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BFA Yearbook Wins Gold Level National Award
“A Magical Experience:”  AP Language’s Great Gatsby Party

June 8, 2023

On June 6 and 7, Larissa Hebert’s AP Language and Composition classes took...

BFA Students and Staff Experience Eras Tour

June 7, 2023

On Nov. 1, 2022, Taylor Swift announced her Eras Tour: an amalgamation of her...

The Class of ’23 Gives Back

June 7, 2023

With graduation fastly approaching, many Bellows Free Academy seniors are looking...

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“The Bond They Share”- Branon Cousins Pursue Social Work to Make a Difference
¨There is also so much to be gained¨- Foster Parents in Vermont Share Their Experience

March 23, 2023

In 2021, 1,061 children were put in the custody of Vermont’s Department for...

A BFA Tradition Graduates:  Latin Walks the Stage After 93 Years

March 6, 2023

Mercury staff member, Owen Scott, contributed to this piece by conducting...

ESPs: “Advocates for Students” but Staff Shortage an Issue

November 12, 2022

Para-educators, now called Educational Support Professionals (ESP), provide...

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Vincelette Retires, Ready for Next Chapter in Life
Tonja Takes Off to Retirement
Langlois Retires from NCTC After 25 Years
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Ethan Audy (´23) to Play for Cornwall Colts
Megan Robitaille: BFA’s New Athletic Trainer
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The Perfect Teacher for a Wanderlust Daughter
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A Student’s Farewell Retirement Speech to Principal Brett Blanchard

What to Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed (in High School) – An AP Language Process Essay

February 16, 2023

Life can get busy, especially when you are in high school. Between going to school, homework, sports, clubs, work, or going out, it seems like there is always something on your plate. After days and weeks and months of nothing but being busy, things can become very overwhelming. When this happens, you start to feel like you aren’t yourself, but there are some simple steps that you can do when you’re feeling overwhelmed:

How to Ask Your Teacher a Question Over Email – An AP Language Process Essay

February 16, 2023

Forgot to ask your teacher a question in class? Too prideful to ask for help in person? Maybe you forgot to brush your teeth before class and didn’t want to subject your teacher to “dragon breath”? Whatever the reason, you now need to do what Gen-Z finds tedious: send an email (seriously, emailing is as old to Gen-Z as faxing is to millennials). Here’s how to ask your teacher a question over email.

“How to Escape the Consequences of Your Actions” – An AP Language Process Essay

February 15, 2023

Were you recently caught red-handed dancing naked in the woods? Are you living in a Puritan society where such naked dancing is forbidden? Are you and your naked-dancing companions now being faced with a horrid punishment like a lashing? Well, you’re in luck! There is now a simple solution that will help you escape any and all accountability for your actions: accusing an innocent person of witchcraft. Here’s how it works.

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