Students and Faculty Honored
Several students and faculty were recognized at the school’s final assembly for their achievements.
Representing LI at this year’s Boy’s State will be Noah Manning, Kyle Piette, Robbie Lemnah, Simeon Graden and Chris Charron. Girl’s State representatives are Kayla Jardine, Kelsey Croft and Ashlynn Doyon.
Attending MedQuest are Wayne Hall and Kassandra Jardine.
The Governor’s Youth Service Award was presented to Nora Berube and Julie Thompson.
Jake Blankenship and Shaylyn Clancy were honored by the RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership program.
Nick Ruede and Zoe D’Olimpio attended the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference over Memorial Day weekend.
Senior Ben Peters was awarded the Green Mountain Scholarship from St. Michael’s College and Abagael Lasseigne was awarded a Vermont Honor Scholarship from the University of Vermont. Both awards carry a substantial financial value towards tuition for students attending the schools and are awarded to Vermont’s top students.
Faculty and staff were also honored for their service. Evie Charron (campus life office), Melissa Hall (development office), Chris Raymond (US history) and Bruce Wakefield (maintenance department) received recognition for 20 years of service and science teacher Dave Williams for 30 years.
The David J. Dwyer Teacher of the Year Award was presented to Nikki Berry.
Retiring faculty received a hearty round of applause and a standing ovation from their students and peers as they were introduced and led to their new rocking chairs, which no one expects any of them to use much in the near future. Retiring after 32 of teaching is math teacher Claire Morrison, chemistry teacher Richard Johnson (23 years) and drafting teacher Hugh Shultz (16 years).