Bellows Falls Elks names October students of the month

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Bellows Falls Elks Club named two area students as the Elk’s October Students of the Month. Bradie Harris has been chosen the Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School and Ryer Seymour has been chosen as the Student of the Month for Fall Mountain Regional High School.

Bradie, a junior, is the daughter of Traci and Shane Harris and is a charismatic, hardworking and dedicated young woman. She challenges herself with difficult classes and works hard to improve her skills. Clearly dedicated to learning and broadening her horizons, in addition to taking a normal course load at BFUHS, she is taking two additional on-line courses. She is attentive in class, participates actively in class discussions, and offers insightful comments. Always willing to help, Bradie is a pleasure to work with.

Bradie is a dedicated member of the BFUHS community, especially the BFUHS band. She goes above and beyond to exhibit excellence in her work, and she seeks every opportunity to challenge herself as a musician by studying new instruments, seeking new performance opportunities, and participating in competitive auditions, the result of which has earned her many accolades, including acceptance in the Vermont All State Band and performing this year as the principal clarinetist in the District Honor Band. By setting and modeling high expectations, as well as expressing a willingness to help others, Bradie is consistently a positive example for her peers. Bradie also performs with the Springfield Community Band, providing free concerts to the greater community throughout the summer months.

Through her position as the Executive Board Secretary, she is a valuable, active member of the BFUHS student council. She is often one of the first to volunteer to organize and help with fundraisers and community-related events. A quiet leader, Bradie serves as a good role model to the other members of the group.

Bradie is someone people can count on when they need help, a supportive word or a friendly smile of encouragement. She is well liked by her peers and the staff at BFUHS. A conscientious student who cares about others, she brings optimism wherever she goes, and BFUHS and the Elks are honored to have her represent us this month with this award. Congratulations Bradie!

Bradie Harris

Ryer, a junior, is the son of Fred & Karen Seymour of Charlestown, N.H. During the nomination process, Ryer was described as someone who, “has grown so much over the past couple of years”. “He works well with his classmates, teachers, and paraprofessionals”. “Ryer self-advocates for his needs and is driven to be independent”. And, “Ryer is turning into a very dynamic individual who is doing well in the Automotive Program at the Tech Center.”

Ryer works very hard on his studies at Fall Mountain, while taking the time to participate on the the Fall Mountain Golf team. The team played their home matches at the Hopper Golf Course, in Walpole, N.H. Outside of the high school setting, he is currently employed and putting in many hours at Market Basket in Claremont, N.H. During this past Summer, he served as a camp counselor at The Orchard School, in Langdon, N.H.

After graduating from high school, Ryer plans on becoming a certified auto mechanic, though he also has a strong and special interest in You Tubing and video gaming. Congratulations Ryer!

Ryer Seymour. Photo provided.

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