BVT’s Katelyn Steele, Maxwell Guyton saluted for academic excellence
Katelyn Steele of Upton and Maxwell Guyton of Uxbridge have been named BVT’s recipients of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Award of Academic Excellence. They will graduate in May from BVT’s Engineering & Robotics program.
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick is proud to announce that Katelyn Steele of Upton and Maxwell Guyton of Uxbridge are the recipients of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Award of Academic Excellence.
They are both in the Engineering & Robotics program at BVT. The annual commendation, also known as the Superintendent’s Scholar Award, is presented to the two seniors who exemplify the school’s commitment to cutting-edge career technical training and rigorous academics.
Presently, Katelyn Steele is the Class of 2023 Valedictorian and the Vice President of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. Her dedication to academic and vocational studies was on display when she earned a gold medal in 2022 at the SkillsUSA State (Massachusetts) Leadership & Skills Conference in Related Technical Math. In addition, she is a Worcester Polytechnic Institute STEM Leadership Book Award Recipient. Recently recognized by MAVA with an Outstanding Vocational Student Award, Katelyn is a scholastically talented student who, in addition to her academic success, also excels as a student-athlete Varsity Soccer, Basketball, and Track and Field Captain. Passionate about community service, she accrued over 140 hours throughout high school.
Katelyn is analyzing multiple placement opportunities that will strengthen her workforce entry options. She would like to further her education and training by studying aerospace engineering at a four-year college.
Currently, Maxwell Guyton is the Class of 2023 Salutatorian and a National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society member. In 2022 he was a National Technical Honor Society Delegate, promoting the pillars of NHS/NTHS to general members and participating in nearly 40 hours of Engineering-related and general community service. He has made the Commendation List every term of his high school career. Maxwell, a member of the Student Council, served as a Senior Representative helping the Council to be named a Gold National Council of Excellence for the 2021 calendar year. As a sophomore, he was selected to attend the Student Ambassador of MA HOBY leadership conference and learned the importance of service and leadership. He was also a Project 351 Student Ambassador in 2019.
Maxwell is crafting a unique career path furthering his vocational training in the Engineering field at Northeastern University, enrolling in the PlusOne program to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years while still being able to participate in their co-op program.
“As educators, we are proud to see Katelyn and Maxwell exhibit extraordinary commitment to their vocational technical training and rigorous academics. It is an honor to have them represent our school,” said Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal Anthony Steele. “They both exemplify what is possible in career-technical education, and it will be equally exciting to see how they apply what they’ve learned at BVT in their future pursuits.”