Sophie Krotinger on the left.

Thirteen Harwood Union students are among the 396 Vermont high school students who graduated from the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) this summer. GIV hosts intensive, hands-on learning experiences for young artists and learners on college campuses throughout Vermont. These programs provide the opportunity for students to dig into a topic they are passionate about, experience life on a college campus, and make new friends from all over the state.

Laili Iskandarova
Fourth from left, Laili Iskandarova

Harwood students and their areas of study were Owen Edgcomb, technology, design and coding; Laili Iskandarova, health and medicine; Sophie Krotinger, engineering; Aliza Levey, current issues and youth activism; Avery Murphy, technology, design and coding; August Peterson, technology, design and coding; John Peterson, environmental science and technology; Noah Schwartz, technology, design and coding; Sarah Sinnott, health and medicine; Levi Smith, architecture, design and building; Lillian Vasseur, arts; Silas Yonkman, architecture, design and building; and Willa Yonkman, young writers.

Students apply to the competitive Governor’s Institutes through their schools. Learn more at or call 802-865-4448 for more information.

Noah Schwartz
Noah Schwartz