Mirageas of Mendon and Martus of Dougals earn awards
The staff of Blackstone Valley Tech is proud to announce that Max Mirageas and Erik Martus have been named BVT’s recipients of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Award of Academic Excellence.
Also known as the Superintendent’s Scholar Award, the annual commendation is presented to two BVT seniors who exemplify the school’s commitment to cutting-edge career technical training and rigorous academics. Max, a Mendon resident, and Erik, a resident of Douglas, will graduate in June from the Electronics and Engineering Technology program and the Multimedia Communications program, respectively.
Max Mirageas is the Class of 2017 Valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and Ski Club. Through the BVT cooperative education program, Max worked at EMC in their electrical engineering department. He is now broadening his cooperative education as an employee at Milford National Bank.
Max has a passion for traveling and has made trips to the Dominican Republic and Italy. This summer, before embarking on his next educational endeavor to study Business at a four-year college, Max will travel to Indonesia to broaden his travel experience and immerse himself in another culture.
Erik Martus is the Class of 2017 Salutatorian and an active participant in Cross Country, Track, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and SkillsUSA. He hopes to study Video Game Design at either the University of Utah or Drexel University.
Erik’s passion for Multimedia Communications led him to volunteer for the Douglas Public Library. He spends time assisting the library with their children’s programs and is currently working on an infographic about the value of a public library.
Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal Anthony Steele congratulated Max and Erik on their awards and thanked them for their many contributions to Valley Tech.
“Max Mirageas and Erik Martus exemplify the dedication and work ethic characteristic of all students who attend our school. Max and Erik discovered their passions through quality career-technical education, and their drive and determination allowed for remarkable achievement in both the academic and vocational setting. We are immensely proud of them for their accomplishments to date, and excited to see how they continue to build on their success in their future endeavors,” Steele said. “As graduates of Blackstone Valley Tech, we couldn’t ask for better ambassadors to showcase the many forms of excellence cultivated at BVT and the powerful efficacy of the Massachusetts model for career technical education.”