May 15, 2016

Week 37

 A Solon Salute and kudos to the QSA for co-hosting the 10th annual Statewide Queer and Allied Youth Summit this past weekend. U32 and MHS welcomed 200 students from as far south as Manchester, as far north as Newport, and all points in between. A special shout out to Randi Carpenter, Avi Isaacs-Corcoran, January Simpson and Desmond Watson who presented workshops to packed audiences.

Many thanks to the Clean Team for going above and beyond (as usual!); Mr. McRaith for his steadfast support of QSA; Morgan Glines for spearheading the prom decorating; and all the faculty and staff for their support of this special weekend. We salute you all! (From Sylvia and Mary Ellen).
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And a special Solon Salute to The Clean Team. Tom and Rob provided active support throughout two-thirds of the event. They both provided guidance, know-how, and problem-solving skills to many moments during the day and night, and were extremely gracious, flexible, and calming during the most frantic events. Tom was so helpful and considerate throughout the planning stage, and Rob walked around the prom with enthusiasm and warmth, clearly making every youth feel comfortable and welcomed at our school. The event supports some of the most marginalized youth in the state, and I truly believe Tom, Rob and the rest of the clean team, with their professionalism and warmth, were vital to providing a night of inclusiveness that many participants had yet to experience and will never forget. So a special thanks to Tom and the Clean Team (From Sylvia and Mary Ellen). 

A Solon Salute and congratulations to the varsity boys ultimate frisbee team, who won the Capital City Classic Ultimate Tournament two weekends ago. They beat Northfield Mount Hermon from Massachusetts in the championship game 13-9. As a result, they are currently ranked 6th in the country according to the USAU score reporter

And this weekend they broke seed to place 4th at the Southern Maine Invitational. Great performances by everyone. Hayden Ellms, Elijah Coolidge, and Anders Heyerdahl all got bookends. Angus Fraser and Colin Desch "picked up the garbage" multiple times. Ben Crane caught two improbable up-wind points against Hanover to win our quarter final game. Isaac Avery-Padberg, Reed Browning, and Elijah Coolidge all served as anchors for the team. I'm so proud of each and every one of them! (From Anne).
Pictures courtesy of Chrystal Crane.

A Solon Salute to Adam Blair for his expertise and professionalism as the official Prom photographer. Great job Adam, thank you! 

A Solon Salute to Kai White for his winning poster in the annual VT Donate Life poster contest. Kai's poster was honored at an event held for VT Donate Life this week. Congratulations Kai!


A Solon Salute and congratulations to the MHS students who performed at the All-State Music Festival in Swanton last weekend: Eleanor Braun, Colin Desch, Angus Fraser, Max Hughes, Liam Mears, Ada Rohan, Remi Savard, Anna Scoppettone, and Rachel Zimet. Ada gave an outstanding solo performance at the Scholarship Recital. Anna and Rachel were recognized as well for participating in All-State for four consecutive years (From Ms. Goldblatt).

A Solon Salute to Mr. Alan Blakeman who passed away last weekend. Mr. Blakeman was a well respected teacher, coach and active in the community member.  He taught at MHS from 1959-1995.  He was a true Solon. Our best wishes to Mr. Blakeman's family and our sincere gratitude for his years of contribution to our school community. (From Mr. Gallagher). 

A Solon Salute to Mackie Naylor who recently won a Vermont Congressional Arts Award. Congratulations Mackie!