Students make gifts for adults
About 50 students from six schools in the Central Vermont Supervisory Union banded together recently to produce gifts for all the adults in their academic lives. The students, facilitated by work-based learning coordinator Jerry Cassels, produced about 300 wooden sandwich boards with the help of a crew of adult volunteers. The boards are made from reclaimed flooring and feature the supervisory union’s logo branded on one side. This is perhaps the first project that has involved students from all six schools in the union. Above, Micah Byrd, 14, from the Orange Center School, organizes just-finished boards in Northfield. Below right, Ashley Martel, 17, a junior at Northfield High School, puts bows on finished boards before delivery. Below left, Colby Pelletier, 13, an 8th-gradder from Williamstown, uses a band sander to smooth the edges of boards.