Hannaford Career Center Newsletter

May 1, 2023

Quarter Three Outstanding Students

Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center 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 three of the 2022-2023 school year.

ART Performance - Ella Kozak (MUHS)

ART Technical - Jude Smith (MUHS)

Automotive Technology 1 - Dylan Mason (MAUHS)

Automotive Technology 2 - Colby Little (MAUHS)

Construction Technology 1 - Eagan Sullivan (VUHS)

Construction Technology 2 - Jeremiah Tinker (MUHS)

Culinary Arts 2 - Jonah Jennings (VAL)

Design & Illustration - Lizi Bennett (VUHS)

Diesel Power Technology 1 - Devin Anderson (OVUHS)

Human Services Early Childhood - Carsyn Jennings (MAUHS)

Industrial Design & Fabrication - Peter Lynch (MUHS)

Introduction to Agricultural Sciences (A) - Aiden Pellerin (MUHS)

Introduction to Agricultural Sciences (B) - Zoie Whitcomb (MAUHS)

Introduction to STEM (A) - Jackson Trump (MUHS)

Introduction to STEM (B) - Felipe Sanchez-Gonzales (VUHS)

Mechanical Science - Zeland Jackson (MAUHS)

Mechanical Science - Jonathan Kehoe (MUHS)

Medical Professions 1 - Kaitlyn Brown (MUHS)

Medical Professions 2 - Jillian Nop (MUHS)

Natural Resource Management - Casey Calzini (MUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture AM Level 1 - Brett Brisson (VUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture PM Level 1 - Hailey Roberts (MAUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture PM Level 2 - Tierney Provoncha (MAUHS)

Visual Communications - Eli Bunt (MUHS)

National Technical Honor Society

On March 23, 2023, 41 students were inducted into the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center

chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). This was the largest group in one year ever to be inducted from PAHCC.

The mission of NTHS is to honor student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, promote educational excellence, award scholarships and enhance career opportunities. The induction ceremony recognizes deserving technical center students and increases community awareness of the talents and abilities of the young people and adults who choose technical education pathways to a rewarding future. There are 7 attributes of an NTHS member - Knowledge, Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship and Leadership.

Nine 2nd year NTHS members were recognized with a 2nd year pin: Lucas Allen, Declan Anderson, Keleigh Boise, Madison Cram, Augustus Hill, Maisy Hill, Isabella Robideau, Vanessa Sunderland, William Wagner.

The ceremony also included recognizing a PAHCC industry partner, Silver Maple Construction,

for their outstanding support of Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center students. Nick Cantrick,

Construction Technology instructor, shared a few words of appreciation and Brenda Logee

presented Silver Maple with a plaque as an honorary inductee of the National Technical Honor


Refreshments were made by Culinary Arts students Madison Aube, Ryleigh Charlebois and Helen Kihm.

Congratulations to the following 2023 National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inductees:

