Meet the Class of 2016

We’re proud to introduce you to our two graduates for the class of 2016! Both of these students have worked very hard to reach this milestone, and we couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments.

Hannah Strohmaier

1604659_1603154226582058_4679373850014358545_nHannah joined LiHigh School just thirteen months ago, but in that short time, Hannah has become an integral member of our communty, serving as unofficial notetaker and caregiver to both the students and the advisors. Hannah has also been a role model of academic focus, demonstrating every day to the younger students what it means to organize one’s tasks and accomplish one’s goals.

For the senior capstone project, Hannah developed an online support group for LGBTQ youth. The project utilized Hannah’s strengths in technology, communications, social networking, and empathy.

Hannah has already started taking college courses at Vermont Community College, with plans to transfer into a four-year college a little later down the line. But for now, Hannah’s main goal is to travel throughout the country and see what the world has to offer.

Ariella Zarfati-Eirmann

IMG_0774Ariella has been the longest-attending student in LiHigh School’s Social Entrepreneurial program, joining us as a ninth grader in our second year. Over the past four years, Ariella took more college classes and participated in more projects than any other student: almost 90 different projects, seminars, and courses over four years, including an academic trip to China!

For her senior capstone project, Ariella created a public art project that she titled, “I Dream Of…”, where she asked members of the community to share their dreams, which she then printed onto a piece of wood, with each dream accompanied by a portrait of the dreamer. She mounted the finished pieces on the fencing in front of LiHigh School on Main Street, giving everyone in the community the chance to learn more about the people they see everyday.

This fall, Ariella will begin her college career in the highly selective Global Scholars Program at American University in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to the class of 2016!

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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