Students of the Week – April 27, 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.
Middlebury Union High School is very pleased to recognize CareyAnne Howlett as its student of the week. CareyAnne lives on a family farm in Bridport with her parents, Julie and Tim Howlett. She has four sisters: Ashley attends Cornell University; Rachel is at Castleton; her twin, Kristina, is at MUHS; and Jenna attends MUMS.
A four-year Honor Roll student, CareyAnne is a member of the National Honor Society and is a student Peer Leader. She took AP Calculus last semester and is presently enrolled in AP Environmental Science. This past season, CareyAnne was a Vermont Hockey Coaches’ Association Academic All Star. Indeed, CareyAnne was a four-year member of the varsity girls’ ice hockey team. She was also Rookie of the Year in cross country before being selected as captain for each of the subsequent three years.
CareyAnne is a member of the MUHS choir and is widely recognized for her sweet voice. She was also cited by a teacher for her tenacity and willingness to confront challenges head on. Voice and values combined to earn CareyAnne the Outstanding Music Student Award in 10th grade.
Besides being an active working member of her family’s farm, CareyAnne has helped with Special Olympics, community suppers and Face Off Against Breast Cancer hockey tournaments. She also raised $136.04 in support of the Vermont Children’s Hospital Big Change Round Up. CareyAnne has returned to MUMS several times as a guest speaker to address such issues as goal setting and overcoming academic obstacles.
CareyAnne enjoys playing guitar, running and photography. She plans to attend Plymouth State College to study meteorology. We at MUHS would like to encourage CareyAnne to become Vermont’s first singing weatherperson.
CareyAnne’s advice to younger students is to make the most in every way possible of the fast-flying days of high school. She certainly has.
Congratulations, CareyAnne! No matter what the barometer or rain gauge says, may your skies be always fair and blue.
Vergennes Union High School is pleased to recognize Arianna Duprey as its Student of the Week. Arianna lives in Waltham with her mom and dad, Anthony and Amal Duprey. She has three sisters: Emma, a 10th-grader at VUHS; Peighton, a 9th-grader at VUHS; and Rebekah, a sixth-grader at VUES. She also has one brother, Elijah, a fourth-grader at VUES.
Arianna has been on either honors or high honors throughout her high school career. She has taken a variety of AP courses over the past few years, including Biology, Language and Composition and European History. She is a member of the VUHS Math team. She represented VUHS at Green Mountain Girls’ State. She was the Rotary Speech Competition County winner in grade 10. As a freshman she earned second place in film for the Vermont History Day competition. Last year Arianna participated in the Brain Bee and Relay for Life.
When Arianna was a sophomore she went to Jarabocoa, Dominican Republic, to volunteer in their community for the week. As a junior, Arianna volunteered at the school’s American Red Cross blood drive. This year she participated for a day with the Feed My Starving Children program and helped fundraise for the class of 2015 Senior Walk-a-thon. Throughout high school Arianna has been actively involved in Victory Baptist Church community. From the summer of 2013 to present day she have been working at the Ark Preschool and Kindergarten.
Arianna says this about her experience at VUHS: “Throughout high school I have learned that it is important to challenge yourself in order to achieve success, but don’t take yourself so seriously.” Sarah Thompson, a science teacher at VUHS, said, “I have seen a quiet, unsure young woman blossom into a more confident, articulate scholar. Ari is thoughtful, humble, and honest. It has been a great joy to see her succeed through hard work and perseverance.”
Following graduation from VUHS, Arianna plans to attend college and major in communications. The faculty, staff and students of VUHS wish Arianna the very best in the future.
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.
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United Way of Addison County
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