Education news from the Lower Cape – News – The Cape Codder


‘Thurgood’

 To celebrate Black Heritage Month, Nauset Regional High School’s Black Student Union and the Nauset Regional School District presents “Thurgood” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Nauset Regional High School Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 at the door.

 Written by George Stevens Jr. and starring Johnny Lee Davenport, the play highlights the life and legacy of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, and his role in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case that overturned racial segregation in public schools of America.

 Also, the student union is hosting an exhibit of African art in the auditorium gallery through Feb. 28, during school hours.

 

Auto lessons

 Auto technology students at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich and Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Bourne were given a unique training opportunity recently thanks to Orleans Auto and its partnership with Federal Mogul’s Garage Gurus.

 About 50 students from each regional technical school studying to be auto technicians got a break from their regular class as the Federal Mogul Garage Gurus custom van rolled onto school grounds. The mobile training facility is equipped with wide screen TVs that showcase training videos as well as the latest automotive technology used to fix cars and trucks.

 At each school, students got an hour of hands-on training from the Federal Mogul representatives, who travel the region offering training modules to schools, dealerships and independent mechanics. The focus of the lesson was on engine sealing, gasket installation and bolt torqueing.

 With two Orleans Auto employees, Steve Pasquale and Steve Weik, serving on both school’s advisory boards, Orleans Auto leveraged its relationship with Federal Mogul to coordinate the training sessions.

 “It gives the students a break from the classroom and it’s a nice way to supplement what they are learning,” said Orleans Auto President Dick Fairbanks.

 “These students will be fixing our vehicles in the near future so it makes sense for us help them along the way,” Fairbanks said. “These trainings may be technical but the kids enjoy it and that puts a smile on my face.”

 Scholarships

 The Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod said it’s offering three $3,000 scholarships and two $500 toolships to residents of Barnstable County who will pursue a degree in agriculture, horticulture or a related natural resource field. Application deadline is April 2. Application forms are available at all high school guidance offices, online at capecodextension.org/aghort, or by calling Cape Cod Cooperative Extension at 508-375-6638.

 

 

 



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