December 2022 - The More You Know



Dec. 3: SAT Test Date

Dec. 6: Champlain College Applicant Interviews at CTE (sign up here if you're a senior who is applying to Champlain and haven't already done an interview)

Dec. 7: 10:00-11:30 am- current CTE PreTech students visit programs

Dec. 10: ACT Test Date

Dec. 16: CCV representative at CTE for those students interested in registering for a spring Dual Enrollment course - contact your CTE counselor if interested!

Dec. 21: On the Spot Admissions Day for Southern New Hampshire University at CTE. If you're a senior applying to SNHU you can get an admissions decision on this day! Email Emmy at if you're interested!

Dec. 23-Jan. 2: No School

Join WTS International for the "Ask Me Anything!" Student Webinar: 12/3, 2:00pm

Transportation professionals from GPI will moderate an exciting program of expert panels and facilitate open discussions about how students can become the next generation of industry leaders. Registration for students is free! Click here!

Quarter 1 Students Caught Being Awesome!


Eli Adams * Morgan Alemy

Tucker Babineau * Jerry Batres

Sierra Breault * Jaydon Carter

Kasey Clark * Keegan Corpieri

Scott Costello-Terifay * Galen Dively

Tamara Dumas * Sophie Garavan

Ryan Giroux * Cassandra Guillemette

Michael Harris * Will Hodges

Mearee Jan * Trevin Keefe

Kasia Kelly * Savannah Kreis

Landan LaRose * Zachery Marek

Brennan Militello * Thomas Miller

Cassidy Morway * Shabani Munyugu

Cameron Pacht * Josh Parrott

Jimmy Pierce * Ava Ploof

Kyle Racine * Jonathan Michael Rakoto Razafy

Anna Rishforth * Stephen Rogers

Cameron Rumrill * Silas Salyer

Ciara Streeter * Avery Webb

Trinity White * Maggie Wolfe

CTE donates HUGE to Food Shelf!

Student Leadership Committee organized the annual food drive, and CTE staff and students really stepped up with a donation of a whopping 973 pounds of goods! Way to go CTE!

Residential Building Technology featured in Seven Days article!

Building a Workforce: Vermont Is Trying to Bolster the Ranks of Skilled Workers to Construct Housing, but It Will Take Time. Read the article here!

Natural Resources Forestry Students featured in Essex Reporter!

EWSD Center for Technology students help Essex Parks & Recreation with wetland restoration. Read the article here!

Interested in taking a Spring College Class?!

All Vermont High School students receive two Dual Enrollment vouchers to pursue college courses for FREE! Classes begin January 23rd, so enroll today!

Speak with your CTE counselor for more info.

Vermont's Most Promising Jobs

Trying to figure out what careers to go into? Check out this list to find Vermont's higher wage, high demand careers.

Healing Teen Retreat: 12/27-1/1

Winter Teen Retreat

Ages 13-19


14 Maple Leaf Farm Rd.

Underhill VT

The week will be a community-building, healing retreat, and New Year celebration. Teens enjoy the beauty of the Vermont winter while releasing what is no longer serving them from the past year and create New Year intentions. Activities include:

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Small Group Sharing

  • Breathwork

  • Trance Dance

  • Shamanic Journey

  • Gender Workshops

  • Sledding

  • Hiking

  • Cacao Ceremony

  • A New Year's Dance Party

  • Cooking

  • Relaxing

  • Playing Games

  • and more...

Participants come away from ReTribe having experienced joy, cultivated new levels of confidence, new skills in communication and a heartfelt connection with the community they have built.

Learn more about ReTribe and register:

Scholarships available:

Meet CTE's Dental Assistant Instructors!

How long have you worked at CTE?

Mrs. Ladd: I started my career teaching at CTE in 2000, after working as a dental assistant at Vermont Dental Care in Winooski for 18 years.

Mr. Ianni: I am in my second year of teaching at CTE.

What is your background?

Mrs. Ladd: When I was a high school senior, I was at my dentist and my dental assistant asked me what my plans were for after I graduated from high school. My answer was, "I have no idea!" She responded by saying, "Have you thought about dentistry as a career?" That was all I needed to know, and the rest is history! I attended Champlain College in Burlington for my dental assisting training and began my career at 19 years old. I loved working as a dental assistant because of the relationships I formed with my patients and the variety of different dental procedures I assisted with.

Mr. Ianni: I have been in the dental field for almost 26 years. I began as a dental assistant and after several years, attended VTC to earn my dental hygiene license and have been working as both a hygienist and an assistant for the last 17 years. I have generally worked in small practices in Chittenden county

What are your hobbies?

Mrs. Ladd: I love to read books, especially about history, go on adventures with friends and family to explore places I have not visited before and to go antiquing to find ways to repurpose treasures to decorate my home.

Mr. Ianni: I am an avid alpine skier and runner. I also love to fish and just generally be outdoors.

What is your favorite aspect of working at CTE?

Mrs. Ladd: Of course, my favorite aspect of working at CTE are the students! I love sharing what I know about dental assisting with them.

Mr. Ianni: My favorite aspect of CTE is working with the students. I try to share my passion for the dental field every day and encourage them to explore the different avenues available in their careers.

Describe your program in 3-5 words!

Mrs. Ladd: Innovative, Interesting, Motivating, Fun and Organized!

Mr. Ianni: Fast-paced, unique, applicable, and fun!

For more info on Dental Assisting, credits and certifications earned, and videos of students in action, click here!

How Can I Get a Scholarship?!

  • VSAC’s scholarships booklet: This booklet contains information on more than 140 scholarships available to Vermont residents—and is updated each fall. The VSAC scholarship booklet contains both VSAC-assisted scholarships and scholarships administered directly by the group that sponsors the scholarship.

  • Local sources: Talk to your high school counselor, local librarian, local business owners and club representatives, employers and town officials. Be sure to speak with your parents about organizations or clubs they belong to or ask if their employer sponsors a scholarship.
  • Your college or university: Look on the college’s website or call the admissions office to ask about possible scholarships.
  • Veteran and military organizations: Both the federal government and nonprofit organizations offer money for college to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active duty personnel. To learn more, visit and search for “military scholarships.”
  • On the web:
    • Bigfuture® by The College Board: Find scholarships, other financial aid, and internships—from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
    • Fastweb®: Find scholarships that match your strengths, interests, and skills—from more than 1.5 million scholarships, totaling $3.4 billion.
    • Cappex®: Fill out a free profile to discover which scholarships match you best.

Information provided by VSAC

CTE School Counseling Coordinators

Miss an issue? Find it here!

Link to Student Events Calendar

Instagram: CounselorsofCTE

Admissions Questions? Contact -

Lindsay Ackley: - Auto, Building, HVAC, Natural Forestry & Mechanical, Pre-Tech 1 & 4

Emmy Charron: -Childhood Ed, CAWD, CST, DCM, Engineering, Pre-Tech 2

Heidi McLaughlin: - Cosmetology 1&2, Dental, Health Professions, Pre-Tech 3 & 5

Chris Chase: - Partner School & Community Relations Coordinator

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