Hannaford Career Center Newsletter

November 2022

Outstanding Students Quarter One 2022-2023 School Year

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 one of the 2022-2023 school year.


ART Performance - Lily James Roberts (MAUHS)

ART Technical - Remy Howe (MUHS)

Automotive Technology 101 - Ben Wilson (Home Study)

Automotive Technology 103 - Camden Thompson (MUHS)

Construction Technology 1 - Jack Wyman (VUHS)

Construction Technology 2 - Declan Anderson (MUHS)

Culinary Arts 1 - Jordan Hall (MAUHS)

Design & Illustration - Zuri Voorhees (MUHS)

Diesel Power Technology 1 - Carter Markwell (MAUHS)

Diesel Power Technology 2 - Hunter Collins (MAUHS)

Engineering & Architecture - Joleigh Bradford (MUHS)

Human Services Early Childhood - Keleigh Boise (MAUHS)

Human Services Foundation - Alexis Keith (MAUHS)

Industrial Design & Fabrication - James Spillman (VUHS)

Introduction to Agricultural Sciences (A) - Avery Carl (MUHS)

Introduction to Agricultural Sciences (B) - Hailee Allen (MAUHS)

Introduction to STEM (A) - Vaughn McAuliffe (MUHS)

Introduction to STEM (B) - Micah Clevenstine (Home Study)

Mechanical Science - Maxwell Goodfellow (MUHS)

Mechanical Science - Harold Tricou (MAUHS)

Medical Professions 1 - Emma Deering (MUHS)

Medical Professions 2 - Isabella Robideau (MAUHS)

Natural Resource Management - Forest Science - Silas Shepard (MAUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture AM Level 1 - Isaiah Visser (VUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture AM Level 2 - Jadyn Cram (VAL)

Sustainable Agriculture PM Level 1 - Emma Reen (MAUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture PM Level 2 - Maya Huestis (MUHS)

Visual Communications (A) - Wyatt Moyer (MAUHS)

Visual Communications (B) - Silas Quinn (MUHS)

10th Grade Presentations & Upcoming Visits

Brenda Logee, our career center school counselor, delivered presentations this week to the 10th grade classes at MUHS, MAUHS and VUHS about career center programs. Twenty-one current PAHCC students participated in these presentations sharing their experiences within their programs and what attending the career center has meant to them. The 10th graders then signed up for the programs they would like to visit next month. Visit schedule: Dec. 2nd, 9am, MAUHS; Dec. 8th, 9am, MUHS; Dec. 9th, 12:30pm, VUHS.


Looking forward to having our county 10th graders visit the career center!

Addison Repertory Theatre (ART)

Vermont Arts Council Grant

Instructor, Eric Reid-St. John, won a $900 Artists in Schools Grant to support a residency with Vermont Young Playwrights. As part of the grant, each student will create a unique 10-minute play. The grant period for this project runs from March 6, 2023 to May 25, 2023 with a final report due on June 25, 2023.


Emmy Nomination

Jake Lacy, a 2004 graduate of ART, was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie Emmy this year for his work in The White Lotus. Fans of The Office TV series will recognize him as Pete Miller in the final season.

Automotive Technology

Construction Technology

Construction Technology 2 students are building another tiny house as part of their program. The client for this project is Homes First VT. Homes First is a grassroots, no-profit, all volunteer collaboration between individuals who believe that housing is a basic human need, and that our responsibility in being good neighbors is doing our best in helping to find secure housing for all members of our community. You can learn more about the organization at homesfirstVT.org. See this flyer for a fundraising event (where our students and instructor, Nick Cantrick, presented their work) on Wednesday, November 16th, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Marquis Theater in Middlebury.


The sub-flooring and related insulation has been installed. The project began in the bay of the Construction Technology shop (photos below). Now that the walls are up, the tiny house had to be moved last week to the bus barn as the shop bay door is not tall enough to remove the final product. Rafters have been added as they begin the roofing phase.

Culinary Arts

The Glass Onion Restaurant has provided a dine-in experience for the last several weeks. Every Thursday (except one Thursday per month because of a senior citizens luncheon) patrons can sit down and enjoy a variety of lunch options. Take-out is also available. Breakfast is available for take-out most mornings. If you are in the Middlebury area around breakfast or lunch and want to enjoy what the students are preparing, email Chef Woody (wdanforth@pahcc.org) or Jill Huizenga (jhuizenga@pahcc.org) to get on the culinary group email list.


Thanks to our culinary program for hosting our outstanding student awards breakfasts on November 16th and 17th and one fro MUHS on November 15th. See picture below.

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Design & Illustration

National Portfolio Day

On Oct. 22nd four PAHCC Design & Illustration students attended National Portfolio Day, where art and design students present their portfolios to college and university representatives from around the country and Canada. Here is how they fared at the Hartford, CT event:


Zuri Voorhees (junior) was offered a scholarship to The University of Hartford School of Art.


