October 21, 2021

September Students of the Month

Congratulations to all who have been chosen as a Student of the Month for September!

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HACTC Awards Night

1:25 - Guest Speaker, Sandy Spiegel 6:32 - Scholarships 6:55 - The Cars Club Award 7:53 - The Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship 8:18 - The New England School of Hair Design Constance Trottier Memorial Scholarship 9:22 - The Brian Moody Memorial Scholarship 11:41 - The Nick Newcity Memorial Scholarship 12:50 - The Norwich Li...

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Retirement Reception

Hartford School District & Hartford Education Association Invite the public to an open reception to honor the following faculty & staff who are retiring or leaving the district after fifteen or more years of dedicated service.  Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:30-5:00pm (Presentation at 4pm) Hartford High School Tent P...

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World Languages at Hartford: A Look Ahead Survey

Dear Hartford Families, The Hartford School District places a high value on students learning a second language. Language learning expands our students' horizons and opens their minds to the cultures of the world. It also supports increased learning in other subjects and opens doors for students post-graduation. We currently offer program...

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Students of the Month

Congratulations to all who have been chosen as a Student of the Month! Check them out here: January 2021 February 2021 March 2021

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Automotive Technology at the HACTC

At the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) the fourth word of the Mission Statement is “Work”. I feel like a lot of the students that attend the HACTC come here to get a feel for what it will be like to work a full-time job after high school.  The staff here works to get their students opportunities for goo...

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Design, Illustration and Media Arts at the HACTC

What working in Design, Illustration and Media Arts (DIMA) means to me is improving my creative skills to help me prepare for my future career. In class we get to work with multiple media forms like graphic design, video production, and digital illustration. One of the projects we recently finished was our Sticker project. We were able to de...

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National Technical Honor Society

A big congratulations to this year's inductees into the National Technical Honor Society!

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Change to Student Day Calendar

Hello Hartford! I am writing because I recently became aware of an issue with our school calendar for this year. At the beginning of this school year the Governor closed school until September 8, due to the pandemic. Normally, without the pandemic closure, we would have had 9 student days prior to September 8th. Our students w...

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HHS Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone - Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets for this year's hilarious musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, are on sale! This is our 40th Production!! Show Dates: Friday, April 9th @ 7:00pm & Saturday, April 10th @ 7:00pm Live-Stream ONLY Tickets: Single Viewing $10 (1 person viewing per household) Family Viewing $25 (3-4 people viewing per household) Ticke...

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Updated Guidance on Social Gatherings

Updated Guidance: Social Gatherings Starting March 12, 2021 Governor Scott is allowing 2 unvaccinated households to gather at a time. This means 1 unvaccinated household can get together with another unvaccinated household and people will not need to quarantine. You are not limited to gathering with just 1 trusted household. We must still...

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Career and Technology Exploration at HACTC

Learning at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) is definitely different than an average day at my home high school. We are very hands-on, and that is something I love about this school. I feel like I can be me and show myself through all of the things we do. I like that we can have more one on one time with a teacher and cla...

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Education Sciences at HACTC

At the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center, we have a mission statement. It’s six simple words that define the entire school’s rules: Respect. Engage. Learn. Work. Serve. Grow. These words play a role in everyday life at the tech center, and the word that has impacted me the most is “Learn”. Learning during a ...

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Industrial Mechanics and Welding at HACTC

Learning is defined as the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught. Here at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center, we have been able to explore all aspects of this definition. When we came into the Industrial Mechanics and Welding class, we were not expecting to do as much computer work as w...

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Business Administration Program at the HACTC

“It didn’t take me long to grow comfortable, and before long, I was thriving.”  Morgan Barwood, Hartford High School, Business Administration My name is Morgan Barwood and I am a Senior in the second year of the Business Administration Program at the HACTC. When I first came here in fall 2019, I was nervous. I had ...

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Collision Repair and Refinishing (CRR) at the HACTC

“I engage in and participate in the projects not because I have to, but because I want to.”  Katrina Fedderson, Woodstock Union High School, Collision Repair and Refinishing My name is Katrina Feddersen. I am a Junior at Woodstock Union High School, and I take Collision Repair and Refinishing (CRR) at the Hartford Area C...

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Culinary Arts at the HACTC

“The engagement helps me learn the materials and skills I need to pursue my future.” Benjamin Ho, Lebanon High School, Culinary Arts After 12 years of school, one factor remains to be an issue for me, getting and staying engaged, no matter what subject it is. I find myself having to spend extra time working on staying engaged ...

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Hartford School District Health and Safety Guidance for Families

We return from holiday break tomorrow, January 4, 2021. We wanted to take a moment to refresh and remind everyone of the public safety measures that everyone needs to complete to minimize the risk of spreading the virus any further. As a district we started the school year very cautiously and it proved to be very safe. We do not want to be lax ...

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Holiday Travel

Hello Hartford Students and Parents! As we approach the upcoming holiday break, we wanted to thank everyone for their vigilance for the first part of the school year.  We also wanted to remind people of the current restrictions the Governor of Vermont has in place: Non-essential travel outside of Vermont and social gath...

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Building Trades at the HACTC by the Level One Building Trades Class

In the Level One Building Trades program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) in White River Junction, Vermont, we all come from different high schools, and have different backgrounds, but we all work together like in the real world. It’s worth the long bus rides for some of us to get here. We learn from each other...

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Respect by Mae Candon and Mariah David, HACTC Cosmetology Students

The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) is a place where students are able to choose a career path in which they can build a future. Our mission at the HACTC is Respect. Engage. Learn. Work. Serve. Grow. in which the foundation is built on Respect.   Accepting everyone for who they are and what they do is importan...

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November Students of the Month

Congratulations to the HACTC Rotary Students of the Month for November 2020!

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October Students of the Month

Congratulations to the HACTC Rotary Students of the Month for October 2020!

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Updates to Health Screening Questions

Hello Hartford School District Students, Parents and Families! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. As you know the guidance for school attendance during the pandemic changed last week to include a prohibition on multi-household gatherings. Governor Scott directed all schools to require students and staff who attended multi-household g...

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HSD Covid Update

Hello Hartford! Thank you for working so hard to make the first quarter of the year successful. Whether you are a student, a parent, a teacher or staff member, we appreciate it. As you most likely have heard Vermont is seeing a surge in new COVID-19 cases. Recent data has shown that social gatherings, both inside and outside, at homes, bars ...

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Hartford Halloween Guidelines!

Here are some guidelines from the Town of Hartford for a Safe & Spooky Halloween!

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Retirement Celebration

Please join us in honoring our retiring teachers and staff this year.  We are very sad that we are not able to hold our Annual Hartford Education Association/ Hartford School Board Retirement Reception. We worked hard to create this video in an effort to reflect and honor all of the tremendous contributions these retirees have ...

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Summer Wellness Resources

Stay safe and well this summer with this list of SUMMER WELLNESS RESOURCES compiled by the Hartford High School nurse and counselors.  We hope you stay healthy, strong and connected!    

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Vaccine Requirements

Parents and guardians: Please be aware that state vaccine requirements for school attendance will not be relaxed for the coming school year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. It is more important than ever that we avoid an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease in our community!  Please contact you...

