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NHS Alumnus Faraci Carves up a Future (VIDEO)

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Lucas Almeida ’24
Ben Faraci, a 2023 Nonnewaug graduate, poses in his outdoor work area where he crafts his pieces of wood-based art.

WOODBURY — Ben Faraci, a 2023 Nonnewaug graduate and Woodbury business owner, started his business in early 2023, naming it Faraci Woodworks, where he crafts handmade sculptures and wood-based art pieces.

“Faraci is a unique case and he spent many hours becoming an expert in his craft,” said Declan Curtin, Nonnewaug’s dean of students and athletic director.

Taught by his grandfather at a young age, Faraci learned the intricacies of woodworking, later inspiring Faraci to start a business around his unique skill set. 

Starting off small only selling to school staff and family friends, Faraci’s business picked up more after graduating high school. Faraci is still educating himself, but he went from starting his business in early 2023 to having a multi-state customer base, ranging from Vermont to Massachusetts. This rapid growth in the past two years shows Faraci’s hard work and dedication to a craft passed down to him from his grandfather.

“He focused on it,” said Curtin. “He honed in on it, and he put the hours in.”

About the Contributors
Lucas Almeida ’24
Lucas Almeida is a senior at Nonnewaug from Woodbury and a first-year reporter for the Chief Advocate. If he isn't working, he is probably watching football or cleaning a car. He joined journalism to switch up from normal English classes for his last year of high school. He is also a member of DECA and FBLA.
Jack LaMadeleine '24
Jack LaMadeleine is a senior at Nonnewaug and a first-year reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate. He lives in Woodbury. He enjoys cooking a variety of dishes and doesn't leave a crumb. His other hobbies consist of coding and playing the guitar. Jack is excited to write about pop culture and more controversial topics.
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