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Local Craftsman Supports the Hermon JROTC Program

Posted Jan. 10, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.

Mr. Chris Healy is known in the Hermon School Department for his professionalism as a Special Education Teacher, but unknown by many are his high standards of professionalism which extend to his personal woodshop during summer hours. This past summer, Mr. Healy spent countless hours designing and hand-crafting a magnificent Command and Staff display board for the Hermon High School’s Junior ROTC Program. After the JROTC Instructors professionally upgraded the look and feel of their classroom with fresh paint and graphics over the last spring vacation, Major Fortier and First Sergeant Jenkins were eager to replace their outdated Cadets’ Command and Staff layout which was previously displayed with multiple picture frames. Major Fortier discovered Mr. Healy’s woodworking hobby (actually a passion) during casual teachers’ room conversation, and the plan to build this masterpiece was placed into motion. As a veteran of military service, Mr. Healy stated his passion for crafting the board became a “labor of love as he was honored to have the opportunity to contribute to such a worthy program.” The display board was completed and hung prior to the beginning of this school year and remains as a prominent centerpiece to the room. Pictured from left to right are First Sergeant Rob Jenkins, Mr. Chris Healy, and Major Marcel Fortier.

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