2019 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award Recipient

It is a pleasure to announce that Isaac Wilkinson has been named the 2019 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for Bellows Falls Union High School. The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Isaac, a senior, is the son of Chris and Kim Wilkinson of Bellows Falls.

This award is given based on the following criterion set forth by the DAR national organization:  dependability (including truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality), service (including cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others), leadership (including personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility) and patriotism (including unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation.) He clearly embodies these characteristics every day.

Isaac has demonstrated his dependability through his commitment to his academics, school activities, his job and his community.  Reliable and conscientious, he follows through on commitments and is someone people can count on.  A dedicated student who works hard, he is a member of the Marilee Huntoon Jesse A. Judd Chapter of the National Honor Society at Bellows Falls Union High School.   Isaac is an excellent student who asks great questions and puts a fantastic effort into everything he does. Isaac fully commits to classroom activities, discussions and assignments.  He is an active participate in his education who  comes to school every day willing to give  100% to the task at hand.       

 Isaac is cooperative, courteous and considerate of others.   Always enthusiastic and friendly, he greets people with a smile and shows sincere interest when conversing with others. A young man who genuinely cares about people, he has a huge heart.  Isaac works hard to welcome and involve others in activities, and help them see views from different perspectives.   Isaac is well liked and has earned the respect of his peers as well as the staff at Bellows Falls Union High School.

A young man with a clear appreciation and respect for his family, school, and community, whether in school, at a sporting event, working in the community or socializing with friends, Isaac carries himself in a manner that makes his family, school, and community proud of him. A leader by example, he has a fantastic attitude. He is not only positive, but he works hard to help others see the positive side of situations as well.  As a good role model and quiet leader, he makes BFUHS a better place due to his leadership, humility and character.  Congratulations go out to Isaac.  BFUHS is proud to have him represent us with this award this year.

Emily Bazin, October Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Emily  Bazin has been named the October Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Emily, a senior, is the daughter of Peter and Dawn Bazin of Westminster. 

Emily is an extremely talented student; academics and a strong work ethic are among her greatest strengths. Conscientious and dedicated to her studies, she takes challenging classes and works hard to develop her skills. Always looking to improve herself, Emily is never afraid to ask questions.

Her personal qualities parallel her academic characteristics. She is well grounded with a strong family foundation.  A trustworthy student, Emily is someone who can be relied on to produce original and creative work. Perhaps one of her greatest personal qualities is the unusual sense of humility that she possesses. Emily accepts praise for all of her accomplishments with an utmost sense of modesty.

A leader in the true essence of the word,  Emily has a “take-charge” personality. As this year’s president of the BFUHS Student Council, she brings creativity, an abundance of ideas and a willingness to participate in all fundraisers and community-based activities to the group. She works hard to involve all Council members in discussions and activities. The Elks and BFUHS are proud to have Emily  represent us this month with this award.

8th Annual College & Career Awareness Day!

Wednesday, October 16th

Freshman Class – Students will visit Castleton University, where they will have a tour of the campus, participate in a panel discussion with former BFUHS students who attend Castleton and eat lunch in the cafeteria(free of charge).

Sophomore Class – Students will take the PSAT(practice test for SAT-test required for most college applications) in the morning and then after lunch(free of charge) they will visit the River Valley Technical Center (RVTC) where students will participate in a career fair during which they will learn about careers of interest (which were identified on their personalized learning plans).

Junior Class – Students will take the PSAT(practice test for SAT-test required for most college applications) in the morning and then after lunch(free of charge) they will participate in a Financial Literacy Fair facilitated by the Vermont Association of Credit Unions.  11th graders will be given a job with a salary and learn how to budget the many life expenses that will come their way.  
Senior Class – Seniors have the opportunity to choose from a number of college and career awareness activities.  They were given a form with options to bring home and have a parent/guardian sign. Options for this day include: Visiting a college of your choice, College Boot Camp(working on college applications, essays, financial aid), work on a resume, work on senior project, or go on a job shadow.

Financial Aid Forms Night

BFUHS SENIOR FAMILIES

We are offering FINANCIAL AID FORMS NIGHT with our VSAC Counselor

Thursday, October 10th 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the Library

Join us for a free Financial Aid Forms workshop. At this informal workshop, we will assist you as you file your FAFSA and Vermont state grant application.

Please be sure to create your FSA ID a few days prior to coming to the workshop. Students and parents will each need their own ID and can sign up at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.Click here for a list of the necessary information that you will need to bring with you (you may need to scroll down to view the list).  Feel free to bring a laptop if you have one.