North Bennet Student Awarded for Excellence in Violin Making Marlborough, MA — Ryan Fini's career as a luthier is off to a good start, with a well-earned cash prize and set of sharpening tools from DMT Diamond Machining Technology. The North Bennet Street School graduate recieved the DMT Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship, which includes $1,000 and complimentary DMT sharpening products.

Fini, a graduate in the school’s Violin Making and Repair program, was recognized for excellence in craftsmanship, leadership skills, and an exemplary body of work.

“Ryan is very attentive, reliable, and diligent. Beyond this, he is exceptionally talented, creative, and motivated. And he is a natural leader,” noted department chair Roman Barnas. He added, “Ryan leads projects that are not typically part of the program but are highly educational and fun for the students." 

“It’s such a pleasure to support this outstanding young man and to feel a genuine connection with the artisanship that our products support,” noted DMT Vice President Stacey Brandon on presenting the award.

“It is truly an honor to receive this award,” said Fini. “It means a great deal to me to be recognized in a field that I am so passionate about. I am truly grateful to be able to begin my career on such a positive note.”

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