Jasmine Boucher, November Elks Student of the Month

BFUHS and the Elks are proud to announce that Jasmine Boucher has been named the November Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Jasmine, a senior, is the daughter of Rick and Jennifer Boucher of Bellows Falls.
Dedicated to learning, Jasmine works hard in her classes. She puts in the extra time to develop her skills, to analyze concepts and to make sure she understands what is being covered in class discussions. A member of the Marilee Huntoon, Jesse A. Judd chapter of the National Honor Society, Jasmine is a good role model who leads by example. She was also recently named the 2018 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for BFUHS.

Always courteous and genuinely kind to her peers, Jasmine is a pleasure to work with. She is attentive to helping others and is often the first to offer assistance when she sees a need. She is active in class discussions and activities, demonstrates a very professional demeanor, and is someone people can rely on. Responsible, involved, compassionate and attentive are words to describe this young woman.

Not only dedicated to her academics, Jasmine is also an active participant in the sports program at BFUHS. Jasmine has the respect and appreciation of her teachers, classmates, teammates and coaches for her constant hard work, enthusiasm and leadership; she is always positive and ready to go in class and at practices and meets. She is dependable, punctual, and committed to hard work. Jasmine brings a positive attitude and is always prepared which is evident by her academic accomplishments and multiple state championships in cross country and track. Because of her commitment and hard work, she has been chosen to represent the BFUHS track team as captain for the spring season.

Interested in improving her community, Jasmine has willingly participated in a variety of community service activities including an art camp counselor, concession worker at school sporting events, tour guide for incoming ninth graders and track meet and field hockey helper. Through these activities, she has served as a positive role model and representative of BFUHS and its community.

Congratulations go to Jasmine. The Elks and BFUHS are honored to have her represent us this month with this award.

BFUHS Winter Concert & Art Show

Please Join us on Thursday, December 13th beginning at 6:30pm for an Art Walk, followed by the winter concert beginning at 7pm with Performances by the Concert Choir, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble & Jazz Band. This concert will certainly put you in the Holiday Spirit!

Free & open to the public

School Food Drive a Success!

The food drive was a success!

Thank you to everyone who participated. As a school, you brought in 1803 items. This has been our most successful food drive.

As for the competition for winter carnival points…
In 4th place with 282 items…the juniors
In 3rd place with 372 items…the sophomores
In 2nd place with 506 items…the freshmen
In 1st place with 643 items…the seniors

Thanks again to everyone who participated

Kara Lescord, October Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that you have been named the October Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.

You are a dedicated student who clearly works hard in your classes and puts in the time needed to improve your skills.  Always willing to offer assistance when a classmate has a question, you are a good role model to others and a pleasure to work with.

Your positive and caring attitude makes you a great addition to any class or group.You are kind to all students and go out of your way to make people welcomed and accepted.  You are often one of the first to offer to help anyone in need.

Determined to do well in your classes, you make school a priority. If you are absent, you are proactive in getting the work you missed and completing it in a timely manner.

Not only are you a hard working student, you work hard in your outside activities as well.  Through your involvement in extracurricular activities, you support your teammates, show good sportsmanship, and serve as a positive representative of the school and community.

Your honorable dedication to improving the local community does not go unnoticed, and the Student of the Month Committee is impressed with your willingness to get involved as a member of the Greater Falls Connection board, a member of the youth group Above the Influence and also of Friends for Change. Impressive as well is the work study you are doing at the restorative justice center in Bellows Falls.

A dedicated young woman who not only works hard in your classes, but is also motivated to improve the lives of others, you are clearly deserving of this award this month.

Congratulations, Kara. The Elks and BFUHS are honored to have you represent us as the October Elks Student of the Month.

Jasmine Boucher, 2018 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen

It is a pleasure to announce that Jasmine Boucher has been named the 2018  Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Jasmine, a senior, is the daughter of Rick and Jennifer Boucher of Bellows Falls.

Jasmine was chosen based on the following criterion:  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.) She fits these characteristics well.

Jasmine has demonstrated her dependability through her commitment to her academics, school activities, her job and her community.  She is reliable and conscientious and follows through on commitments.  A determined student who works hard, she is a member of the Marilee Huntoon Jesse A. Judd Chapter of the National Honor Society at Bellows Falls Union High School.   She is an active member of class activities and works hard to include others.  Jasmine is someone whom people can count on as she takes initiative, does what she says she is going to do and follows through with what she starts.

Always willing to help anyone in need, Jasmine is often one of the first to offer assistance without being asked.  She has willingly participated in a variety of community service activities including an art camp counselor, concession worker at school sporting events, tour guide for incoming ninth graders and track meet and field hockey helper.  She is cooperative in the classroom, on the field and court, and takes into consideration the feelings of others.

While Jasmine is a quiet, humble leader who leads by example, she sets examples for her peers and younger students by holding herself to high standards in everything she does. She also demonstrates leadership by showing humility in times of success and failure. She understands it takes a team to accomplish great things; through her sportsmanship, she serves as a positive representative of BFUHS and the community.  Willing to improve her skills, Jasmine takes constructive criticism well and uses it as an opportunity for growth.  In times of difficulty, Jasmine is composed and strives to be her best.

Jasmine demonstrates empathy and compassion and serves as a positive role model and confidant for many of the younger students. She works hard to include others, and often supports the “underdog” who might be struggling.  She is mature for her age, sees the “bigger picture” in life, and she works hard to achieve the goals she has set for herself. She takes pride in her school and community as she is supportive of her classmates, teammates and the younger student athletes in the community.

Clearly a strong leader who cares about others, Jasmine is deserving of this award, and BFUHS is honored to have her represent us this year.

 

Drama Note…

It is our pleasure to announce that this year, the Bellows Falls Union High School will be presenting the musical Mary Poppins, and would like to invite district elementary school students to participate in this performance.  There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday December 6th at 5:30 in the BFUHS auditorium.  Anyone interested in participating must attend this meeting.  While it is our privilege to extend this opportunity to the entire district, it is important to remember that this is a high school production, and therefor preferential casting will go to high school students.  
 
In the past, we have had an overwhelming interest from the community, however due to the demanding nature of this show and our space restrictions, we will only be offering a limited number of spaces.  Participation will be granted on a first-come/ first-serve basis until the available slots are filled.  In the event that we have an overwhelming initial number, available slots will go to older students.
 
As always, thank you for support of this program!  Please feel free to contact the director, Katy Emond, if you have any questions.