Tayden deMeurers (senior) received application waivers to her top two schools. At Tayden's top choice school, the representative told Tayden that she would have accepted Tayden on the spot if she had the authority.


Kayden Matis (senior) and Addison Dunakin (sophomore) also received positive reviews for their portfolios. Both students attended NPD to get an overview of their post-secondary options.


National Portfolio Day holds a series of events around the country. The Hartford event will help our students get closer to their State of Vermont Tier 2 Industry Recognized Credential: Portfolio. (Instructor, Lisa Rader, played a role in the development and acceptance of this credential by AoE.)


Pastel Artist

On October 27th, professional pastel artist Judy Albright gave a lecture and demonstration around how she uses color in her work as part of our color theory unit. Below are some pictures from that day as well as three pastel artworks that our students made.


National Art Honor Society

Five Design & Illustration students have been nominated to become candidates for our local National Art Honor Society chapter. Nominations were based upon students' high level of academic performance and achievement in the arts. In order to be inducted as full members, students will work with mentors on a capstone passion project and present their work to a panel of judges in the spring. The nominees are:


Zuri Voorhees (MUHS)

Kayden Matis (Mt. Abe)

Lizi Bennett (VUHS)

Gabbi LaFreniere (Mt. Abe)

Tayden deMeurers (MUHS)


To see more pictures and info about Design & Illustration, check out this link.

Diesel Power Technology

Introduction to STEM and Industrial Design & Fabrication

Introduction to STEM at VUHS

From “Buildings” to Hot Air Balloons: Carl Crawford's STEM students at VUHS just finished their Pneumatic Structure unit by repurposing the "buildings" from the unit into hot air balloons. Here are some pics from the test flights:

Medical Professions

Thanks to Bristol Rescue for teaching "Stop the Bleed" to our second year students and giving them a tour of the ambulance. All ten Medical Professions level 2 students completed the certification on November 2nd.

Medical Professions - HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

This year the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Fall Leadership Conference was held in Norwich, VT on Friday, October 28th. Fourteen students in our medical professions program attended. They heard guest speakers, met members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock surgical team, connected with professors from Norwich University, and met HOSA members from other CTE centers. It was a great learning experience for all. The next HOSA event is the Spring Leadership Conference/Competition at Castleton University on April 3, 2023.

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FFA National Convention

Students from Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management


FFA members from the Middlebury FFA Chapter traveled to the 95th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, the last week in October. Kelley Mills reports that the students had a remarkable experience, including some who earned recognitions. Eliza Bent, Joshua Sherman, Liam Wagner, and Malachi Sheldrick earned bronze medals for their work in the Farm and Agricultural Business Career Development Event. Michael Plouffe earned a silver medal in Dairy Cattle Handling. Our students were among 70,000 other FFA members from across the country, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Participants attended workshops, a concert, and a nationally sanctioned PBR rodeo. Kelley, Aaron, and their students are looking forward to presenting trip highlights at the board meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

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.

News & Updates from Some of Our Addison County Partners

Addison Central School District

Check out their November 2022 family newsletter here.

Middlebury Union High School Weekly Newsletter

Check out the 11/18/22 MUHS Newsletter here.

Vergennes Union High School Weekly Newsletter

Check out the 11/12/22 VUHS Newsletter here.

Addison County Chamber of Commerce - October 2022 Newsletter

The October issue of "Around the Chamber" is here and is packed with news from the small business and non-profit communities here in Addison County.


Highlights include:

- New Visitor Center Coming!

- Annual Award and Hall of Fame Recipients Named

- Feature Articles On: LV Learning & Charter House Coalition

- Go "Behind the Scenes" with Hedgehog + Fox's Sarah Audet

- Meet our Board Member Megan Mandigo


"Around the Chamber" is dedicated to promoting our members to the community and advancing tourism, business and non-profit interests throughout Addison County.


READ IT HERE

United Way of Addison County

New Youth Survey!

United Way of Addison County in partnership with The Hub, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, The Teen Center (formally known as Addison Central Teens), and Vermont Adult Learning Center is conducting a new youth survey (ages 12-20). The purpose of this survey is to gather additional data about youth risk factors, youth mattering, and if youth are feeling connected to their community.


Students must take this survey in person at one of the four participating partner locations. The more responses we get from students, the better we can serve the youth in our community and the better quality data we will have to share with you!


All participants who complete the survey will receive a FREE (and very stylish) long-sleeve shirt! They will also be eligible to win a $25 gift card to a local business.


Addison County Parent Survey!

We are looking for parents and guardians of 6th-12th graders in Addison County to take the following anonymous survey to provide valuable data to help improve public health initiatives within our community. Parents who take roughly 5-10 minutes to participate will be eligible to win a $50 gift card to a local Addison County restaurant!

Click here to take the survey!