Each year, the Springfield High School Alumni Association selects an individual as Honored Guest for its annual festivities. This year, we are pleased to announce that the association has named Jennifer (Lindgren) and Kevin Anderson as our 2019 honored guests.
Nurse Jenny’s career started at Valley Regional Hospital as a registered nurse back in 1981. She later worked for Springfield Hospital as well. Nurse Jenny was a local girl, growing up in Springfield, Vt. in a family of seven children. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1977. Jenny Anderson attended nursing school at Alderson Broaddus College in West Virginia and later earned her master’s degree in education with a focus on nursing at Cambridge College. She is a leader and trainer of staff wellness. She also organizes two blood drives through the Red Cross at SHS. Nurse Jenny was chosen by the Vermont School Nurse Association as Vermont School Nurse of the Year in 2018.
Kevin grew up in a large family, being one of eight children living in Long Island. Kevin Anderson started his career in law enforcement with the Springfield Police Department in 1978. They were married in 1981. He continued serving his community by joining the Vermont State Police in 1982. He retired from the VSP in 2006, holding the rank of captain. Kevin began working for the Springfield School District in 2009 and later became a full-time drivers education instructor in 2012. He continues to work part-time for the school district with the emergency preparedness programs.
Kevin was a very active member in the community by coaching or assisting youth sports such as ice hockey, baseball, and basketball. He continued to volunteer as a safety ambassador for Okemo Ski patrol for six years.
Now 38 years of marriage later, they are enjoying life with their seven grandchildren. Jenny and Kevin were blessed with four amazing children: Jacob, Jessica, Annalisa, and Erika.
Jenny and Kevin Anderson will be honored at the annual SHSAA banquet to be held Friday, June 14, beginning at 6 p.m. at the VFW in Springfield. Please join us as we honor Nurse Jenny and Kevin Anderson, recognize this year’s top SHS graduates, crown the 2019 SHSAA King and Queen, introduce scholarship recipients, recognize Marc Aube as Pastor of the Day, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Don’t miss the parade Saturday, June 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m.