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Gilman students climb the Wall at LSC
EXERCISE IN TEAM BUILDING -- Hayley Abbott, an eighth-grade student at Gilman Middle School, scales the climbing wall at Lyndon State College on May 7. As a part of Essex-Caledonia Supervisory Union district-wide efforts at team building, students from Concord, Gilman, Lunenburg, Guildhall and Waterford travelled to LSC to participate in the Adventure Program. Jamie Struck has put the program together and worked with Sue Roberts, Student Assistance Program coordinator for ECSU.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Blue Mountain Union students thank Woodsville/Wells River Rotary for NIE support
THANK YOU FOR YOUR NIE SUPPORT -- Students in Steve Peck's seventh- and eighth-grade classes at Blue Mountain Union School in Wells River recently visited the Woodsville/Wells River Rotary Club to thank the Rotarians for sponsoring their classroom newspapers this year, through the Newspapers In Education Program provided by The Caledonian-Record. Attending the meeting were: (in photo below) front row from left, seventh-graders Josh Ottoni, Willow Schafer and Trinity LaHaye; back row, eighth-grader Nick Herbert and Steve Peck. The students were selected because of the excellent Thank You notes they were assigned to write. Haylee Dumais was also selected but was unable to attend the meeting. In top photo, Josh Ottoni reads his "thank you" to the Rotarians. For more information about The Caledonian-Record/Orleans Country Record/White Mountain Record NIE Program, call (802) 748-8121 or toll free, 1-800-523-6397.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Local students work on Community Farm Project
ANNUAL OPENING OF THE COMMUNITY FARM -- St Johnsbury Academy students, teachers, community members and St. J. ALFA members descended on the St Johnsbury Community Farm for the annual opening May 1. Many hands made light work of a variety of projects, including the installation of a fence to deter pests; digging of potato trenches; painting a new sign on the garden shed; planting peas; preparing beds and overall sprucing up. This project is 100 percent volunteer driven and grows food for local people, the community meal sites and food shelves in St Johnsbury and Lyndonville. Everyone is welcome to visit the farm to lend a hand and find out more. People can also visit www.stjalfa.org, find us on Facebook under the St Johnsbury Community Farm and St. J ALFA. Phone calls can be directed to the St J Food Coop (802) 748-9498.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Students Participate In 'We the People' National Finals In Washington, DC
Twelve students from St. Johnsbury Academy's AP United States Government and Politics class traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the "We the People" National Finals. They were: Daniel Byford of Barnet; Camden Beck of St. Johnsbury; YuJin Lee of Seoul, South Korea; Kaylee Sandvil of St. Johnsbury; Ehlin Hansen of Rangsdorf, Germany; Maya Whitney of East Burke; Katherine Keenan of Lancaster, N.H.; Lindsey Kerr of St. Johnsbury; Luke Jackmauh of Barnet; Tyler Emerson of Lyndonville; and Taylor Belknap of Waterford. Approximately 1,200 students from 56 schools from across the United States participated in the competition's hearings during which they are asked questions pertaining to the Constitution.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Goolman women honored at Spring Honors Convocation
The following area residents received awards during the annual Spring Honors Convocation on April 15 at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Charles Wilson awarded SGA Awareness Award
Charles Wilson, of Concord, was recently awarded the SGA Awareness Award for the 2014-2015 academic year, at Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt. This award is given annually to a student, faculty or staff member who has gone above and beyond to educate the college community on diversity, equality, global awareness, or similar issues.
Monday, May 11, 2015

NCCC FFA Students Garner Awards At State Convention
NEWPORT -- North Country Career Center FFA students won top prizes in their events at 2015 State FFA Convention CDE (Career Development Events) held May 4-5 in Shelburne, Vt. The following is a list of the competitions and NCCC winners:
Monday, May 11, 2015

Stratford Public School holds Author's Night
UP AND COMING AUTHORS -- Stratford Public School recently held an Author's Night, with student authors having on display their stories and poems in the school's multipurpose room. A few student volunteers read their work to the audience as well. Participants included: from left, Rolf Wallace, Jesse King, Paul Cauley, Kayla Rose Howland and Tylor Chapple.
Monday, May 11, 2015

NEASC Awards Professional Teacher Certification To SJA Teachers
Sixteen St. Johnsbury Academy teachers were presented with certificates recently, recognizing their successful completion of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) School Based Teacher Certification process. The granting of this certification is based primarily on a portfolio, which must comply with stated standards.
Monday, May 11, 2015

