Brooke Bennett, May Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Brooke Bennett has been named the May Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Brooke, a senior, is the daughter of Bill and Jackie Bennett of Bellows Falls.

Brooke is an incredibly conscientious student who goes above and beyond with every major assignment.  Always willing to work to improve, she often meets with her teachers for clarification and input in the planning stages of assignments. She is receptive to feedback and is attentive to details.   Responsible and active in class, she asks questions, offers insightful responses and is willing to help others understand concepts when needed.  She is a pleasure to have in the classroom. Brooke comes to school every day with a desire to learn, and she works hard in her classes.  When she misses school, which is a rare event, she is proactive in getting her assignments completed.  

With a positive attitude, Brooke is willing to offer a friendly hello or smile to everyone she meets.  She is a benefit to every class and activity she is a part of.   As captain of the BFUHS softball team, she has served as a positive role model and leader.  She works hard to raise the spirits of her teammates, shows great sportsmanship and represents BFUHS in a positive way.   

Not only an asset in the classroom, Brooke is a fun, bubbly athlete who participated in field hockey and softball at BFUHS.  She is a member of the Marilee Huntoon, Jesse A. Judd Chapter of the National Honor Society and has helped her community by volunteering with the Rockingham recreational youth field hockey and softball programs. Clearly deserving of recognition, BFUHS and the Elks are proud to have Brooke represent us as a Student of the Month.

Austin Taylor, April Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Austin Taylor has been named the April Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.   Austin, a senior, is the son of Jon and Laura Taylor of Westminster.

Austin comes to school every day willing to work.  When he is absent, he works hard to get caught up in a timely manner. Attentive and cooperative in class, he participates actively and gets involved in classroom discussions.

A pleasure to work with, Austin is friendly and positive. He often puts others ahead of himself and is always willing to offer a big smile and a word of encouragement to brighten someone‚Äôs day.  Austin goes out of his way to help others when he sees a need. His positive attitude and willingness to help make him an asset to any class or group he participates in.

Austin is dedicated to serving, he has participated the Fire Protection Program at Windham Regional Technical Center in Brattleboro and serves on the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department.  He has served as a camp counselor and has helped with Bellows Falls Middle School Band activities. Austin is an active member of the BFUHS band, has participated in the sports program and has built sets for BFUHS drama productions.  He has also been a member of the local 4-H program for a number of years.

BFUHS and the Elks are proud to have Austin represent us as a Student of the Month.

Dora Jones, March Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Dora Jones has been named the March Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Dora, a senior, is the daughter of Peter and Donna Jones of Rockingham.

Clearly dedicated to academics, Dora has done a great job throughout high school making sure all of her academics are taken care of.  As a result of this, she has been able to choose a unique path for her senior year.  In addition to her studies at BFUHS, Dora is working and participating in the Work Based Learning Program, which requires great time management.   Dora does an impressive job balancing the various requirements of these commitments, and she makes sure her work schedule fits with whatever schedule the school is running to meet all of her obligations. 

Always friendly and helpful, Dora has a great attitude.   Although slightly shy, she   is friendly, witty and genuinely cares about her peers.  She goes out of her way to offer a friendly hello, a bright smile and a helping hand where she sees a need.  Dora always gives 100% to work, school and work study.

Despite the challenges of being pulled in many different directions and sometimes being double booked, Dora has done a great job balancing all facets of her life.  She comes to school every day eager to learn, and willing to participate in her classes and school activities.   She brings the same enthusiasm to her job and her Work Based Learning placement.    

Not only dedicated to her academics, Dora has participated in the field program and is an active member of the BFUHS Student Council.  A quiet leader who serves as a good role model for both the BFUHS community and area community as well,  BFUHS and the Elks are honored to have Dora represent us this month with this award.