March 30, 2022
Career and Technical Education Students Recognized

The CTE department named their Students of the Quarter last week. First row: Phoebe Forester (Culinary 2). Second row: Cadence Gates (Personal Finance), Grafton Thompson (Construction Technology). Third row: Jasmine Vincent (Intro to Automotive Technology), Ella White (Intro to Human & Professional Services), Kaylee McCaffrey (Entrepreneurship), Konosuke Oi (Sales & Marketing 2). Fourth row: Zander Veilleux (Intro. To Construction), Andrew Kostruba (Foundation in Culinary Arts and Intro to Business), Lexi Guibord (Career Exploration), Ella Blanchard (Career Exploration), Audrey Royer (Work-Based Learning). Fifth row: Gavynn Kenney (Fine Woodworking), Fela Maderia (Intro. to Welding), Nick Heath (Automotive Technology), Zahi Rashid (Culinary 1), Brody Gordon (Advanced Welding), Gavin Bedell (Electricity 2), Damien Valley (Electricity 1), Emily Greer (Foundation in Culinary Arts). Missing: Kaylee Powers (Sales & Marketing 1), Masin Freeto (Human & Professional Services), Brody Gordon (Advanced Welding).
Seniors Earn National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Seniors Anneke Beth (l) and Madison Wilson have received Gold Medals at the national level for their entries in the 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Anneke receives her medal for her Intaglio print entitled "Do Not Enter," and Madison receives hers in the Personal Essay and Memoir category for her piece entitled "Bottomless Coffee." Madison's piece is also the recipient of a prestigious American Voices medal. In June, both students will be honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Student Playwrights Selected

Congratulations to Alice Nelson, Sarah Pennypacker, Madison Wilson, and Cecy Sweeney. The one-act plays by Alice, Sarah, and Madison were selected for special recognition at the Vermont Young Playwrights' Festival in Burlington on May 17th. Cecy's play has been chosen as an alternate. The creative writing classes will be attending performances and workshops on that day to celebrate all of their work writing plays this semester. Many of the students' plays will be performed by SJA's acting classes in the coming weeks.
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Thursday, March 31
Virtual Meet the Teacher Conference, 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Friday, April 1
Virtual Meet the Teacher Conference, 8:00 - Noon

SBAC Testing for all Vermont Ninth Graders, 8:30 AM

Friday, April 8
VTSA Testing for all Vermont 11th Graders

Sunday, April 10
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 3:00 PM, Fuller Hall

Thursday, April 14
Spring Fashion Show
The Common Grounds Cafe is at it again! This time with everything maple in honor of the season, including donuts, maple sundaes, and plenty of maple-infused teas, ciders, and lemonades. Thank you to the sponsors: Goodwin Family Maple, Northeast Kingdom Maple, and Maple Grove. A special thank you to Chef Bystrzycki for her delicious maple donuts!
The Hilltoppers Boys' and Girls' Varsity Tennis teams cleaned and set up brand-new nets on the Kiwanis courts to start the season Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Langmaid's students are studying cells this week and detailing what they see under the microscope.