Ethan Lauricella, May Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Ethan  Lauricella has been named the Bellows Falls Union High School Elks Student of the Month for May.  Ethan, a senior, is the son of Rob and Heidi Lauricella of Saxtons River, Vermont.

Ethan is a dedicated student who goes above and beyond expectations  in his academics. He challenges himself in Honors and AP level classes; he completes his assignments on time, and advocates for himself respectfully.  Always interested in learning as much as he can, Ethan comes to class everyday ready to learn. He is an active learner who participates in class discussions, asks insightful questions, and is open to hearing and respectfully evaluating the opinions of others.

Ethan is thoughtful, respectful, and  has an all-around good nature. His positive attitude  is contagious, and he is willing to offer a friendly hello or a smile to help improve someone’s day.  Ethan serves as a good role model for others, as he shows genuine concern for his classmates and neighbors.   Continue reading

An Evening of One Acts: May 31st. 4:00pm

An Evening of One Acts, two original plays written by BFUHS Dramatic Performance students, Zoe Schemm and Emily Wunderlee, will be performed on Thursday, May 31st at 4pm.

Emily’s play, ‘All in a Day’, follows the story of four strangers coming together in one tale of dreams, magic, and the power of acceptance. With massive twists, heartfelt relationships, and beautifully comic moments this play is a must see for anyone who loves theater. The production will also incorporate elements of puppetry, a first in the Bellows Falls Theater Department!

The second play to be performed, ‘The Family Dog’ tells the story of a shipwrecked family attempting to make it off a deserted island with their lives and their sanity still intact.

Both plays will be performed at the Bellows Falls Union High School auditorium on May 31st, at 4:00PM  and tickets will be two dollars. Zoe Schemm is the producer of the upcoming show.

 

Nicolas Potter, April Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Nicolas Potter has been chosen the April Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Nic, a senior, is the son of Jack and Lori Potter of Rockingham.

An active learner, Nic comes to school every day with a desire to learn and improve his skills. He is a member of the BFUHS Marilee Huntoon/ Jeese A. Judd Chapter of the National Honor Society; he excels academically, contributes to class discussions, and is extremely patient, kind, and helpful to the other students in his classes. Nic is someone people can count on to offer assistance without being asked. He is responsible and conscientious and shows respect and kindness towards everyone he meets.

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Destiny Burke, March Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Destiny Burke has been named the March Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Destiny, a sophomore, is the daughter of Cynthia Burke of Bellows Falls. Destiny is a dedicated student who works hard in her classes.  She comes to school every day with an interest in learning and an eagerness to broaden her horizons.   She puts forth 100% effort and holds herself accountable to expectations, even when the work is challenging and the essential understandings are difficult to grasp.   She works hard to improve her skills and puts in the time and effort needed to do well. With a great attitude and a righteous demeanor, she is a pleasure to have in class.  She looks out for her peers, is respectful in class and puts a smile on her face even when her day is not going as planned.  Always willing to help, Destiny offers assistance to anyone in any way. Continue reading

Reno Tuttle, February Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Reno Tuttle has been named the February Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Reno, a junior, is the son of Amy and Joe Tuttle of Bellows Falls. Reno is a well-rounded student who participates in class discussion, asks good questions, and encourages others to get involved.  He approaches his assignments with enthusiasm and an interest in learning.

A positive role model to all, Reno is friendly, understanding and shows compassion for others. He has a positive attitude, is always smiling and cheerful and is full of school spirit. Whether it is offering a friendly hello, a smile of encouragement or hands on assistance, Reno is often the first one to reach out to others in need.   He shows respect and kindness to everyone he meets, and his character is truly extraordinary. Reno goes out of his way to say hello, make people feel welcome, and practices inclusion simply because he is a compassionate human.

Hannah Harlow, January Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Hannah Harlow has been named the January Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Hannah, a senior, is the daughter of  Paul and Elizabeth Harlow of Westminster.

Hannah is an extremely talented student; academics and a strong work ethic are among her great strengths. Hannah works hard to excel in her classes.  She has a natural interest in learning, and expresses that interest through insightful comments and debate.  Willing to take the lead in class discussions and activities, she reviews material maturely and thoughtfully, while encouraging her classmates to do the same.   She comes to school every day with a desire to learn and is an active member in the classroom.

Hannah   is a leader in every sense of the word. This year as president of the BFUHS student council,   she has worked hard to motivate students during fundraisers that benefitted both the school and community. She   runs weekly meetings that consist of specific events and activities for not only the Student Council but also the school and general community. In addition to this, Hannah was named the BFUHS 2017  Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen, and has also been the captain of the varsity soccer team for the past two years where  she has worked   hard to not only further develop her skills but to help her teammates and improve  team morale. She is a commendable young woman both on and off the field. Continue reading

Theo Pilette, December Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Theophilus  “Theo”  Pilette has been named the December Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Theo, a senior, is the son of Ron and Anna Pilette of Grafton.

Theo strives for academic excellence and   shows tremendous maturity for a person his age.  He takes challenging classes, is an active participant in class discussions, and offers insightful comments. The quality of his work is often above and beyond what it expected.   Always appreciative of teachers’ efforts to help, he takes advantage of opportunities to improve his skills.

Theo comes to school every day with a desire to learn and to help others learn as well.  He is willing to help his classmates better understand a concept, and actively tries to connect lessons to real life experiences whenever possible. Continue reading