*Members of the media interested in covering this event can RSVP to Matthew Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-276-9216 by Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 a.m.*
TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School Superintendent Richard Martin and Director of Career and Technical Education Matt West invite the media to attend an unveiling ceremony for a new pavilion at the Swift River School, which was completed by FCTS students late last year.
Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.
Swift River School, 201 Wendell Road, New Salem
- Carpentry students from the Franklin County Technical School Classes of 2023 and 2024
- Teachers and administrators from Franklin County Technical School and Swift River School
- Members of the FCTS School Committee
- Local elected officials
Carpentry students from Franklin County Technical School will be unveiling a new pavilion at the Swift River School, which was completed at the end of last school year. Students at the Swift River School have been using the pavilion since the start of this school year, and Thursday’s event will serve as an official unveiling and ribbon cutting for the site.
Franklin County Tech students will be dedicating a plaque to mark the completion of the pavilion, and will be available to speak about their experience constructing the site.
The construction of the pavilion took place last April through June, as students at FCTS were returning to full in-person learning. The project was one of the more comprehensive that underclassmen have completed in recent years, with the pavilion being built from the foundation up. The project gave students an in-depth feel for this type of work, as they covered design and layout, rough framing, metal roofing, and the use and safety of various construction tools.
A total of 28 students took part in the project (12 freshmen and 16 sophomores).
Coverage of the ceremony, including photos, a history of the project and reactions from FCTS students and staff, will be shared following Thursday’s event.