Milton High School is an inclusive and supportive educational community for students, educators, parents, and the community. Our educational community believes students must take ownership of their learning – thinking critically, creatively, and globally across disciplines, and adapting to a rapidly-changing world. We foster a collaborative partnership among teachers, parents, students and community. In addition to learning in the classroom, co-curricular educational opportunities take place so that Milton students value wellness, cultural literacy and global awareness. All students have challenging 21st Century learning opportunities. Instruction is personalized, research-based, and data-driven. Curriculum, assessments, and instruction, aided by technology, involve students in authentic learning opportunities that require curiosity, imagination, and healthy risk-taking while embracing their personal learning styles. Students, educators and school leaders engage in active and purposeful learning within an organizational structure that promotes collaborative learning partnerships and instills school pride. Assessments provide variety and choice that inform on both the formative and summative level. The Milton learning community values technology as a way of leveraging learning beyond the traditional boundaries of the school. We actively encourage and support student education beyond the secondary level.
Liam Agan, Nominated by: 9th Grade Big Team – Liam is one of the hardest working students we have on our team. He embraces all challenges, regardless of subject material, and seeks additional supports when needed to make sure all of his assignments are quality work. He welcomes and uses feedback from all of his teachers and had a very successful first quarter.
Vasiliki Anemikos, Nominated by: Karen Tatko, Math – Lili always came to class with a positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile. Lili always strives to for perfection and enthusiastically accepts a challenge.
Jessica Attig, Nominated by: 10th Grade Mini Team – Jessica is a hard-working and dedicated student who is an absolute pleasure to have in class. She has many insights to offer her teachers and peers and genuinely improves the educational setting she is put into. Keep up the good work, and thank you, Jessica!
Kwang-Rei Baek, Nominated by: Courtney Reckord, Art – Kwang Rei is taking my metalworking class, and she is excelling in all areas of the class. She is focused, her work is very high quality and she is going above and beyond to do extra more advanced work.
Elizabeth Bashaw, Nominated by: 10th Grade Big Team – Elizabeth has impressed our team with her desire to do well. As a new student to Milton High School this year, her positive attitude and willingness to learn have allowed her to get off to a great start.
Noah Baylis, Nominated by: 10th Grade Mini Team – Noah is both a strong academic and kind peer. He is engaged and enthusiastic about his learning and often inspires others to find significance in their own learning. His polite and modest manners are very much appreciated amongst his classmates and teachers.
Nichole Brady, Nominated by: Nicole Martel, 11th Grade Guidance Counselor – Nichole was the first junior student to take initiative and sign up for a college course at the University of Vermont for this coming spring.
Josh Circe, Nominated by: Karen Tatko, Math – Josh is a hard working individual who always strives for perfection and always willingly gives help to his peers.
Nick Demos & Chad Richardson, Nominated by: Matt Rector, 12th Grade Guidance Counselor – Nick and Chad are the first two students to be accepted to college in the Class of 2014. Congrats!
Aimee Deren, Nominated by: 9th Grade Mini Team – Aimee is being recognized for her outstanding character. Aimee is a returning MHS student and has been using her outgoing personality to help others in the classroom.
Laura Dickinson, Nominated by: Dustin Kemp, AP Statistics – Laura has been exemplary in her work, taking time to understand and show genuine understanding of the material. She is great to have in class.
Meghan Edwards, Nominated by: 9th Grade Big Team – Meghan has been an exceptional student from the beginning. Being a calm and caring individual, Meghan invites her peers to join her in the learning process with dignity that every student deserves.
Morgen Edwards, Nominated by: 9th Grade Mini Team – Morgen, while a bit quiet and reserved, is an absolute asset to every learning environment that is lucky enough to share her presence. Her passions – especially for history, non-fiction and law – combined with her dedication to succeed and excel, influence all of those around her.
Hailey Flynn, Nominated by: Karen Tatko, Math – Hailey’s energy brings joy to my classroom. Hailey’s passion and willingness to help her peers does not go unappreciated.
