Trinna Larsen to represent Vermont at Girls Nation

IMG_4307Bellows Falls Union High School Senior, Trinna Larsen attended Girls State in June and was selected, along with one other Vermonter, to go to the nation’s capital to represent Vermont at Girls Nation. At Girls State, students studied the history of the flag and each of it’s folds, honored our veterans, wrote to men and women in active duty and attended politically oriented workshops.  “Going to Girls State was an incredible new experience. This camp was focused on not only understanding how politics work within our state, but the means by which bills are passed and laws are enacted. We had the ability to run for several positions in state government.” said Larsen. She lost the race for Lieutenant Governor but became a senator in the mock legislature. This allowed her to create a bill which was brought to the senate floor and was debated between she and the 30 other members of the senate. Her committee worked on a bill that would have required state funded colleges to send a comprehensive budget report with all admissions packages so students can see and understand where their money is going. “Our bill ended up failing, but the experience of writing it and answering questions on the spot, was incredibly valuable. I learned how to successfully campaign and pass a bill. I plan on taking this knowledge with me to the White House as I run for president of Girls Nation,” she said.

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Class of 2015 – Slideshow

538096_390488454331769_1510500_nCongratulations to the Class of 2015!

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Senior Slideshow

Paulryan Chipman, June Elk’s Student of the Month

 

Paulryan ChipmanIt is a pleasure to announce that Paulryan Chipman has been named the June Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Paulryan, a sophomore, is the son of Barbara Shannon of Bellows Falls and Stephen Chipman of Rockingham.  Paulryan is a dedicated student who works hard.   He puts in extra time to make sure his work meets assignment expectations, often going above and beyond what is required.  He is an analytical thinker, who examines issues from different perspectives and works hard to make good abstract connections to what he is studying. Always attentive to details, Paulryan participates in class, asks good questions, and offers good insight.  He is open minded and attentive to details. Always enthusiastic about learning, he gives 100% to his assignments.   Continue reading

Congratulations Boys Track Team D III State Champions

 

11165127_1008201055857410_7873445977026598429_oBoys Results:
BF – 164  1st place DIII STATE CHAMPS!!!
DJ Snide – 2nd 100M 11.62, 1st TJ 41’11″, 4th 110H 16.09, 4th 200M 24.32
Willie Moore – 1st 800M 2:03, 1st 1500, 4:17. 3rd 3000 9:49
Brian McAnuff – 4th 100M 11.92, 2nd 110H 15.18, 3rd PV 9′, 1st 300H 42.88
Chris Doucet – 1st PV 10’6″, 1st HJ 6′
Chris McKeen, 2nd PV 10’6″, 4th 300H 43.93
Cody Tallent – 4th 3000M 10:09
Kyle Record – 2nd JAV 131-01, 3rd Disc 109-03
Nate Tarvit – 4th Disc 105-02
Jakob Mead – 5th PV 8′, 5th LJ 17’7.5″
4×100 relay – 1st 47.28 (Mead, McKeen, Jared Neathawk, Gonzalo Borque)
4×400 relay – 2nd 3:48.7 (Moore, Teagan Bacon, Borque, Sawyer Reis)
4×800 relay – 2nd 9:41 ( Keenan Lowe, Jackson Purdy, Reis, Nic Potter)

 

Girls Results:
BF – 4th place 84
Sarah Wells – 2nd 100M 13.24
Anna Clark – 1st 1500M 4:51.73, 2nd 800M 2:31.59
Reaghan Baldasaro – 3rd 400M 66.64
Cassidy Santorelli – 4th 100H 17.34, 5th 300H 52.19, 2nd PV 9′
Keri Ticino – 1st JAV 102′
Briana Donahue – 6th JAV 75-11
Dani Marchica – 6th LJ 13’10.5″, 5th TJ 29’9″
4×100 relay – 1st 54.10 (Wells, Marchica, Tess Kinney, Leia Robinson)
4×400 relay 3rd 4:32.56 (Robinson, Baldasaro, Wells, Clark)
4×800 relay 2nd 11:14 (Baldasaro, Arianna Morton, Baylee Davis, Faith Byfield)

