Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute (a.k.a. L.V.T.I., Lynn Tech), is a Vocational and technical high school located in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is a part of Lynn Public Schools. L.V.T.I. offers a wide variety of trades, referred to as shops, and academic classes. Near the end of the "07"-"08" James Ridley became the Principal. The school mascot is a tiger and the school colors are Red, Blue, and White.
In 1948 Lynn’s newly designated third secondary school, Vocational High School, held its first graduation ceremony at which a class of 70 seniors were awarded diplomas by Mayor Stuart A. Tarr, under the direction of Ralph W. Babb until his retirement in 1950.
In 1950/51 Michael C. O'Donnell held the director spot until his retirement 1971.
In 1953, the 37-member graduating class at Lynn Trade High School took part in the setting of a milestone during the commencement exercises. The pupils received the first diplomas marked "Lynn Trade High School."
In 1971, director James A. Pelley took charge of the new “Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute”, now located at 80 Neptune Blvd. and graduated its first class in 1972 of 104 students.
The first two graduation commencement exercises, 1948/49, were held in the Classical High School auditorium; in 1950 they were held at the E. J. Harrington School’s auditorium until 1971; the first graduation program at the new Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute was conducted in 1972 when diplomas were presented to 104 graduates during exercises in the school cafetorium.
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