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SJA One-Act Play Wins State Festival, Advances To New England Competition
The St. Johnsbury Academy theater group won the statewide One Act Drama Festival competition and will be one of two schools from Vermont moving on to the New England Drama Festival taking place at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, Maine on April 23, 24 and 25. Seniors Sydney Benjamin, Morgan Sulham and Jay Tilden won awards for excellence in acting, and the ensemble as a whole was recognized for its ability to immerse the audience in the world of the play. This win marked the seventh time in 14 years that the Academy's one-act play has won the state competition.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Caledonia Christian students do research for Spring Trip
RESEARCHING SPRING TRIP VENUES -- Students from Caledonia Christian School in St. Johnsbury hold up their research papers on topics connected to their upcoming Spring Educational Trip to Boston, Mass. Research papers ranged from William Bradford of Plimouth Plantation, King Philip, Paul Revere, and Samuel Adams, to "Red" Auerbach and John F. Kennedy. The students are spending April 6-10 visiting Plimouth Plantation, Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord, as well as the Museum of Science and The Aquarium. Participants include, front row from left, Kaya Kendall, India Choudhury, Kaylee Powers, Jack Kendall and Morgan Kendall; back row, Abby Conner, Hannah Silver, Asher Chapman, Andrew Konkel, Sadie Chapman, Kay Conner and Aliceah Silver.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Danville Students Celebrate National Poetry And Literacy This Week
Danville School is celebrating National Poetry Week and Literacy today, April 6 through April 10. Visiting authors include Ted Scheu, the Poetry Guy. Ted will be at the school today to kick off Literacy week. He will conduct an elementary school assembly from 8--8:45 a.m., and then will meet with the K--5 classes throughout the day. Ted's visit is made possible by a grant from the Danville PTG.
Monday, April 6, 2015

LTS Hosts Get a Life! Career Day
The Lyndon Town School Allied Arts team recently hosted its annual Get a Life! Career Day for students in grades six, seven and eight. Seventeen local professionals, along with one from Boston, visited LTS to talk to students about what they do and how they do it.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Castleton students named to NFHCA National Academic Squad
The following Castleton State College field hockey student-athletes were recently named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad for their performance in the classroom: Briana Bocelli of North Troy; and Brittany Verge of Island Pond. To be selected, a student-athlete had to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2014-15 academic year.
Monday, April 6, 2015

WMRHS Senior Project
SENIOR SEMINAR PROJECT SHARES CULTURES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES -- Caroline Foster, a senior at White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield, N.H., recently presented a program at Weeks Memorial Library as part of her Senior Seminar project. For her project, Caroline was the tour guide to various countries she visited last year. She shared the cultures, languages, games and attractions of Spain and France. Above are the students who were part of the globe-trotting program: front row from left, Emerson Bedell, Caroline Foster and Olivia Shallow; back row, Noah Covell, Victoria Whitcomb, Brayden Shallow and Lily Kenison.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Spencer Owen participates in Playwriting Competition
Spencer Owen, of Littleton, N.H., participated in the second annual 48-hour Playwriting Competition at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Students met at 5 p.m. on March 20 to receive a prompt and spent the next day writing a 10-minute play. Writers met their actors on the morning of March 22 to rehearse, and the plays were performed at the Playwriting Competition Showcase that evening.
Monday, April 6, 2015

