Hunger & Homelessness
Awareness Week Events
Tuesday Nov 17
Serve Dinner at McKenna House
Help serve dinner to the residents of Salvation Army's McKenna House homeless shelter. Leave NHTI at 5 pm. Contact Marisssa O'Shea to sign up.
Wednesday Nov 18
Faces of Homelessness Panel
Listen to a firsthand account of homelessness at 2 pm in the Multi-purpose Room.
Build a cardboard house and "sleep out" on the Quad from 4-9 pm. (Or longer if you wish!)
Thursday Nov 19
Get a free lunch and learn about hunger and homelessness in our community. Capital Commons, 12-2:30 pm.
Shop for "new" clothes in the Student Center from 10 am - 2 pm, from items donated during the week. Remaining clothing will be donated to a local non-profit.
Allard Wins NEAR-FEST Scholarship
Senior Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) major Andrew Allard of Franklin has been awarded a $1000 scholarship from NEAR-FEST: the New England Amateur Radio Festival, Inc. NEAR-FEST awards an annual scholarship to a student with an interest in electronics and/or amateur radio in each of the six New England states.
Andrew Allard accepts the NEAR-FEST Scholarship from NHTI President Susan Dunton and EET Dept. Head Frank Polito.
Home schooled since the second grade, Andrew first became interested in electrical things at around age 10, when his father started rewiring their house. "My dad came through NHTI with an electrical degree," he says. "I asked so many questions he finally gave me one of his old text books and said, 'Here, just read this.' I think he thought it would discourage me. Instead it was like, "You have to put that book down now so you can do your homework!'"
At age 15 Andrew started taking classes at NHTI himself, and at 17 he matriculated as an EET student. When he graduates, he's hoping to find a full-time job in electronics, preferably with an employer who will help pay for him to go on for a bachelor's degree. "I don't think I'll have much trouble getting a job," he says. "As far as paying for school goes ... well, I'll just have to hope for the best!"
Given his track record so far, Andrew Allard would seem to have reason for hope.