Trevor Farr drives a 2018 Toyota Tundra the color of a cayenne pepper. The truck smells like it came off the lot yesterday. It’s spotless, inside and out—minus a baseball cap and his son’s (also spotless) car seat in the back.
The Community College of Vermont (CCV) will hold its 51st commencement ceremony at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House in Northfield, Vermont on Saturday, June 2. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m.
“I didn’t work well with school, but I was smart. I would skip school and go read books,” says Richard Witting. He dropped out of high school at 17, tried a few classes at CCV, and then moved to the West Coast for more than a decade. In Portland and San Francisco, he returned to familiar work: food.
Today is the last full day of our adventure. We have seen so many monuments of history and culture. Today being Sunday, there was a lot of foot traffic on the streets. People walking to work, the local boulangerie, a café, or the markets.
Today we left Tours by bus and traveled to Chartres Cathedral. This is the first day it has rained. We have been fortunate to have good weather during our tour. Our guide told us it rains here approximately 200 days each year!
We traveled to Carnac today. At Brittany, our guide Awen helped us understand the history of the megaliths. Students made a circle around one of the largest stones, which weighs 30 tons.
Today we went to Saint-Michel in Normandy France. We learned many history facts about this place. We found out that about eight people are left living on the island. They mostly maintain the grounds. Another interesting fact about the grounds is that “high” tide is really only during a new moon and a full moon. So the water doesn’t get that high until then.
We spent yesterday learning how to make eclairs, Paris-Brest, and some other puff pastries.
This week CCV Now will share updates from the spring study abroad class, the Power of Food, as they journey through France. The class arrived in Paris on Saturday.
With just one week to go in the spring semester, CCV is gearing up for graduation! We’ll celebrate the class of 2018 at this year’s commencement on Saturday, June 2 at Norwich University. In the meantime, here’s the April news!