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    Alumni Spotlights
    We're proud to have more than 7,500 alumni who are influencing and contributing their talents to a diverse range of businesses and industries worldwide. As alumni, you may have wondered what happened to your classmates since graduation. To satisfy your curiosity we've highlighted a few of the bright, highly motivated, and dynamic individuals that make up our growing community of BVT Alumni. Check out our Alumni Spotlights to learn more about the accomplishments our graduates have received and the inspiring things they are doing with their careers.


     
  • Positively Making a Difference
    – Posted Spring 2022

    Positively Making a Difference

    Blackstone Teen Surprises Waitress with $1,000 Tip
    The spirit of giving back is an essential part of the BVT culture, and our students, teachers, and staff are the driving force. So, it’s not surprising that our alumni also pay it forward when given the opportunity.

    In January, you may have heard about 18-year-old George Alexandropolous (Class of 2021), featured on Boston 25 News: Positively Massachusetts for a random act of kindness that will inspire others to make a difference.George Alexandropolous

    The Blackstone teen started an auto detailing business, GT Detailing, in May 2021. What had begun as a side gig in high school became a full-time job and then an unexpected career which is now a thriving business. With business steady and thankful for what he had achieved, George decided to donate his tip money to a random waiter or waitress. So, on January 3rd, he surprised Amanda Campano, a waitress
    at the Breakfast Nook in Bellingham, with a $1,000 tip.

    His generosity took Amanda, a single mother who has worked at the restaurant for five years, by surprise. She also serves as the Bellingham VFW auxiliary president and volunteers at an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. Amanda plans to put part of the money towards surprises for the children, and the rest will help pay her bills. She said, “I appreciate what he’s doing, and it’s awesome.”

    We couldn’t agree more! An incredible start to the New Year, all thanks to this random act of kindness. George was so grateful that he could do that this year. He hopes to make this an annual tradition.

    After a New England winter, who doesn’t want a cleaner car? So let’s support a fellow alum’s business this spring by scheduling an appointment with GT Detailing or purchasing a gift card. Oh, and don’t forget to leave a tip!


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  • Share Your Expertise Ad
    Your unique story and experiences, like the one below, are powerful gifts that deserve to be shared. Consider how your expertise might help our students thrive:

    • Share your non-traditional career
       and experiences.

    • Give a tour of your business and
       discuss the cool and innovative
       things you’re doing. 

    • Work with our co-op students.

    Let us know how you’d like to give back
    to your alma mater by connecting with:

    Kim Elder
    kelder@valleytech.k12.ma.us 
    508–529–7758 x3137


    Restaurant Takeover
    Restaurant Takeover
    Depot Street Tavern Hands Over Their Kitchen to Our Student Chefs

    A big “Thank you,” goes out to Adam Hicks (Culinary Arts, Class of 2001), and his entire team at Depot Street Tavern in Milford for their guidance and hospitality. In June they allowed eighteen juniors from our Culinary Arts program and four instructors to take over their restaurant to prepare and serve over 75 meals as part of a fundraiser event. As you know, these real-world experiences are invaluable to our students.

    The fundraiser supported the culinary arts senior class trip, a three-day “foodie tour” of a different region of Cape Cod. Our students plan to tour farms, wineries, and food factories like a hot sauce maker and a coffee roaster. Of course eating at a few restaurants from clam shacks to fine dining resorts is on the list. Almost all of the funds to pay for this trip (including meals and lodging) is raised by our students at events like this one, as well as our Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop and by running the BVT concession stand.

    BVT alumni who work or have worked at Depot Street Tavern or Maddi’s Tap House:
    • Adam Hicks – Proprietor
    • Buddy Bartlett – Sous Chef
    • Kim Haslam – Sous Chef
    • Amanda Kiesman – Bartender
    • Alex Burgess – Line Cook
    • Zach Crosby – Line Cook
    • Lindsey Simmons – Line Cook
    • Kellen Kearnan – Line Cook
    • David Lozeau – Line Cook
    • Max Pfeiffer – Line Cook

    Adam had a few things to share about the event over Twitter. “The effort, time, and professionalism the @bvths Junior Culinary Arts class showed towards this project was amazing!!!! The student takeover of @depot_st_tavern_ went all but flawless, and truly exceeded all my expectations as a business owner. I know I speak for my staff when I say, we were truly amazed!! Congrats and well done!!! Oh and this is now an annual event!!”
    (#depotsttavern and bvths @depot_st_tavern_)