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2020 Student Climate Survey

The 2020 Student Climate Survey is now open.  The purpose of this annual survey is to gather student opinions about the learning environment at the HACTC. These opinions will help improve the HACTC. All answers are anonymous. Please take the survey and be comfortable answering honestly.   Take the Survey  

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School Closure Update & April Vacation

Dear Hartford School Community, The past few weeks have been beyond words, hard to describe. We all face challenges, have worries and are concerned about the future. What I have seen is a community that has grown stronger, stronger together as we strive to continue our mission to provide for and educate our children. Our teachers and instru...

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Schools closed for the remainder of this school year

March 26, 2020 Good Evening Hartford!  By now I am sure most of you have heard that this afternoon Governor Scott ordered all schools closed for the remainder of this school year. We were all surprised by this sudden news but I know the Governor based his decision on the latest scientific data about how to combat this virus.  ...

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School Closure Update

Hello Hartford! By now you have heard that Governor Scott ordered Vermonters to stay at home until April 15. This means school will be closed until after April Vacation. April vacation will be a regular vacation, there is no change in the school calendar. Students and staff are working during this closure and the time is counted as part of t...

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Free Breakfast and Lunch During Remote Learning

The Hartford School District will begin providing free breakfast/lunch during remote learning. If you would like to pick up breakfast and lunch for your children, please make sure you complete this survey and follow these parental guidelines during pickup . For questions, please call the Superintendent's office at 802.295.8600 leaving a name...

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Internet Options for Families

If you need a stable internet connection to work from home or for your child to learn from home, please check out this article for assistance:  Are There Programs Available to Help Make Internet Service More Affordable?

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Hartford School Preparedness

Dear Hartford: This letter is to inform you about how the school district is informed about the COVID-19 Virus and what we are doing to prevent the spread of the disease in the Hartford School District. Read the full letter from Superintendent Tom DeBalsi

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"I’m so grateful for the job shadow opportunities..."

"I’m so grateful for the job shadow opportunities..." Exploring Careers with Job Shadow By Mollie Parent My name is Mollie Parent, and I’m a second-year student in the Business Administration Program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. During the Fall semester, I completed a Career Research Report. For this project, I completed personality and skills assessments, invest...

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"It means a lot to me that I get to be a part of someone’s growth..."

"It means a lot to me that I get to be a part of someone’s growth..." Engaging in my HACTC Program and Beyond By Jordan Contois I am Jordan Contois, and I am a senior at Ledyard Charter School. I am also in my second year of the Collision Repair and Refinishing program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC).  The second word in HACTC’s Mission Statement is “Engage&rdq...

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"I am willing to take that extra step to expand my horizons..."

"I am willing to take that extra step to expand my horizons..." Building a Coffee Table in Industrial Mechanics and Welding By Blaise Martin The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) is nothing like a traditional high school. They give you examples of the work that would be out in the job market and then show you, or have you do something like it, in the shop or in some cases on paper.&n...

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Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource: This document provides guidance to parents on how to provide accurate prevention information and facts to students without causing undue alarm. (National Association of School Psychologists and NASN) ( English or Español )

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News from the Nurse

It is cold and flu season and with rising concerns about the Coronavirus, it is important to stay healthy and informed!  Please use the following links to the CDC and Vermont Department of Health for further information on Coronavirus. CDC:    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Vermont DOH:    ht...

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Mutual Respect at the HACTC Encourages Growth

Mutual Respect at the HACTC Encourages Growth By Alexianna Merrill, Cosmetology I am Alexianna Merrill, a Senior at Windsor High School and at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). I first found out about the HACTC during an 8th grade class trip. I had always found interest in the field of Cosmetology; therefore, the HACTC Cosmetology program caught my attention. ...

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Respect is a Core Value at the HACTC

Respect is a Core Value at the HACTC By Josh Nicholson, Kate Henggeler, Liam Griffin and Quinn Arthur VonBaltzer Computer Science Respect is a core value at the HACTC. Here we believe that treating others with kindness and fairness is one of the most important things that we can do. Each individual in every HACTC classroom has their own quirks and their own needs, and has w...

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Respect is a Key Element to Success

Respect is a Key Element to Success By Codie Studebaker, Automotive Technology My name is Codie Studebaker and I’m proud to say I’m enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). I am also a senior attending Hartford High School (HHS).  The HACTC has a six word mission statement: Respect, Engage, Le...

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Unique Classroom: Building a House

Unique Classroom: Building a House My name is Logan Raymond. I am a junior at Hartford High School who attends the Building Trades Program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). I am writing this article on behalf of my peers in the Building Trades Program. This writing will surround the word “Work”, the 4th word in our Mission Statement (Respect. Engage. Lear...

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"I Want to Create Good Food"

"I Want to Create Good Food" By Haleigh Clark; When I was in elementary school, work was easy. I got good grades and understood everything that was being taught. I didn’t need to put any effort into school. As a result, I ended up with no drive to put any effort into my grades, and later on, this made my classes very difficult. When I got into the Hartford Area Caree...

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"Working as a Whole Class Enables Peak Operative Power"

"Working as a Whole Class Enables Peak Operative Power" By Matthew Fenner, Matthew Frizzel, Ruddock Smith and Julia Stahl; In relation to physics, the word ‘work’ means an exertion of force overcoming resistance; while Computer Science students don’t often come into contact with much physical resistance, favoring instead passive and sedentary lifestyles, they do have to overcome other obstacles....

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"The decision to join the HACTC was perfect for me."

"The decision to join the HACTC was perfect for me." By Evan Alsup, Industrial Mechanics and Welding. Around two years ago I made the best decision of my schooling career to join Industrial Mechanics and Welding (IMW) at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). I have never really struggled in school but I have always suffered at staying attentive. I am most definitely a...

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"I have learned so much here at the HACTC!"

"I have learned so much here at the HACTC!" By Hannah Schutzius, Design, Illustration & Media Arts. I’ve been homeschooled since first grade. I grew up learning in a different way than most kids my age. My classroom was my kitchen table, and my teacher was my mom. This meant that for me, learning was continuous rather than scheduled. My parents chose to approach learning b...

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LEARN guides our day at the HACTC

LEARN guides our day at the HACTC By Hayden Tetreault, Career and Technology Exploration. LEARN guides our day at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), and is arguably one of the most important objectives we have. This is because the other words in the HACTC mission statement are not possible without this one. It is why people can do amazin...

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Unforgettable Women Can Do Conference

Unforgettable Women Can Do Conference By Haleigh Grose and Jakya Ellison The Women Can Do Conference was held in Randolph Center, Vermont, at Vermont Technical College (VTC) on October 11, 2018. The whole day it was raining and cold, but no one seemed to care. The day revolved around having women and girls learn about non-traditional careers that they can do.  The pro...

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Job Shadows Helped Prepare Me for My Future

Job Shadows Helped Prepare Me for My Future My name is Isabella Lukowitz, and I am a senior at Hartford High School. I am also a second-year student in the Business Administration Program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC).  I am currently completing a project in Career Research. The project has many different areas of learning including self assessments, c...

