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Southwest Tech Spotlight

Tom Haskins Auto Tech Instructor

How did you arrive at SWT ? I worked for 10 years in a dealership . My interest in
teaching was sparked when the dealership collaborated with the school , giving me the chance to work with students . Soon after , I became the auto teacher . Over the years , I have found a good balance between owning my own business and teaching .
Favorite classroom memory ? Running into past students thriving in the automotive
field is one of my most memorable experiences — it ' s a reminder of the impact of education . Seeing their success makes all the hard work worth it .
Tell us a fun fact about yourself ! In my free time , I enjoy mountain biking and camping , spending time at camp with my family and dogs , and exploring the outdoors . Additionally , I love snowmobiling and riding ATVs whenever possible .
321 Park Street , Bennington , VT 802.447.0220
Southwest Vermont Regional Technical School District does not discriminate on the basis of race , color , national origin , sex , disability , sexual orientation , gender identity , marital status , or age in its programs or activities .

Our COMMUNITY

Grace Cottage ’ s Family-Friendly 5K
Spring weather is just around the corner ! Mark your calendar now for the 15th Annual Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital ’ s Spring into Health 5K . The event begins with an 8:30am shotgun start on May 11 on the Townshend Common . You can run , walk , roll , stroll , or push your baby carriage for this fun , family-friendly event !
Registration is $ 20 per participant ( children ages 17 and under are free with signed parent / guardian permission ) and registration is open now at gracecottage . org / events . A virtual option is also available . Register at the same link . For more , email info @ gracecottage . org or call 802-365-9109 . All proceeds from this event will benefit healthcare services at Grace Cottage .
Spring College Night at BBA
On April 9 , the Burr and Burton Academy ( BBA ) School Counseling Office will host their annual Spring College Night . The evening will begin with an introduction to the college admission process with a panel presentation by representatives from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , St . Lawrence University , the University of Vermont , and Vermont State Colleges . Breakout workshops will follow with sessions that cover a variety of topics : All About UVM , Financial Aid 101 , How Colleges Review Applications , Majors in Engineering and STEM , and The College List : Building your list and visiting .
BBA ’ s Spring College Night begins at 6:30pm in the Founders Hall . The program ’ s intended audience is high school sophomores , juniors , and their parents and guardians . The public is also invited . For more , please contact the School Counseling Office at 802-549-8242 .
David Coggins at Northshire Bookstore
Join us in person at the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester , VT on April 20 at 2pm for an event featuring the author of the instant fishing classic The Optimist , David Coggins , as he speaks on his new book . The Believer wades into deeper waters and shares new wisdom , humor , and experience in seven extraordinary fly-fishing expeditions .
In The Optimist , he tackles the techniques of fly fishing and meditates on its virtues , recounting his triumphs and frustrations . Now , in The Believer , he deftly mixes travel , local cultures , further fishing challenges ( some knee-buckling in their disappointment ), and details his own experience as life and love crowd his time to fish . Self-consciously — and self-deprecatingly — Coggins embarks on seven far-flung fishing voyages , away from screens and social media , not answering his phone , reveling in humanity ’ s undying yearning for a quest , for the rituals and rites of passage that mark transition .
David Coggins is the author of Men and Manners and the New York Times bestseller Men and Style . He writes about fly fishing for Robb Report and tailoring , drinking , and travel for numerous publications , including the Financial Times , Bloomberg Pursuits , and Condé Nast Traveler . He writes The Contender newsletter . Coggins lives in New York and fishes regularly in the Catskills , Wisconsin , and Montana .
8 Vermont News Guide April 8 , 2024