March 30, 2017

Guest Column: Extend the right to a free press to Vermont student journalists

By Robbie Maher

In the midst of the Trump administration, the rights of a free press are questioned daily in tweets and from the podium in the White House briefing room. [Read more…]

Education Notes

Sundays: Free flag football for kids

The CVU Redhawks Football team, in partnership with the CSSU Buccaneers Youth Football Program, is offering a free flag football program for area youths in grades 2-7 through April in the gym at CVU. Tenth grader Jack ZuWallack is coordinating this year’s program for his Eagle Scout project with Williston Troop 692. [Read more…]

Williston student is National Geographic State Bee semifinalist

Lauren Bostwick

Lauren Bostwick

By Farley Fitzgerald

Special to the Observer

Williston resident Lauren Bostwick, representing the Eastern VT Homeschoolers, is one of the semifinalists that will be competing in the 2017 Vermont National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Castleton University on Friday, March 31, and is run by the National Geographic Society. [Read more…]

Kirsten Forrester receives highest academic honor

Observer courtesy photo Kirsten Forrester of WIlliston has been named a Winthrop Scholar, the highest academic honor bestowed by Connecticut College, where she is a senior.

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Kirsten Forrester of WIlliston has been named a Winthrop Scholar, the highest academic honor bestowed by Connecticut College, where she is a senior.

By Kerry Meehan

Special to the Observer

Kirsten Danielle Forrester, a senior at Connecticut College, has been named a Winthrop Scholar, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college. Reserved for students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship, the honor is named for John Winthrop the Younger, who founded the city of New London and served as governor of Connecticut.

Forrester, a history major, is a 2013 graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School and is the daughter of Betsy and Victor Forrester of Williston. [Read more…]

Fowl weather

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Observer contributed photos by James Shelley

James Shelley snapped this photo of some bemused looking ducks contemplating their newly shoveled walkway on Fay Lane during the March 15 snowfall.

CVU student artwork on display

Library Exhibit
Library hallway

 

 

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Artwork by 66 Champlain Valley Union High students is on display at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library during the month of March. The exhibit features digital photography, drawings and paintings, ceramics and paper sculpture. ‘Presenting work is part of our curriculum, but more importantly it provides students real-world opportunity for the public to access their work,’ said Abbie Bowker, CVU art teacher.

Northridge proposal leads growth management requests

Observer courtesy image Project plans show the proposed layout of Northridge, located just north of the South Ridge neighborhood.

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Project plans show the proposed layout of Northridge, located just north of the South Ridge neighborhood.

By Stephanie Choate

Observer correspondent

Two sizable new development proposals will try to take the next step at the town’s annual growth management meeting next week.

The meeting is set for March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. Acquiring building allocation through the system is a key part of Williston’s development approval process. [Read more…]

Fifth straight championship for scrappy CVU girls team

Observer photo by Al Frey Senior Captain Marlee Gunn lines up the first of her two critical free throws during the final minute of CVU’s Division 1 Girls Basketball championship game vs. St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday, March18. CVU won its fifth consecutive girls title. For more photos, see page 11.

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Senior Captain Marlee Gunn lines up the first of her two critical free throws during the final minute of CVU’s Division 1 Girls Basketball championship game vs. St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday, March18. CVU won its fifth consecutive girls title.

Gunn sinks final-seconds foul shots to clinch victory in tight game

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent [Read more…]

Get Smart dress rehearsal

Boys basketball finals vs. Rutland