Hannaford Career Center Newsletter
Thank You PAHCC Faculty & Staff
We hope you have a wonderful summer filled with fun and rejuvenation. We look forward to another great school year beginning in late August.
Dana & Jay
Quarter 4 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 four of the 2020-2021 school year.
ART Performance - Isabella Bluteau (MAUHS)
ART Technical - Gabe Cotell (MUHS)
Automotive Technology 102 - Carson Syrell (MAUHS)
Automotive Technology 104 - Colby Pierro (MAUHS)
Civil Engineering & Architecture - Jocelyn Deering (MUHS)
Computer Science Principles - Nathaniel McVeigh (MUHS)
Construction Technology - Isaac Norris (MUHS)
Culinary Arts - Abby Bailey (MUHS)
Design & Illustration - Ashton Greenia (VUHS)
Diesel Power Technology 1 - Joshua Ramon (VUHS)
Diesel Power Technology 2 - Benjamin Boutin (CVUHS)
Engineering Design & Development - Marshall Sanchez (MUHS)
Human Services Fundamentals - Vanessa Brown (Adult)
Industrial Design & Fabrication - Ancel Coburn (MUHS)
Intro to Forest Science - Max Beasley (MUHS)
Introduction to STEM - Kaleb Huestis (MUHS)
Mechanical Science - AM - Joshua Barnes (Homeschool)
Mechanical Science - PM - Jonas McDermott (MUHS)
Medical Professions 1 - Isabelle Gilley (MAUHS)
Medical Professions 2 - Tucker Stearns (VUHS)
Plant & Animal Science - Jadyn Cram (MUHS)
Sustainable Agriculture 1 - Ryley Dubois (VUHS)
Sustainable Agriculture 2 - Bailey Farrell (MUHS)
Visual Communications - Kagen Besser-Jones (MUHS)
National Technical Honor Society
On June 7, 2021, thirty-one (31) students were inducted into the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center chapter of the National Technical Honor Society. NTHS’s mission 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.
NTHS advisor Brenda Logee conducted the ceremony and gave the address to the inductees. Second year NTHS members assisted in the ceremony: Karrie Ayer recited the Purpose of NTHS; Courtney Curler and Ashley Tierney performed the Candle Lighting Ceremony defining the 7 attributes of an NTHS member - Knowledge, Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship and Leadership; and Tucker Stearns lead the new inductees in reciting the NTHS Pledge. Program instructors Nick Cantrick (Construction Technology), Woody Danforth (Culinary), Lisa Rader (Design & Illustration), Ulti Danforth (Human Services), Kelley Mills (Sustainable Agriculture), and Director/Superintendent Dana Peterson presented students with their certificates. Brenda Logee presented the students with their honor cords. Eight 2nd year NTHS members were recognized with a 2nd year pin: Karrie Ayer, Abigail Bailey, Ember Comes, Courtney Curler, Mahaila Gosselin, Sydney Jewell, Tucker Stearns and Ashley Tierney. Business community partner EastView at Middlebury was inducted as an Honorary Member of the NTHS for their outstanding support of Career Center students in providing many years of valuable on site learning opportunities for students from the Culinary, Human Services, and Medical Professions programs. EastView chef David Merrill accepted the award from PHCC Culinary Instructor Woody Danforth. The ceremony was well attended by guests and followed by a reception of individually wrapped cookies made by PHCC Culinary Arts students. Congratulations to the following students.
Middlebury Union High School
Alex Bonavita, Human Services
Ainsley Busby, Medical Professions
Jocelyn Deering, Civil Engineering & Architecture
Reese Fitzgerald, Medical Professions
Benjamin Graham, Computer Science Principles
Nathaniel McVeigh, Computer Science Principles
Kyle Mitchell, Human Services
Isaac Norris, Construction Technology
Michael Plouffe, Sustainable Agriculture
Marshall Sanchez, Engineering Design & Development
Sam Warren, Construction Technology
Katherine Whipple, Sustainable Agriculture
Mount Abraham Union High School
Eliza Bent, Sustainable Agriculture
Kai Companion, Design & Illustration
Shea Cravens, Construction Technology
Madeline Donaldson, Civil Engineering & Architecture
Isabelle Gilley, Medical Professions
Jeb Orvis, Construction Technology
Evalin Pachman, ART Technical and Performance
Lucas Phillips, Construction Technology
Abigail Reen, Sustainable Agriculture
Hannah Zimmer, Design & Illustration
Otter Valley Union High School
Sydney Singh, ART Performance
Vergennes Union High School
Emma Campbell, Culinary Arts
Ryley Dubois, Sustainable Agriculture
Kate Gosliga, Sustainable Agriculture
Gabe Kadric, Construction Technology
Thomas Lawrence, Civil Engineering & Architecture
Nima Mehregan, Culinary Arts
Jeremiah Moulton, Construction Technology
Jarret Muzzy, Automotive Technology & Construction Technology
Celebration of Learning - June 3, 2021
On Thursday, June 3 from 10:00-2:15 the Career Center conducted its annual Celebration of Learning event to recognize all of the seniors who have participated in technical programs this year as well as those who completed their technical program. Eighty-nine (89) students were recognized during this year’s ceremony with 58 of them being program completers. When combined with family, faculty, staff and invited guests, we hosted over 250 people at our north campus facility in four smaller events throughout the day. All students received a certificate of participation and/or a certificate of program completion. Many students also earned a number of industry recognized credentials as well as dual enrollment credits. We also had yard signs for each senior to recognize their program participation.
