MIDDLEBURY — The Hannaford Career Center has announced its outstanding students for its second quarter, which closed on January 10th. Each quarter, HCC instructors select one student as their program’s outstanding sudent. These students and their guests will attend an awards breakfast at the school’s restaurant, The Glass Onion, to be honored for their work ethic, creativity, approach to problem-solving, effort and attitude, collaboration and other aspects of academics and the center-wide Habits of Work. Their photos will be displayed on the Wall of Fame at each campus until the quarter ends...
MIDDLEBURY — In response to opioid crisis in Vermont, the Department of Health (VDOH) and the Hannaford Career Center are partnering to offer a series of workshops, starting Feb. 11, from 6-8:15 p.m., aimed at building understanding and community resilience to respond to this epidemic. The workshop continues on Feb. 18 and 25.
Hardly a week goes by that there isn’t a news story in Addison County that in some way relates to opioid drug use and its effects on individuals and our community. The VDOH reported 89 opioid-related fatalities in Vermont in the first 10 months of 2019.
SUPERINTENDENT DANA PETERSON
MIDDLEBURY — A $171,500 rise in employee health insurance costs, the re-offering of a construction technology program and a commitment to once again make the assistant director’s job full-time are the major reasons for a proposed 2020-2021 Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center budget that’s 11.42% higher than this year’s spending plan.
“The budget has been prepared with a lot of care, effort and energy into looking at how we can deliver our programs to students,” said Superintendent Dana Peterson.
The $3,864,751 spending plan, if approved by voters in 17 Addison County towns on Town Meeting Day...
MIDDLEBURY — The faculty and staff of the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Adult Education Program announce that the following students completed the Licensed Nurse Assistant certificate program during 2019 and were licensed by the Vermont State Board of Nursing:
Lindsay Delisle, Sabra Edwards, Daniel Field, Bob Foley, Penney Griffin-Kimball, Robert Grimm, Kayla Hoffman, Marie Jones, Jessica Kleptz, Kayla McCoy, Lashelle Merker, Dakota Odell, and Nicole Therrien. Addition students who completed their LNA training in December will be testing in the next few weeks.
Successful participants in...
MIDDLEBURY — The following students were recognized as being the Outstanding Student in their career and technical program for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year at Hannaford Career Center:
Daniel Anguish, Engineering Design (VUHS); John Bent, Precision Measurement & CNC (MAUHS); Naomi Brightman, Visual Communications A (MUHS); Isaac Clifford, Intro to STEM B (MAUHS); Kai Correll, ART Performance (MAUHS); Gabe Cotell, ART Technical (MUHS); Courtney Curler, Sustainable Agriculture (MUHS); Grady Devoid, Automotive Technology II (VUHS); Aidin Giard, Wildlife Management (MUHS);...
AMY CLAPP AND her son Theo Fallis, left, watch intently as Amie Bates evaluates the broken table lamp they brought to Thursday’s Repair Fair at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury. Bates figured out a fix.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — More than 60 hopeful souls dragged in their broken small appliances, kitchen tools, bicycles, jewelry, torn or worn clothing and even a busted doorbell to The Makery at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury this past Thursday evening for the Addison County Solid Waste Management District’s Repair Fair.
One woman brought along a big suitcase that had been through the wars on an airport baggage carousel. Volunteer fixers repaired the suitcase handle, but couldn’t fix the zipper. The fair, a reoccurring event, had a nice, friendly atmosphere with snacks and things for the kids...
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) is offering help to residents with broken lamp or bike or sweater with holes.
Instead of throwing these things away, ACSWMD is inviting local resident to bring their broken stuff to its upcoming Repair Fair on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hannaford Career Center.
The Repair Fair is a free event where skilled community members volunteer to help fix participants’ broken or damaged items. Fixers will do their best to perform repairs on the spot or point attendees in the right direction if their items can’t be...
BUILDING ON THE success of previous classes, Hannaford Career Center students Sam Klingensmith (left), Roza Stewart and Adin Girard, along with their classmates Ileigh Aube and Eben Clifford (not pictured), will spend the year helping develop a meter to measure maple sap flow. Their project was recently chosen for a $10,000 InvenTeams grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program.
Independent photo/Christopher Ross
MIDDLEBURY — After years of development by successive student teams at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, an invention called the “maple meter” has won some major recognition.
Yesterday the HCC received a $10,000 InvenTeam grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“I am impressed by this year’s InvenTeams and their commitment to solving important problems in society,” said Stephanie Couch, executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, in an Oct. 23 press release. “By drawing on many different disciplines, the InvenTeam initiative...
STUDENTS IN THE YouthWorks program this summer helped serve community supper at the Congregational Church in Middlebury. Shown, left to right, are: Arrien Gadue, David Ogrodowczyk (program instructor), Matt Rich, Ryeli Oudman-Blackwood, Kristen Andrews (program instructor), Ulysses Suazo and Cassie Stevens.
MIDDLEBURY — Higher education opportunities like apprenticeships and community college are on the rise in Vermont, a state where 92 percent of students graduate from high school but only 37 percent of people aged 25 years or older have a bachelor’s degree.
It’s good news that more students who have opted not to attend a four-year school are seeking other means of higher education, but it’s still a bigger struggle for the multitude of available programs to attract those students than it should be.
It all starts with getting enough information to make a well-informed choice.
Students at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury welcome the new Hass mini mill to the Middlebury campus earlier this spring
MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center this fall will continue its recent pattern of expanding opportunities for the greater Addison County community to use its state-of-the-art facilities.
Dana Peterson, Career Center superintendent, confirmed the vocational-technical center at 51 Charles Ave. in Middlebury will make equipment in its graphic design, welding and industrial design/fabrication labs open to members of the Makery. Based in the Career Center, the Makery currently offers its members access (and expert guidance) to the center’s Engineering/3-D Printing Lab, its...