April 26, 2017

CVU gymnasts in close call with mighty Essex (12/17/09)

Dec. 17, 2009

A surging Champlain Valley Union High gymnastics team is looking ahead to Saturday’s South Burlington Invitational meet after coming within a whisker of nipping the defending state champion Essex High Hornets on Tuesday night.

Saturday’s competition at South Burlington High School begins at noon.

Tuesday’s event was held at the Redhawks’ Green Mountain Gymnastics home site. Essex prevailed in the meet by a narrow 132.7-131.3, while CVU sophomore Ashley Bachand took top all around performer honors. Bachand had wins on the bars and beam and tied for first with Essex veteran Mary Parmenter on the vault.

Parmenter took second in the all around.

CVU senior Amanda Holman was third in all around and in floor exercise. Freshman Madison Bourdeau captured second place in floor exercise and third on the vault.


— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent



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    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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