No More Pencils: GMUHS graduates the Class of 2016

Fifty-seven seniors graduated from Green Mountain Union High School on Friday, June 17, as staff and students said farewell to Fritz Wendlandt, long-time music teacher, band director and musical theater impresario.

This was also the end of supervisory union Superintendent Bruce Williams’ tenure.

Salutatorian Robert Haseltine and Valedictorian Sarah Baker spoke as did English teacher Dylan Bate, who urged his departing students to “get out into the woods whenever you can … When society is cloying or claustrophobic, nature is the antidote. …  (and to) remember poetry. …  a testament to our deepest feelings.” Below the clickable photos, you’ll find a list of the awards presented during graduation. Click here for those presented at Awards Night.

Awards handed out during graduation are:

American Legion Post 67

$1,000 to both Robert Haseltine and Sarah Martel

Spencer Huntley Memorial Award

Spencer’s mother, Sharon, urged the crowd not to text and drive before awarding a $1,000 scholarship to Rachel Spigel

Alumni Award

Heather Morse

Babe Ruth Awards

Rylee Ewald
Cooper McCoy

Chester Academy Gold Pins

Heather Morse (received in her junior year)
Matthew Chambers
Sarah Baker
Robert Haseltine*
Rylee Ewald
Sarah Martel*
Kaitlin Wells

*Chester Academy Medal awardees as well

John Butler Scholarships (totaling $9,300 renewable)

Matthew Chambers
Robert Haseltine
Sarah Martel
Heather Morse
Kaili Osier

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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