Hayden graduated from BFA-St. Albans, Class of 2021, and is attending Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he will be majoring in Engineering. While at BFA, He was involved in basketball, soccer, and the Scholars Bowl team. Since middle school, Hayden has enjoyed volunteering with the Bakersfield Haunted Forest, doing everything from planning, setting up, and acting as a tour guide.
Hayden is an avid disc golfer, fisherman, hunter, and enjoys spending time in the gym with friends. He has a love of music and enjoys playing the guitar which and constantly teach es herself new songs. Hayden is excited to begin this adventure in Philadelphia. He appreciates being a recipient of this scholarship from the VTA.
Connor graduated from U-32 High School in 2018. After high school, Connor continued to play junior hockey for the Vermont Lumberjacks in the Eastern Hockey League in his pursuit of playing college hockey. In late December of 2019, Connor was recruited to play hockey for the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Wentworth is a Division III NCAA school playing in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. In January of 2020, Connor achieved his goal of playing college hockey, making his first start in goal, and picking up his first college win.
Connor is majoring in Business Management with a focus in Project Management.
Julia Ballinger is the daughter of Robin and Owen Ballinger (Acting Station Commander of the St. Johnsbury Barracks). Julia graduated from North Country Union High School in Newport, Vermont where she played varsity soccer and ice hockey. She’s attending Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. Julia is pursuing a degree in Health Services and will be playing ice hockey for the AmCats.