April 26, 2017

Around town

CVU teams take on cancer

Champlain Valley Union High School athletic teams are set to take part in the winter edition of the Coaches vs. Cancer games—where teams raise money for cancer research. At home Redhawk games this week and weekend, teams will sell t-shirts and baked good and hold a 50-50 raffle. Coaches vs. Cancer home games include:

Jan. 23, girls basketball against Burlington, 7 p.m.

Jan. 24: boys basketball against St. Johnsbury, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 25: girls hockey against Harwood, 6 p.m.

Jan. 25: boys hockey against Colchester, 7:30 p.m.

Weiss raises money for camps

Williston resident Thea Weiss, a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School, recently helped raise $7,900 for Our Community Cares Camp, which provides a camp experience for needy children in Richmond, Huntington and Bolton.

Weiss spearheaded the camp’s selection as the beneficiary of CVU’s one-day cafeteria benefit, Café for a Cause. The money raised will provide 5,000 meals for campers next summer according to OCCC founder Marie Thomas.

“We were so thrilled to receive such a precious gift from the students at CVU,” Thomas wrote in an email to the Observer. “Thea Weiss is quite a talented person.”


Golf scholarships available

Online applications are now available for the Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund, which provides a minimum of 10 Vermont scholars $1,000 annually for four years of education. Scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, financial need and a demonstrated interest in golf.

The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund was established in 1963 to help young Vermonters further their education with money donated by Vermont golfers and other benefactors. Since its inception, the VGA Scholarship Fund has dispensed more than $1 million to more than 400 Vermont boy and girl scholars.

Applications must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

Must be residents of the State of Vermont and a high school graduate.

Be in the top 40 percent of their graduating class or have a GPA of at least 80 and a minimum combined SAT score of 1,500.

Demonstrate financial need.

Be enrolled in, or accepted as a full-time student at a college, university or technical school of university grade.

Have a connection to the game of golf such as competing on the golf team or working at a golf course.

Applications are due no later than May 1. The 2014 Vermont Golf Association Scholarship application is available at www.vtga.org/scholarship_app.html.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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