Envirothon Team Heading to Nationals after Winning State Competition

IMG_0398Bellows Falls sent three teams to the state’s annual Envirothon Competition, A-Team, B-Team, and an Alternates team, along with their coach Susan Steiner.  The A-Team took 1st  place in the three categories of forestry, aquatics, and the oral presentation, 2nd place in Soils and Wildlife, both of which were by a one-point margin. B-Team placed third in the oral presentation and the Alternates team came in 2nd in the alternates division.  A-Team received the best overall score and will go off to represent the State of Vermont in the North American Envirothon Competition to be held in Springfield, Missouri during the last week of July. A total of 17 teams from 8 high schools throughout Vermont competed in this day-long event held at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont.

Student Council helps with Riverbank Restoration Project of the Saxton’s River

20150520_091757_Burst01Members of the Bellows Falls Union High School student council volunteered their time to help out Grafton Elementary School plant 140 trees in the Riverbank Restoration Project of the Saxton’s River. Each high schooler was paired up with a group of elementary school students in trying to beautify the area that was once ravaged by Hurricane Irene.  Pictured here are Stephanie Green and Anna Clark.

DJ Snide, May Elk’s Student of the Month

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It is a pleasure to announce that Duane “DJ” Snide, Jr.  has been awarded the Bellows Falls Union High School May Elks Student of the Month.  “DJ,” a sophomore, is the son of Duane and Tammy Snide of Athens, Vermont.  DJ is a dedicated student who works hard in his classes by giving 100%.  He is attentive to class discussions, class activities and to his assignments.   His work is always completed on time, and often goes above the assignment expectations.  DJ pays attention to detail, works hard to improve his skills and is willing to put in the extra time to clearly grasp difficult concepts.  A very kind, courteous student, DJ is respectful and works hard.  Through his positive attitude and willing acceptance of responsibility, DJ is well liked and respected by the staff and students at BFUHS.  Not only dedicated to his academics, DJ is dedicated to the BFUHS sports program as well.  He has participated in the wrestling, track, and football teams, through which he continuously shows good sportsmanship.  DJ serves as a good role model and leader both in the classroom and on the sports field. He is a pleasure to work with and an asset to any group. Dedicated to his community, DJ has already completed most of his forty hour requirement of community service.  He has been attentive to this, and gives freely of his time.  He recently participated in the Grafton Read-a-thon activity, and encouraged his classmates to do as well. Clearly deserving of this recognition, BFUHS is proud to have DJ represent us with this award this month.

Fallon Vancor, April Elks Student of the Month

Vancor- Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Fallon Vancor has been chosen the Bellows Falls Union High School Elk’s Student of the Month for April.  Fallon, a sophomore, is the daughter of Kevin and Gloria Vancor of Bellows Falls.

As a sophomore, Fallon has already impressed her teachers with her willingness to get involved.  She works hard in her classes, is willing to put in the extra time to do well, and is always eager to help her classmates when they have questions.  Fallon goes above and beyond, even when the subject matter challenges her.  She comes to class every day eager and willing to learn all she can.   Always attentive in class, she is an active listener who shares her ideas.  She is thoughtful, open minded, and willingly listens to the views of others.  Although a little quiet, Fallon is chipper and upbeat.  Friendly and kind to others, she goes out of her way to help any way she can.  She is a quiet leader who serves as a positive role model to her peers.

Fallon brings her interest in learning and eagerness to participate to various activities as well.  She is involved in the sports program through field hockey and track, and is helpfully active in sophomore class fundraisers and activities.  She gets involved, and does not wait to be asked.  With her interest in field hockey, Fallon has volunteered to help as ayouth field hockey coach for the Rockingham Recreational Youth Field Hockey Program, through which she coaches two evenings a week (after her own field hockey practice) and helps at early Saturday morning games throughout the fall.

Clearly deserving of this award, our congratulations go to Fallon.  BFUHS is pleased to have her represent us with this award.