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

Banner Reveal Monday, February 5th 2018

Banner Reveal has been rescheduled to Monday, February 5th, 2018.

The 2017 State Champion Field Hockey banner will be unveiled on Monday, February 5th between the JV & Varsity girls basketball games(approx 6:40pm) in the gymnasium of the Bellows Falls Union High School. Let’s show our support and community pride for these accomplished athletes. The banner reveal will happen between the JV and Varsity basketball games.

Student Council Held A Successful Toy Drive

The student council would like to announce that this year’s toy drive was an absolute success. This year the staff and students of BFUHS donated 11 blankets, 32 games, 57 books, 65 stuffed animals, 25 sets of pajamas, 66 arts and crafts presents, and 73 others toys. This adds up to a grand total of 334 gifts. The toys were brought to Parks Place last Thursday so that families could pick them up in time for the holidays. Thanks again to all those who participated.

Lia Clark named November Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Lia Clark has been named the November Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Lia, a junior, is the daughter of Tim Clark and  Kristen Swartwout of Saxtons River.  

Lia is incredibly friendly and outgoing.  She goes out of her way to greet people and ask how they are doing.  Always willing to help, she will drop whatever she is doing to offer assistance where she sees a need.  She has a genuine kindness towards others, and works hard to get people to join in activities.

Not only devoted to learning, Lia is active in various aspects of the BFUHS community and serves as a good role model to all.  As a student athlete, and Cross Country team captain she demonstrates a competitive nature in a positive way, as she encourages her teammates and competitors to do better.  Lia is involved in many extracurricular activities including the Environthon, Drama Club, Math Team, Student Council and Brain Bee, and  she commits fully to them all.  Lia is also the co-founder and editor of  The Howler Student Newspaper.   She has shown that she is someone people can count on to carry out a task, and she often goes above and beyond the expectations of others.  Lia is currently the President of the BFUHS Class of 2019 and the “Voice of the Terriers” as she does the morning announcements.   Continue reading

Student Council Food Drive a Success

This year’s Student Council holiday food drive was a great success. Our school donated a total of 3,202 items to Our Place, with the purpose of helping local families. Students brought in items by their class as part of a friendly competition. The class that brought in the most items were the juniors with 1,126 items, followed by the seniors with 806 items, followed by the sophomores with 776 items and the freshmen with 494 items.