High school committee focuses on audit, achievements


After meeting only a few weeks ago, and with school vacation last week, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee completed a much abbreviated agenda in about 30 minutes..

Under new business at the March 3 meeting, Dan Cabot of West Tisbury appealed to high school students to consider serving as youth delegates for their towns at the State Democratic Convention on June 14. Mr. Cabot, elected last Saturday as one of West Tisbury’s delegates, said all of the Island town committees may send a youth delegate in addition to those elected.

“If anyone in the high school is 18 or will be before the election and is interested in activism, politics or history, this would be a chance to do something,” Mr. Cabot said.

Students may also participate as observers at the convention but will not have a vote, as youth delegates do. If interested, Mr. Cabot said students should call their town’s Democratic Committee. Contact information is available at town halls.

In other business, school business administrator Amy Tierney went over the highlights of the MVRHS district’s fiscal 2013 audit. Principal Stephen Nixon reported that eighth grade parents’ night on February 20 was well attended, with more than 90 families of next year’s incoming freshmen represented.

Mr. Nixon offered congratulations to students named all-star athletes by the Eastern Athletic Conference, and to art students who won awards in the 2014 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards and Mass Photo Challenge. He also called the committee’s attention to a letter from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recognizing English teacher Bill McCarthy as an influential teacher, at the suggestion of former MVRHS student and MIT freshman Kyle Joba-Woodruff.