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SJA Shining Stars is a collection of stories and pictures gathered from alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends to showcase those helping others during this pandemic.

If you have stories or pictures to share, please send them to sjaalumni@stjacademy.org


MAY 22, 2020

SJA SHINING STARS

Today’s SJA Shining Stars are SJA Culinary Faculty, David Hale, Paula Bystrzycki ’80, and Jeffrey Andre; with special thanks to the Aladdin Food Management team. Together, they have ensured that our Friday community lunches could continue without interruption.

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MAY 20, 2020

SJA SHINING STARS

Today’s SJA Shining Stars are Emilie Begin ’17 and Michele LeBlanc ’17. They have been sending out handwritten cards to other SJA alumni with messages of care and support.

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MAY 14, 2020

SJA SHINING STARS

Today's SJA Shining Star is Cyndie Mathews Payeur '91. She is a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room at NVRH.

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MAY 10, 2020

SJA SHINING STARS

In honor of National Hospital Week, today’s SJA Shining Star is Anna Ely Talbot ’93. Anna works in the Environmental Services Department at NVRH and has been there for more than 8 years.

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MAY 7, 2020

SJA SHINING STARS

Today’s SJA Shining Star is Melissa Lamphere Blanchard ’00. Melissa is a Registered Nurse at NVRH and works in their ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat/Otolaryngology), Palliative Care and Psychiatry offices. Melissa is dedicated to caring for our community, especially during times like these.

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MAY 6, 2020

SJA SHINING STARS

In honor of National Nurses Week, today's SJA Shining Star is Cole Barski ’12, a Registered Nurse at UVM Medical Center.

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APRIL 24, 2020

SJA SHINING STARS

Today’s SJA Shining Stars are Claudia Vieira Heisholt ’99, Jen Bearce Crown ’98, and Sue Thompson. They have spearheaded the Neighbors Helping Neighbors food drive for the Barnet area out of McIndoes Academy.

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APRIL 21, 2020

SJA SHINING STARS

Today’s SJA Shining Star is Brendan Hughes ’12, President and Co-Founder of St. Johnsbury Distillery. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Brendan and his team began producing more than just the rum that the company is known for; they began producing hand-sanitizer to support the local community.

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APRIL 17, 2020

SJA SHINING STARS

For our first story, we’d like to recognize our SJA international families and partners in collaboration with Associate Headmaster Jack Cummings.

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