March 24, 2018

2017-18: Week 30

A Solon Salute to all of the faculty and staff who made the wonderfully fun and funny spring musical shine this past weekend. MHS presented The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on three evenings and one matinee. Everyone did a fantastic job! Cast: Avi Isaacs-Corcoran, Jaeden Jagemann, Matt Koucky, Jahan VonTrapp, Natalia Volobueva, Juna Nagle, Rehana Nazerali-Ruddy, Angus Frager, and Evie Caserta. Ensemble: Warren Cossett, Nathan DeGroot, Maddie Friend, Andi Evans, Eve Taylor, Grace Carlomango, Mandy Abu-Aziz, Erin Kelley. Crew: Kianna Bromley, Molly Clark, Siiri Pombar, Oskar Neuburger, Juna Nagle, Stella Best, Emma Haught, Hope Petraro, Nadia Scoppettone, Apollonia Tabacco, Althea Torrens-Martin, Saskia Cousins-Joyce, Adam Blair, Lily Fournier, Jackson Markow, Olivia Hennessey, Rehana Nazerali-Ruddy. Pit Band: Eliza Thomas, Rich Magnuson, Joni McCraw, Suzanne Smith
Photo from Jeb Wallace-Brodeur in the Times Argus

A Solon Salute to actor and director Mr. Giancarlo Esposito. Giacarlo came to and spoke to Montpelier High School this past week on behalf of #TextLessLiveMore. It was an honor to have you and we greatly appreciated your message! And for any students who want to get involved:
  • #802phonesdown!headsup! video public service announcement contest. The contest is open to high school students and is designed to encourage young drivers, friends, and peers to avoid distracted driving. The first-place winner will be awarded $750; second place $500; and third place $250. Contact: Evelyn McFarlane, coordinator VHSA, at
Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

A Solon Salute to the Unified Sports Snowshoe and Basketball Teams. The Snowshoe team had their final event and the basketball team had their first game with an awesome crowd. Great job teams, we are proud of you! 
Photo by Ms. Machnik
Photo by Ms. Machnik

A Solon Salute to CBL Community Partners, Mike Howe and Sean Beatty, at Bear Code. Bear Code is located on Granite Shed Lane in Montpelier. For the past 10 years, Bear Code has been mentoring MHS CBL students in a variety of computer programming, web development and data analytics experiences. Bear Code is a web application developer with over 15 years of experience building enterprise systems for start-ups and other organizations in need of rapid software development. Bear Code has developed expertise across a wide assortment of domains including data mining, healthcare, voter engagement, media intelligence, transportation logistics, and customer relationship management. The team at Bear Code is always eager to share professional knowledge, tools and insights and engage students in authentic ways. This year, MHS seniors Chandra Becker and Andon DuBois have had the opportunity to learn from the Bear Code team through their respective CBL experiences. Thanks, Bear Code!

A Solon Salute to Hunter Thompson, IT Director for the Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets. This semester, Hunter is mentoring Jack Lapera, as part of Jack’s Community Based Learning class.

A Solon Salute to Cricket Basa and Allison Chadwick both made the Lions Cup Twin State soccer game vs. New Hampshire. This game is made up of the best seniors from the state of VT playing against the best of NH. Soccer will not end there for either of these two as Cricket will be attending Holy Cross to play, while Allison will be suiting up for Castleton University. Congratulations! 

A Solon Salute to Dominique Savard who baked cookies for the Level 2 Latin class in commemoration of Caesar's assassination over 2000 years ago on the Ides (15th) of March. Thank you very much! (From Mr. Carroll) 

  • April 4th: Central Vermont Job Fair 10am to 4pm, Barre City Auditorium. Over 60 employers: (Full Flyer)
  • April 25th: Wednesday, 6:30pm, MHS library: “Managing College Costs” is VSAC new way of looking at college costs and affordability.