RSTA Class of 2019 Seniors Celebrate

senior dinnerOn the evening of May 9, seniors in the CRLS Class of 2019 and family members packed the Media Cafeteria to celebrate the completion of their RSTA programs, many of them being awarded the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency, given to successful completers of Level 3 (advanced) courses in their respective majors. Families of the seniors, and almost all RSTA faculty members, were present to recognize the students’ achievements.

Welcoming and congratulatory comments were made to the gathering by Cambridge Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kenny Salim, by CRLS Principal Damon Smith, and by School Committee members Fred Fantini, Patty Nolan, and Emily Dexter. 

“This is a wonderful event” said RSTA Executive Director, Dr. Mike Ananis, who initiated the annual Senior Dinner in 2005. “It is a time of great pride, seeing how these young men and women have achieved and grown in so many ways.”

senior dinnerThe dinner itself – Miso Ginger Glazed Breast of Chicken, served with fresh vegetables and a choice of pastas, followed by an elaborate and scrumptious dessert table -- was prepared and served by first and second year students in the RSTA Culinary Arts program, under the direction of their teachers Rick McKinney, Cathy Thomas, Mike Zuercher, and Michelle Walsh. 

In his congratulatory comments to the seniors, Dr. Ananis wished them future success, hoped that they would use their knowledge and skills for good and just purposes, and urged them to “live your lives bravely and boldly as people of good character.” All seniors received a certificate appropriate to their accomplishments, and a framed photo of themselves and their classmates.

senior dinnerIn all, 101 members of the CRLS Class of 2019 were recognized at the RSTA Senior Dinner: 62 for completing the standard 3 year program in Chapter 74 approved programs or majors, 37 for successfully completing two years of study in a RSTA major, and 2 for completing a series of three Business Ed courses.

Photos: The buffet was expertly prepared, graciously served, and enjoyed by all.
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