FHUHS Alumnus Adam Kent lives by his favorite quote, "Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise". Since graduating from Fair Haven Union High in 2004, Adam has been off and running developing a trade that led to establishing his own company. In November of 2004, he started working as an apprentice for a mason. In July of 2015, Adam became owner and lead mason of his own sole proprietor company called Kent Masonry, LLC in Montpelier, VT. His business is still going strong today.
While at Fair Haven Union High School, Adam ran cross country for 2 years, played soccer, football, basketball, baseball, and participated in chorus.
When asked if there were any teachers in particular he would like to give credit in helping him toward his success, he replied, “I had a lot of great teachers, but actually had no idea Masonry was even a workman's trade prior to 2004 when I started. I would say Business Math with Mr. Cavacas and Speech and Debate with Mr. Hier have been the most helpful, and useful, classes for me today as a business owner.”
Currently, Adam lives in Washington Country, near Montpelier with his wife Danielle, daughter, son, two dogs and a cat. He still actively participates in sports such as mens league baseball and obstacle course runs like Spartan races. Last year he started coaching some area youth sports teams.
The advice Adam would give to our current Slate Valley student body is, “Whatever life throws in your path, just take a deep breath, stay calm and keep moving forward. Always believe in yourself. There is nothing you can't do if you put in the work and set your mind to it.”
Great words of wisdom Adam, and obviously ones you have taken to heart.