It was certainly a day to be proud of our Career Center students. Many family members and guests were extremely grateful for the Career Center’s design and hosting of the event this year. I mentioned in my opening remarks that the day was overcast but the ceremony was filled with the radiance of hope and opportunity marked by the achievements and accomplishments of our students. Every technical program instructor was able to address each honoree personally and individually. By recognizing and addressing each student specifically, instructors underscored their interest in each one of our graduating students, and they also expressed their interest in seeing what the students will accomplish in the future with an invitation to have them remain in contact with us. It was truly a memorable event.
Congratulations to the following students:
Civil Engineering & Architecture
Design & Illustration
Diesel Power Technology
Engineering Design & Development
Antonio Abdul Sater
Industrial Design & Fabrication
Natural Resource Management
Collaboration Between Design & Illustration and Sustainable Agriculture Programs
Design & Illustration and Sustainable Agriculture students have begun to revamp the Garden Patch sandwich board that sits on the corner of Charles Avenue and Court Street in Middlebury. The sign is a herald of annual greenhouse plant sales for prospective customers.
Its additional purpose is to provide visibility and promotion of the Career Center. Students in both programs are pooling their expertise in advertising and design to create a new and improved sign for the Spring 2022 plant sale. Using a new tool called a Glowforge students laser cut acrylic letters, which will be better suited to resist the effects of the weather. The Glowforge was recently acquired through a Building Better Communities grant, funding from Collins Aerospace, and support from Fred Kenney at the Addison County Economic Development Corporation.
For the first time ever, Aubuchon Hardware in Middlebury sold annual flowering plants, vegetables, and hanging baskets grown at the Career Center. Renee Audet Carpenter, Sustainable Agriculture alumnus, manages the store. She reached out to the Career Center to grow and merchandise plants at the Middlebury store. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Garden Patch plants would have only been available through the online sales site. This was an opportunity to access foot traffic to enhance in person plant sales.
The mutually beneficial relationship between students in Sustainable Agriculture and Plant & Animal Science, and Aubuchon Hardware, generated a record year in sales for the Garden Patch. This enhanced student learning in planning, growing a crop, marketing, merchandising, and sales in a lucrative business model.
All parties are looking forward to this collaboration next year. We're also hopeful to a return to in-person sales in the Garden Patch augmented by an online presence with curbside pickup.
Special thanks to Renee and her staff at Aubuchon Hardware in Middlebury.
Design & Illustration Program Helps With Costumes for Spotlight Vermont Performamces
Thank you to our Design & Illustration instructor (Lisa Rader) and her students for designing and silkscreening the t-shirts used in four different student dance performances for Spotlight Vermont. The students in the dance performances have been practicing since the end of the winter for their final shows that happened June 1st and 5th at the Vergennes Opera House.
PAHCC Student Profile - Construction Technology
What convinced you to sign up for a program at the Career Center?
I was really interested in the subjects. I took computer science my junior year and construction technology my senior year because I'm really interested in both areas. I learned about the courses through my school counselor and by reading the course catalog for school.
What did you learn by doing a Co-op?
I learned what it is like to be out in the field. On a job site you have to be more precise because you are making something for a customer. In the classroom or the lab at school, you're there to learn, so it is different. The best part about Co-op was meeting and getting to know people who actually do the kind of work that you'll be going into.
What did you learn about yourself by doing Co-op?
I learned that I really like a job with options. One of the companies I worked with gave me lots of different situations on different days and I enjoyed having different options.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to work in construction. I have a job with one of the companies where I had Co-op and start two days after graduation. I also think I might like to learn more about plumbing or electrical work at some point.
Student - Isaac N
Interviewer - Len Schmidt (PAHCC Co-op Coordinator)
Plans After High School for Senior Career Center Students
Congratulations to the following PAHCC students!
Josh Bullock (Design & Illustration - MUHS) - attending Southern Utah University (fall 2022)
Destiny Gero (Human Services - MUHS) - recently hired as a Center Teacher at five-star, NAEYC-accredited College Street Children's Center in Middlebury
Kyle Mitchell (Human Services - MUHS) - attending Utica College
Hailey Lynch (Human Services - VUHS) - attending Northern Vermont University
Colin Bradford (Construction Technology - MUHS) - working in construction or landscaping
Jarret Muzzy (Construction Technology, Automotive Technology - VUHS) - attending Vermont Technical College for Construction Management
Jeremiah Moulton (Construction Technology - VUHS) - Employed at White Ridge Construction and enrolling in Construction Management at Vermont Technical College Fall 2022
Isaac Norris (Construction Technology - MUHS) - Employed at Silver Maple Construction
Gabriel Kadric (Construction Technology, VUHS) - Employed at Smith and McClain and enrolling in an Electrician Apprenticeship program at Vermont Technical College
Joshua Delgadillo (Construction Technology, VUHS) - Enlisted in the United States Army
Shea Cravens (Construction Technology, MAUSD) - Employed at Bristol Electronics
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Update
We are excited to announce that Patricia A. Hannaford Regional Technical School District is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme (CP). We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students.
Several staff members will be participating in workshops in the next few months including Leading the Learning, Business Management, Design Technology, Language & Literature, Personal and Professional Skills, Reflective Project, Counseling, and a full faculty training in August for Understanding the CP. Head of School, IB Coordinator, and Approaches to Teaching and Learning workshops have already been completed.
Exciting new opportunities can be announced after authorization. Look for more information in future newsletters.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.