Hannaford Career Center Newsletter

April 2021

2021 SkillsUSA State Award Winners

Congratulations to these students for their dedication, hard work, and above & beyond skills in their craft!


Nima Mehregan from VUHS won GOLD in Culinary Arts.

Ashley Tierney from VUHS won SILVER in Medical Terminology.

Abby Bailey from MUHS won BRONZE in Commercial Baking.


Good luck to Nima at SkillsUSA Nationals on June 14! Nima has won a scholarship to his first choice school, The Culinary Institute of America!

2020-2021 Quarter Three Outstanding Students

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 2020-2021 school year.


ART Performance - Amanda Kearns (MUHS)

Automotive Technology 102 - Jacob Paquette (MAUHS)

Automotive Technology 104 - Colby Gile (MAUHS)

Civil Engineering & Architecture - Madeline Donaldson (MAUHS)

Computer Science Principles - Nathaniel McVeigh (MUHS)

Construction Technology - Gabriel Kadric (VUHS)

Culinary Arts - Michael Odell (MUHS)

Design & Illustration - Kaia Companion (MAUHS)

Diesel Power Technology 1 - Taylor Sheldrick (VUHS)

Diesel Power Technology 2 - Jarod Richmond (MUHS)

Engineering Design & Development - Marshall Sanchez (MUHS)

Human Services Early Childhood - Lily Russell (MUHS)

Industrial Design & Fabrication - Taylor Sheldrick (VUHS)

Introduction to STEM - Walter Schondube (VUHS)

Mechanical Science AM - Caleb Foster (Home Study)

Mechanical Science PM - Riley Disorda (MUHS)

Medical Professions 1 - Ainsley Busby (MUHS)

Medical Professions 2 - Ashley Tierney (VUHS)

NRM Advanced Forest Science - Zachary Botala (VUHS)

NRM Intro to Forest Science - Adin Girard (MUHS)

Plant & Animal Science (Monday) - Remy Howe (MUHS)

Plant & Animal Science (Thursday) - Cadyn Pitner (MUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture 1 - Kate Gosliga (VUHS)

Sustainable Agriculture 2 - Jonathan Flores-Torres (MUHS)

Visual Communications - Nyna Cole (MUHS)

Addison Repertory Theatre (ART) Presents The Flying Doctor

ART's production of the short Moliere play The Flying Doctor premiered on Thursday, April 8th. The video will be available to view for two weeks at this link; there's no cost to watch, but you must request a ticket to access the video.


ART students have updated the original story of a young couple resorting to trickery to meet in secret and the less-than-clever servant they've employed to aid them; they've also created the masks inspired by the commedia dell'arte characters found in the play.


We hope you'll take time to enjoy this short play (it runs about 48 minutes)!


There's still room in ART (both performance and technical theatre) for the 21-22 school year. See below for how to apply.

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Design & Illustration Program Happenings

Ellis Rosen joined the Design & Illustration class to talk about life as a cartoonist and illustrator. Students asked questions about his career, his creative process, and life. Ellis lives in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, MAD Magazine, The Washington Post, Wired, The Paris Review, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Air Mail. He is the illustrator of a children's chapter book, Woundabout, and a contributor to the Eisner-nominated graphic anthology Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land. Thanks Ellis for lending us your expertise!


There's still room in Design & Illustration for the 21-22 school year. See below for how to apply.

Medical Professions Program Competes In HOSA Event and Attends HOSA Conference

On Monday April 5th, our Medical Professions 1 students competed in a statewide test with Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). The Hannaford Career Center had a strong membership this year with 8 members participating. Placing as a silver medalist in Cultural Diversity was Savannah Thomann. Congratulations Savannah!


On Friday April 9th, they attended the statewide conference via Zoom. They listened to guest speakers Dr. Mark Levine, VT Commissioner of Health, Stephen Jameson, RN DHART, and a medical assistant from Dartmouth Hitchcock speak on various topics. Throughout the week there were numerous drawings where Ainsley Busby and Reese Fitzgerald won masks. In the closing ceremony, a member from each chapter was randomly chosen to receive an Amazon gift card. Our winner was Kenene Otis. Congratulations to all.

Natural Resource Management Program Student Perspectives

I chose Natural Resource Management because it's what was most interesting to me and would help me achieve my goal of becoming a game warden. I take as much out of this class as I can whether it be about sugaring and making maple syrup to sitting in the classroom doing math. This entire program has allowed me to get out from behind a desk and work with my hands on skills I couldn't get from my high school. I get to learn new skills like how to run a chainsaw and how to identify trees by looking at both their bark and twig characteristics. Right now my class is working on a new management plan for Wright Park in Middlebury to increase the shrubland to both improve the quality of the land and increase the population of shrubland dependent animals. - Zach


As a junior and senior I took Wildlife Management, Heavy Equipment Operation, and Intro to Forestry. I really enjoyed every class. They all had a nice balance of class work and field work. Almost everything I learned in the classroom was applied to the work we did in the field which made it a lot easier to learn. I got to experience some opportunities I never would've encountered outside of the class with VT Fish and Wildlife, biologists, foresters and more. Some of the skills I learned have already helped me to get a job. I'm planning on going to UVM in the fall for wildlife biology. - Adin


There's still room in all Natural Resource Management courses for the 21-22 school year. See below for how to apply.

Sustainable Agriculture Program News

The Vermont FFA Association held a statewide Career Development Event in February. Sustainable Agriculture students researched conservation and water quality practices and created posters as part of a larger unit of study. Middlebury FFA Chapter members Abigail Reen placed first with her research and poster "Conservation Tillage", while Courtney Curler and Michael Plouffe placed second with their poster entitled "Grazing Management Conservation Practice". Karrie Ayer, Vermont FFA Association President is pictured in both photos. Abigail's poster will be entered into the national competition at the National FFA convention in October. Congratulations to these hard-working and dedicated students.
Sustainable Agriculture students met their new kids (goats) born at Little Ditty Farm in Bridport. Five kids will arrive at Deep Roots Farm (the Hannaford Career Center farm at our north campus) in mid-June. They are cross-bred between an Alpine (dairy breed) and Boer (meat breed).


More cuteness! Baby ducks arrived on April 8th and are in the mechanical science shop. Once they are old enough, they will head to Deep Roots Farm as well.

Career Center Program Information - There's Still Time to Apply for Some 21-22 Programs

High school students, 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.


Be sure to check out our new and improved website.


Program Videos

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


Course Descriptions

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


Visiting the Career Center

While we can’t have large groups visiting the career center currently, we do want individuals interested in specific programs to have this opportunity. If visiting would be helpful to determine whether to apply to a program, please contact Brenda Logee, our School Counseling Coordinator, at 382-1007 or blogee@pahcc.org.


Applying to the Career Center

For pre-technical and first year technical program students, please apply online using this Google form. If you prefer to submit a paper application, you can fill out and print (or email to blogee@pahcc.org) this fillable PDF application. Be sure to download the pdf in order to complete it electronically.


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


Your high school counselor is also a great resource for your questions about the career center.

United Way of Addison County Prevention Team Resources

We are very excited to share our newest substance prevention resource with you! Understanding Public Health and Liability in Vermont is an interactive guide to help homeowners, landlords, and business owners become more knowledgeable about alcohol and cannabis liability laws and best practices when it comes to keeping our communities safe. A huge thanks to our prevention coordinator Tim for working with our team to assemble this guide.
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