|1.||Blackstone Valley Tech|
A regional vocational high school in Upton, MA.
The school is awesome for shop, but academics are awful. Known for massive amounts of homework. Starts earlier than other schools and ends later.
The school has students from 13 towns;
Colors: Purple, black, white and gold
Also known as Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, Valley Tech, or BVT.
Jr High student #1: I sooo don't want to go to the town high school next year.
Jr High student #2: I know! Its gunna be wicked boring.
Jr High student #1: I'm just going to apply to Blackstone Valley Tech.
Jr High student #2: Me toooo! I hope we get accepted.
In the 1790s, a tavern was built in the northwest section of Catawba County. This area became known as Hickory Tavern. This name remained intact for almost 100 years. The city of Hickory was established in 1870. Over 40,000 people reside in this city today. Hickory is the economic, social, and cultural center of the Catawba Valley.more...
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