SJA News - March 29, 2023


CTE Students of the Quarter

Front row: Emily Greer (Entrepreneurship), Erin Langlais (Human & Professional Services 2), Nyxin Freeto (Intro. To Business), Joseph Scott (Electricity II), Owen McClure (Advanced Welding), Trever Largy (Intro. to Woodworking), Jason Mitchell, Jr. (Intro to Culinary Arts), Calvin Lewis (Fine Woodworking), Willa Kantrowitz (Intro to Banking). Middle row: Josephine Plazek (Culinary Arts - American Cuisine), Madisyn Lamont (Professional Baking), Daisy Hersom (Intro to Human Services), Rosemary Nadeau (Into. to Construction), Dawson Wilkins (Work-Based Learning), Calvin Andre (Intro. to Welding), Gabriel Matysiak (Automotive Technology). Back row: Dominic Warren (Intro. to Electricity), Zander Veilleux (Construction Technology), Noah Choiniere (Intro. to Automotive Technology), Ana Paula Loperena Conde (Sales and Marketing 2), Sofia Plankarte Pliego (Sales and Marketing 1), Kailyn Neurath (Career Exploration), Alex Gendron (Career Explorations). 

Missing: Mya Pushee (Personal Finance).

We the People

This week, Mr. Weiss and his students participated in We the People with a group of distinguished judges, including Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark. We the People is organized by the Center for Civic Education and helps students develop (1) an increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which they are founded, (2) the skills necessary to participate as competent and responsible citizens, and (3) the willingness to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict. Pictured are (l-r) seniors Griffin Kimball, Paxton Smith, Ceylon Sutcu, Mr. Weiss, VT Supreme Court clerk Robert Lydon and Attorney General Clark.

All-New England Music Festival Participants

Senior Aniela Thompson and juniors Greer Keneedy and Maaike Dam attended the All-New England Music Festival last weekend in Woodstock, Connecticut. The three-day event culminated with a final concert for the public and includes musicians from across the region.

Students Attend VT-STEM Fair at Norwich University

SJA students Ava Massoni '24, Dolma Sherpa '24, Jasmine Engle '23, and Eric Chen '23, and their advisor Mr. Eckel attended the VT-STEM Fair at Norwich University on Saturday. Ava's work on communication in various local mushroom types received an overall STEM-Fair Silver Medal and the US Air Force Outstanding Science Prize. Dolma's work on the response of a small crustacean to ultraviolet radiation received the Society for In-Vitro Biology certificate, and an overall STEM-Fair Gold Medal as well as a full scholarship to continue her research at the New Hampshire Academy of Science. Jasmine's work on how wastewater run-off promotes the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a local river received four awards, including the Stockholm Water Prize, the Association for Women Geoscientists Award, the National Geographic Award, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pulse of the Planet Award. Eric's genetics and plant metabolism work earned the Vermont Principal's Association Prize and the US Army Outstanding Science Prize.  

Kingdom Blades Presentation

Kingdom Blades Captain Brooke-Lynne Choiniere '24 presented the team's runner-up trophy to Headmaster Howell during Chapel last week.


Wednesday, March 29

Spring Concert, South Church, 7:00 PM

The program will be streamed live. The link is here.

Thursday, March 30

Meet the Teachers, 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Please check your email for additional information.

Saturday, April 1

SkillsUSA Dinner/Auction, Streeter Dining Hall, 6:30 PM

View the Flyer here.

Thursday, April 6

Colwell Series Speaker, Grace Stuart Olcott Library, 7:00 PM

View the flyer here.


Ms. Sandvil's Spanish 1 students celebrated everything coffee last week with a coffee culture appreciation fiesta that included music, treats, and of course, coffee.

Mrs. Mackenzie and her students shared their poems with Adrienne Raphel, a 2006 alum. In addition to visiting with English classes, Ms. Raphel read from her newest book of poems, Dark Academia, during a Fireside Literary Series event.

The Jazz Band performed in Chapel Monday to prepare for Wednesday night's concert in South Church Hall at 7:00 PM. Can't make the concert? Stream it live here.

Mrs. Loder and Mr. Reis, and their art students picked an excellent day to travel to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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