June 30, 2022

HACTC Celebrates Community Service

HACTC Celebrates Community Service

At its second quarter awards assembly, the HACTC celebrated all of the community service performed by its students.  The celebration focused on the video above, but below is a list of all that was done.  Thank you, students.  There is no more noble use of your talents and education than to improve the lives of others.

Here is the list of the community service performed:

The Natural Resources students spent two days at The Upper Valley Haven cleaning up their outside grounds and also cut, donated, and helped to decorate a Christmas tree at the Brookside nursing home. In addition, Morgan Albrecht helped create a chainsaw safety video for the UVM extension service.

The senior Allied Medical students collected over 15 new stuffed animals to give to Molly"s Place, a part of the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD). They also had a bake sale, collected and gave CHAD a check for $75.00.

The junior Allied Medical students volunteered for the first Red Cross blood drive of the year at Hartford High School in September, and they sorted and gave six boxes of new socks from Cabot Hosiery to the Haven and learned all about the services offered there. They also made, decorated, and gave out Christmas ornaments for the residents at Genesis Center in Lebanon and visited with the residents and sang them a Christmas Carol.

Eight students from various programs at the HACTC created and led workshops at the Women Can Do Conference.

Automotive Technology students made Christmas cards for residents at the Brookside Nursing home and have done an abundance of volunteer work on vehicles owned by members of our community. 

The Culinary Arts program created gingerbread houses for the Family Place auction, sent food items to the Upper Valley Haven, volunteered at the Bugbee Senior Center, worked with students at the Regional Resource Center, and made cookies for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Along with the New England School of Hair Design, the Cosmetology students raised over 700$ for David's House by donating spare change every day in a penny war.

The Collision Repair and Refinishing students created Thanksgiving cards for the Brookside Nursing home and the Bugbee Senior Center. They created banners and signs for the Women Can Do Conference, The Little Store in Lebanon, the White River Rotary, HHS teachers, the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, and the White River Watershed Restoration. Lastly, in addition to a banner, they also did a pet food fundraiser for the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society.

The Design, Illustration, and Media Arts program participated in the clothing drive for FBLA, completed live work for the Regional Resource Center, the Hartford Superintendent’s office, Hartford High School, and the Human Services program at the HACTC. 

The Business Administration program volunteered at the Polar Express and did a market research project for David’s House and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

The Building Trades program built tool boxes with the preschool students in Human Services and also built storage cabinets for the Dothan Brook School. Lastly, they also built baseball and softball dugouts last spring for South Royalton High School.

The Computer Technology Applications students worked with the senior citizens at the Bugbee Center, teaching them how to use relevant and up-to-date technologies. Soon they will be working at the Lebanon Senior Center as well.

The National Technical Honor Society coordinated and led the food drive for The Upper Valley Haven.