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QMC Students Place 1st in Regional Manufacturing Videography Contest

Danielson - EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) students have taken first place for Outstanding Videography and third place in the Viewer’s Choice category at the 3rd Annual Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) Video Challenge and Film Festival. 

“Our students worked long and hard producing this video,” said QMC Principal Gino LoRicco. “I couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishment and the quality of the work that they collectively produced.”

Annually, high schools across eastern Connecticut partner with local manufacturers to produce a video that will educate students and communities about how manufacturing companies are changing through the use of technology, new skills and systems. Approximately 100 students from 14 high school teams participated in the 2017 challenge.

“The entire opportunity was invaluable,” said QMC math teacher Robyn Incera. “For some students, it validated their interest in a manufacturing career.”

In collaboration with local manufacturer Unicorr, located in Putnam, 10 QMC students produced the winning film. Student participants were junior Josh Careau, Windham; junior Kenneth Humphrey, Brooklyn; senior James Schmartz, Plainfield; sophomore Antonio Tenorio, Windham; senior Tyler Waldo, Thompson; junior Brittany Williams, Pomfret; junior Thomas Menten, Sterling; junior Jacob Menten, Sterling; junior Hazel Billings-Chiu, Mansfield; and sophomore Tyler Rasmussen, Plainfield.

 “We were given the chance to create a video to help educate and inspire those who watch it,” said QMC student James Schmartz. “In addition, we received the great opportunity to form long lasting, positive relationships with Unicorr which will help us to thrive in the future.”

QMC offers its students exposure to the manufacturing field through two course offerings, Innovations of Manufacturing and Manufacturing Math. Grade 12 students who meet the entrance requirements can enroll in select Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) Advanced Manufacturing classes.  

To view the 2017 EAMA Video Challenge films visit www.eamainc.com/results.html.

QMC, located on the campus of Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) in Danielson is currently recruiting academically motivated students who will enter grades 9-12 in 2017-2018. QMC enables students to earn a high school degree, while also earning college credits from QVCC – at no additional cost. QMC boasts small classes; a rigorous, Humanities-rich and STEM-integrated curriculum; an embedded focus on public service projects; access to the Mobile STEM Lab allowing for in-the-field science experiments; and a Town Meeting governance model. To learn more or download an application, visit www.eastconn.org/qmc or call 860-932-4040.

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center, which has been serving the educational needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. Learn more at www.eastconn.org.

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Quinebaug Middle College is Recruiting Grades 9-12 for 2017-18

QMC is currently recruiting academically motivated students who will enter grades 9-12 in 2017-2018.  Students seeking a more independent learning environment, tailored to their academic and career goals, are welcome to apply.

QMC is located on the campus of Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC), at 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson.

QMC offers high school students a middle college experience that enables them to earn a high school degree, while also earning college credits from QVCC – at no additional cost.

Students who successfully complete QVCC courses have an advantage when applying to college or any post-secondary program, not only because they’ve earned free, transferrable college credits, but because they’ve demonstrated their ability to succeed in a college environment. Highly motivated students can graduate from high school with enough credits to earn an associate’s degree.

Once enrolled at QMC, students will have access to high-tech laboratories, career and vocational resources, and other college amenities. Unique to the middle college experience is the opportunity to take college courses side-by-side with QVCC college students.

Areas of study at QMC include STEM, liberal arts, allied health or advanced manufacturing. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.)

“Our students are the most important part of our school,” said QMC Principal Gino LoRicco. “Our promise to each one is that we will do what it takes to make sure they succeed academically and graduate on time with valuable college experiences and credits.”

Currently, QMC enrolls 170 students, grades 9-12, from 21 towns across northeastern Connecticut.

Housed in a new, $24-million, state-of-the-art facility on the campus of QVCC in Danielson, QMC offers northeastern Connecticut students many small-school advantages that include small classes; one-on-one mentor and advisory support; a rigorous, Humanities-rich and STEM-integrated curriculum; an embedded focus on public service projects; access to the Mobile STEM Lab allowing for in-the-field science experiments; and a Town Meeting governance model that gives all students a voice in how their school is run.

Students who want to enroll at QMC in 2017-2018 may visit www.eastconn.org/qmc to download an application.

To learn more, call QMC Principal Gino LoRicco at 860-932-4040, or reach him at gloricco@eastconn.org.

QMC is operated by EASTCONN as part of a partnership that includes EASTCONN, QVCC, Brooklyn, Franklin, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Voluntown, Windham and Woodstock. Enrollment is not limited to students who live in partner towns; students from across the region are welcome to apply. 

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