CES celebrated this year’s HEC Academy graduates at a ceremony last Friday, June 2nd, at Union Station in Northampton. Families, friends, and teachers gathered to congratulate Noah Fahmy, Jonathan Freeman, Jade Chaffee, and Lily Heaton.
This year’s keynote speaker was Jordana Starr. Jordana is the President of the Western Mass Rabbit Rescue, a nonprofit domestic rabbit rescue based in Northampton. Rabbit Rescue has hosted some of our HEC Academy students as volunteers. Ms. Starr is also a graphic designer and runs a homebrew shop in Northampton with her husband Mike.
Speakers also included Karen Reuter, Deputy Director at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), Dan Hayes, Chair of CES’ Board of Directors, and Sherry Smith, CES Director of Special Education.
HEC Academy is a therapeutic, public day special education program in Northampton, for youth in grades 9-12 who are eligible to receive services via an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
For more information about HEC Academy, please visit our website.