BFUHS Student Council

IMG_2584 (1)Nicole Murray (President), Jackson Purdy (Vice President),  Lola Subikhonova (Historian), Ali Fox (Secretary) Zach Streeter, Anny Brown, Christian Terry, Elena Tansley, Sophia Cardini, Lucy Lawlor, Murphy Hicks, Mikayla Weinzierl, Ira Richardson, Simon Bupp, Alyssa Szuch,, Jon Skrocki, Arianna Morton, Leia Robinson, Dylan Chambers, Alyson Bashaw, Jack Cardini, Anothony Mueller, Ellie Guyon, Mikaea Mellish, Hannah Harlow, Alexis Larsen, Zoe Schemm, Faith Byfield, Tiffany Ervin, Lia Clark, Emily Wunderle, Lila Guerrina, Mike Mueller, Emily Stoddard, Aaron Hart.

Anny Brown, October Elks Student of the Month

Anny BrownIt is a pleasure to announce that Julianna “Anny” Brown has been chosen the Bellows Falls Union High School October Elks Student of the Month. Anny, a senior, is the daughter of Toby Brace and Keri Brown of Bellows Falls.  Anny is a serious and conscientious student; she is always prepared for class, seeks extra help when needed and is active in class discussions. She puts a lot of time and effort into her work and takes her education seriously. As she loves to learn, Anny is consistent in the academic effort that she puts forward in classes.  An analytical thinker, she makes important historical and social/cultural connections that help other students understand topics at a deeper level. She is always willing to help her classmates understand a complicated concept and she goes above and beyond in her assignments as well. Continue reading

Paint Party for NYC Trip Fundraiser

NYC Paint Party (1)Local artist and educator, Meredith Pelton (http://meredithgourley.weebly.com) will be leading a paint party at the Saxtons River Inn (http://www.saxtonsriverinn.com) on Sunday, November 22 from 12:00-3:00 P.M. Participants will be lead through the process of creating an original New York City inspired painting on canvas to take home. Proceeds from this event will help fund BFUHS students traveling to NYC on May 13-14, 2016.

Availability is first-come, first serve. Reserve your spot right away by emailing nicholas.pelton@wnesu.com and send a check ($40 per person- paid to BFUHS) to Bellows Falls Union High School, P.O. Box 429, Westminster, VT 05158. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Ages 10 and up welcome. Food and drink will be available for purchase from the Saxtons River Inn.

Field Hockey Wins States!

12185189_1089194627758052_1270233908243243577_oCongratulations to the State Champion Field Hockey team who defeated Stowe in the division III showdown on Saturday, October 31st.  For full coverage of the game, click here for Eagle Times coverage.

South African History Professor visits BFUHS

BFUHS (19)On Thursday, Oct. 29, the BFUHS Social Studies Department hosted Dr. Chitja Twala as a guest speaker.  Dr. Twala is a professor of History at the University of the Free State in South Africa and is currently serving as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University.  His focus is on the history of the liberation movements in South Africa, with a special reference to the African National Congress (ANC).   Over 50 students from AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP U.S. History, and AP European History attended Dr. Twala’s presentation, which focused on the culture and history of South Africa.  His presentation was entitled “South Africa and the U.S.: Black-White Confrontation History.” Dr. Twala pointed out the misrepresentations and stereotypes of Africa and how inaccurate these are about life and culture in Africa, spoke to the students about growing up under apartheid in South Africa, and compared the US Civil Rights Movement to the resistance to apartheid in South Africa.  This was a great opportunity for the students of BFUHS to learn about South Africa from someone who lived through both the brutality of apartheid and the new democracy that was ushered in by Nelson Mandela.  It was an honor to have such an esteemed guest speaker at BFUHS, and an experience that certainly changed how the students think of Africa.

Math Team Competes in Newport

2015-10-29_15-45-15_592 (1)BFUHS Intermediate and Senior math teams competed Thursday at Newport. A full team consists of 6 – 8 members. The intermediate team sent six members, Hannah Harlow, Skylar Swan, Ian Wallace, Michael Mueller, Lia Clark and Ethan Lauricella. Hannah Harlow was the leading scorer for intermediate team followed by Skylar Swan.  The senior team sent seven members, Ira Richardson, Simon Bupp-Chickering, Jack Cardini, Arianna Morton, Aaron Hart, Elena Tansley and Anthony Mueller. Ira Richardson was the leading scorer for the senior team followed by Elena Tansley. Susan Swan coaches Senior Team (junior, seniors) and Sean Murphy coaches intermediate team (freshmen, sophomores).

Alyssa DeJesus-September Elks Student of the Month

Alyssa DeJesusIt is a pleasure to announce that Alyssa DeJesus has been named the September Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Alyssa, a senior, is the daughter of  Debra Peltier and Antonio Goncalves of Bellows Falls.

Alyssa’s teachers report that she has started her senior year with a positive attitude and dedication to her course work.  She is working extremely hard in all of her classes, producing quality work and has not missed a deadline. Wanting to improve her skills, Alyssa  is willing to put in extra effort to do well.   She serves as a good role model and is always willing to help her classmates when they are struggling with assignments.  Continue reading