Can you believe someone in town is 106-year-old? Neither could Tiverton High School junior Jared Cordeira.
Cordeira, along with freshman Ryan Phillips, were recently honored for going an extra mile for Tiverton's oldest residents. Cordeira and Phillips recently used their woodworking skills to handcraft two wooden canes and a mahogany plaque for the oldest living man and woman in town.
Both students, along with their Technical Education teacher, Bill Phillips, were honored at an awards ceremony, where they received certificates and praise from Tiverton Police Chief Tom Blakey, Tiverton School Committee Chairwoman Sally Black, Tiverton School Superintendent Bill Rearick and Tiverton High School Principal Steve Fezette.
"It was an honor just to be asked. This is something that these students will remember for the rest of their lives," Bill Phillips said.
Chuck Phillips of Phillips Painting and Jonathan Peckham of Woody's Carpentry donated material for the project.
The two students are still unaware of the canes' recipients. A formal presentation of the canes and plaques are being planned.
"I can't wait to see who the oldest residents are," said Ryan Phillips.
Do you know who these oldest residents could be? Do you know someone age 100 or older in town? Tell us in the comment section below.