Student Post: My Senior Capstone

VTPT0023My name is Thano Smith, and I am 18 years old and a senior at LiHigh School. To Live a Local Life is an event I created that brings together speakers from around Vermont to inspire us to live a local life through renewable energy, a commitment to local food, and using homemade music to build our communities. Speakers include representatives from Green Mountain College, Rutland Area Farm to Food Link, UVM Extension, and Northshire Grows.

To Live a Local Life will be held on Sunday, May 17th at the Poultney Public Library from 1:00PM – 4:30PM. The event was created to be used as my Senior Capstone project. For the Senior Capstone, seniors at LiHigh School are tasked with “making the world a better place.” My goal for To Live a Local Life is to inspire and influence today’s generation by informing them as to why they should buy from the local farmers markets, eat local food, support amazing local bands, and decrease their impact on the environment by using renewable energies.

I am excited to have Chris Callahan, Laird Christensen, Liz Ruffah, Tara Kelly, and Steve Letendre as speakers for my event, as well as The Poultney Bluegrass Society as our house band. The Chef and students of LiHigh School will also be catering the event.

I hope to see everybody there!

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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