Addison Repertory Theatre

  • Asa Baker-Rouse, MUHS

  • Lily James Roberts, MAUHS

Construction Technology

  • Jack Breault, MAUHS
  • Caden Howell, VUHS

  • Eagan Sullivan, VUHS

  • Eyon Tembreull, VUHS

  • Jack Wyman, VUHS

Culinary Arts

  • Ryleigh Charlebois, VUHS
  • Jordan Hall, MAUHS

  • Helen Kihm, MAUHS

Diesel Power Technology

  • Devin Brisson, VUHS

  • Carter Markwell, MAUHS

Design & Illustration

  • Jenesis Artis, MAUHS

  • Elizabeth Bennett, VUHS

  • Baker Nelson, MUHS

  • Zuri Voorhees, MUHS

Engineering & Architecture

  • Shamus Rooney, VUHS

Human Services

  • Alexis Gordon, MAUHS

  • Carsyn Jennings, MAUHS

  • Jack Trudeau, MUHS

Industrial Design & Fabrication

  • Noah Letendre, VUHS

Medical Professions

  • Brandy Bishop, MAUSD

  • Quinn Boglioli, MAUSD

  • Emersyn Brookman, MUHS

  • Emma Brown, MUHS

  • Emma Deering, MUHS

  • Jillian Nop, MUHS

  • Zoe Reid-St. John, VUHS

Natural Resource Management

  • Jacob Kemp, MUHS

  • Cadyn Pitner, MUHS

  • Silas Shepard, MAUSD

Sustainable Agriculture

  • Brett Brisson, VUHS

  • Morgan Corbett, MUHS

  • Gabriella Currier, MAUHS

  • Emma Derringer, MAUHS

  • Troy Gosliga, Home Study

  • Emma Reen, MAUHS

  • Hailey Roberts, MAUHS

  • Toby Tillotson, MAUHS

  • Isaiah Visser, VUHS

  • Shyanne Wedge, MUHS

Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) State Leadership Conference

On April 3, 2023 our Medical Professions students participated in the HOSA State Leadership Conference at Castleton University. Part of the event was an awards ceremony for competitions that students participated in prior to the conference.

  • Emma Brown and Jill Nop won Bronze in CPR/First Aid

  • Madison Cram won Gold in Medical Terminology

  • Connor Raymond won Bronze in Medical Terminology

This is the first time we have had a student earn gold; it was also the first year we ever had two students place in Medical Terminology, which is a very difficult category. The students qualified to compete at the international HOSA conference in late June in Dallas.

In addition, Emma Deering was selected to be one of next year’s HOSA State Officers.

Congratulations to Jenn and her students.

SkillsUSA State Competitions

SkillsUSA Competition: Last week, PAHCC sent 16 students to compete in Vermont’s SkillsUSA competitions. On Monday, the awards ceremony was held in Burlington, where nine of our students placed, including our diesel students who swept their category.

  • Automotive Service Technology – Lucas Glover (Bronze)

  • Carpentry – Declan Anderson (Gold)

  • Culinary Arts – Jordan Hall (Bronze)

  • Diesel Equipment Technology – Walter Schondube (Gold), Spencer White (Silver), Hunter Collins (Bronze)

  • Early Childhood Education – Carsyn Jennings (Silver)

  • Related Technical Math – Margaret Orten (Gold), Lucy Poduschnick (Bronze)

Gold medal winners qualify for the SkillsUSA National Championships, which will be in Atlanta June 19-23, 2023. We are currently fundraising to pay for the trip for our three students and their advisors. If you are interested in supporting the three students going to Nationals, you can send a check to PAHCC, 51 Charles Ave, Middlebury, VT 05753. Thanks!

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Co-op Spotlight - G Stone Motors & Nate Gustin

What made you decide to sign up for a Co-op experience?

My junior year I wasn’t interested in co-op. I figured I had my whole life to work but only a few to be in high school. This fall, G Stone Motors came into our classroom and did a presentation on their business and on Ford. It sounded good to me and there was some 1-to-1 time afterward. I liked the personal connection and I have a neighbor who is a good G Stone customer. I’ve always been a Chevy guy but I like the direction that Ford is heading.

What did you learn about Auto Technology on Co-op?

I learned a lot about an auto dealership and how it runs, what their practices are. I also learned how to be independent and when to ask for help. (My mentor) was really good at walking me through some things and leaving me alone to do others

What did you learn about yourself?

I’m pretty self-aware, but co-op reinforced for me that I’m good at being consistent and sticking with something even if it gets difficult or frustrating. I also learned more about the importance of listening carefully, especially when getting directions from a boss or coworker.

What are your plans for the future?

Originally I planned on going to Lincoln Tech or VTC for a general auto tech education. But that changed after doing Co-op at G Stone. Now I plan to enroll in the Ford ASSET program at Central Maine Community College. G Stone will sponsor me and I’ll spend 2 weeks on campus (in Auburn, ME.) and then 2 weeks back home in a paid internship in Middlebury. I hope to graduate in 4 semesters as a certified Ford Master Technician.

Sustainable Agriculture

Grand Opening of Middlebury Aubuchon's Store

Our FFA chapter participated in Aubuchon’s grand opening in Middlebury on Friday, April 21st. Pictured below are Renee Audet Carpenter, Manager and PAHCC Sustainable Agriculture alum (and her daughter, Becca), Will Aubuchon, CEO, PAHCC students Maya Huestis, Berkley McDermott, and Lucas Allen, PAHCC alum Katherine Whipple, and Sustainable Agriculture Instructor, Kelley Mills.

