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Salem Historical Society Museum

Hose House #2 & Jail Cells 

                  Devin Norris & Brenden Nault  



Brenden Nault & Devin Norris            


CTSO Week at Salem High School


SkillsUSA Salem member Jacob Attarian created a SkillsUSA informational pamphlet explaining what a CTSO-Career & Technical Student Organization is and why it is important to join SkillsUSA at Salem High School. Jacob also included the dates and times for SkillsUSA meetings, as well as a directory of Salem Officers and Advisors.   Jacob, along with fellow committee members Joshua Attarian, Chris Nikitas, Anthony Morganelli, and Mrs. Terry Berube-Advisor, made announcements in the cafeteria and distributed the pamphlets to the students at all four lunches on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  Pictured is a photo of Jacob Attarian, wearing his purple SkillsUSA NH Leadership T-shirt (donated by Gemini Electric), proudly holding his creation.  Jacob is currently a junior and enrolled in both the Marketing and the CSMA-Computer Software Media Applications programs at Salem’s CTE Center.  

CTE Coordinator Terry Berube and Building Trades Instructor Bill Duchano Meet the Governor of NH Maggie Hassan

Career Construction Day

Salem High School students and staff attended the annual NH Career Construction Days held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Hillsborough County 4-H Youth Center in New Boston, NH. In addition to the forty-two students enrolled in the Building Trades program, sixteen female students participated in the Career Expo as well for a total of fifty-eight students in attendance from Salem High. The students took part in the events, which included driving  backhoes and tree climbing. There were Sixty-five exhibitors on the site. The students enjoyed the day!

Students Enjoying Career Day at Hillsborough County 4-H Center




Aspiring Carpenters at NH Construction Days.



 Salem CTE students learn how to operate heavy equipment at NH Construction Days.







Girls Technology Day

“Girls Technology Day” 

Seventeen freshmen girls from Salem High School recently participated in the annual “Girls Technology Day” event held at Manchester NH Community College on March 19th.  The girls participated in the following workshops; Vex Robotics, Prosthetic Arm, Balancing Air, Submarine Escape, Rapid Prototyping, and Building a Dynamic Website.  Students in attendance were;  Andreliz Perez, Carmela Souza, Abby McIntire, Maddie Craig, Lucia Leone, Chloe Desjardins, Tiffany Trevisone, Morgan Weichert, Mary Saab, Holly Goulet, Abby Elliott-Orr, Kayo Leone, Haley Liptrap, Kaylee Domigan, Lauren Donahue, Romysaa Razzouk, and Fifi Wang.  The girls were accompanied by Amy Ramaska- Special Educator, Kara Christesen-Science Teacher, and Terry Berube-CTE Coordinator.

Salem CTE students learn about advanced manufacturing programs at MCC as part of NH Manufacturing Week

Students learn about Modern Manufacturing In Salem NH

Students learn about modern manufacturing in Salem


Data Electronic Devices president Victor Giglio talks to Salem High School students about opportunities available in the manufacturing sector. (Adam Swift)

SALEM — The modern American manufacturing industry is a lot different than its reputation might suggest.
That was just one of the messages Salem High School students heard as they toured Data Electronic Devices on Monday morning as part of Manufacturing Week.

For the second year in a row, Data Electronic Devices and their Northwestern Drive corporate neighbor, Scott Electronics, hosted students from several local high schools to help them understand the different career opportunities available in manufacturing. Students from Pelham High School and Timberlane Regional High School were scheduled to tour Data Electronic Devices on Tuesday morning.

“We want to try to educate these students about what manufacturing means today in the United States,” said Scott Electronics Director of Operations David Metzemaekers. “My message is to have a plan. That plan does not mean it has to be college, but that you should have a plan and stick to it.”

Metzemaekers told the students from Tom Pelletier’s computer maintenance and networking class that manufacturing facilities like his and Data Electronic Devices have opportunities for many types of workers, whether they have attended college or not.

“There are a lot of manufacturing facilities in the area that can use people who are young and energetic,” Metzemaekers said.
Data Electronic Devices president Victor Giglio reiterated Metzemaekers’ message, noting that his company has employees whose educational experience ranges from GEDs to multiple master’s degrees.

“I think the stigma that manufacturing facilities are a dirty place to work like the factories of the ’60s and the ’70s is passe,” Giglio said.
With the technology revolution of the past several decades, Giglio said that manufacturing in this country is focused on computers and the high-tech industry and has a variety of positions available for a wide variety of talented employees.

Giglio told the students that the working world is a different reality from school and noted that ambition can be just as important as education.
“Not everyone is college-bound,” he said. “I didn’t graduate from college, but the one thing I had was the ambition to be better, and that has to come from within. You need to try to improve yourself every single day.”

The students in Pelletier’s class are in the first year of a two-year computer maintenance and networking program that will earn many of them an information technology certificate.
“We brought a group of students last year, and the kids are still talking about the jobs they saw,” Pelletier said. “They have assembly, soldering, management; it’s a nice assortment.”