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Ira Richardson has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

img_4271Bellows Falls Union High School senior, Ira Richardson has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Established in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation honors the nation’s scholastic champions and encourages the pursuit of academic excellence.

1971 Football Championship Team Reunion

14444675_1308166789194167_7726065710575392165_o-2The Undefeated 1971 Terriers Division I State Championship Team. The Purple Gang defeated Montpelier 14 to 13 on a very cold but often remembered game played at Middlebury College. This was only the 2nd year of the state Championship game.

Photo by Doug MacPhee

Leia Robinson, June Elks Student of the Month

Leia Robinson-2It is a pleasure to announce that Leia Robinson has been named the June Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Leia, a junior, is the daughter of Bradley and Linda Robinson of Saxtons River.

Dedicated to her academics, Leia works hard and excels in challenging classes. She is an active participant in class discussions, offering insightful comments and asking meaningful questions.  Leia is always willing to help others in class, in school activities and in the community. She is an all-around caring and trustworthy person, and our school and community are lucky to have her.

Always smiling, Leia’s positive attitude and encouraging words are appreciated.  She is a positive role model who willingly gets involved in school and community activities for the betterment of her community. Through serving as the captain of the state championship field hockey team and an active member of the Bellows Falls Union High School Student Council, Leia is a positive role model and true leader. She is also an active member within in her community and takes part in many charitable endeavors.

Clearly deserving of recognition, BFUHS is proud to have Leia represent us with this award this month.

Nicole Murray, May Elks Student of the Month

Nicole MurrayIt is a pleasure to announce that Nicole Murray has been named the May Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Nicole, a senior, is the daughter of Randy and Pam Murray of Rockingham.
Clearly deserving of recognition, Nicole is a conscientious student who goes above and beyond to complete all assignments on time, providing quality work with care, organization and insight.  She  works hard and takes challenging classes.  She is attentive in class, offers insightful comments and works actively to improve her skills. Nicole is a positive role model who shows genuine concern for and a desire to help others.  She respectfully advocates for herself and speaks up for others in a dignified tone.  Nicole is always willing and eager to help her classmates, teachers, staff and community members when there is a need.  As an active member of the Bellows Falls Union High School Student Council, Nicole works hard to improve BFUHS and its local community. Continue reading

Trinna Larson – April Elks Student of the Month

Trinna LarsenIt is a pleasure to announce that Trinna Larsen, has been named the April Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Trinna, a senior, is the daughter of  Torben and Cindy Larsen of Westminster, Vermont.
Clearly dedicated to her academics, Trinna is a highly motivated young woman who will put forth whatever effort is needed to reach her goals.  Through the Vermont Early College program, Trina, as a senior,  is enrolled  as a full- time student at the Community College of Vermont, where,  after her first semester, she  earned the  CCV President’s Honor Status for earning a 4.0 while enrolled in twelve or more credits.  In addition to her classes, Trinna recently completed an internship  at VPIRG (Vermont Public Interest Research Group).  This semester she is interning in Governor Shumlin’s office. Continue reading

College Fair on May 27th

ASPIRATIONS PROJECTThe Bellows Falls Aspirations Project will be taking students to the NEACAC College Fair at Keene State College on Friday, May 27th: Over 100 admissions representatives will be in attendance from colleges around the region. We will leave BFUHS at 8:30AM and return to the high school before lunch (11AM). Please sign up in the guidance office (and grab a permission slip) or contact Jessi Krause Herron with questions: 802-289-3094<tel:802-289-3094> krause@vsac.org<mailto:krause@vsac.org>.

Senator Sanders office Representatives to visit BFUHS

Mikayla Clarke and representatives from Sen. Sanders office - April 26, 2016Two representatives from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders office visited BFUHS on Tuesday, April 26th.  They met with and talked to the students who took part in the Sen. Sanders State of the Union Essay contest in the Fall.  A number of BFUHS students took part in this statewide writing contest.  They also formally recognized Mikayla Clarke as a Finalist of the essay contest and presented her with a framed copy of her essay in the Congressional Record.  Mikayla Clarke, a senior at Bellows Falls Union High School, has been named a Finalist in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ State of the Union essay contest. The sixth annual contest gives Vermont high school students a chance to address what they see as the major issues facing the country. It coincides with President Barack Obama’s delivery of his final State of Union address to Congress.  “This contest is designed to engage Vermont’s high school students on the major issues facing the country. Once again, our students did an outstanding job,” said Sanders, who serves on the Senate education committee. Continue reading