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After 10 years of service, WestfordCAT says farewell to Steve Edwards

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WESTFORD — After 10 years of dedicated service, WestfordCAT is saying farewell to Video Systems Engineer Steve Edwards as he moves on to a new position.

Steve has been an invaluable part of the WestfordCAT team, covering hundreds of local government meetings, a number of Westford Academy graduation ceremonies and Town Meetings, as well as being the resident “tech guru” in the office, providing technical and editorial support for those in need.

He has been a positive role model for hundreds of students within our summer programs, internships and volunteer work. He’s created a number of his own unique productions, including “What’s New, Westford?,” “Politicians in Pain,” and “10 Minute Citizen.”

One of Edwards’ most ambitious projects has been creating a memorable Westford Academy graduation DVD. Having graduated Westford Academy in 2006, he was disappointed in the quality of how graduation was originally filmed.

As a result – he has worked tirelessly to create a high-definition graduation DVD for students and parents as a keepsake.

“The goal was to make it well and make it easy,” Edwards said. “I wanted to make it memorable if someone couldn’t make it.”

Even covering government meetings, Edwards says, has been an important part of his tenure at WestfordCAT.

“I’m one of those annoying millennials who has to have a purpose, something that contributes to society in a way,” Edwards said. “The thing that has done it there has been covering government meetings and sort of being this local government watchdog.”

Sarah Fletcher, WestfordCAT’s executive director, expressed her words appreciation for Edwards.

“My favorite memories of Steve are from the Lights, Camera, ACTION! summer kids’ media program,” Fletcher said. “He was the media guru helping them to fly through space, leaping planet to planet fighting aliens against a green screen.

She continued, “he would work video magic helping them to bring their stories to “the big screen” or better yet, YouTube. He was always patient and kind with his instruction and the kids adored him.”

Nick Godfroy, WestfordCAT’s video editor, edited a tribute video for Edwards, which can be watched below.

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Ben Domaingue
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.