Hannah Franzak, Nominated by: Rick Scharf, AP Biology – Hannah has demonstrated a strong aptitude for biology. Her strong questioning and analysis and her willingness to revisit and improve work demonstrates her perseverance and pursuit of excellence.
Sophia Georgakis, Nominated by Case Newberry, Criminal Justice – Sophia is to be commended for her commitment to understanding the material, as well as her commitment to being a leader within the classroom.
Matt Granger, Nominated by: Karen Tatko, Math – Matt has character galore. He is respectful, responsible and has a wonderful sense of humor. He has a great taste in music, too!
Amin Habibovic, Nominated by: Dustin Kemp, AP Statistics – Amin has shown much more perseverance this last month; he is thoughtful and engaged in the material. He is great to have in class.
Abigail Halnon, Nominated by: 9th Grade Big Team – It has been really great to watch Abby come out of her shell and become more confident sharing her ideas with the class. She is very intelligent and has so much to offer in classroom discussions.
Sabrina Hardy, Nominated by: Amanda DeCarlo, Art – Sabrina is a very respectful and responsible student. She works hard in class and never causes a disturbance. She is always smiling and takes criticism well. She is also a very talented artist.
Grace Hickey & Kaitlin Reilly, Nominated by: Maryann Carlson, AP US History – Grace and Kaitlin have personified perseverance so far in AP U.S. History. Neither is satisfied with “good enough” in their work. I have been impressed with their work ethic and standards that they set for themselves.
Jacob Hoffman, Nominated by: 10th Grade Big Team – Jacob has really impressed the team this year. He has shown perseverance and tenacity in his work.
Kayla Holbrook, Nominated by: Case Newberry, Criminal Justice – Whether leading by example or by role, Kayla’s positive encouragement of her peers, and thoughtful engagement with the material, set a positive and purposeful tone in the class.
Samantha Howell, Nominated by: Karen Hammond, Chemistry – Sam is one of the top students in her chemistry class. She embraces all challenges with a positive attitude, works well with her peers and asks great questions.
Hannah Johnson, Nominated by: Lindsey Reynolds – AP English Literature and Composition – Hannah has a brilliant mind, and the most influential action of a person with such wonderfully creative ideas is to share those ideas with others. Hannah does so not only with her beautiful writing, but also through conversation and debate, making her an absolute pleasure to have in our English class.
Rylee Johnson, Nominated by: 10th Grade Mini Team – Rylee is a quiet, yet powerful, presence in the classroom. Her meticulous work is a reflection of her character and commitment to learning, both of which are considerable and noteworthy.
Ashley Lauziere, Nominated by: Rick Scarf, AP Biology – Ashley is a diligent student, always submitting the highest quality work. She demonstrated leadership on her team as they completed an excellent analysis of the Milton High School forest.
Colby Leavitt, Nominated by: 10th Grade Big Team – Colby’s positive attitude and kind demeanor is greatly appreciated in the classroom. He is always striving to do his best and is very conscientious about getting his assignments done in a timely manner. His sense of caring and respect toward others is especially noted when working with his peers.
Jordan Lehneman, Nominated by: 10th Grade Mini Team – Jordan is being nominated for her leadership. Whether she is leading a group through a discussion or giving critical feedback, Jordan’s voice is essential in our classes. We are grateful for what she brings to class every day and for her willingness and courage to tell it like it is.
Carly McNeil, Nominated by: Lindsey Reynolds – AP English Literature and Composition – Carly arrives in class each and every day with a bright smile and an eager mind, ready not only to absorb as much new learning as she possibly can, but also to share and express those ideas with others. Carly’s obvious passion for language and learning and life is positively contagious.
James Mulholland, Nominated by: Kaitlynn Oles & Maria Short – James is currently a 10th grader at Milton High School. James has grown to be a very mature, caring and hardworking young man. This year, James has been involved in a community service project, supporting a student with special needs. James shows a lot of compassion, initiative and investment in all that he pursues. James is a valued member of our community.
