A CCV student named Ali is speaking French as he scrapes the last serving of a thick and fragrant stew from a casserole dish. A hungry guest wearing a wide grin holds out a bowl.
Paige Perkins is ready to get to work. She has been since she was a junior in high school. She is the kind of person who’s spent a lot of time thinking about what she wants to be when she grows up. “I always thought I wanted to be a forensic psychologist,” she says. “That was my eighth grade project.” And by sophomore year of high school, Perkins had set her sights on becoming a nurse.
“If you asked me three years ago if I would have come to Montpelier to talk about leadership, I would have probably not answered you. When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t the type of guy to go out and do things. I wasn’t really involved in my community,” said Justin Bourdeau. “But when I started taking classes at CCV, I started doing things for my community that I didn’t think I would be doing.”
Belle Kidder was 14 when she took Introduction to College Studies (ICS) at Fair Haven Union High School—she was the only freshman in the class. “When I signed up I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” said Kidder, who had been homeschooled before joining the class at Fair Haven.
Like the 300 fully online courses that CCV offers each semester, telepresence courses are all about access for students.
There are many different ethnicities around the world, and New York City is the most ethnically diverse city in the United States. Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. Today we visited the most diverse borough in New York: Queens.
On Friday, December 8th, the Rutland center held its biannual Cafe CCV, a showcase of different visual and performing arts classes held at the center. In Winooski, the CCV Guitar 1 class and the Community Chorus held a musical performance. And at the Montpelier center, three different art classes were highlighted in an end-of-semester art show.
These days, Dylan Giambatista spends most of his time under Montpelier’s golden dome— meeting with fellow lawmakers, discussing the most pressing issues in Vermont, bringing a bit of youthful energy to the working museum that is our State House.
You can tell a native New Yorker from a non-native by how aware they choose to be of their presence on the subway. They sleep, ensured by their city-formed adaptation to waking up just before their stop. They read books. Before cell phones, newspapers were likely a popular form of dissociating.