Two 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
Art students from Bellows Falls Union High School hosted the Bellows Falls Women’s club at their annual art show and luncheon. Students who placed first in each category received an award from the Women’s Club. In addition, the Women’s Club members selected a “club favorite” for practical art, Silver Scratch-board: “Cheetah” by Hollie Jackson and in quilts, “Mickey Mouse for Austin” by Kaitlynn Pratt. The concert band and choir also performed for the Women’s Club. Family and Consumer Sciences classes provided the luncheon for the event. Continue reading
The Wedding Catastrophe
for its annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater by Eileen Moushey
You’ve been to weddings where something goes wrong? Try everything. Bruce and Tina face it all. The groom’s snobbish, aristocratic mother, Sylvia, registers her disapproval of the nuptials by wearing black and attempting to dissuade him from the marriage even as the Bridal March begins. The judge hired to perform the ceremony is drunk. The wrong tux was delivered to the bride’s father, Jackie, who tries to ease the tension by trying out some of the gags from his novelty store (including a whoopie cushion for Sylvia). The photographer is an old boyfriend of Tina’s. Bruce’s old girlfriend interrupts the wedding. The family maid uses the ceremony to declare her love for the groom. Tina’s dress came from a thrift store, due to a last minute mixup. She breaks the heel from her shoe as she comes down the aisle. The wedding napkins read “Bruce and Tuna.” A stranger shows up in time to die. You get the picture.
Friday April 29th in the BFUHS cafeteria
$16 advanced purchase tickets
$20 at the door
This is audience-participation event includes dinner and desert, as well as an elaborate clue hunt, and is a fundraiser for the BFUHS 2016 New York City Field Trip, sponsored by Sonnax.
The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont just informed me that we have had 8 BFUHS students accepted into institutes this summer out of over 500 Vermont students who applied. The students who were accepted this summer are: Jackson Maiocco, who was accepted into the Young Writers institute at Bennington College. Ali Fox, who was accepted into the Mathematical Sciences institute at the University of Vermont. Ethan Lauricella, who was accepted into the Astronomy institute at Lyndon State College. Mikayla Weinzierl, who was accepted into the Current Issues and Youth Activism institute at the School for International Training. Simon Bupp-Chickering, Ellie Guyon, Madi Joy, and Zoe Schemm, who have been accepted into the Arts institute at Castleton State College.
There are also a number of students who will be traveling abroad this summer through various programs, including the Experiment in International Living and Rotary Youth Exchange.
Paulryan Chipman – Ireland, Jackson Purdy – Tanzania, Ellie Guyon – Cuba and Nicaragua, Arianna Morton – Argentina, Fallon Vancor – Spain, Emily Wunderle – Peru, Sophia Hyslop – Costa Rica, Anthony Mueller – China.
Vermont Technical College’s “Try a Major” day on Friday, May 6. All students who may have an interest in one of VTC’s programs are welcome to attend. There will be taking a bus from BFUHS and for up to 25 students.
Here is a link with additional information:
Freshman, Kimberly; Sophomore, Alexis; Junior, Jack; Senior, Kaitlynn are busy preparing their entries into this “real life” art contest under the direction of Art Teacher, Diane Cecere. BFUHS is one of only 3000 schools registered to participate. Students have been working on their designs and will be painting their sneakers this week. Sneakers will be shipped to the contest headquarters in early April.