Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk Rileigh Thomas

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Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” in front of your family, friends and community will give you some small joy and a memory to take with you.

Rileigh Thomas

Rileigh’s favorite pastimes include dancing, crochet, yoga, creative writing, reading, sleeping in the sun and having her feet in the ocean. While at Green Mountain Union High School, Rileigh co-founded the school’s newspaper, The Green and The Gold. Additionally, she volunteered her time as the Interact Club Secretary, was a member of the National Honor Society and was active in the spring musicals. Rileigh studied abroad with the Experiment in International Living and took dance classes at The Dance Factory. She competed in pole vault, high jump and hurdles as a member of GMUHS indoor and outdoor track teams. When she reminisces about her high school years, it’s impossible to forget her twin, Jacob, and yet she will not miss him screaming her name across the hall. Rileigh is grateful for and will miss the staff that has helped shape the person that she is today.  A little yoga retreat with her guinea, Destiny, sounds like a nice way to spend a vacation. Fifteen years from now Rileigh might be seen rolling up to her class reunion in a sunshine yellow Volkswagen bug with her kitty on the front seat. In the fall, Rileigh will attend The University of Vermont majoring in Global Studies.

View the Green Mountain High School Class of 2020 gallery

After leaving the stage, each student’s photo will become part of the Class of 2020 gallery. We want to thank Becky Bushey and Kelly Goodrich for their work in pulling together photos and text and Principal Lauren Fierman and the GM Guidance Office and our advertisers for making it possible.


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  1. John Holme says:

    Congratulations neighbor and fellow dog walker. Enjoy your studies at UVM.

  2. Sharon Jonynas says:

    Rileigh, you have been a delight to me since the first day I met you. Congratulations to you!