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Health Sciences Students Attend HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

Health Sciences Students Attend HOSA Fall Leadership Conference By William Brannen and Brett Lamadeleine On October 30, 2018, our Health Sciences class at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) had the privilege to attend the HOSA Fall Leadership Conference at the Hanover Inn. HOSA Future Health Professionals is a career and technical student organization that provides a step ahead f...

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Respect for Animals, People, and Traditions

Respect for Animals, People, and Traditions By Carrie Comstock, Hartford High School.   As I walk into the barn every morning, I see all the animals laying down and looking at me to see if I would feed them. A mixture of smells hit my nose; ranging between hay, sawdust, and cow manure. Hearing the animals in the morning is the best thing I could ever wake up to. I have two pairs ...

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'Respect' to me is...

'Respect' to me is... By Zachary Dexter, Rivendell Academy.   Respect; to most it is a common courtesy, and to some it is a practice. Respect to me is greeting others, listening to others, and positively interacting with others. When I come to the HACTC, I feel respected because I am greeted at the door each day, my classmates enjoy seeing me, and we listen...

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Figuring out the Future

Figuring out the Future Ever since middle school I can remember people telling me that I have to start figuring out what I want to do after high school. I remember having absolutely no clue what I wanted to do. Thanks to my Career and Technology Exploration (CTE) class at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), I am starting to figure it out.  ...

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Building Skills Building a House

Building Skills Building a House My name is Serene Martens. I am a Junior in the Building Trades program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). I am from Windsor High School and go to the HACTC for half the day.  I first became interested in Building Trades my sophomore year when I visited the Building Trades house for the HACTC Girls in Building ...

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Cosmetology Students Share Meaning of Respect

Cosmetology Students Share Meaning of Respect Respect. Engage. Learn. Work. Serve. Grow. is the Mission Statement at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). Respect, the first word of our Mission Statement, is a word we follow in many ways, whether it’s in the classroom or not. My name is Meghan Timmins, and I’m a senior at Mascoma Valley Regional High School. I’m in the...

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Health Sciences Students Participate at Local HOSA Event

Health Sciences Students Participate at Local HOSA Event By Abi Peterson, Health Sciences; HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. It’s an event held nationwide where students participate in workshops, competitions, and group learning sessions. The New Hampshire and Vermont HOSA was held at Dartmouth College in downtown Hanover, New Hampshire, in March. Juniors and Seniors fr...

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Designing and Creating a Tree Sculpture for TomTom

Designing and Creating a Tree Sculpture for TomTom By Shane Balise and Quinn Renshaw, STEM; The HACTC’s STEM class was commissioned by TomTom North America to design and create a sculpture for their Lebanon, NH, offices. TomTom is a global company that creates software and navigation technology.  The first part of our engineering process for this project was brainstorming. We spent ...

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Inspired to Cook

Inspired to Cook By Ashley Smallwood, Culinary Arts; At the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), there is a program called Culinary Arts for all the people who want to become chefs, bakers, or just work in the food service industry. Growing up I would always make goodies with my grandma, and that’s what inspired me to go into the cooking/ba...

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Student Mentors at the HACTC

Student Mentors at the HACTC By Tyler Eldredge, Collision Repair & Refinishing; Have you ever been bored or not as interested in your typical school routine? Was it hard for you to learn the traditional way, by sitting in a chair and just listening to your teacher? Some of you know what those feelings are like because that was you growing up. You would much rathe...

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Community Service Projects at the HACTC

Community Service Projects at the HACTC By Jenna Lambert, Human Services; This is my first year in the Human Services program at the HACTC. From the very beginning the staff made it clear that community service plays a large role in students’ experiences at the Tech Center. The Director, Doug Heavisides, has done an exceptional job with applying each program’s abilities to our ...

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HACTC's Student Advisory Board

HACTC's Student Advisory Board by Caleb Day, Business Administration;  In the fall of my junior year at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), I was asked by my instructor Vicky Trombly to be the junior representative for the Business Administration program to the Student Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is made up of a representative from every program at ...

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Furthering My Education to "The Next Level"

Furthering My Education to "The Next Level" By Hailie Lord, HACTC Cosmetology; Do you know the difference between farther and further? Farther is a physical distance that can be measured; further is a figurative distance. As a young stylist, we always want to go further than our starting point. Last October a group of young developing stylists went farther to further their learning...

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Successful State Soils & Land Judging Competition

Successful State Soils & Land Judging Competition By Joe Kibbe, HACTC Natural Resources; We, the Natural Resources Senior class, attended the State of Vermont Soils/Land Judging FFA Competition this fall. The competition was held on land belonging to Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. Approximately 200 students from 14 Technical Centers from around Vermont competed. The competiti...

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Presenting at Women Can Do Conference

Presenting at Women Can Do Conference By Meghan Snide, HACTC Automotive Technology & Culinary Arts;  Every year the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) invites females in each of its programs to attend the Women Can Do conference, an all-day event, held in Randolph, Vermont, in the fall. Last year, as a Junior in Culinary Arts, I attended Women Can ...

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Building a Foundation with the HACTC Employability Card

Building a Foundation with the HACTC Employability Card By Madison Hunt, Design, Illustration & Media Arts; Being a leader to me means being a role model, taking responsibility, having a good work ethic  and a drive to succeed. These skills are key to being a valued employee. Hence, the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) Employability Card is like a rubric for these asp...

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Striving to Achieve the HACTC Employability Card

Striving to Achieve the HACTC Employability Card By Caden White, Industrial Mechanics & Welding; A new era of employability is upon us. Students attending the HACTC are now able to obtain an Employability Card. What is an Employability Card? It’s a certification for participating students, and signed off on by the HACTC, that assures employers that they will be getting a hard-wor...

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Preparing for the Workforce with the HACTC Employability Card

Preparing for the Workforce with the HACTC Employability Card By Elizabeth Cheevers, Computer Technology Applications; The HACTC Employability Card stands for punctuality, good work, experience, and excellent documentation. Students have to complete a set of tasks to receive this card. These students are well prepared for the workforce, their lives, and their careers. Many card requirements are a b...

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Cooperative Education opportunity provides valuable experience for Business Administration student

Cooperative Education opportunity provides valuable experience for Business Administration student My name is Lauren Davis, and I am a senior in the Business Administration program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) and at Windsor High School. Last year as a junior I learned about Accounting. I decided after learning this curriculum that I really wanted to go to college to pursue a degree in Accounting.   In Ma...

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FBLA Provides HACTC Students with Leadership Opportunities

FBLA Provides HACTC Students with Leadership Opportunities By Ali Davis; Design, Illustration & Media Arts I have been involved with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for almost three years. Following in my brother’s footsteps, I decided to join this leadership organization at the HACTC to build my leadership skills and meet new people. Being involved with FBLA includes doing communit...

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FFA Opens Doors of Opportunity for HACTC Students

FFA Opens Doors of Opportunity for HACTC Students By Jaden Sanborn, Natural Resources “In the National FFA Organization, the letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the orga...

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Culinary Arts students benefit from Hospitality Club participation

Culinary Arts students benefit from Hospitality Club participation By Luc Issa, Culinary Arts I have been a part of the Culinary Arts program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) for the past two years where I’ve had the opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art kitchen, be open for live service in our restaurant, the Getaway, and learn the ins and outs of safety and sanitation. The ...

