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Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School

Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School is a public vocational high school located in Fall River, Massachusetts. The high school serves a regional school district comprising the city of Fall River, and the surrounding towns of Somerset, Swansea and Westport. The school has an enrollment of over 1,400 students and offers vocational technical programs in 18 different programs, including Automotive Collision, Repair, and Refinishing; Auto Technology; Building and Property Maintenance; Business Technology; Carpentry-Cabinetmaking; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Drafting; Electricity; Electronics; Graphic Communication; Health Assisting; Heating, Ventilation, Conditioning, and Refrigeration; Machine Tool Technology; Metal Fabrication & Joining Technology; and Plumbing.[6]

Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
Address
251 Stonehaven Road

, ,
02720

Coordinates41°41′54″N 71°7′22″W / 41.69833°N 71.12278°W / 41.69833; -71.12278Coordinates: 41°41′54″N 71°7′22″W / 41.69833°N 71.12278°W / 41.69833; -71.12278
Information
TypePublic High School
Open enrollment[1]
Established1912
School districtGreater Fall River Regional Vocational Technical District
SuperintendentElvio Ferreira[2]
PrincipalAndrew Rebello[3]
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,405
Color(s)Black & Orange          
Athletics conferenceMIAA Mayflower League
MascotBengals
RivalsGreater New Bedford, Bishop Connolly, Bristol-Plymouth
Budget$27,757,430 total
$20,084 per pupil
(2016)[5]
Communities servedFall River, Swansea, Westport, Somerset
Website

The school also includes the Diman Regional School of Practical Nursing, offering post-graduate education in the field of practical nursing.[7]

In January 2018, Joe Kennedy III addressed television cameras and a live studio audience in the automotive body shop of the school, for the Democratic Party's response to President Trump's 2018 State of the Union Address.[8]

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HistoryEdit

The school was founded in Fall River as Diman Vocational School in 1912 by Reverend John Diman, an Episcopal minister who had previously started Diman School for Boys (later renamed St. George's School) in Newport, Rhode Island.[9]

The Diman Regional Charter was established in 1963 to expand the area of the school's enrollment to include the surrounding towns of Somerset, Swansea and Westport, Massachusetts. The current campus on Stonehaven Road in Fall River opened in 1968.

Today Diman is known as one of the best vocational schools in the United States, recognized for its success in Skills USA competitions and outstanding programs.

Notable alumniEdit

The below are considered distinguished alumni of Diman and are members of Diman's "Alumni Hall of Fame"[10]

AthleticsEdit

After an almost 30 year hiatus, Diman re-introduced Football to the school in 2005. Diman's athletic teams compete at the Division 3 level of MIAA athletics, and at Division 3 for football. They compete in the Mayflower League, which is the largest athletics conference in Massachusetts, with 18 schools.

In 2013, the Diman football team won the Mayflower League Championship for the first time in school history. In the process, they also qualified for the MIAA Division 6 State Playoffs. The Bengals won their first round match-up against Upper Cape, but eventually lost the following week to a powerful Millis-Hopedale team.

The member schools of the Mayflower League are as listed below.

Mayflower League

Former Members

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.doe.mass.edu/finance/schoolchoice/choice-status.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.dimanregional.org/Page/836#administration
  3. ^ http://www.dimanregional.org/Page/836#administration
  4. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  5. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/ppx.aspx
  6. ^ "About Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ Diman Regional School Of Practical Nursing[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Rep. Kennedy highlights Fall River's resilience, work ethic in rebuttal to President Trump". Herald News, Massachusetts. February 1, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  9. ^ Time Magazine, June 3, 1946
  10. ^ [1]