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    Jewelry student wins WJA scholarship

    Current student Miranda Harter received a $1000 Women's Jewelers Association scholarship for bench jewelry. In her essay, Miranda wrote " Studying to become a bench jeweler seemed like an ideal way to combine my love for jewelry with my skill and passion as an artist. I believe that my attention to detail, drive to learn, and my love for hand craft will turn into a long and happy career in the industry, whether I work for other people or end up creating my own designs. In the meantime, a scholarship from WJA would benefit both myself as a student, and an industry that is apparently looking at a shortage of skilled bench jewelers."

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    Posted: August 3, 2015
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    A new grant for workforce development & diversity

    NBSS has been awarded a grant of $25,000 by The Boston Foundation to support the Workforce Development and Diversity Initiative. Now in its third year, the Workforce Development and Diversity Initiative provides young adults from Boston's schools and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods with a viable path to meaningful, lifetime employment. Support from The Boston Foundation makes it possible for NBSS to offer scholarships and provides funds for tools, materials, and support services critical to students' success.

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    Posted: August 3, 2015
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    Violin making & repair graduate wins international award

    Eric Roy, VM '95 won a Certificate of Tone in the 2015 International Society of Bassists competition for this bass he made with Gary Gutierrez.

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    Posted: August 3, 2015
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    Nick Offerman & graduation

    The weather was perfect on Friday, May 29 as graduating students, their friends and family gathered at the school for Open House. Soon, the press showed up...and then Nick Offerman arrived. (For the few who might not know, Nick Offerman is an actor, writer, humorist and woodworker best known for playing Ron on the TV show "Parks and Recreation".) Offerman toured the school, talking to students and marveling at their work before everyone processed to Old North Church for the ceremony. As guest speaker for the event, Offerman delivered a talk that included praise, encouragement and, nor surprisingly, humor.

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    Posted: June 1, 2015