St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Johnsbury Academy recently announced those students achieving the mid-semester honor roll for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Vermont Humanities Council Seeks Nominations Teacher Award
MONTPELIER, VT -- Do you know a Vermont teacher who has inspired you and who deserves statewide recognition? Since 2003, the Vermont Humanities Council has honored such teachers with the Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award, which recognizes a Vermont educator in grades 6 through 12 who exemplifies excellence in the teaching of the humanities. VHC seeks nominations for the 2015 award. Nominating letters are due May 1.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Monroe Students Write Essays On Interviews With Citizens Involved In Government: Part 2
The following essays were written by Monroe Consolidated School seventh- and eighth-grade students after interviewing five local residents and researching a person who contributed to the United States of America in the past.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Academy Printmaking Students Receive National Scholastic Art Awards
Two St. Johnsbury Academy printmaking students were recognized on a national level in this year's Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Sydney Benjamin's etching "Wires" received a national Gold Medal in Printmaking, and Sofia Di Martino's etching "Paul" received a Silver Medal. Three national medals were awarded to Vermont fine art students, two of which were awarded to Academy printmakers. Sydney and Sofia have been invited to attend a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 11.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Riverside School Students Celebrate "Music in Our Schools Month"
March 2015 marked the 30th anniversary of the National Association for Music Education's celebration of "Music in Our Schools Month." The Riverside School in Lyndonville celebrated with their middle school production of "The Wizard of Oz," and with student musicians of all ages performing in the school's morning assemblies; and with select musicians participating in the Northeast Kingdom Middle School District Music Festival.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Brighton Students Engage In Science Lessons With Siskin
During the 2014-2015 school year, Brighton Elementary School students are participating in monthly natural resource-based science lessons at the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge. The program, administered by Siskin Ecological Adventures, engages students each month in two programs: first, an in-school orientation to a topic, such as the design of a scientific study; and then a follow-up trip to the refuge's Nulhegan Basin Division in Brunswick to complete their field work.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Area Students Named Winners Of DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Essay Contest
Four area New Hampshire students have entered the White Mountains Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution's (DAR) Good Citizen Scholarship Essay Contest. Each student has been recommended by their respective high schools and has participated in a timed essay, maintain high grades and submitted personal achievements, community service and letters of recommendation. They are invited to attend a luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Concord, N.H. on April 17.
Monday, April 6, 2015

Tractor Supply donates to NCCC
TOOL DONATION TO NCCC -- North Country Career Center received over $2,000 in tool donations from the Tractor Supply Company of Derby recently. Kyle Webster, store manager, decided to donate the tools for education after the store changed brands. The tools will be utilized to replace worn items in many Career Center programs. Receiving the donation are, from left, the Career Center students and staff, Toma Okeefe, Spencer Hinton, Kyle Webster (manager), Devon Davis, Austin Guyer, Jarid Mathieu and Dan Pickering.
Monday, March 30, 2015

Cabot And Twinfield Schools Selected For Learning Initiative
Cabot School and Twinfield Union School have been selected by the New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC) and the Great Schools Partnership to participate in a new initiative that will help them expand personalized learning experiences and meet the learning needs, interests, and aspirations of individual students. The initiative's goal is to help the schools remodel their academic programs to ensure that every graduate is prepared to succeed in postsecondary education, modern workplaces and adult life.
Monday, March 30, 2015

Kate-lyn Smith named to dean's list at Albany College
Kate-lyn Smith, of St. Johnsbury, earned a place on the dean's list for the fall 2014 semester at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, N.Y. Dean's list status is awarded to students who have successfully completed their course work with a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 score.
Monday, March 23, 2015

Amy Coleman inducted in National Honor Society at Fordham University
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently announced that Amy Coleman, of Derby Line, was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Coleman was initiated at Fordham University in Baton Rouge, La. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Monday, March 23, 2015

White Mtns. Regional students to hold car wash
CAR WASH TO BENEFIT CHEM FREE PARTY -- The public is invited to White Mountains Regional High School's Indoor Car Wash on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Schurman Motors, 57 Bridge St., Lancaster, N.H. Donations would be appreciated, to benefit the 2015 WMRHS's Chem Free graduation event. For more information, contact Robin at
Monday, March 23, 2015

SJA Theater Team Advances To State Final
The St. Johnsbury Academy Theater team won the regional One Act Drama Festival competition, and will be one of 10 teams moving on to the statewide final taking place at Castleton State College on March 27 and 28. In addition to winning the competition, Academy performers Jay Tilden, Class of 2015, Sidney Benjamin, Class of 2015, and Morgan Sulham, Class of 2015, received awards for Excellence in Acting. Jeremy Baldauf, Class of 2016, was also recognized for Lighting Design. The entire production received the award for Excellence in Acting Ensemble.
Monday, March 23, 2015

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