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Building Trades

Building Trades We are nearing the finish line of our two-year Building Trades house project. House number seven in the Brookmeade Circle development is nearly complete, and soon we will put it on the market for sale.  Adam Purington and Ethan Smith, both from Mascoma Valley Regional High School, and Dylan Hutchins from Hartford High School, are thr...

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Industrial Mechanics & Welding

Industrial Mechanics & Welding My name is Whitney McPherson and I’m a homeschooled junior. My name is Casie McGranaghan and I’m a Hartford High School junior. We are both a part of the Industrial Mechanics and Welding program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC).  So far this year, we have learned lots of new skills in the shop like Mig, Tig, Stick an...

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Career and Technology Exploration

Career and Technology Exploration As a student, teachers are always telling me, “think about your future and where you see yourself in (insert some odd number of years here)”. Last year as a freshman, I thought about what I wanted to do as a sophomore. I chose the Career and Technology Exploration (CTE) program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). My...

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Collision Repair & Refinishing

Collision Repair & Refinishing My name is Alexis Kline-Donato, and I’m a junior at Hartford High School. Since freshman year I knew that I wanted to attend the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) because it was such an open and warm atmosphere. When I was a sophomore I got the opportunity to take the pre-Cosmetology class. I really enjoyed learning a bun...

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Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Hi, my name is Aidan Poirier. I’m a senior at Mascoma Valley Regional High School, and I attend the Automotive Technology program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC).  In class we learn about the different components of cars and how they operate. We get the chance to work on customer vehicles as well as the shop...

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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Hello, I am Kyle Koehler. I am a senior in the Culinary Arts program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) and at  Hanover High School. I am glad that I found this program. I started out wanting to run my own business and get better at cooking, and I am now more into the owning, menu planning, and costing out recipes. ...

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HACTC Open House

HACTC Open House The HACTC is holding an Open House on March 7th, 2017 from 5:00-7:00! The Open House is for prospective students, business partners, community members, or anyone that would love to see an awesome school! We would love to see you! 

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Computer Technology Applications

Computer Technology Applications Computer Technology Applications (CTA) is a HACTC program in which computer programming, networking and hardware skills are taught. The class is 135 minutes every day for two years, through junior and senior years of high school. It is available to students in schools throughout the Upper Valley. So far this year, juniors have learned how t...

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Design, Illustration, and Media Arts

Design, Illustration, and Media Arts The mission statement at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) is  the following: Respect. Engage. Learn. Work. Serve. Grow. These statements are not just something teachers and students say, they are something that we follow. Students all over the area come together to accomplish these statements. Nicole Walker: I have ...

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Human Services

Human Services The Human Services (HS) program at the HACTC is about giving back to the community without having to be asked. Our class has taken on many projects over  the past year and a half. We have made cards for Veterans on Veterans Day as well as Christmas cards for patients at the VA Hospital. We delivered cards and sang to the residents of B...

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math My name is Ileana Sirois. Andrew Lamb and I are currently juniors attending Hartford High School. Recently a new program was created at the HACTC called PLTW-STEM. When we first heard about it, we got really excited because it contained all of our favorite subjects: Science, Math, and Technology. We both chose to apply to the STEM program ...

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Allied Medical Services

Allied Medical Services In the Allied Medical Services class we learn a lot about working with colleagues and patients that come from different cultures and backgrounds than us. At the HACTC we also get a chance to do this because our classmates come from different schools and have their own educational and life experiences. We would like to share how these oppo...

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Cosmetology

Cosmetology My name is Maegan Carbino and I’m a Senior at South Royalton High School. I only found out that I wanted to become a Cosmetologist my Junior year. SoRo students always have the opportunity to go on field trips to the Randolph Technical Career Center (RTCC) because that is where SoRo students normally go when interested in a technical care...

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Business Administration

Business Administration It was the first day of Business Administration class at the HACTC. Kody Wessel, Jake Fortier, and Tate Hurd arrived to class only to discover that the three of them - Juniors at Hartford High School, Thetford Academy, and Windsor High School, respectively - were in the same program. As they spent more time in class together they learned the...

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Natural Resources

Natural Resources In the Allied Medical Services class we learn a lot about working with colleagues and patients that come from different cultures and backgrounds than us. At the HACTC we also get a chance to do this because our classmates come from different schools and have their own educational and life experiences. We would like to share how these opportun...

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Natural Resources Annual Plant Sale

Natural Resources Annual Plant Sale The Natural Resources program is having its annual plant sale on the following days:  Monday, May 9 Tuesday, May 10 Wednesday, May 11                   Thursday, May 12 Saturday, May 14 5pm-7pm 9am-10:15am 9am-10:15am ...

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Automotive Technology - Evan Barr

Automotive Technology - Evan Barr My name is Evan Barr and I am a senior in the Automotive Technology program at the HACTC. I started in Career and Technology Exploration (CTE) as a sophomore to explore all the programs and after spending 3 days in each program I decided on Automotive Technology. Coming in as a junior it was a new experience to have a class with students from...

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Natural Resources - Summer Raymond

Natural Resources - Summer Raymond The Natural Resources program at the HACTC is a very different environment than any other class I have ever been in. There are 14 students from 5 local schools that all love the outdoors. We learn about all the different areas of natural resources including: logging, glaciers, water, soils, sugaring, and heavy equipment. For about a month, we...

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Industrial Mechanics and Welding - Noah Morse

Industrial Mechanics and Welding - Noah Morse I’ve had a pretty nonstandard high school experience. I started as a freshman at a private school of 150 students, and attended it for three years. It was alright, but I couldn’t help feeling that something was missing. It was like I had a key, but didn’t have the lock that it opened. I was frustrated. In the summer before my senior year, I d...

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Cosmetology - Nakaya Mitchell

Cosmetology - Nakaya Mitchell I am a senior in the Cosmetology program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center, HACTC.  Being a part of the HACTC has offered me more opportunities as an individual than traditional schooling has. I had never been a motivated student because traditional school isn’t something I favor. Up until my junior year of high school I was a...

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Design, Illustration, and Media Arts - Lydia Pecor

Design, Illustration, and Media Arts - Lydia Pecor Going to the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) has been a life changing experience for me. I never liked school. I always woke up in the morning not wanting to go. Since I’ve been at the HACTC, that all has changed. I now wake up motivated and excited for what the day will bring. I never thought that I would ever consider fur...

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Human Services - Kelsey Mason

Human Services - Kelsey Mason My name is Kelsey Mason. I am currently a senior at Hartford High School and I am also enrolled in the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC)  in the Human Services program. The purpose of the program is to learn and survey the field of human services. I chose to come to this program because I have desire to help and care for peop...

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Culinary Arts - Luc Issa

Culinary Arts - Luc Issa I am a junior at Woodstock Union High School named Luc Issa and I currently attend the Culinary Arts program at the HACTC.  As a struggling sophomore looking for guidance, I decided to attend the HACTC presentation at our school where I kept hearing the words “hands-on” over and over again.  This idea sounded beautiful to me, like a humming b...

