Congratulations to our September Student of the Month - Aidan Salasin-Deane
Aidan is a 10th grader from Marlboro. Ms. Anthony, Aidan's Introduction to Engineering Design instructor, recommended him for this recognition. Ms. Anthony shared that Aidan is an excellent student, one who sets high standards for himself and who has been showing genuine interest and enthusiasm for his studies. She especially appreciates his self-motivation in class, "Aidan volunteered to make a sign for the high school using our laser cutter and CAD software, which required quite a bit of work involving the design and re-design of a number of prototypes."
Aiden chose to attend Brattleboro Union High School from Marlboro due to its easy access to career center courses and because of the opportunity to participate in the STEM academy, which is a collaboration of the high school and career center. The STEM acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Aidan plans to become an engineer. His goal, while in high school and while accessing a number of STEM courses at the career center, is to figure out more specifically which engineering field he'll pursue in college. Future courses he intends to take at the high school include Accelerated Algebra 2, Accelerated Pre-Calculus, and Advanced Placement Calculus. He also plans to register for Principles of Engineering, Photonics, and Digital Electronics at the career center.
While in seventh grade, Aidan earned a Google for Educators certification, one that is normally intended for teachers. He's put these skills to good use recently, often assisting high school teachers to better understand Google's various components. Also during his seventh grade year, he built a small windmill and solar setup that was on display and utilized at the Strolling of the Heifers to enable people to charge their cell phones. He was hired during the summer prior to ninth grade by the high school's technology coordinator, Bob Wickberg, to set up over two hundred Google Chrome Books for the upcoming school year.
Many of Aidan's courses offer the opportunity for dual enrollment credit through the Windham Regional Collegiate High School.
WRCC Holiday Community Event
Join us at our 1st WRCC Holiday Event on Saturday, December 3rd. WRCC programs will be showcased with a variety of demonstrations. There will be crafts and rummage sale to benefit our career and technical student organizations.