Independent school named Expeditionary School at Black River

LUDLOW, Vt. – Despite the turbulence of 2020, the Black River Independent School Committee remains committed to strengthening the Ludlow community, educationally and beyond. In a year marked by catastrophic wildfires, a global pandemic, historic job losses, and a national … Continued

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Happy New Year! I mean those words in so many ways each and every year. Here’s hoping whatever wishes or resolutions you have expressed for 2021, you don’t abandon – even if you have already decided to do so. It … Continued

Emma Anderson wins DAR essay contest

Emma Anderson

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Emma Anderson, a sixth grader in Heidi Bates class at Ludlow Elementary School, is the winner of this year’s Cavendish W.M. French DAR American History Essay Contest. The subject of her essay was the Boston Massacre. Her … Continued

Birgess Schemm is BFUHS November Student of the Month

Birgess Schemm

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – It is a pleasure to announce that Birgess Schemm has been named the November Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Birgess, a senior, is the daughter of Oliver Schemm of Grafton. … Continued

RVTC student recognized as Vermont presidential scholar

Paul Dana

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Paul Dana, a third-year student in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Program at the River Valley Technical Center and a senior at Springfield High School, has been recognized as a Vermont Presidential Scholar for Career and Technical … Continued

Kurn Hattin congratulates essay contest winners

VFW’s Patriot’s Pen Essay contest winners holding their award certificates, left to right: Ryan Nguyen, Anthony Davis, and Deja Nasta.

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – Each year students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest, expressing their views on patriotism. For the 25th consecutive year, Kurn Hattin students have swept the regional awards at the VFW Post 1034 … Continued

Alexandra Hutchins named 2020 DAR Good Citizen

Alexandra Hutchins

CHESTER, Vt. – Alexandra Hutchins, daughter of Christopher and Angela Hutchins of Springfield, has been chosen by her teachers and peers as Green Mountain Union High School’s newest Daughters of the American Revolution recipient. The DAR Good Citizens Program and … Continued

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