Quincy’s 2021 Outstanding Career Vocational Technical Student-of-the-Year

Each year, many talented CVTE high school seniors from both North Quincy and Quincy High are nominated for Quincy’s Outstanding Career Vocational Technical Student-of-the- Year. CVTE teachers nominate qualifying students for this award and forward their names to the selection team. The Student-ofthe- Year selection criteria includes:

  • A 3.5 Grade Average
  • Technical Competence
  • Excellent Attendance
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Vocational-Related Work Experience,
  • Participation in Extracurricular Activities
  • Community Involvement, and
  • The recipient of the John and Abigail

After reviewing the submitted student qualifications, the field was narrowed to 8 nominees:

  • Benjamin Chin, Plumbing Technology
  • Olivia Delprete, Legal and Protective Services
  • Supriti Karki, Engineering Technology
  • Matthew Kelly, Carpentry Technology
  • Mikayla Kennedy, Health Care Technology
  • Meghan MacNeil, Culinary Arts
  • Stephanya Mendes, Early Education and Care
  • Joseph Saccoach, Film and Television Production

Nominees were then interviewed by members of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership about their career major, skills learned, credentials earned, contributions made to their high school and community, and their post-graduation plans. In addition, nominees demonstrated their technical competence by sharing a slide or video presentation in their major. After much discussion, the 2021 CVTE Student-of-the-Year was selected!

Congratulations to Supriti Karki for being selected Quincy’s Outstanding Career Vocational Technical Student-of-the-Year. Supriti has excelled in the Engineering Technology program at Quincy High School. She has taken full advantage of everything a comprehensive high school has to offer ~ college preparation academics, technical competence, extracurricular activities, and community service. Supriti will attend Tufts University in the fall and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Congratulations to finalists Stephanya Mendes, Mikayla Kennedy, and Matthew Kelly who will also receive $1,000.00 scholarships and Benjamin Chin, who will receive a $500.00 Toolbox Scholarship. Thanks to QSCP Partner Stephen J. Wessling of Wessling Architects, who generously donated $2,000.00 in support of these scholarships. Special thanks to the partners of the QSCP who volunteered their time and expertise to be part of the CVTE Student-of-the-Year Selection Team!

  • Kellie Gillis, QUINCY CREDIT UNION
  • Meghan Cassidy, QUINCY COLLEGE
  • Marcus Kelleher, MASS BAY CREDIT UNION
  • Stephen Wessling, WESSLING ARCHITECTS