Daeton Reflects on his time at Think College Vermont

To be back at Think College was as exciting as to be starting it! Not only did I get to see old friends, but I made some new friends too! I’m very thankful for meeting people apart of Think College, not just in improving my year in this program, but also to widen my circle of friends. My class, written expression, couldn’t be more perfect either! If anyone is interested in the pursuit of writing, I would highly recommend it to others. The class has given me lots of opportunities to improve my own ability of writing and new ways I can incorporate into my daily life! 

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Shania Reflects on her Internship

I’m doing my internship at The Converse Home with seniors, and I also do activities with them like bingo or painting their nails. Shania’s favorite part of her internship is taking care of the seniors. She feels “it’s a great place and I love working there.  

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Valentine’s Day party

Photo Booth at Valentine’s Day party

Think College Vermont held its second in-person Valentine’s Day Party. Students and former student got to socialize with their peers, mentors and staff. We had fun games, good food and lots of fun.

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What have you been working on to improve your academic independence?

“I have been working on completing my school work for art history and have been reading out loud” from Sara McNally

“I have been doing some readings by myself at home when I’m not in school.” From Shania Elias

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Happy Holidays

Think College Vermont Students, peer mentors and the program staff celebrated the end of the semester at the second in-person Holiday party since the COVID-19 pandemic. We played games, had food, took photos at the photo booth and had fun. It was great to see many students and mentors at the Holiday Party. To view photos of the Holiday party click here! https://photos.app.goo.gl/dHUdaWWFiXZYYMXj9    

Happy Holidays!!

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Eva Reflects on her Semester

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Having fun with a therapy dog

My name is Eva Edwards-Stoll this is my first year at Think college.The class that I chose for the first semester is Sociology Of Disasters. I chose this class because I was interested in disasters and how they affect communities. The most interesting disaster that I have studied this semester is Hurricane Katrina and the affect it had on children. Other things that I have done with my mentors are going to Henderson’s cafe for tea and coffee, going to a Halloween party, and hanging out with therapy dogs that are so cute and brighten my day! Next semester I’m hopefully going to take a history class and a yoga class. I have really loved the opportunity to be part of Think College and I love making new friends and hanging out in the fishbowl! 

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Quote of the day

“My experience at Think College Vermont has been amazing. I liked my class. I loved meeting new people and hanging out with my friends. I’m excited to go back next year.” By Shania Elias 

Being Social
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Emily Reflects on her Semester

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Emily and Grace Bugnacki had a lot of fun this semester although it was hard work. We enjoyed coloring together and Emily showed off her  Go Fish skills. We worked together with Willa Vish as Emily wrote and presented four speeches in front of her peers throughout the semester. So thankful for our friends, new and old!

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Sophia reflects on her internship

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Sophia at her Internship

My internship is going amazing. On the first day I had a mentor helping me with the reading. On the third day I began doing it independently. I cleaned the small animals. I need to see what they eat and if they drink water or other stuff we will have to put it on the paper. We moved to the cats, and we looked at the sheet to see what their diets are and when they last ate and drank. The kittens are so cute, and I got to see one get adopted which made me happy! My mentor Megan adopted this kitten on the third day we were at the humane society. The FV cats are last, because they are sick with some kinds of diseases. We don’t want to spread them to other cats. It is fun!

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Erin Reflects on her semester

This semester is going really well at UVM. I catch the bus the 11:03 bus to Burlington from uvm to downtown, I walk to my internship at the Hilton at 11:30 am and I’m there until 3:30.  I have been helping out with the HR person Johanne but this week I’m going to try housekeeping. When I’m with Johanne I usually help her organize and help her file things. Then after my shift at 3:30, I clock out and I get my stuff in the locker. After work, I go downtown and hang out with my friends  

On Mondays and Wednesdays, I’m on campus. On Wednesdays, I have a shift at Feel Good. On Mondays, I walk to the Davis Center with Sophia at 11:30 so I can meet with my mentor Willa at 12 to 3. When I get there I usually have lunch then we go to the friendship class from 1 until 2. Then after I do homework and then I color. I go to band class from 3:30 to 5. 

 On Fridays, I usually do feel good in the morning or I work at Shaw’s.

The clubs that I’m a part of on-campus are Feel Good and we make grilled cheese and people donate what makes them feel good and I do that on Wednesdays from 10:40 to 11:50 and also on Fridays from 11:50 to 1:00. Another club I’m a part of is the pep band and I play the clarinet. I have been playing the clarinet since 5th grade and the pep band is on Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:45 pm then on the weekends for the sporting events.

Having at the Feel Good Club

I live on the Redstone campus in the Redstone Lofts a four-bedroom apartment with 2 baths and my roommates are Celeste, Sophia, and Gracie. I love living there and I usually cook my own meals but sometimes we have meals on campus. On the weekends I usually go home to see my parents and my crazy dog Mookie. The mentors who I work with this semester are Willa and Stella. I love being on campus it’s so fun

Erin and Sophia
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