Aubuchon’s has been particularly helpful as they sell some of the program's plants from the Garden Patch Greenhouse for us without taking a commission.

Garden Patch 2023 Spring Plant Sale

Hannaford Career Center Main Campus (around back at the greenhouse)

May 1 - 24

Monday - Friday 9 am - 2 pm

Saturdays (May 6 & 13) 9 am - 1 pm

New Goats Born in April

Two goats were born on Monday, April 10th. There names are Lainey and Brick.

Two more goats were born on Friday, April 28th. Students will be voting on names this week.

All the newborns are healthy and strong.

Human Services

Five students and instructor, Ulti Danforth, traveled to Montpelier on Wednesday, April 12th to attend the Child Care for Vermont: Courage to Care Rally sponsored by Let's Grow Kids.

Ulti reports that students were grateful to be there, and they all got to appreciate the broad level of support for Early Childhood Education (ECE) coming from state senators and representatives, business owners, the medical field, and dedicated ECE professionals themselves.

How wonderful to attend with such a dedicated group of students: Keleigh Boise, Emily Cousino, Emily Davis, Carsyn Jennings, and Addie Riche!

Medical Professions

Hunter Lloyd (Medical Profession 1) is now a member on the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad (VARS). Bella Robideau (Medical Professions 2) is a second year member of the Bristol Rescue Squad. Thanks to Hunter and Bella for giving back to the Addison county community.

Design & Illustration

Congratulations to Milo Piovano-Marcotte (Design & Illustration studio assistant and D&I completer '22) for being awarded a Scholastic National Gold medal in sculpture! Milo will be honored this June in New York City at Carnegie Hall.

Auto & Diesel Students Visit Vermont Air National Guard

On Thursday, March 9th, students visited Camp Johnson. After passing through security checkpoints, they saw Lakota Helicopters, ate MRE’s (a big hit), and had the opportunity to observe different jobs in various departments: wood working, sign making, sewing, mechanical shops with 5 and 30 ton cranes, Humvees, troop carriers, massive paint and sandblasting rooms. They also learned about electronic equipment testing and repair for radios, night vision goggles, and infrared scopes. On the non-electronic side, they learned about tool calibration and repair and maintenance of firearms. The instructors report that, judging by the smiles on their faces, the students enjoyed the day immensely. One of them said, even one particular student smiled, “and he never smiles!”

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Maple Sugaring

Natural Resource Management and Introduction to Agricultural Sciences students were immersed in maple syrup production for the last month or two, but things have wrapped up. The sugar shack is located in Weybridge and was built a few years ago by the Construction Trades students and outfitted by Natural Resource Management students.

Application Details for 2023-2024 Career Center Programs

While the priority deadline for career center applications has passed, students can still apply. If a program is already full, students are placed on a waitlist based on the date their application is received, so don't delay any longer.

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.

Program Videos

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

Program Descriptions

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

Visiting the Career Center

If visiting would be helpful to determine whether to apply to a program, please contact Ms. Logee, our School Counselor, at 802-382-1007 or blogee@pahcc.org.

Applying to the Career Center

Pre-Technical Program Application Form

Technical Program Application Form

Returning Student Technical Program Application Form

  • If second year technical program students want to attend a different program next year, please complete the “Technical Program Application Form” above.

Fillable PDF Application (download the pdf in order to complete it electronically)

  • Email the completed application to blogee@pahcc.org or print it and turn it in to your high school counselor.

Visit Our Website

For additional information, please visit www.hannafordcareercenter.org or contact Ms. Logee at 802-382-1007 or blogee@pahcc.org.

Your high school counselor is a great resource for your questions about the Career Center.

Teen Time @ The Makery Thursday Afternoons

Every Thursday School Is In Session - 3:15-5:00 pm

FREE Teen Makery Labs and Workshop

The Teen Makery at Hannaford Career Center welcomes all high school aged students, Thursdays after-school from 3:15 – 5:00pm. OUR ON-GOING LABS INCLUDE WOODWORKING, SEWING AND GAMES (Magic: The Gathering). Come join us any Thursday afternoon when school is in session.

