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VUHS course helps students build a guitar, write a novel


VUHS SENIOR REBECCA Kachmar, an Addison resident, has published her first novel, a work of fantasy called “A Queen’s Vow,” that is available through amazon.com. Kachmar credits the VUHS Project Workshop course with helping her finish the book and get through the publishing process.

VERGENNES — High school seniors are just now earning their diplomas, most of them having completed required course loads.

MUHS graduates cruise to diplomas


SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS for the COVID-19 pandemic forced a new kind of graduation ceremony at Middlebury Union High School and other secondary schools throughout the land. Students on Saturday rolled up in decorated vehicles to pick up their diplomas from a makeshift stage in front of the MUHS building. Independent photo/John S. McCright

MIDDLEBURY — Four fruitful years at Middlebury Union High School this past Saturday came down to one last meander down the horseshoe driveway fronting a building that had become home away from home

Longtime MUMS counselor Murawski steps down


MIDDLEBURY UNION MIDDLE School Guidance Counselor Jeff Murawski is retiring this month after 31 years helping students make the transition from elementary to secondary school. Independent photo/John S. McCright

MIDDLEBURY — Jeff Murawski might be 65 years old, but he feels like he’s still in his 30s.

No, the Middlebury Union Middle School guidance counselor hasn’t found the fountain of youth.

Reading teacher Thurber found her calling


ETIRING ADDISON CENTRAL School reading specialist Sheryl Thurber and school guidance counselor Alyshia Murphy (left) pose with young Addison residents at a recent kindergarten screening at the school. Thurber is retiring from the Addison Northwest district after 44 years, the last two decades

ADDISON — Longtime Addison Central School reading specialist Sheryl Thurber shares a background with many others who have chosen education as their careers.

There’s family tradition. 

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