TICONDEROGA - Senior projects at Ticonderoga High School have a long tradition of firefighters sharpening their skills and volunteering their time as part of their requirement to graduate.
This spring seniors Ralph Todd and Isaac Trudeau completed their projects based on their training and service in the Ticonderoga Fire Department.
Each selected several different but new pieces of equipment to study for their research papers. Then, they spent their time attending a 14-hour firefighting class in Addison County, Vt., as well as participating in drills and responding to fires, accidents and EMS calls in the Ticonderoga area.
While Trudeau initially joined the department three years ago and Todd, four, both now have nearly a year as full members.
Firefighters Trudeau and Todd brought equipment and invited fellow members of the Ticonderoga Department to help them show what they have learned in presenting their senior projects.
Senior projects are multi-disciplinary projects that have been required of all of Ticonderoga's seniors since 1990. Kim Powers and Britney McCarthy run the program for THS.