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You can’t take life so seriously, the more you stress, the more unhappy you are. And that is not what life is about, you have to be happy in order to make life the best it possibly can be.

Kerstin Trahan

Meet Kerstin Trahan, a senior in Engineering Technology, a SkillsUSA national champion, and a future United States Naval Aviator. Kerstin entered Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech with no hesitations; she knew from the moment she stepped foot in the building that this is where she belonged. As a senior, Kerstin displays her dedication through her participation in various AP and Honors classes as well as membership with GNBVT’s National Honor Society. Not only is she involved heavily in her academic courses, but she also has a passion for her career technical area, Engineering Technology. One of her favorite things about Engineering is it allows her to showcase her ability to design new and unique prototypes that can function. For Kerstin, seeing her designs come to life has to be one of her most rewarding experiences at Voc-Tech. 

One of her personal goals for life after high school is to enlist in the US Navy in order to work on the electrical components for naval aircrafts. Once finishing her service, Kerstin aspires to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology and eventually obtain a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering. After her schooling is completed, her main career goal is to be able to work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) creating rockets. 

Through her various experiences attending GNB Voc-Tech, Kerstin has transformed from a shy student to an open and expressive young lady.  Kerstin attributes much of this transformation to the influence her former related teacher, Mrs. Basse, had on her since freshman year. She helped Kerstin by believing in her and supporting her through struggles when many others would not. By helping her grow, Mrs. Basse helped Kerstin gain the confidence needed for her to become part of the next generation of women in STEM.

An important lesson that Kerstin learned throughout her four years at Voc-Tech is that the more you stress, the less happy you are with your life, personally and academically. By learning how to balance academic life and extracurriculars with her personal life she has been able to achieve a perfect balance. While Kerstin may want to work in rocket science, it isn’t rocket science to know that she is destined for greatness.

“Ice Cream” Dream Playhouse for Rosemary’s Wish Kid

In a significant display of skill and community service, electrical and carpentry programs have crafted an “Ice Cream House” for Hailey, a participant in Rosemary’s Wish Kids Inc. Continue Reading “Ice Cream” Dream Playhouse for Rosemary’s Wish Kid

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April 12th is MultiCultural Day

This inaugural event is a significant step toward celebrating the diverse backgrounds of our student body and emphasizing our commitment to fostering an environment of inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging within our school community Continue Reading April 12th is MultiCultural Day

Class of 2028 Lottery Results

See the results of the Class of 2028 Lottery that was held on Monday, April 8th. Continue Reading Class of 2028 Lottery Results

“Paw Prints” Volume 2 Issue 15

Check out the latest issue of this year’s Paw Prints Newsletter! Continue Reading “Paw Prints” Volume 2 Issue 15

Multicultural Day!

Coming May 12th, multicultural day. The GNBVT community presents different cultures of different countries around the world in an all inclusive cuisine. Which features a dish from a country around the world. The countries with featured dishes on the menu include...
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Women’s History 2024 – Clara Barton

Nursing “I ask neither pay or praise, simply a soldier's fare and the sanction of your Excellency to go and do with my might, whatever my hands can find to do.” - Clara Harlowe Baron Clara Barton was born December 25th in North Oxford, Massachusetts. Clara's father...
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Faces of GNBVT: Lisa Tiexiera

“What I enjoy most about my work is building relationships with students and collaborating with colleagues to support them..”Meet Ms. Lisa Tiexiera, a School Adjustment Counselor at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. After studying social work in 2014 at Northeastern...
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Faces of GNBVT: Amanda Collier

“There is no age limit on dreams and goals. You are exactly where you need to be!”Meet Ms. Amanda Collier, a History teacher here at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. She originally wanted to enter the medical field, but as she got older, she became very passionate about...
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Faces of GNBVT: Carlos Viveiros

“Respect each other, stay focused, and stay on task.” Meet Mr. Carlos Viveiros, an Inside Security at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. Before applying, Mr. Viveiros worked for New Bedford Public Schools for over 10 years as a Behaviorist, and a resident supervisor at...
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Faces of GNBVT: Casey Clarke

“You can accomplish anything in life through hard work and perseverance.”Meet Ms. Casey Clarke, a nurse at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. Ms. Clarke majored in Nursing at Husson University and was also a former Voc-Tech student in Medical Assisting. Ms. Clarke knew she...
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Faces of GNBVT: Crystal Vitorino

“I love the one-to-one interactions with students and the ability to become a role model.” Meet Ms. Crystal Vitorino a Culinary teaching assistant here at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. She teaches Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, and Food Service Fundamentals. This...
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Faces of GNBVT: Derek Medeiros

“I want to be the best version of myself at all times so that I can hopefully be an inspiration to them.”Meet Mr. Derek Medeiros, one of the new assistant principals here at Greater New Bedford Voc Tech. Mr. Medeiros has a long history of education being in his...
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Faces of GNBVT: Jeffrey Caron

“I feel that the quality of everything that we do is better period.”Meet Mr. Jeffrey Caron, Dean of Admission and Exploratory at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. His role here at GNBVT is to help families and students from the beginning of the application process to...