March 28, 2017

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.

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.

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…]

CVU student artwork on display

Library Exhibit
Library hallway

 

 

Observer courtesy image

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.