SJA Holds Annual Fashion Show
St. Johnsbury Academy held its annual Fashion Show recently, featuring the work of students from Dyan Wallace's Fashion Design II and Advanced Art in Design classes. This year the show included 22 fashion designers and 42 models, of which 18 were children and one dog. The theme was Impressions and all of the designs were based on impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Upward Bound Students Attend JFK Presidential Library Leadership Conference
Five Lyndon State College Upward Bound students attended the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Student Leadership Conference in Boston, Mass. April 23. This event brought together students from educational opportunity programs across New England for a full day of workshops, speakers, and a tour of the Museum.
Monday, May 11, 2015

White Mtns. Regional JROTC visits Washington, DC
SPRING BREAK IN WASHINGTON, DC -- Forty-six White Mountains Regional High School JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) cadets, instructors and parent chaperones spent most of their spring break on a field trip visiting Washington, D.C., April 19-23. While in the Nation's capitol, the cadets stayed at Quantico Marine Corps Base and visited Arlington National Cemetery, the Air and Space museums, as well as other Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo, the Museum of the US Marine Corps, and all of the monuments on the National Mall, to include the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam memorials. The cadets also toured the United States Capitol Building and had the opportunity to meet with Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Above, Spartan Battalion Cadets are shown on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building with Sen. Ayotte; below, the Cadets are at the Museum of the US Marine Corps.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Sarah Stride presented the Haverty Cup at High Point Univesity
Sarah Stride, of Littleton, N.H., and a senior at High Point University in High Point, N.C., was recently honored as the 2015 recipient of the Haverty Cup. Sarah received $2,500 and her name engraved on the base of the Haverty Cup, which is on permanent display in the library of Norton Hall on HPU's campus.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Good Shepherd students green up on Earth Day
THE GREEN-UP CREW -- Good Shepherd Catholic School's Early Ed program hit the streets for some clean-up to celebrate Earth Day, April 22: from left, Chloe Angell, Layla McGarvin, Kellan Kendall, Silas Perron-Butts, Sam Jewell, Harry Murphy, Henry Joliffe, Patrick Tester, Asher Garland, Kaitlyn White, Ava Weaver, Mackenzie Cochran, Natalie Ghafoori, , Brydon Robinson, Brody Dussault and Miranda Caron.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Area students inducted into honor society at Plymouth State
The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H.: Kimberly Jesseman of Lisbon, N.H.; Casey Washburn of Orford, N.H.; Kaitlyn Rines of Twin Mountain, N.H.; and Miranda Beaudry of Irasburg, Vt.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Waterford Veterinarian Student Successful At National Contest
BLACKSBURG, VA -- A Waterford man was among the students from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech who had a strong showing at the 2015 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium last month at the University of Minnesota.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Local artist works with Lunenburg students
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR IN ACTION -- Marty Kelley, the author of "The Messiest Desk" and "Fame, Fortune, and the Bran Muffins of Doom!" visited students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 at Lunenburg School on April 22. Kelley spent a lot of time talking about thinking creatively, writing, and "sticking with the process." The students and adults were kept laughing by his unending and witty sense of humor. Kelley finished the presentation by having a student (Jordan Sawyer) "pose" as a super hero while he captured him in a drawing.
Monday, April 27, 2015

High School Launches Summer Initiative
Students at the Goddard College-based Central Vermont High School Initiative are traveling to local farms, food pantries and college classrooms this spring to learn about the Vermont food system. They'll also get their hands dirty in Goddard's own organic garden, helping to kick off a new summer program in food, arts and social entrepreneurship called the Vermont Youth Summer Initiative. The service trip will take place during the week of May 25, and the Summer Initiative will run sessions from June 29 to Aug. 7.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Brighton Elementary Health Fair A Success
Brighton Elementary School students and staff held a Health Fair on April 15.
Monday, April 27, 2015

Danville students participate in Reading is an Investment Program
AN INVESTMENT IN READING -- Students at Danville School recently participated in the Reading is an Investment Program provided by the Vermont State Treasurer's office. The students completed a reading log with their families, demonstrating 20 hours worth of reading! Displaying their award certificates are, from left, Axel Pearl, Alyssa Rafuse, Kaci Calkins, Lacey Gadapee, Tieghan Perry and Cooper Calkins.
Monday, April 27, 2015


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