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Quinebaug Middle College to Host Open House on December 4

Prospective high school students and their families are invited to attend Quinebaug Middle College’s (QMC) open house on Wed., Dec. 4, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in Quinebaug Valley Community College’s (QVCC) main auditorium, 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson. A second open house is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 15, 2020.

QMC’s open house will start promptly at 5:30 p.m., when dinner will be served in the QVCC cafeteria. After dinner, open house activities will move to QVCC’s auditorium, where QMC’s principal, staff and current students will offer an information session, followed by a Q&A. Student-led tours of the building will also be offered. QMC is located on the campus of QVCC. Reservations are not required; all are welcome.

QMC, a regional, public magnet high school for grades 9-12, is seeking student applicants for 2020-2021. Students looking for a more independent learning environment, tailored to their academic and career goals, are welcome to apply. Applications are due by Fri., Feb. 28, 2020. 

QMC offers high school students the unique middle college experience, which enables them to earn a high school degree, while also earning college credits from QVCC at no additional cost. Once enrolled at QMC, students will have access to high-tech laboratories, career and vocational resources, and other college amenities.

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

Currently, QMC enrolls approximately 180 students, from 22 towns across northeastern Connecticut.

Students who are interested in enrolling in QMC may visit www.eastconn.org/admissions-2/apply-now-2 to download an application. To learn more, call QMC Principal Mary Kay Tshonas at 860-932-4137, or reach her at mtshonas@eastconn.org

QMC is operated by EASTCONN as part of a partnership that includes QVCC, Brooklyn, Franklin, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, 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.

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


QMC Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary

On Friday, June 8th QMC celebrated its 10 year anniversary. It was a gorgeous day and a nice celebration, featuring speakers that included Gary, QVCC President Dr. Carlee Drummer, Mary Kay, Tom C., Gino LoRicco, and two QMC students – one a senior, the other a freshman. More than 70 QMC high school students received certificates acknowledging their having passed their QVCC college courses and earned free college credits. There were about 200 people in attendance, and the celebration was held in the QVCC Amphitheater. Afterward, a cookout for everyone was held in the QVCC side parking lot.

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QMC Students Participate in Sassy Chapeau

On Friday, May 11 QMC students Hallie LaLumiere and Kitana Marshall participated in the Sassy Chapeau Hat Show Fundraiser. Sassy Chapeau is the annual fundraising gala for the Northeast Connecticut Women and Girls Fund. Hallie and Kitana were two of many high schoolers who modeled fabulous hats for the fundraiser. Proceeds from the fundaiser went to supporting various women's programs in the state of CT. 

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QMC Students Visit 2018 North American Tech Tour

Paul Singh and the Results Junkies visited Groton on the 2018 North American Tech Tour to present a workshop that introduced students to entrepreneurship. 6 Quinebaug Middle College students attended and learned about problem solving, addressing a need and presenting to others.

“It was surprisingly interesting,” said QMC student Madison Labossiere. “The pitches were really cool and I actually understood the things they were saying. I would be interested in joining a club for entrepreneurship.”

Singh is an entrepreneur, speaker and investor. Previously, Singh was a managing director at 1776 and a general partner is 1776’s Seed Fund. Prior to 1776, Singh was the founder of Disruption Corporation and general partner of Disruption’s post-seed venture capital arm, Crystal Tech Fund. Before that, Singh was an early partner at 500 Startups, an accelerator and venture firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Singh has founded a few of his own startups.



QMC Students Place in the 11th annual Julius Sokenu Poetry Contest

Five QMC students were honored at the 11th annual Julius Sokenu Poetry Contest sponsored by Quinebaug Valley Community College.  The winners were :

Desirae Bourgoin (Grade 9) First place for her poem jong.

Laura Pudvah (Grade 10) Second place for her poem The Sound

Kacee-Jean Hanlon (Grade 10) Third place for her poem My Monster

Zachary Gaudette (Grade 9) Honorable Mention for his poem Interesting Poem

Janirelis Santiago Cancel (grade 9) won first place in the Spanish Heritage Speakers category for her poem entitled Mi Esencia Junto al Ayer!

Congratulations to all!



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