North students stack DECA…Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac recognizes Plymouth North’s driven marketing students.

: Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac General Manager Joe Wilkerson with award-winning Plymouth North Technical Studies Marketing students and their advisor Barry Cowgill and Vice Principal A.J. Butters.

PLYMOUTH, MA…

The original Godfather movie made famous the line, “It’s not personal, it’s just business.” For Plymouth North Technical Studies Marketing students participating in the DECA competition, however, business was personal. And taking it personally resulted in 14 students making it to the international DECA career development competition held in Anaheim, California on April 23-April 28, 2013. For that accomplishment, those 14 students received the Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac Driven Student of the Month award for May.

“DECA is an international organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe,” said Barry Cowgill, advisor to the Plymouth North marketing students. “While it’s impressive enough that we had that many students make it to the international competition, three of those kids—Frank Gomes, Leif Burges and Calvin Ellis—won first place in the Knowledge Matters Virtual Business: Restaurant Simulation Event.  They beat out thousands of teams from all over the world.”

For being selected Driven Students of the Month, all 14 students were treated to a pizza party, courtesy of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac. Students recognized included:

  • Frank Gomes
  • Calvin Ellis
  • Leif Burgess
  • Ben Pieroni
  • Shawn Westcott
  • William DiGravio
  • Catherine Achille
  • Nicole Varrasso
  • Kiley Schranze
  • Victoria Gilmore
  • Anna Colbert
  • Sarah Liscov
  • Ryan Boudreau
  • Matthew Moore

“We may be in the business of selling automobiles, but marketing drives that business. So, we have a solid appreciation of the accomplishments of these students and they are most worthy recipients of the Driven Student of the Month honors,” said Joe Wilkerson, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac general sales manager.

Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac’s Driven Student program recognizes Plymouth high school students for their performance and achievements in and out of the classroom. Awarded on a monthly basis, recipients are selected by faculty and advisors at the student’s given school.

So easy at Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac

For more than 80 years and three generations of dealers, the Tracy family has made it so easy for customers on the South Shore and greater Plymouth area to purchase new and used automobiles. Since its beginnings in 1992, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac has emphasized first-rate customer service and straightforward, bottom-line pricing with fair trade-ins every time–without the games or gimmicks you find at other dealerships. For more information on new and used trucks and automobiles, you can go to www.tracymotors.com or stop by the dealership, conveniently located at 137 Samoset Street, just off exit 6 on Route 3. For more information, or to make a service appointment, you can also call (800) 640-2884.

Driven to help others…Plymouth North students win Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac Driven Student Award for “Adopt a Platoon” program and “Literacy Leaders” efforts.

PLYMOUTH, MA…

In the two years since its inception, the Tracy Chevrolet Driven Student program has honored a number of Plymouth high school students for excelling inside and outside the classroom. This month’s honorees, members of Maggie Madden’s Literature class, are being recognized for their efforts as students and as teachers.

As students, the group participated in a “Share Literacy” program, which involves interaction with Life Skills students. In addition to helping them with their reading skills, Mrs. Madden’s students helped the Life Skills perform an abbreviated version of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever been more proud of a group of students,” said Mrs. Madden. “The Life Skills students had a lot of fun in putting on the play but I think our students received the real gift. They had a chance to step outside their comfort zone and do something for others and that’s truly a gift.”

In addition to working with the Life Skills students, Mrs. Madden’s class initiated a school-wide “Adopt a Platoon” program. The initial intent of the program was for PNHS students to send letters to soldiers overseas. This class, however, took it a step further, adopting a specific soldier, Matthew Randall, a graduate of Plymouth South High School and son of Plymouth North custodian Dan Randall.

Presently stationed in South Korea and serving as a physician’s assistant, PFC Randall recently visited the class on Friday, March 26.  On that same day, Mrs. Madden’s class was recognized as the Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac Driven Students of the Month award.

In recognition of their work with the Life Skills students and the Adopt a Platoon program, the students were treated to a pizza party, courtesy of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac. Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac Service Manager Rick McGue delivered the pizzas to the students and teachers attending the party.

Students taking part in mentoring the Life Skills students and the Adopt-a-Platoon program include: Adam Benedict, James Bradley, Alexander Dearn, Amber Desrosier, Dani Diaz, Deirdre Hill, Thomas Kane, Mike Khederian, Christopher Rose, Chris Schaefer and Ryan Shea.  In addition to their teacher, Mrs. Madden, these students rely on the aide of Alida Nickerson, Adjustment Counselor, and Tanya Little, Student Support Specialist.

“With our Driven Student Award, we make the effort to recognize students who may not get the credit deserved but our doing things worthy of recognition,” said Jeff Tracy, president of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac. “By adopting PFC Randall and taking the Life Skills students under their wing, these students are most deserving of the Driven Student of the Month award.

Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac’s Driven Student program recognizes Plymouth high school students for their performance and achievements in and out of the classroom. Awarded on a monthly basis, recipients are selected by faculty and advisors at the student’s given school.

So easy at Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac

For more than 80 years and three generations of dealers, the Tracy family has made it so easy for customers on the South Shore and greater Plymouth area to purchase new and used automobiles. Since its beginnings in 1992, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac has emphasized first-rate customer service and straightforward, bottom-line pricing with fair trade-ins every time–without the games or gimmicks you find at other dealerships. For more information on new and used trucks and automobiles, you can go to www.tracymotors.com or stop by the dealership, conveniently located at 137 Samoset Street, just off exit 6 on Route 3. For more information, or to make a service appointment, you can also call (800) 640-2884.

A “crash” course in safe driving…King Collision Centers and Commerce Insurance partner with Plymouth Schools and Plymouth Police to promote safe driving for teens.

PLYMOUTH, MA…

As the owner of King Collision Center, Bruce King has seen the end result of many crashes involving young drivers. It’s a trend that’s escalated in recent years with the advent of cell phones and texting. That’s why King Collision has partnered with Commerce Insurance and Plymouth Public Schools and Plymouth Police Department on a safe driving campaign for Plymouth high school students.

To kick off the campaign, King Collision, with the help of Commerce Insurance, placed a smashed car on Long Pond Road as a reminder to all drivers of what can happen when you’re not focused on the road.

“We’ve got an epidemic out there with all drivers but particularly those new to driving. There’s too much speed and too many distractions and it’s a recipe for disaster,” said King. “We developed the Plymouth Safe Driving campaign to try and get the message out to young drivers that the only crash courses they should be taking are in school.”

In addition to the smashed car, which will appear at high traffic areas throughout Plymouth, the campaign also offers safe driving tips via its Web site, www.plymouthsafedriving.org. The site includes a contract for young drivers and their parents. The contract acts as the young driver’s pledge to drive responsibly.

Plymouth high school students who turn in a signed contract to their principal at either Plymouth North or South high school will be entered into a drawing for In Control’s Crash Prevention Training course (a $350 value!).  In addition to the winner, everyone who signs a contract and submits it to their respective principal is eligible to take the In Control Crash Prevention course at a 10 percent discount (see www.plymouthsafedriving.org for details). Not only does taking part in this course provide young drivers invaluable training, but it can also earn them or their parents a discount on auto insurance.

“We hope that students and parents take advantage of this great opportunity to get the training needed to create safer young drivers, which benefits us all,” said Gary Maestas, Plymouth Public Schools Superintendent.

The Plymouth Safe Driving campaign will be an ongoing effort to educate young drivers. For updates on latest events and activities related to this program and additional safety information, please periodically visit www.plymouthsafedriving.org.

Anyone Can Remove Dents – King Collision Centers Removes Doubts

Founded in 1984 by Bruce King, King Collision Centers provides superior collision repair and extraordinary customer care to thousands of clients south of Boston. King Collision is dedicated to earning customers for life and their team of professionals help clients through the collision repair process every step of the way – from coordinating a rental vehicle; providing accurate damage appraisal; assisting with the insurance claim process and ensuring that the vehicle is returned to its pre-accident operation, safety and value.

King Collision Centers was voted “Best Collision Repair” by Market Surveys of America and they have been selected to participate in the Repair Shop Referral Programs of 20 different insurance companies. The company continues to build strategic alliances with auto dealerships, enabling dealerships to offer collision repair services on-site – similar to their alignment with Mastria Auto Group in Raynham.

King Collision Centers are located in Pembroke, Plymouth and most recently, Raynham, MA.

For more information, visit KingCollision.com or contact 508-747-2005.

Plymouth North students win Tracy Driven Student award for peer leadership.

PLYMOUTH, MA…

Being a freshman in high school is not easy. New and larger school. New classmates, many of whom are much older than you. It can be intimidating. Yet thanks to a pilot freshman advisory program at Plymouth North, the transition to high school life has gone much smoother—and earned those upper classmen participating in the program the Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac Driven Student award for November.

In its first year in existence, the advisory program pairs volunteer upper classmen with groups of freshmen. Meeting every few weeks, the peer leaders offer guidance and mentoring with regard to all the transitional issues most new high school students face: classes, teachers, social activities, etc. So far the pilot program has been received quite favorably both by the volunteers and the participating freshman students.

“As a new program, we certainly didn’t know what to expect,” said Michelle Lewison, a teacher at Plymouth North and adviser for the peer leadership program. “It’s been quite remarkable from both perspectives. The freshmen students have been eager to participate and greatly appreciate the advice of their peer counselors. On the other side, I’ve seen some of our peer counselors really take to the role and show tremendous growth just in a short few months.”

