Outstanding Vocational Student of the Year


Brianna Ruffin

Grade 12 | Culinary Arts | Rockland

Vocational Student of the Year 2020

Brianna Ruffin, daughter of Peter and Michelle Ruffin, resides in Rockland and is a student who has excelled in our Culinary Arts Program. Her professional and dedication to her field has resulted in Brianna being a great mentor and co-op participant at Black Rock Country Club and Sadie Mae’s Cupcakes. Brianna is the very definition of a vocational student. She is hardworking, dedicated, approachable, and has the work ethic that we all should emulate. Brianna is a proven leader and mentor in the classroom and on the playing field where she is a three-season athlete.

In addition, Brianna’s positive contributions to her trade in the shop or on the co-op site, academic program of study, and sports, Brianna is Vice President of our SkillsUSA chapter and attended our spring 2019, Service Trip to Houston, Texas.  She is a kind, compassionate student who goes out of her way to make other students feel comfortable and welcome. Brianna’s future has not been decided as of yet, as she is weighing her options between a number of post-secondary opportunities and accepting a scholarship for the National Association of Government Employees and working for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.


Cody Campbell

Grade 12 | Manufacturing Engineering Tech | Rockland


Cody Campbell, son of George and Brenda Campbell, resides in Rockland and is a student who has excelled in our Manufacturing Engineering Program. His professionalism and dedication to the engineering field has manifested itself in Cody exploring equally our Electronics and Precision Machine pathways, attaining a successful co-op placement at UppaBaby, and winning a SkillsUSA Bronze Medal as a junior in the Additive Manufacturing Competition.

Cody has demonstrated great discipline in the classroom, participating in a rigorous course of study that has included multiple honors level and dual enrollment courses. His commitment to his studies is evident in that he is in the top ten of his class and is a recipient of a John and Abigail Adams Scholarship.

Cody is Student Body President, Vice President of our National Honor Society chapter, and Treasurer of the Student Ambassadors program, as well as a member of our School Council and student representative to our School Committee.

Cody will be continuing his education in the field of engineering upon graduation. He is also our January Student of the Month for 2019.


Mikaela Drake

Grade 12 | Automotive | Hanover

Voc Student of the year 2018

SSVT is proud to announce the MAVA/MVA Outstanding Vocational Student of the Year for 2018 is Mikaela Drake of Hanover. She is the daughter of Scott and Ruth Drake. Mikaela, along with 52 other students from across the state, will be honored on April 12, 2018 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

Mikaela is a senior in the Automotive Technology program and is ranked in the top five percent of her graduating class and is the top ranked student in the Automotive Technology program. Mikaela participates in our cooperative education program and is currently employed by Land Rover of Hanover. Mikaela’s participation in school activities is remarkable. She is the President of our National Honor Society chapter and she is the student representative to the Viking Athletic Association. Mikaela represents our school as a member of our Student Ambassador Program and is a member of our Varsity Cross Country team. Mikaela has been accepted to and plans to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute where she plans to expand upon the skills she has gained in the Automotive Technology program at South Shore.

Congratulations Mikaela! Congratulations Automotive!