Hannaford Career Center Newsletter

March 2021

2020-2021 Quarter Two Outstanding Students

Students are selected by their instructors as outstanding students for the quarter based on their stellar academic performance and a strong commitment to our center-wide Habits of Work (empathy, respect, safety, collaboration, resilience, work ethic, and responsibility). Congratulations to all of our well-deserving students for quarter two of the 2020-2021 school year.


ART Technical - Evalin Pachman (MAUHS)

Automotive Technology 101 - Walker Bartlett (MAUHS)

Automotive Technology 103 - Colby Gile (MAUHS)

Civil Engineering & Architecture - Madeline Donaldson (MAUHS)

Computer Science Principles - Jesse Thomsen (MAUHS)

Construction Technology 1 - Lucas Phillips (MAUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture 1 - Abigail Reen (MAUHS)

Diesel Power Technology 2 - Matthew Fitzsimmons (MUHS)

Human Services Early Childhood - Kailyn LaDuke (MUHS)

Human Services Foundation - Kyle Mitchell (MUHS)

Industrial Design & Fabrication - Henry Swan (MUHS)

Mechanical Science - Dylan Stowe (MUHS)

Medical Professions 1 - Reese Fitzgerald (MUHS)

Plant & Animal Science - Elisabeth Crawford (MUHS)

Plant & Animal Science - Shyanne Wedge (MUHS)

Visual Communications - Vivian Ross (MUHS)

ART Performance - Alex Rice (VUHS)

Conservation Equipment Operation - Hunter Morin (VUHS)

Construction Technology 1 - Jeremiah Moulton (VUHS)

Culinary Arts - Emma Campbell (VUHS)

Design & Illustration - Avery Husk (VUHS)

Diesel Power Technology 1 - Joshua Ramon (VUHS)

Intro to STEM - Spencer White (VUHS)

Mechanical Science - Spencer White (VUHS)

Medical Professions 2 - Tucker Stearns (VUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture 2 - Karrie Ayer (VUHS)

Wildlife Management - Zachary Botala (VUHS)

Medical Professions at the Career Center

Welcome to our new medical professions instructor, Jennifer Baker. Jenn started in mid-January and hit the ground running by designing projects and learning opportunities for students in both Medical 1 and Medical 2.


During February, Medical Professions students were busy learning about the cardiovascular system. Medical 2 students made "alien hearts" out of clay to demonstrate how the heart works. Medical 1 students created posters on how the heart works naming the parts of the heart and blood flow. More recently, the students have been studying the respiratory system, learning about diseases of the lungs, and their causes whether it be from smoking, pollution or genetics. They are currently learning about the immune system, which is very timely given the pandemic and vaccines. Medical Professions 1 has signed up for HOSA and Medical 2 for SkillsUSA. Both competitions are in early April. Best of luck to our students in those events.

Career Center Program Information - There's Still Time to Apply for Some 21-22 Programs

High school students, consider the Hannaford Career Center to extend your learning opportunities and help you develop valuable skills for college, career, and life. Check out The Benefits of Career Technical Education (CTE), a 2.5 minute video to get you started about why this choice could be a great fit for you. Then use the links below to learn more or apply to a program. We look forward to seeing you at the Hannaford Career Center.


Be sure to check out our new and improved website.


With millions looking for work, stigmas create a dearth of skilled tradespeople - PBS NewsHour video (8.5 minutes) worth a watch as you consider the benefits of career and technical education.


Program Videos

Be sure to check out our informational videos about each career center program on this MCTV YouTube Channel.


Course Descriptions

More details about all career center programs can be found in our course descriptions.


Visiting the Career Center

While we can’t have large groups visiting the career center currently, we do want individuals interested in specific programs to have this opportunity. If visiting would be helpful to determine whether to apply to a program, please contact Brenda Logee, our School Counseling Coordinator, at 382-1007 or blogee@pahcc.org.


Applying to the Career Center

For pre-technical and first year technical program students, please apply online using this Google form. If you prefer to submit a paper application, you can fill out and print (or email to blogee@pahcc.org) this fillable PDF application. Be sure to download the pdf in order to complete it electronically.


For students interested in returning for a second year in their current technical program, please complete this Google form. If you want to attend a different program next year, please complete the application linked above for first year students.


For additional information, please visit www.hannafordcareercenter.org or contact Brenda Logee at 382-1007 or blogee@pahcc.org.


Your high school counselor is also a great resource for your questions about the career center.

National FFA Week - February 21-27, 2021

Thank you to both our Vergennes and Middlebury FFA Chapters for their hard work and dedication to their schools and communities. FFA provides wonderful learning and leadership opportunities for our students.

Advancing Addison County - Virtual Apprenticeship Fair

The Addison County Core Transition Team is proud to invite all students (even though the poster below says juniors and seniors) and parents to a virtual apprenticeship panel on Wednesday, March 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm. This conversation will include experts in the fields of construction, electric, welding, emergency response, and telecommunications. Speakers from the Vermont Department of Labor, CCV, Advanced Welding Institute, area employers, and others will talk about apprenticeships, working in the trades and more. Contact Jay Stetzel (jstetzel@pahcc.org) for additional information and a link to the Zoom meeting.
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United Way of Addison County Prevention Team - Parent Resources

The UWAC Prevention Team is excited to share their CAMP Guide for Parents. 'CAMP Talk' is a how-to guide for parents to confidently and successfully communicate with their kids about substance use. The guide includes helpful tips, facts, and resources to support parents/guardians through what can be a difficult topic to discuss. You can find the guide here. You can see more resources and information on the UWAC Prevention webpage.


Check out the new MAP Guide here created by our prevention coordinator, Tim. Learn about how alcohol and cannabis policies can help decrease youth substance use, increase protective factors, and have positive impacts on our local economy.