Students volunteering as peer leaders include: Sarah Bramhall, Kelley Brennan, Joe Brigida, Jessica Brown, Alex Brunstrom, Mark Holmes, Nicole Holmes, Brett Chasnov, Andrew Cullivan, Connor Duggan, Mary Faraday, Shana Follette, Sarah Guevremont, David Ingalls, Terry Jaeger, Pat Kirkland, Kendall Kolb, Shannon Lloyd, Timothy Lockett, Kyle Maynard, Emily McCune, Jessica McIntyre, Rorrie Mellor, Rachael Milroy, Samantha Pickett, Amy Riordan, David Rountree, Sam Rudolph and Stephanie Wilson and Amy Zaki.
As the winners of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac’s Driven Student of the Month, the peer leaders were treated to a pizza party, hosted by Jeff Tracy, president of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac. Student also received Tracy hats and polo shirts.

“You can’t give these peer leaders enough credit for taking part in this pilot program. Not only are they taking time away from other activities, but many of them are stepping out of their comfort zone to help younger students. You really have to admire that and that’s why they are worthy winners of the Driven Student award,” said Tracy.

Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac’s Driven Student program recognizes Plymouth high school students for their performance and achievements in and out of the classroom. Awarded on a monthly basis, recipients are selected by faculty and advisors at the student’s given school.

So easy at Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac

For more than 80 years and three generations of dealers, the Tracy family has made it so easy for customers on the South Shore and greater Plymouth area to purchase new and used automobiles. Since its beginnings in 1992, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac has emphasized first-rate customer service and straightforward, bottom-line pricing with fair trade-ins every time–without the games or gimmicks you find at other dealerships. For more information on new and used trucks and automobiles, you can go to www.tracymotors.com or stop by the dealership, conveniently located at 137 Samoset Street, just off exit 6 on Route 3. For more information, or to make a service appointment, you can also call (800) 640-2884.

Plymouth North students win Tracy Driven Student award for peer leadership.

PLYMOUTH, MA…

Being a freshman in high school is not easy. New and larger school. New classmates, many of whom are much older than you. It can be intimidating. Yet thanks to a pilot freshman advisory program at Plymouth North, the transition to high school life has gone much smoother—and earned those upper classmen participating in the program the Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac Driven Student award for November.

In its first year in existence, the advisory program pairs volunteer upper classmen with groups of freshmen. Meeting every few weeks, the peer leaders offer guidance and mentoring with regard to all the transitional issues most new high school students face: classes, teachers, social activities, etc. So far the pilot program has been received quite favorably both by the volunteers and the participating freshman students.

“As a new program, we certainly didn’t know what to expect,” said Michelle Lewison, a teacher at Plymouth North and adviser for the peer leadership program. “It’s been quite remarkable from both perspectives. The freshmen students have been eager to participate and greatly appreciate the advice of their peer counselors. On the other side, I’ve seen some of our peer counselors really take to the role and show tremendous growth just in a short few months.”

Students volunteering as peer leaders include: Sarah Bramhall, Kelley Brennan, Joe Brigida, Jessica Brown, Alex Brunstrom, Mark Holmes, Nicole Holmes, Brett Chasnov, Andrew Cullivan, Connor Duggan, Mary Faraday, Shana Follette, Sarah Guevremont, David Ingalls, Terry Jaeger, Pat Kirkland, Kendall Kolb, Shannon Lloyd, Timothy Lockett, Kyle Maynard, Emily McCune, Jessica McIntyre, Rorrie Mellor, Rachael Milroy, Samantha Pickett, Amy Riordan, David Rountree, Sam Rudolph and Stephanie Wilson and Amy Zaki.
As the winners of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac’s Driven Student of the Month, the peer leaders were treated to a pizza party, hosted by Jeff Tracy, president of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac. Student also received Tracy hats and polo shirts.

“You can’t give these peer leaders enough credit for taking part in this pilot program. Not only are they taking time away from other activities, but many of them are stepping out of their comfort zone to help younger students. You really have to admire that and that’s why they are worthy winners of the Driven Student award,” said Tracy.

Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac’s Driven Student program recognizes Plymouth high school students for their performance and achievements in and out of the classroom. Awarded on a monthly basis, recipients are selected by faculty and advisors at the student’s given school.

So easy at Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac

For more than 80 years and three generations of dealers, the Tracy family has made it so easy for customers on the South Shore and greater Plymouth area to purchase new and used automobiles. Since its beginnings in 1992, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac has emphasized first-rate customer service and straightforward, bottom-line pricing with fair trade-ins every time–without the games or gimmicks you find at other dealerships. For more information on new and used trucks and automobiles, you can go to www.tracymotors.com or stop by the dealership, conveniently located at 137 Samoset Street, just off exit 6 on Route 3. For more information, or to make a service appointment, you can also call (800) 640-2884.