E-News: March 18, 2022
Vergennes Union High School
Shout Out to our Child Nutrition HEROS!
This month, the Vergennes Union High School child nutrition program underwent an Administrative Review with the State of Vermont. The purpose of the review is to provide feedback on areas for improvement in the many areas of oversight. Following their visit, the state could not identify a single area in need of improvement at VUHS! This is an amazing accomplishment~ we are so proud of our team!
Online Film Screening- "Like"
Wednesday, April 6th, 7pm
This is an online event.
April 6 – "Like", explores the impact of social media on our lives and the impact of technology on our brains.
Save the date: May 4th 7pm– "Upstanders", which explores strategies to overcome cyberbullying. Click here to watch the trailer. Stay tuned for registration details of "Upstanders".
School Counseling News
2022 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND CASH AWARDS
The 2022 Local Scholarships are now available for application. Counselors distributed scholarship booklets this week during morning meeting. If you weren't present, please stop by the School Counseling Office and pick up your booklet.
There are 29 opportunities available for cash awards and/or scholarships.
Three cash awards are available for any VUHS senior – students do not need to be pursuing further education to apply for these cash awards.
Students who will be attending technical/trade schools - there are multiple scholarships available for application - scholarships are not just for students pursuing the traditional college route.
Applications, a PDF version of the scholarship booklet and instruction sheet are available - click here to access this information. Deadline for all these applications is on or before 3:15 pm, Wednesday, April 6th. If there are any questions, please check in with your school counselor (Ms. Monk or Ms. Oliveira) or Mrs. Vincent.
Congratulations to our 2022 Girls State Delegates
Please congratulate the following students on being selected as this year's Girls State delegates. Delegates (sponsored by the Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary Unit #14) will be going to the Randolph campus of Vermont Tech June 18-22 where they will learn about Vermont town, county and state government. Jasmine Little, Emily Lowe, Carlyn Rapoport are the delegates for this year.
Congratulations to Our HOBY Youth Leadership Ambassadors
Every year, each high school in the United States may choose at least one sophomore to represent them at their state’s Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar. This year, Vergennes Union High School’s HOBY Ambassadors are Sam Moriglioni and Zoe Reid-St. John. Sam and Zoe were nominated and selected for this honor based on their demonstrated and potential leadership skills and traits. Sam and Zoe will attend the HOBY Seminar on May 26-29. This year’s seminar will be held at Vermont Technical College (Randolph Campus). Ambassadors will participate in seminars and meet with leaders in the fields of education, government, and the professions to discuss present and future issues.
2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference Rotary District 7850 - Northern NH, VT, & Quebec
Challenge Yourself, Meet new people, get involved.
WHO: Students completing sophomore year this June.
WHEN: 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, June 24, 2022 to 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 26, 2022
WHERE: Northern University - Lyndon campus, Lyndonville, Vermont
TO APPLY: Application is available from your MM teacher
Deadline for the application is Tuesday March 22 by 3pm.
Class of 2024 start your summer off attending a Leadership Conference!
The Vergennes Rotary will sponsor two members from the class of 2024 to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference (RYLA) at NVU on June 24-26, 2022. Information will be distributed to all sophomores through morning meetings. Any student interested in attending needs to submit their application by Tuesday March 22 at 3 pm. Students must be available on those days in June and have transportation; they are not allowed to drive themselves. This unique opportunity brings young people from VT, NH, and Quebec together to share, evolve and learn to be more effective and self-confident leaders in their schools, teams, communities, and other facets of everyday life. The most recent participant was Parker Kayhart and it was a virtual conference. This year is in person but must follow the college’s covid requirements.
What is RYLA?
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an international program that was created by Rotary International to encourage strong leadership in youth. Young people chosen for their leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid camp to develop and enhance leadership skills through activities conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect.
RYLA strives to teach what it takes to be an effective leader.
Every RYLA includes the following topics:
Fundamentals of leadership
Ethics of positive leadership
Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
Conflict management and problem solving
Building self-esteem and self-confidence
Elements of community and global citizenship
Rotary's purpose of service to the community and world
ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL/CTE STUDENTS
All VT Secondary students in any discipline can enter the 14th annual Entrepreneurship Business Plan/Model Canvas or Business Video Pitch contest now! Students have a chance to demonstrate a variety of skills to take their idea from inception to a business model plan or business video pitch. The experience of competing in these contests can be awe-inspiring on a student’s resume, application for employment, or post-secondary education! Submissions due – May 2nd. Click here to view requirements: https://www.vtsbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/14th-Annual-Student-Bus-Entrepreneurship-Competitions.pdf
Contact: Laurel Butler – firstname.lastname@example.org or (802)922-3692 - Vermont Small Business Development Center
For more programs for students & educators: https://www.vtsbdc.org/specialty-services/youth-entrepreneurship/
Applications Open for AgroTek Innovation Academies
This new program is a free, week-long summer science opportunity at UVM for teens, offered by UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and UVM Extension/4-H. Anyone currently in Grade 7-12 and with an interest in biotechnology is encouraged to apply, especially youths from groups underrepresented in agriculture and science. Two academies - "Culturing Cells for Healthier Soils" and "Shifting the Waste to Value Paradigm" - will be held concurrently on the University of Vermont (UVM) campus from June 26 to July 1, 2022, including lab time, field trips and mentoring. Participants will return to campus on August 5, 2022, for an Innovation Slam, a pitch-style competition to share outreach projects demonstrating what they learned. Applications are due by April 1, 2022. Visit the UVM Extension 4-H and Youth website to learn more and to apply.
Contact: Sarah Kleinman at mailto:email@example.com