Josh Poirier, Nominated by: Karen Tatko, Math – Josh is a leader in the classroom. His participation and willingness to help others make him a standout Algebra II student.
Harrison Skinner, Nominated by: 9th Grade Big Team – Harrison has proven himself to be an extremely valuable member of our team. His solid work ethic, engaging personality and awesome sense of humor adds value to his classes and encourages others to rise to the occasion.
Abby Snow, Nominated by Kristy Corrow, Math – Abby comes to class always ready to work and enthusiastic. She is a role model to her peers and is highly respected by everyone.
Brandin VanTine, Nominated by: Amanda DeCarlo, Art – Brandin is very artistically gifted. It’s hard to believe he hasn’t had formal art training. In class, he is so extremely focused on his work that he rarely talks, even if everyone around him is talking.
Christina Watson, Nominated by: Karen Tatko, Math – Christina is a quiet leader in the classroom. Her willingness to support her peers while challenging herself doesn’t go unnoticed.
Milton High School’s Students of the Month – October 2013
Kyle Apgar, Nominated by: 10th Grade BIG Team
Kyle does excellent work, really likes to participate in the classrooms and goes the extra mile to understand material.
Maddie Beaudry, Nominated by: Courtney Reckord
Maddie is a very talented artist. She is focused in class and is receptive to feedback and always wants to make her work better. She is a pleasure to have in class.
Connor Beaupre, Jeremy Lamotte & Alex Nichols, Nominated by: Trevor Wagar & Jim O’Grady – Physical Education
Jeremy, Connor and Alex all go about their business in class every day. When they are working on their fitness goal, they all give great effort towards their personal goals. They are positive role models to their classmates and teammates during all team activities in class. These students make the class a better place each day by their actions.
Alex Dooley, Nominated by: 9th Grade MINI Team
Alex walks into class each day with a smile on his face and a notebook in hand, not only ready but eager to learn. His positivity is contagious. And his genuine sincerity, ardent determination and unconditional respect for others make Alex an honor to share a classroom with – for both teachers and students.
Adam Dragosljvich, Nominated by: Maryann Carlson, AP US History
Adam has become a “go to” person in his AP class. I appreciate how he is willing to take academic risks and participates often. He also uses his time well in class and asks great questions!
Fletcher Eddy, Nominated by: Courtney Reckord
Fletcher is a pleasure to have in class. He is a great role model in class and is always willing to help. His work is creative and unusual, and he is a positive member of the classroom community.
Megan Fanning, Nominated by: Courtney Reckord
Megan is a super addition to the classroom. She has a positivity that just radiates and is so wonderful to have in class. She is super focused and does high quality work.
Jayson Felix, Nominated by: 9th Grade BIG Team
Jayson brings a sense of calm understanding to the classroom. His stoic, and insightful, demeanor encourages his fellow students to be successful.
Cheyenne Fitzpatrick, Meredith Holbrook & Cece Vestrand, Nominated by: Trevor Wagar & Jim O’Grady – Physical Education
Cheyenne, Meredith and Cece are very focused students in class and are always asking questions about how to get better. They have been putting in the work toward their personal goals and serve as an example of what we want from all students. They fully participate in all our activities without hesitation, as they realize that our intention is toward health and wellness within the activity.
Andrew Gadbois, Nominated by: John-Paul Lavoie
I would like to commend Andrew for truly “going the extra mile.” Andrew was the youngest finisher at the Vermont Spartan Ultra-Beast – a 28-mile obstacle course race at Killington.
Paige Hibbard, Nominated by: 10th Grade BIG Team
Paige has demonstrated a strong desire to have a successful year at the start of this school year. She has shown that she cares about her learning and the learning process.
Joshua Hinchman, Nominated by: 10th Grade MINI Team
Joshua’s teachers would like to commend him for his willingness to take risks in the classroom. Joshua has stepped up as a leader, particularly in his willingness to ask important questions.
Meredith Holbrook, Nominated by: 10th Grade MINI Team
From the very first day of class, Meredith has exhibited admirable qualities as an academic, peer, and young lady. She practices respectful discourse and inspires others with her intrinsic motivation to learn. Meredith is already a distinguished student.
