Students of the Week – February 23, 2015

The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
Mount Abraham Union High School is pleased to name Tyrus Keith of Bristol as its Student of the Week. Tyrus is the son of Michael and Susan Keith. His younger brother, Peyton, is a sophomore at Mount Abe. His younger sister, Marley, is a sixth-grader at Bristol Elementary School.
Tyrus has made honor roll or better every year of high school. He is currently taking AP calculus and AP biology. He has a cumulative 3.55 GPA.
Tyrus has been playing football and basketball since fourth grade. He played baseball in grade school, then switched to track and field in middle school, then golf as a freshman of high school, track as a sophomore, and lacrosse as a junior and senior. This year he was the captain of the varsity basketball team. In football, he was selected for the Vermont North-South All Star game as a tight end.
During the summers, Tyrus is a lifeguard at Branbury Beach for the Bristol and Middlebury BASK programs. He also teaches swim lessons at the Mount Abe pool. He has volunteered at the Three Day Stampede and has interned at Middlebury College with the athletic trainers.
Outside of school, Tyrus likes to snowboard, hike, camp, play tennis and golf.
Tyrus says that through high school, he has matured greatly and learned to appreciate how wonderful life is. His advice to other students would be: “Have a positive attitude toward everything, have fun, and make sure to enjoy your time, especially as a senior, because it goes by fast.”
As for post-high school plans, Tyrus is trying to decide between attending either Ithaca College or the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences; either way, he ultimately intends to earn a doctorate in physical therapy.
One of his teachers says, ““Tyrus is a serious and well balanced student. He is a careful planner and considers all angles before making decisions. The work ethic he displays in school is also apparent on the ? eld. Tyrus is always ready to do his best to help his team maintaining a positive attitude. Outside of school he enjoys helping his neighbors and working for a larger cause.”
All in the Mt. Abraham community wish him good luck in his future endeavors.
Otter Valley Students of the week receive a gift certificate from the Book & Leaf Bookstore. Mt. Abe Students of the Week receive a free pizza from Cubbers. Vergennes Students of the Week receive a free sandwich and drink from 3 Squares Cafe. Middlebury Students of the Week receive a free pizza from Green Peppers. Students of the Week from all area high schools will receive a gift certificate from Vermont Book Shop.
With support from:
Barash Mediation
Business Telephone Systems
Champlain Valley Plumbing and Heating
JW DE Ryan
Martin’s Hardware
Paige and Campbell Insurance
United Way of Addison County
Vermont Book Shop 

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