Janel Rule 

Janel Rule 

What is your favorite location, place, building, or spot in Royalton? Why?

Just recently I went to Tunnel Rock in some Jeeps and it overlooks everything with the sunset so that's by far my favorite place. It's beautiful, the greenery, the sunset was red. When I came home my mom said that wasn't my first visit to Tunnel Rock. When I was younger they used to take their Jeeps up and I was part of a ride then. So it's become my favorite spot.

What do you think makes Royalton unique or different from other places you have lived or visited?

Moving back here I felt the community before and definitely the community after coming back. Everybody seems to really stick together and come together when we need them the most.

What is the most challenging aspect of life in a small Vermont town like Royalton?

Everyone knows you! So being a teacher at school, having two young kids, my parents having grown up here. Everyone absolutely knows you so you can't try to sneak anything by anyone or do something different.

What Royalton resident made a positive difference in your life?

There's so many. I would say Charlotte Blue. She was my 5th grade teacher. Then I just got to teach with her for two years while I was starting at South Royalton. So before, during, after, future, she's the one.

What do you want people to know about your town?

It is a small town, so you can still let your kids ride on the street. They can still bike to the park. We have everything you could possibly need except for maybe the advanced groceries. It's community based, it's close to everything. And it just has some really wonderful people in it.

What is wish for your life? What is a wish for your town?

Probably the wish would be to continue status-quo. As what we're doing, try to keep it small and personable. I know everybody has to grow and we start getting bigger and bigger. But to keep that community sense while we're doing that. Through changes, through different times, to really keep that community tie.