JEFFREY STEIN BRINGS an impressive football resume to his new role as head coach of the Mount Abraham-Vergennes high school football team. After a career as an all-state linebacker at his North Carolina high school and a four-year starter on a Virginia college team, Stein coached linebackers at Champlain Valley Union, which included a stint as a Shrine Bowl coach.
Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — When administrators needed to find a new leader for the cooperative Mount Abraham-Vergennes high school football program they did not have to cast a wide net.
Mount Abraham Union High and Bristol Elementary school physical education teacher Jeffrey Stein stepped forward. And although Stein lacked head-coaching experience, his résumé included a year of assisting at his college alma mater and nine years of high school coaching, the past four as Champlain Valley’s defensive coordinator.
A decade after his four years of starting at linebacker for Virginia’s Averett College, the North...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Albert Zaccor of Bridport, a teacher at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol, is bringing back lessons designed to engage and promote students’ understanding of Holocaust history from the nation’s leading Holocaust education conference this summer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Zaccor was one of 260 participants from all over the country who attended the museum’s annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, a three-day workshop for teachers hosted by the museum in late July. The 2019 conference is a vital part of the museum’s...
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School has announced uts honor rollfor the final quarter of the 2018-2019 academic years. Those named to the roll include:
Highest honors: Beau Carpenter, Tyler Chasse, Annabelle Doucet, Isabelle Gilley, Grace Harvey, Genevieve Jackman, Abigail Johnson, Carter Monks, Jessica Nault, Carly Rougier, Ryan Stoddard and Sophie Venman.
High honors: Caleb Atkins, Laura Bonar, Elena Bronson, Ava Doherty-Konczal, Annika Funke, Neil Guy,Molly Laurent, Karen Meyer and, Riley Wells.
Honors: Isabella Bluteau, Henry Cogswell, Julia Colo, Kaia Companion,...
BRISTOL — As officials in the Mount Abraham Unified School District mull the possibility of proposing a fourth bond to renovate Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School, a group of 5-Town energy committee members have come up with a proposal of their own.
It’s called “performance contracting,” and it’s touted as a no-money-down, pays-for-itself strategy for increasing energy efficiency.
“We’ve been looking at the performance contracting concept as a way to pay for improving our schools, through saving energy,” said Starksboro Energy Committee chair Richard Faesy during a May 28 presentation to...
THE MOUNT ABE school district has hired Shannon Warden as interim principal of Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Unified School District has hired Shannon Warden as interim principal of Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School for the 2019–2020 school year.
Warden, who was appointed to the one-year position by MAUSD Superintendent Patrick Reen, was scheduled to begin the job July 1.
She is excited to continue the work that is happening at Mount Abe, Warden said in a video announcement released by the school district this past Thursday afternoon.
“I think connecting learning in the classroom to learning outside the classroom — and then for what is coming after high school — is...
MOUNT ABE SENIOR Jalen Cook tries to dribble past Tiger Ashley Sunderland in the first half of Friday’s game in Middlebury. The Eagles won, 52-17.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham outpaced Middlebury on Friday to highlight local high school girls’ basketball play last week. In other action, the Eagles and Tigers each dropped games earlier in the week, while Vergennes and Otter Valley each split two games.
EAGLES VS. TIGERS
On Friday the Eagles took charge with a 15-2 advantage in the first quarter in a 50-16 victory over the host Tigers.
Mount Abe Coach Connie LaRose praised the young Tiger team for playing hard, and said she got quality minutes from her bench players.
Chloe Johnston led the 5-2 Eagles with 17 points and three steals....
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham knocked off Otter Valley to highlight local high school boys’ basketball action last week. Elsewhere, Vergennes dropped a pair of contests, OV lost another road game, and Middlebury picked up a tight home win.
EAGLES OVER OTTERS
On Wednesday Mount Abe outlasted visiting Otter Valley, 61-51, as four Eagles reached double figures. Liam Kelliher notched 13 of his game-high 20 points in the second quarter to help Mount Abe take a 28-20 halftime lead, and Shain Sargent tossed in 13 of his 15 in the second half to help the Eagles hold off the Otters.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball team used a big second quarter to knock off visiting Missisquoi, 67-60 on Thursday. The result evened the Eagles’ record at 1-1.
Eagle Liam Kelliher scored nine of his team-high 18 points in the second period, during which Mount Abe outscored the T-Birds, 25-9, to take a 39-28 lead at the break. MVU fought back with an 18-8 third quarter, but Mount Abe held on despite some foul trouble.
Parker Hines (14 points) and Shain Sargent (10) also reached double figures in what Coach Martin Clark called a balanced scoring effort.
EAST MONTPELIER — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team lost a lead in the final seconds and fell to host U-32 on Thursday, 29-27.
U-32’s Payton Gariboldi’s basket scored to tie the game with five seconds left, and then Casey Flye stole the inbounds pass and set up Rachel Lawson for the winning basket.
Lawson scored 10 points to lead the Raiders, and Chloe Johnston scored nine to pace Mount Abe in the Eagles’ opener.
Mount Abe will host Otter Valley on Tuesday.