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Collision Repair and Refinishing - Austin Covell

Collision Repair and Refinishing - Austin Covell At the HACTC, students learn the most important skills that are needed after graduation. Every student that comes to the HACTC learns the mission statement: Respect. Engage. Learn. Work. Serve. Grow. Learning, practicing, and living the mission statement is meaningful and is going to help us a great deal in our after high school life. It’s he...

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When Does The HACTC Visit Your School?

Al Flory, HACTC School Counseling Coordinator, will visit all the area high schools in January to speak to sophomore students about attending the HACTC for the 2016-2017 school year.  Below is a schedule of when he will present at the area schools. 

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Austin Waterman - Industrial Mechanics and Welding

Austin Waterman - Industrial Mechanics and Welding When I come to the HACTC and I  walk through that door into Industrial Mechanics and Welding (IMW),  everyone greets me. It’s more of a family than just a class. I know that  when I come to IMW everyday I  know I will have something to do  and that I will learn something new.  For this year, I am looking forward  to workin...

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Jocelyn Martin - Allied Medical Services

Jocelyn Martin - Allied Medical Services I am glad to be at HACTC because the atmosphere in my classroom is so remarkable and I look forward to coming to class each day. My classmates are welcoming to each other’s ideas and we all work so incredibly well together. We use a variety of learning styles in our classroom. The first year of this program is a lot of visual and auditory learn...

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Lauren Booth - Cosmetology

Lauren Booth - Cosmetology My experience at HACTC is something I am always willing to talk about and share with anyone who is interested. I have gained a bottomless list of knowledge and experience from my teacher Mrs. Dunham in the Cosmetology class over junior and now senior year. I feel by the end of this year the HACTC will have put me right on the path I have bee...

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George Spearing - Business Administration

George Spearing  - Business Administration The HACTC is a familiar workplace that has known expectations. This is a friendly environment that encourages learning through real world experiences and opportunities. All people at the HACTC have a reason to be here and want to pursue a more detailed level of education in a specific career path. The HACTC is a more rigorous, yet relaxed le...

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Annual Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale  The Natural Resources annual Plant Sale will take place on May 11th, 12th, and 13th.  For more information, please click HERE. 

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Damien Murray - FBLA

Damien Murray - FBLA My name is Damien Murray and I attend the Design Illustration and Media Arts program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. Since being enrolled at the HACTC, I have seen how students can excel in their work if given the right environment. This type of passion at the HACTC inspires me, and many others, to become more driven in achie...

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Jaxson Potwin - Hospitality Club

Jaxson Potwin - Hospitality Club The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center Hospitality Club is a new Club created by the HACTC Culinary Arts students. The club’s intentions are to learn, give back and promote the Culinary Arts program. This club began because we, as Culinary Arts students, were previously enrolled in a government affiliated club which did not have invol...

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Ashley Silva and Anilese Peterson - HOSA

Ashley Silva and Anilese Peterson - HOSA Our names are Ashley Silva and Anilese Peterson. We are both juniors in the Allied Medical Services program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. As part of our learning opportunities at the HACTC, we participate in a group called HOSA.  HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is a National organization for students that...

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Austin Covell - SkillsUSA

Austin Covell - SkillsUSA Hello, My name is Austin Covell, I live in White River Junction, Vermont and I am a junior at Hartford High School. I also attend the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) where I am enrolled in the Collision Repair and Refinishing Program. I wanted to inform you about an amazing organization called SkillsUSA and my experience wi...

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White River Rotary Students of the Month

White River Rotary Students of the Month Congratulations to Hannah Wilcox, Lauren Booth, Travis Beebe, and Sean Riley for being named the White River Rotary's Students of the Month!  Hannah and Lauren were honored for their work in Cosmetology while Travis and Sean were honored for their work in Building Trades.  Below is a picture (L to R) of Sean, Lauren, and Travis. 

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Rotary Student of the Month - March

Cosmetology students, Lauren Booth and Hannah Wilcox, and Building Trades students, Sean Rielly and Travis Beebe were honored at the monthly White River Rotary luncheon on Tuesday, March 10. Students were recognized for their excellence in their Cosmetology class. Each student is nominated by his or her instructor and are honored with a luncheon...

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Connor Loupis - Human Services

Connor Loupis - Human Services Human Services is a general study of working with people and learning how to serve or assist others. Within the Human Services program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), we learn of the everyday struggles some people deal with in their lives. We learn various skills to help us better understand how to work with people ...

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Emily Filiault - Natural Resources

Emily Filiault - Natural Resources My name is Emily Filiault, I am a student at Woodstock High School attending the Natural Resources program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. I learned about the program through former students who have graduated from the HACTC. At first, I was hesitant to join Natural Resources being the only female out of 14 students. After b...

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Nicolas Siciliano - Career Technology Exploration

Nicolas Siciliano - Career Technology Exploration The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) has a wide variety of programs that can help students start a career. Students can sign up for a program at the end of their sophomore year. For some, this choice occurs after they have gone through the Career Technology Exploration (CTE) program and have decided what program suites them ...

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Gemma Fielder - Culinary Arts

Gemma Fielder - Culinary Arts My name is Gemma Fielder and I go to Woodstock Union High School. I am enrolled in Culinary Arts at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. Our instructor is Chef Tomlinson and he is an awesome teacher. As part of our curriculum, we are in the kitchen the majority of the time, learning and trying new things. We are also lucky enough t...

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Zumba Fundraiser!

Zumba Fundraiser! The Allied Medical Services program is hosting a Zumba fundraiser on Sunday, March 8th at the Hartford High School gymnasium.  Please click HERE for more details.

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Sean Stebbins - Automotive Technology

Sean Stebbins - Automotive Technology My name is Sean Stebbins and I attend the Automotive Technology class at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC). In this class, we learn all about cars and trucks and how to work on the mechanical side of them. I personally have learned not only how to work on the cars but have gained a lot in personal experiences that I have...

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Wyat Sherman - Design, Illustration & Media Arts

Wyat Sherman - Design, Illustration & Media Arts When I first walked in the front doors of the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), I was greeted by happy, smiling faces that were excited to teach. Not only that, but their passion for their own trade reflects in the students that pass by. I am receiving individualized instruction from a teacher who earnestly wants her studen...

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Logan Smith - Business Administration

Logan Smith - Business Administration During my time at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), I have become a part of the Business Administration class. The classes at the HACTC are usually a two year program; however, I am starting the Business Administration class as a senior. This class has helped me to get a feel of what I want to do in life. The activities...

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Enzo Mantello - Industrial, Mechanics & Welding

Enzo Mantello - Industrial, Mechanics & Welding Hammers bang on steel, MIG welders pop and crackle, sanding discs scrape and whirr. The scent of hot metal is prevalent. These are the sounds and scents of the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center’s(HACTC) Industrial Mechanics and Welding class. At the HACTC, the opportunities to learn and grow as either a student or an adult afte...

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Sarah Demers - Cosmetology

Sarah Demers - Cosmetology My experience at HACTC is something I am always willing to talk about and share with anyone who is interested. I have gained a bottomless list of knowledge and experience from my teacher Mrs. Dunham in the Cosmetology class over junior and now senior year. I feel by the end of this year the HACTC will have put me right on the path I have be...

