hearty congratulations are due to five Dean Tech students named Holyoke Rising Stars!
Deseree Gonzalez (18, senior, data processing), Daisha Serrano (17, junior, graphic arts, superintendent’s choice), John Connon (15, sophomore, data processing), Raquel Garcia (15, freshman, health services), and Anfernee Hernandez (15, freshman, carpentry) are being recognized by the Holyoke Rising Stars program for their academic achievements, and leadership and service to their school and community. Read more about these stellar students in this article in The Republican.
All Rising Stars honorees from Holyoke Public Schools are invited with their families to a reception tomorrow, April 25, at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, followed by a dinner at Dean Tech.
Way to go, Rising Stars! Your achievements and contributions make us proud.
The Holyoke Rising Stars program is now in its 18th year. Find out more about the Holyoke Rising Stars program and to meet the other Holyoke Public School honorees here.Tags: Holyoke Public Schools, Rising Stars
April 17, 2012
It’s been a big week in the News for Dean Tech!
Last Tuesday was the first meeting of the Dean Tech Futures Advisory Committee, a group of 35 officials and representatives from community businesses working to strengthen Dean Tech’s ties to local businesses. A strong relationship between the school and the Holyoke business community benefits Dean students by helping the school to provide career training that is responsive to business needs and providing Dean students with a strong foothold in the workforce when they graduate. Read more about the committee in this article in The Republican.
Holyoke’s Parks and Recreation Department received three golf carts that looked as good as new, thanks to Dean students who worked on refinishing the ten-year-old vehicles. Read about the city’s enthusiastic response to our students’ great work in this article in The Republican.
Finally, check out this snapshot of Dean Tech’s Wally Burgos hitting his very first RBI of the baseball season.
Happy Spring!Tags: Baseball, Dean in the Media, Dean Tech Futures Advisory Committee, Mayor Alex Morse