Vergennes famous quote, attributed to a long dead Greek philsopher, i soften mentioned when talking about the impact of teachers: “Teachers can open the door but it's your choice whether to walk through or not.”
In the case of St. Michael’s College freshman Nick Paquin, and a graduate of Vergennes High School, he walked through anopen door that VUHS educator Sarah Thompson opened for him a few years ago.
Vergennes Union High School teacher Sarah Thompson of Charlotte was selected as an “Unsung Hero” in the Saint Michael's College Teacher Recognition Program.
Thompson was nominated by Paquin who never forget the high school teacher.
Paquin said, “I believe Ms. Thompson should get this award because she always went out of her way to help me through my studies. She was there to help me with any problem I ever had. She was like a really cool mom or guardian. Not to mention she is one of the nicest people I've ever met. She truly deserves this award...”
Thompson thanked the former VUHS student and said there were many good teachers at VUHS.
“We feel very fortunate to have Nick Paquin as a member of our campus community," Flanagan said. “I hope that the best and brightest from Vergennes Union High School will continue to come to Saint Michael's College.”