Kyle Lebeau, Nominated by: 10th Grade MINI Team
Kyle is an exceptional student that brings enthusiasm into each classroom he visits. He is engaged during lessons, he asks great questions and he cares truly about his learning and not just the grade attached to it.
Connor Lessard, Nominated by: Angela King, Spanish II
Connor is being recognized for his academic achievement in Spanish II. He is always participating in class, respectful of others and turns in quality work. He is diligent and is always applying himself by taking on the more challenging activities offered in class. Bravo, Connor!
McKayla Lucia, Nominated by: 9th Grade BIG Team
McKayla is off to a great start. We have been particularly impressed with her ability to advocate for herself and keep the focus on her academics. She is a hardworking and determined individual and is a role model for her peers.
Chyann McMullen, Nominated by: Amanda DeCarlo
Chyann is a wonderful new addition to our school community. She is a very hard worker, and it shows through her projects.
Ryan Merkx, Nominated by: 9th Grade BIG Team
Ryan has been nominated for his outstanding attitude toward the opportunity of being educated. He is a risk-taker, a hard worker and presents himself in a warm and enthusiastic manner.
Alicia Muir, Nominated by: Karen Hammond, Chemistry
Alicia is one of the top chemistry students in her class. She produces only the highest quality work and seeks help if she has any questions, whether inside or outside of class. Her science notebook is meticulous and can be used as an exemplar model.
Selena Paterson, Nominated by: 10th Grade MINI Team
Selena lights up our classrooms. We appreciate her enthusiasm, additions to discussions and positive attitude. Selena asks terrific questions and advocates for herself. She has added a great deal to our classes during the first month of school!
Philip Patry, Nominated by: Maryann Carlson, AP US History
Phil has been an outstanding leader in AP US History. His enthusiasm is infectious! He has taken responsibility when he needs help, and he has already improved his study habits.
Emma Preiss, Nominated by: 9th Grade BIG Team
Emma is a fantastic student. She sets high goals for herself, asks great questions in class and is an engaged learner. She will check in with her teachers if she misses a class due to an athletic event and successfully balances extracurricular with academics.
Ryan Racicot, Nominated by: 10th Grade BIG Team
We are pleased to recognize Ryan for the student of the month award. His excellent work quality is matched only by his excellent work habits. His relentless desire to constantly learn more about any given subject and embrace new ideas and challenges – which will serve him well this year and in the future – make him a privilege to work with and a pleasure to recognize.
Katie Rayner, Nominated by: 10th Grade BIG Team
Katie is a role model among her peers. She strives to do her best and is always asking for ways to improve on her work. She has a respectful attitude to both her teachers and peers. She is willing to participate in class discussions and offers good insight on many issues.
Jared Richardson, Nominated by: Lindsey Reynolds, AP English Lit
Jared is positively selfless. With very little willingness to acknowledge his own excellence – as a student and as a person – Jared seems to find genuine joy out of complimenting others, guiding others and encouraging others to succeed.
Brandon Robinson, Nominated by: Lindsey Reynolds, AP English Lit
Brandon is pushing himself as a person and student. Brandon’s ability to remain confident, collected and, most of all, happy, despite the daily trials and stresses of such an advanced course load makes Brandon a student worthy of admiration by his peers and teachers alike.
Tyler Rock, Nominated by: 9th Grade MINI Team
Tyler is a constructive and noteworthy force of positivity in the classroom. His energy and his intellect provide insights, thoughtful questions and push his peers to be better students.
Joanna Sumner, Nominated by:Peter Wyndorf, Video Production
Joanna is being nominated for an outstanding achievement in video production. Joanna is a true artist with advanced ability in composition, editing, lighting and camera movement. She has exhibited exemplary skill and vision.
Danielle Valyou, Nominated by: Amanda DeCarlo
Danielle is a responsible and respectful student. She works hard, helps others and is a joy to be around. She also has a 100 percent test average in my Art History Class.