Connecticut Technical High School System

100 Years of Excellence in Technical Education

March, 2010

CTHSS Student Congress Elects Officers
On Thursday, March 25, 2010, the Student Congress of the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) met at Vinal Technical High School in Middletown, Connecticut to elect this year’s officers. The Student Congress is made of student leaders from each of Connecticut’s Tech High Schools. They meet on a regular basis to discuss important issues concerning CTHSS students.

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CTHSS Raising Student Voice and Participation (R.S.V.P.) Conference
Students from several tech high schools including Cheney, E.C. Goodwin, Vinal, Eli Whitney, Bullard-Havens, and A. I. Prince spent Monday, February 8th learning about accepting differences. Over one hundred students including teachers and administrators met at E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain to work in small teams and to participate in group discussions getting acquainted with students from different grades and schools.

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CTHSS Alumnus and Staff Member Recognized for their Work in Honoring World War II Vets

In February, Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele presented citations to Norwich Tech Alumnus Chris Coutu and John Haskell, Teacher at Ellis Tech, for their work with American Warrior’s Honor Flight. Chris Coutu is the founder of American Warrior.

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A Century of Building Homes for CT

Continuing with our celebration of the Connecticut Technical High School System’s (CTHSS) 100 year anniversary we want to shine the spotlight on our excellent Carpentry programs. For almost a century, Carpentry students and their instructors have been building quality homes all across the state. These production projects not only help our students get valuable real world experience but also provides Connecticut residents with a cost effective way to have a new home built.

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We would like your participation in our Centennial Celebration. Please send any ideas, facts, articles, trivia, historical information, old pictures, etc. that you may have to  If you need to mail documents to us, please send them by InterOffice Mail to the attention of Julie Gottlieb in Central Office.

CTHSS History Challenge Update
No one got all of the answers to the CTHSS History Challenge correct. We would like to recognize those who came closest in getting a perfect score: Ann Suprynowicz and Al Richmond from Central Office and Diane Blake from Windham Tech.
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Tech Schools Do Well in Winter Sports Championships
Congratulations to the following CT Tech High School Athletics programs for winning winter sports championships this year:
Cheney Technical High School – Constitution State Conference Wrestling Champions
Vinal Technical High School – Constitution State Conference Riflery Champions
Abbott Technical High School – Constitution State Conference Boys Basketball Champions

Two Tech boys basketball teams also did extremely well in the CIAC State Tournaments.
Prince Technical High School – Class S Finalists
Abbott Technical High School
– Class M Semi-Finalists

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