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Tayler Larmie - Building Trades

Tayler Larmie - Building Trades The Building Trades program has to be the best part of high school because the program is very hands on. The reason why it is the best part of the day is because you have a little more freedom than you do in school. We go to the job site and are outside working on the house. Being outside for a couple hours, working on the house gives you a ...

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Allison Menard - Collision Repair and Refinishing

Allison Menard - Collision Repair and Refinishing The Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC) offers so many great things from great programs to fantastic learning environments. My experience in the Collision Repair and Refinishing program has been wonderful. This is my second year in the program and I love everything about it. Being in the program has led me to become a great le...

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Samuel Linowski - Engineering & Architectural Design

Samuel Linowski - Engineering & Architectural Design During my time at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), I discovered how much I enjoy engineering and architecture.  Being exposed to the environment at the HACTC has really helped me to grow and mature as I learn practical skills.  It has been awe-inspiring to be able to work with the instructors and with the other student...

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Kaila Lemmer - Career Technology Exploration

Kaila Lemmer - Career Technology Exploration Career and Technology Explorations (CTE) has to be the best opportunity there is for sophomores that do not know exactly what they want to be or do in life after high school. For me I have achieved a lot of hands on experiences and gained priceless knowledge of most of the careers that I could get into. Not only does our class have the abilit...

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Lilly Connolly - Student Advisory Board

Lilly Connolly - Student Advisory Board My name is Lilly Connolly and I am a junior in the Culinary Arts program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. I was chosen to be on the student advisory board during my time at HACTC. The student advisory board comes together once a month to discuss events that are happening in the school. The student advisory members get to hav...

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Joey Russo - Career Technology Exploration

Joey Russo - Career Technology Exploration My name is Joey Russo and I am a 17 year old student from Windsor High School. I am currently enrolled in Career and Technology Exploration at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. In this program students get the chance to visit every program in the center to see which one they might find a future in. CTE is worth the time spent du...

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Cheyenne Godfrey - Building Trades

Cheyenne Godfrey - Building Trades My name is Cheyenne, I am a junior at the Mascoma Valley Regional High School and I go to the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center as well. Throughout the year, I have been in the Building Trades program at the HACTC. I have learned many skills and knowledge in this program which I have used outside of the class, as well as in preparati...

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2014 Natural Resources Plant Sale

Natural Resources Annual Plant Sale To be held at the HACTC 1 Gifford Road WRJ. VT 802-295-8630 ★     NEW HOURS May 12 & 13 (Monday & Tuesday) May 19 & 20 (Monday & Tuesday) Monday hours:  6pm - 8pm Tuesday hours: 9am- 10am, 2pm -3pm, 6pm–8pm    A complete list of the plants being sold can be found...

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SkillsUSA Conference

SkillsUSA Conference The SkillsUSA State Competition was last week. Congratulations to the following medal winners: Simone Wasick, Prepared Speech Gold Medal Tessa Yoder, Prepared Speech Silver Metal Allison Courtemanche, Job Demonstration Open Gold Medal Dylan LaPlante, T Shirt Design, Bronze Medal Mykaela Simond, Job Demonstration A, Bronze Medal The Gold Med...

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Congratulations, Robotics Team 95

Congratulations, Robotics Team 95 Congratulations to Team 95 - the Grasshoppers!           We are pleased to announce that FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 95, The Grasshoppers, is having another great season.  Team 95 is composed of high school students from Lebanon, Hartford, Hanover and Mascoma as well as some home schooled students. They are coached by local engineer...

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Human Services in The Valley News

The Valley News wrote a nice article about the dual enrollment class that the Human Services seniors took and then culiminated with presentations at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.   The article can be found HERE.

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Jordan Holmes - Natural Resources

Jordan Holmes - Natural Resources Hi, my name is Jordan Holmes and I am a junior at Lebanon High School.  I am also a student in the Natural Resources program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. In the Natural Resources class we have 13 students who come from different schools in the upper valley. We have kids from Mascoma, Windsor, Hartford and Lebanon. One of t...

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Dawn Plomp - Allied Medical Services

Dawn Plomp - Allied Medical Services Allied Medical Services is a class that focuses on health careers.  The class introduces a variety of careers to the student, including what that profession entails and the educational requirements.  My name is Dawn Plomp; I am a senior from Lebanon High School that has been attending the Allied Medical program for two years now.  The curriculu...

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Adam Tatro - Business Administration

Adam Tatro - Business Administration Building and learning skills in business and making community connections has been an important part of my educational career.  I am a second year student in the Business Administration program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center.  Over the last 2 years I have learned skills in communications, accounting, leadership, human resourc...

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Alex Cooper - Computer Technology Applications

Alex Cooper - Computer Technology Applications CTA, where should I start? The Computer Technology Applications class is practically a second family to me. I enjoy every moment I have in this class, even if I am doing challenging work. I think this is because not only am I working on material, I am interested in building computers, writing code, or creating websites.  I am also working with ...

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HACTC Open House!

HACTC Open House! The HACTC will hold its 2014 Open House on March 4th!   If you, a family member, or a friend are interested in enrolling at the HACTC for the 2014-2015 school year, the Open House is a great opportunity to come and explore the different programs, talk to the instructors, and have access to students who are currently at the HACTC.  If you are n...

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2013-2014 Community Service

2013-2014 Community Service On January 24th, the HACTC celebrated the community service that has been performed by the students up to this point in the school year. Immediately below is a video highlighting that service.  Below the video is the complete list of what was accomplished.  Nice job, HACTC students!  The Business Administration program worked at the Quec...

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Outstanding Student of the Quarter - 2nd Quarter

Congratulations to the following students who received Outstanding Student of the Quarter for the 2nd Quarter at the HACTC.  Seniors: Dawn Plomp - Allied Medical Services Zach Cole - Auto Technology Darrell Rikert - Building Trades Desiree McCarthy - Business Administration Rebecca Town - Career & Technology Exploration ...

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Nick Kempton - Industrial Mechanics & Welding

Nick Kempton - Industrial Mechanics & Welding Industrial Mechanics and Welding is one of the most memorable and interesting classes that I have taken throughout school.  There is always something different to do everyday. I actually look forward to coming to school because of this class. We do so many different things: we weld, do electrical works, build electric cars, use milling machines...

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Heather Bailey - Culinary Arts

Heather Bailey - Culinary Arts To some people ninety minutes would seem like a long time, but when you are under pressure it is amazing how quickly it can go. So when two other classmates and myself found out that we were going to be competing in the 6th annual NECI Culinary Classic competition we were ready to give it all we had. We were not picked at random. Everyone in...

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Nathan Guarino - Design, Illustration & Media Arts

Nathan Guarino - Design, Illustration & Media Arts Have you ever picked up a pencil and stared at blank paper, intrigued by what you could fill the empty, white space with? Have you ever glanced up at a beautiful view and noticed what a stunning scene of nature of it is? Ever wanted to capture that stunning scene and keep it forever? Have you ever watched a film, and been inspired by its conten...

