Vermont Academy of Science and Technology Hosts Graduation Ceremony

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Vermont Technical College's Dan Smith will be presiding over the graduation ceremony for this year’s Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) program.

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DATE:            Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TIME:            6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

LOCATION:        Vermont Tech’s Randolph Center Campus
                 JUDD Hall
                 Randolph Center, 05061


Vermont Technical College announced today that President Dan Smith will be presiding over the graduation ceremony for this year’s Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) program. The student speaker is Kendra Fecteau of Derby Line, Vermont and who has attended VAST on the Randolph Center campus. There are 50 students graduating Tuesday evening, with the majority Vermont students from towns across the state as well as one graduate from Key Biscayne, Florida and one from Millis, Massachusetts.

The event also includes the academic recognitions for students who have achieved the highest standards.

Graduates of the VAST program have completed their last year of high school while also gaining a full year’s worth of college credit. They receive a diploma from VAST as it is an accredited private academy, but several students are also electing to receive a diploma from their sending school.

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About VAST - The Vermont Academy of Science and Technology program was started in 1989 as a resource for high school seniors and home-schooled students with a strong interest and ability in science, math, and technology. It is the state’s original early-college program. Since then, many VAST students have found a place for themselves in the classrooms at Vermont Technical College. Some of our students combine their senior year of high school with their first year of a degree program at Vermont Tech. Others find the VAST year helpful in the competition for acceptance to a prestigious college or university. All VAST students are challenged with a rigorous year of academics and the opportunity to take on new responsibilities. Vermont students can attend VAST tuition-free thanks to high school waivers.

About Vermont Tech – Vermont Tech is a leading public college with a mission of applied education. One of the five Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Tech serves students from throughout Vermont, New England, and beyond at its two residential campuses in Williston and Randolph Center, regional campuses in Brattleboro and Bennington, and at five nursing campuses located throughout the state. Vermont Tech takes an optimistic, rooted and personal approach to education to support students in gaining the confidence and practical skills necessary to not only see their potential, but to experience it. Our academic programs encompass a wide range of engineering technology, agricultural, health, and business fields that are vital to producing the knowledgeable workers needed most by employers in the state and in the region.

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