Windham Regional Career Center hosts Senior Awards ceremony 2021

BRATTLEBORO — The Windham Regional Career Center (WRCC) held its Award Honors Evening on June 2 in the Brattleboro Union High School auditorium, the first in-person school event for in more than a year.

WRCC Director Nancy Wiese led the ceremony.

Fourteen students were nominated and inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Maribeth Cornell, NTHS advisor and instructor of WRCC's business classes, introduced each student and offered highlights about their skills and accomplishments. These students submitted an essay based application process, earned an A each quarter in their Career Center program and maintained at least a B average in their other academic courses this year.

The inductees are: Kaylyn Bailey, Filmmaking and Baking/Pastry; Sarah Butterfield, Biomedical Innovations; Patrick Clark, Construction & Architecture and Professional English; Siobhan Devlin, Biomedical Innovation; Spencer Lawrence, Construction & Architecture; Skylar Plumb, Baking & Pastry and Geometry in Construction; Lorelei Briggs, Criminal Justice and International Business; Chloe Givens, Personal Finance; Sophia Mikijaniec, Biomedical Innovation; Paige Neal, Early Childhood Development; Reed Sargent, Manufacturing; Jayson Singphom, Human Body Systems; Magnus vonKrusenstiern, Manufacturing; and Katlin Winchester, Construction and Architecture.

Eleanor Thomas presented the Thomas Family Scholarship to Alex Shriver. She also presented the Brattleboro Savings & Loan scholarship to Natalie Hendricks.

The James Brown Memorial Award was presented by Forestry instructor Errold Nelson to Aeden Thomas. The Brent Young Award was also presented to Thomas.

The Carter Award was awarded to Trevor Thibault, who was was unable to attend due to a playoff game. The Bruno Award went to Sid Beasley.

Construction and Architecture instructor John DiMatteo presented the Ernest Flagg Scholarship to two students this year - Abigail Squires and Sid Beaseley. DiMatteo also presented the Raymond Harrington Award to Skylar Plumb.

Culinary instructor David Spanierman presented the Greg Baird Award to Sloan Wyse. Anne Doran presented the Vermont Honors Scholarship to Jonah Bingham from the Filmmaking program.

Ron Stahley and Ann Fielder presented a new scholarship in honor of Tom Yahn, who died earlier this year and was the coordinator of the dual enrollment classes at BUHS and WRCC.

The first recipient of this scholarship, which will be presented annually, went to Rita Messing, a Twin Valley High School student, who is also an LNA and Medical Terminology and Nutrition student at WRCC.

The Citizenship Award wnt to three students in the Culinary program: Skylar Plumb, Alex Bingham, and Hayden Skwirut. The James Cusick Memorial Scholarship was presented to Sarah Butterfield and Jonah Bingham.

The final award of the evening was the William Dennen Outstanding Student Award, which was presented to Alex Shriver.

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