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Allison Courtemanche - Human Services

Allison Courtemanche - Human Services Hello, my name is Allison Courtemanche, but to the students and teachers throughout the halls of Hartford High School and the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (HACTC), I am better known as Al. I have always been a pretty outgoing kid, but it was not until I began my journey in HACTC that I truly broke out of my shell and really found ...

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Outstanding Students - Quarter 1

Outstanding Students - Quarter 1 Below is a list of the HACTC's Outstanding Students for the first quarter.  Congratulations!  We are so proud of your hard work!  Stephen Titus - Industrial Mechanics and Welding Level II Isaac McIntyre - Industrial Mechanics and Welding Level I Conner Tilton - Natural Resources Level II Garret LaFlam - Natural Resources Level I Mathew Thayer ...

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Automotive Technology by Artemis Kayiales

Automotive Technology by Artemis Kayiales           My name is Artemis Kayiales, but I prefer to go by Artie. I have a strong passion for Automotive Technology. I have always loved getting under the cars and trucks with my brother and father, most of what I know I learned from them. I am a junior at Lebanon High School, and I attend the Automotive Technology program at Hartford Area Ca...

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EAD by Alex Brueckner and Jackson Dwyer

EAD by Alex Brueckner and Jackson Dwyer      When I step into the Engineering and Architectural Design room, I am greeted by the teacher, Mr. Duffy, as well as my classmate Jackson Dwyer. We sit down and read the Valley News in order to catch up on the events of the day. Once we have read all of the interesting news articles and I have solved the Jumble, we get right to work. I am in...

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Cosmetology by Katelyn Yoder

Cosmetology by Katelyn Yoder      Look to the FUTURE! Were the last words us new seniors and juniors saw and heard before returning to Cosmetology this year. Last year and years previous, the Cosmetology program at the HACTC was held in West Lebanon at the New England School of Hair and Design taught by Stacey Dunham. This year the program has been moved to the HACTC joini...

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Collision Repair and Refinishing by Corey DeCota

Collision Repair and Refinishing by Corey DeCota      In Collision Repair and Refinishing at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center, you learn the basic skills used in the process of refinishing cars, busses, trucks, and even more interesting objects. You also learn skills in other classes that help to benefit you in a refinishing process. You learn basic welding techniques and you le...

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Kid Stuff Magazine

Kid Stuff Magazine The HACTC was recently featured in Kid Stuff Magazine, a local publication distributed around the Upper Valley.  In case you missed it in printed form, here is the link to the article:  Kid Stuff Magazine

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Community Presentations

Community Presentations   You are invited…… WeCare Hartford & MACC members invite you to our second of five evenings in supporting the Heart & Soul of our youth and families in the Town of Hartford and surrounding communities.   Date:Monday September 16, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. Location: Hartford High School Auditorium  A Presentat...

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Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing Dustin Potter, a former Natural Resources student, came back to the HACTC to show the current Natural Resources students how to climb a tree.  Dustin is an independent tree climber subcontracted by many tree service companies around the Upper Valley.   The HACTC loves it when its alumni come back to the school and love it even more when they ge...

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CTE Conversation

CTE Conversation Below is a great conversation regarding gender equity in Career and Technical Education.  It is a part of the Education - Join the Conversation series sponsored by Vermont's Agency of Education.   Here is the link: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01221&video=163937

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Summer Technology Camp 2013

Summer Technology Camp 2013 The 2013 Summer Technology Camp at the HACTC was a complete success. Eighty-three campers in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade enjoyed 5 days of fun-filled activities.   Campers experienced the following programs:  Natural Resources Human Services Cosmetology Engineering and Architectural Design Computer Technology Applications Industrial Mechanics and ...

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Final Program Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received Final Program Awards: Rebecca Adams 12 HHS Human Services Kiwanis For Kids Scholarship Rebecca Adams 12 HHS Cooperative Education Outstanding Student of the Year ...

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Rotary Student of the Month - May

Rotary Student of the Month - May Cosmetology students, Tiffaney Trussell and Shannon Hill, were honored at the monthly White River Rotary luncheon on Tuesday, May 14. Tiffaney and Shannon were recognized for their excellence in their Cosmetology class. Each student is nominated by her instructor and are honored with a luncheon catered by the Hartford Area Career and Technology ...

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National Technical Honor Society

Congratulations to the new members of the National Technical Honor Society! We are proud to have you as new members!  Rebecca Adams- Human Services Nick Brooks - Computer Tech Applications Todd Buckwold - Collision Repair Kali Covel - Design Illustration Media Arts Nathan Downing - Industrial Mechanics & Welding Jackso...

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2013 Natural Resources Annual Plant Sale

2013 Natural Resources Annual Plant Sale Natural Resources Annual Plant Sale To be held at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center 1 Gifford Road White River Jct. Vermont 802-295-8620 ext. 377 May 13th-16th May 13th:  6pm - 8pm May 14th and 15th:  9am- 10am, 2pm -3pm, 6pm –8pm May 16th:  9am -10am, 2pm- 3pm Click Here for a list of plant...

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Outstanding Students for the Third Quarter

Below are both the Senior, Junior and Sophomore Outstanding Students for the Third Quarter.  The students were honored at an awards assembly, receiving a certificate, a water bottle and a $15.00 gift certificate to Canotre or Ziggy's Pizza.  Their picture will also appear in The Valley News during the week of April 22nd.  Congratulations student...

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FFA - Morgan Albrecht

FFA - Morgan Albrecht      My name is Morgan Albrecht I live in Canaan, New Hampshire and am a Senior at Mascoma Valley Regional High School.       I am also a senior in the Natural Resources (NR) Program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. In Natural Resources, we run heavy equipment and learn about many vital things that are useful in life. My pa...

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FBLA - Parker Robinson

FBLA - Parker Robinson      My name is Parker Robinson and I am an Officer in the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center’s Future Business Leader of America (FBLA) program. FBLA is a student leadership organization that is run by the students and advisors. FBLA is primarily for students who are interested in a career in business. The focus of FBLA is to inform ot...

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HOSA - Dawn Plomp

HOSA - Dawn Plomp      A few weeks ago, on March 20th, 18 students from the Allied Medical Services program traveled to Manchester, NH to compete in various competitions at the Health Occupation Students of America’s (HOSA) annual state conference.  HOSA is a national organization created for students to develop their competencies and leadership skills in health...

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Skills USA - James Fadden & Tim Grace

Skills USA - James Fadden & Tim Grace      Want to see how you rank against other students in the state of Vermont? At the Skills USA competition in Burlington, Vermont, We competed against various students, showing others our skills and knowledge.  The Skills USA Competiti on is just that, a competition where Career and Technical Center students get together to test their skills a...

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DECA - Mackenzie Brown

DECA - Mackenzie Brown Hello. I am Mackenzie Brown and I am a senior in the Culinary Arts program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. In this class, we do not just learn about how to cook, we learn things that we can use in our everyday life. We also learn teamwork and people skills and most important, we learn leadership skills through our culinary man...

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Skills USA Winners!

Skills USA Winners! Congratulations to all the students who competed at Skills USA this year! The following students came home with medals for their 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd place finishes at the event! Collision Repair & Refinishing Todd Buckwold - 1st Automotive Refinishing and 2nd Collision Repair Timothy Grace - 3rd Automotive Refinishing ...

