Students of the Week – 10/29/18
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.
MUHS STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Middlebury Union High School is pleased to introduce Michael Huber as its student of the week. A senior and a resident of Bridport, Michael is the son of Deborah and Daniel Huber, and his sister Kaitlyn attends the University of Vermont, where she is studying zoology.
Michael has had a longstanding interest in aviation and is currently pursuing his pilot’s license at the Vermont Flight Academy in Burlington. He will earn his certification in late November. His interest in flying began at an early age when he started attending air shows. His goal is to pursue aviation management when he heads to college next year. He is actively searching for programs where he can combine his interest in flight with his desire to serve his country.
Michael is an active member of the Civil Air Patrol where he serves as a cadet. The program focuses on leadership and military training for 12-18-year-olds. The patrol is an auxiliary of the Air Force and was founded during World War II. He is applying for an ROTC scholarship as he prepares to further his education. Michael says he feels a strong sense of duty and willingness to serve.
He is an active member of the MUHS community, is vice president of the student government and helps plan school wide activities and programming. A three-sport athlete, Michael is a member of the Tiger cross country, Nordic ski and Ultimate Frisbee teams. He captains the cross country team and says he loves each sport equally. Academically, Michael is a talented student and he is member of the National Honor Society and the school’s environmental club, known as BIOME. He has participated in Boys’ State, which was held at Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon campus, and he enjoyed learning more about state government and legislative issues. Outside of school, Michael can be found working at the college as a prep cook at Ross Dining Hall.
A bright future awaits Michael Huber and he will be missed at MUHS after he graduates in June. His leadership skills and warm personality have prepared him for a bright future and we wish him well.
VUHS STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Vergennes Union High School is pleased to recognize Dylan Rapoport as its Student of the Week. Dylan lives in Vergennes with his dad and mom, Steve and Lynne Rapoport. He has a sister, Carlyn, who is in 8th grade at Vergennes Union Middle School.
Dylan has been on high honor roll for nearly every quarter of his high school career and took challenging classes including AP Calculus and both AP United States and European History. Dylan is currently taking AP Biology and AP Language and Composition. Dylan has taken two dual enrollment classes at CCV and UVM, Pre-Calculus and American Political Systems. Dylan was inducted into the National Honor Society last year.
Dylan is an active participant in our Vergennes community. He was part of the light and sound crew for the musical and a member of the Math Team all four years of high school. Dylan is on the rowing team and the Vergennes Champs Swim Team. Last summer he worked at the Vergennes City Pool as a lifeguard, and he is currently working at Lu.Lu Ice Cream. Dylan volunteered to do the light and sound work for many performances put on by the high school as well as many of the elementary schools in the district. He has also been paid to run the lights for a performance at the Vergennes Opera House.
Dylan says this about his high school career: “I’ve learned that it’s important to keep pushing yourself to keep on top of work and not fall behind. Especially later in high school, this gets harder as many things are happening all at once and it is easy to lose track of work that needs to be done.” Janet Kepes, the German teacher at VUHS says this about our Student of the Week: “Dylan is that student you have in class — the one who you look to for an honest opinion. He’s often the voice of reason; one to which people listen and respect. He is all our VUHS Five guidelines rolled into one — here every day, full of integrity, challenging himself as well as kind and respectful to all those around him.”
Following graduation from VUHS, Dylan plans on going to college to major in Chemical Engineering. The faculty, staff and students of VUHS wish Dylan 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 gift card from Route 7 South Sandwich Company. Students of the Week from all area high schools will receive a gift certificate from Vermont Book Shop.
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