Upcoming Workshop: Sign up with the link below; space is limited so sign up now!

CNC Plasma/Welding Workshop (starts April 20th)

Sign up: https://www.makeryatpahcc.org/event-5240396

When: Thursdays, April 20, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 3:15-5:00 P.M.

Metal sculpture of your choosing or build a small table base, then try the woodshop out and build a wooden top for your table. The legs will be designed in Fusion 360 and provided as a template. Students can add their own twist onto the legs - name, initials, or some other 2d graphic. Students then cut the parts with the CNC plasma. This will be followed by a series of welding lessons, and eventually, welding the table bases together. Lastly, a small wooden tabletop can be made in the woodshop. For students not interested in making a table, your instructor will help you make a metal sculpture.

***Transportation is provided from Mt. Abe and VUHS, and back again***

For more information or questions, email Nancy Yannett at nyannett@csac-vt.org.

Vermont Works for Women Launches New Program for High School Students to Explore Trades This Summer

This summer, Vermont Works for Women (VWW) is launching a new program designed to provide hands-on exposure to a variety of fields in a safe, fun, and empowering environment.

The program, LIFT (Launching Inclusive Futures in Trades), is a free, one-week summer trades program for any high school girl or gender-expansive individual (entering 9th-12th grades) who has an interest in the skilled trades and would like to pursue it further. VWW is offering LIFT at the Center for Technology, Essex the week of June 26 - 30.

The inspiration for LIFT came from a desire to bridge the opportunities of our longstanding Rosie’s Girls and Trailblazers programs and provide high school girls with a hands-on learning experience that is specifically tailored to their age group, maturity level, and eagerness to build new skills.

This summer, LIFT participants will build skills in carpentry, welding, and electrical work, and learn to use different tools, equipment, and materials. Our technical instructors are women who are trained and working in their respective fields. In addition to projects and shop time, participants will spend a portion of each day discussing personal and professional development topics to prepare for life after high school.

Learn more about LIFT's program details on our blog. We are accepting applications for LIFT through June 1.

News & Updates from Some of Our Addison County Partners

Middlebury Union High School Weekly Newsletter

Check out the 4/20/23 MUHS newsletter here.

Mt. Abraham Union High School Weekly Notice

Check out the weekly notice for the week of 4/10-4/14 here.

Vergennes Union High School Weekly Newsletter

Check out the 5/1/23 VUHS Newsletter here.

United Way of Addison County

Check out the latest April newsletter here.

Addison County Chamber of Commerce - April 2023

Check out what's in this month's issue!

- "Behind the Scenes" features Chris Blanchard of Bristol Electronics

- Otter Creek Engineering celebrates 25 years!

- "Focus on Non-Profits" stops by the Women's Center in Middlebury

- The new Addison County Visitor Center opens April 24th!


Program Advisory Committees

How can community members get involved or support the career center?

State statute requires that each program at the career center have an advisory committee. The committee for each program meets a minimum of twice per school year to review the program and help inform decisions made about the focus and course of study. If you have expertise in one of our program areas and are interested in learning more about how you can help, please contact Jay Stetzel, Assistant Director, at jstetzel@pahcc.org. Thanks.

Career Center Vision & Mission Statements

In the fall of 2019, a team of board members, staff and community members was convened to draft new vision and mission statements, in order to ensure that the Career Center of the Patricia A. Hannaford Regional Technical School District (PAHRTSD) continues to meet the needs of students now and in the future. The new vision and mission reflect the voices of students, staff and community members. We are pleased to be able to share the final outcome with our communities.

Vision Statement

We envision a career and technical center that empowers students to be inquisitive, caring and open-minded citizens of local, national and global communities, who engage as lifelong learners and understand and accept different viewpoints and perspectives.

Mission Statement

We provide students with rigorous, hands-on and classroom instruction, robust community partnerships, and project-based learning opportunities that empower and inspire them to build strong work habits, relevant, innovative technical skills, and a sense of personal responsibility as local, national and global citizens while ensuring equity for all participants.

To learn more about the process, please check out our Vision & Mission Development Summary.

Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center

The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center ensures equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of race, color, creed, gender, age, handicapping condition/disability, national origin, or sexual orientation, in compliance with federal and state law.