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New NTHS Members

New NTHS Members Below is a list of the new students accepted into the National Technical Honor Society.  They will be inducted at a ceremony on May 9th.  Congratulations!!!!!  Nick Brooks Kali Covel Nate Downing Jackson Dwyer Louise Filiault Ashley Fogg Rayne Lambert Brooke McFarlin Ronan O'Donnelle Brendan O'Donnelle Dawn Plomp Logan Wich

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FBLA Wins!!!!!

FBLA Wins!!!!! The FBLA students just completed their two-day competition in Burlington, Vermont.  Here are the results: Overall: 11 firsts 11 seconds 9 thirds 12 fourths 15 fifths FBLA award winners: Business calculations: Brooke mcFarlin 4th Business Communication: Hayden Dow 3rd Business Ethics: Devin  Josler and Louise Filault 3rd Business Law: Zach ...

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Human Services - Amanda LaMotte

Human Services - Amanda LaMotte         Hi, my name is Amanda LaMotte and I am a senior at Hartford High School. I am currently enrolled in the Human Services program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. The Human Services program is a two year program which you take in your Junior and Senior year.         As a junior, you are introduced to the class and all tha...

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Career Technology Exploration - Dakota Merrill

Career Technology Exploration - Dakota Merrill         My name is Dakota Merrill; I am a 16 year old sophomore at Woodstock Union High School. Outside of Woodstock, I am currently a student at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center in their Career Exploration program offered to sophomores only. I first heard about the program from one of my friends who had done it last year and said...

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Engineering and Architectural Design - Allison Rowlee

Engineering and Architectural Design - Allison Rowlee         “What do you want to be?” my guidance counselors would ask. Well, as a sophomore at Hartford High School I was more concerned with whom I wanted to be, and worrying about my future seemed less important, at the time. In fact, worrying is what most of us do in the first couple of years in high school; worrying about homework, jobs, relat...

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Computer Technology Applications - Nick Brooks

Computer Technology Applications - Nick Brooks         My name is Nick Brooks.  I am from Hartford High School and for the past semester have been taking Mr. Martelle’s Computer Technology Applications class taught at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center.  I am attending this class to gain the skills I will need to achieve my dream of becoming a game designer as well as the skills...

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National Technical Honor Society - By Melanie Taylor

National Technical Honor Society - By Melanie Taylor         NTHS is a student-run organization that is nationally designed to recognize technical educational students who meet published academic and attendance requirements.  NTHS is for students who have excelled in their programs, have excellent attendance and receive good grades in their home school classes. These students are students who...

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HACTC Student Honored - Rotary

Engineering and Architectural Design student, Jackson Dwyer, was honored at the monthly White River Rotary luncheon on Tuesday, March 12. Jackson was recognized for his excellence in his junior- level class. Each student is nominated by his/her instructor and is honored with a luncheon catered by the Hartford Area Career and Technology Cent...

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Outstanding Students for the Second Quarter

Outstanding Students for the Second Quarter Below are both the Senior and Junior Outstanding Students for the second Quarter.  The students were honored at an awards assembly, receiving a certificate, a water bottle, and a $15.00 gift certificate to Cantore's Pizza.  Their picture will also appear in The Valley News during the week of February 25th.  Congratulations, students!!!!  The HAC...

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HACTC Celebrates Community Service

HACTC Celebrates Community Service At its second quarter awards assembly, the HACTC celebrated all of the community service performed by its students.  The celebration focused on the video above, but below is a list of all that was done.  Thank you, students.  There is no more noble use of your talents and education than to improve the lives of others. Here is the list o...

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Culinary Arts - DECA Competition

Culinary Arts students returned with a vast amount of new knowledge from their DECA state competition held in Burlington, Vermont. DECA is a student run non-profit organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.  As a competition-based event, many of the HACTC’s students left wit...

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DIMA Student Kali Covell, Honored

At the 2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Visual Media Competition, Design Illustration and Media Arts junior Kali Covell took home 1 st place for her Entrepreneurship Poster. The competition is open to high school and tech. center students.  The overall event, which Kali attended highlights how or why entrepreneurship concepts and skills will help...

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HACTC Students Honored

Culinary Arts and Allied Medical Services students were honored at the monthly White River Rotary luncheon on Tuesday, February 5.  Culinary Arts senior, Seth Thibodeau, Culinary Arts junior, Katelyn Grizzaffi, and Allied Medical Services senior Danielle Olisky, were celebrated as Outstanding Students of the Month in their respective programs...

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Natural Resources - By Jesse Cutting

Natural Resources - By Jesse Cutting My name is Jesse Cutting; I am from Hanover High School and am a senior in the Natural Resources class at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. I came to the class interested in only logging and other forestry work. When I began the class, I just wanted to learn about forestry and was closed minded to anything else. But, throughout th...

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Cosmetology - By Jesslyn Halford

Cosmetology - By Jesslyn Halford My name is Jesslyn Halford and I am currently a senior at Hartford High School.  I also currently am in the Cosmetology program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. Every day my class members and I take a bus to the New England School of Hair Design where we learn about Cosmetology. Next year, the Cosmetology program will be on th...

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Allied Medical Services - By Brady McNeil

Allied Medical Services - By Brady McNeil I am Brady McNeil, a junior at Hartford High School. When I was asked to represent my class by writing this paper, I was excited to have this opportunity. For the past few months I have been attending the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center and have met people from all over the Upper Valley. My class, Allied Medical Services, has been aw...

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Design, Illustration, and Media Arts - By Molly Hammond

Design, Illustration, and Media Arts - By Molly Hammond My name is Molly Hammond and I am a junior at Windsor Jr/Sr High School. I also attend the Hartford Area and Career Technology Center and I am in the Design Illustration and Media Arts (DIMA) program. I went to the HACTC just to look at some of the programs and to get a day out of my school. I did not think it would be that interesting until I...

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Automotive Technology - By Andrew Goulet

Automotive Technology - By Andrew Goulet My name is Andrew Goulet, I am in eleventh grade and go to Windsor High School. I attend Hartford Area Career and Technology Center and am in the Automotive Technology program. What interested me in the program was my love of cars. The thought of being able to go to school and do something I loved excited me. I love working with cars because y...

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HACTC Students Honored

Industrial Mechanics & Welding along with Natural Resources students were honored at the monthly White River Rotary Luncheon on Tuesday November 13, 2012. Earning outstanding student of the month were: seniors Jesse Cutting (NR) and Tanner Hibbard (IMW), and juniors Troy Nadeau (NR) and Michael Bean (IMW). Each student was nominated by their...

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Brookemeade House #5 for Building Trades Students

Brookemeade House #5 for Building Trades Students Seniors complete trim on the fifth house in a series. Instructor Bob Clavelle reports the bungalow style house is nearly complete on the outside. Weather permitting, the juniors and seniors of the Building Trades program at HACTC will finish up outside in the next couple of weeks. Then the sheet rock will begin to go up in the interior of ...

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Human Services Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Seniors from HACTC, Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel  and their Pre School Class  dress in pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

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