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Northwest Medical Center provides a presentation on job opportunities to BFA and NCTC students.  Photo credit: Liam Mahabirt

Career Connections for BFA and NCTC Students

Teresa Collins, Contributor May 27, 2022

Over the course of the 2021-22 school year, Bellows Free Academy has had 13 career connection presentations during Wednesday Enrichment periods. These presentations included local businesses like Green...

Members of Club Interact, Student Council and NCTC’s Outdoor Technology program put together a bench for the new outdoor classroom.
Photo credit: Stephanie Hodgeman

BFA’s New Outdoor Classroom Comes Into Shape

Logan O'Brien, Contributor May 26, 2022

Picture this, the connector was just built and it is a nice day to sit outside and catch some fresh air sitting at some picnic tables and hanging with friends. You go and find a picnic table…Wait a minute,...

Vermont poet Bianca Stone  Photo credit:  Asher Ballantine

Poetry’s Renaissance: Share Your Heart Poetry Event

Jasmine Duncan, Writer May 23, 2022

On May 4, students from around Vermont attended the Share Your Heart, Share the World poetry event in downtown Burlington. This program is an all-day event that provides students with poetry writing workshops...

Pilot DesLauriers (22) at the All State Music Festival.  Photo credit:  Armand Messier

BFA Students Attend All State Music Festival

Zoe Walent, Writer May 22, 2022

All State is a music festival for students around Vermont to play music together.  According to BFA Choral Director, Armand Messier, this year the festival took place May 5-7. According to BFA music...

From left: Rachel Needleman (22), Georgia Casavant (22), Carly Charron (22) and Ashley Seymour (22).  Photo credit: Haley Seymour (19)

An Elegant Evening-BFA’s 2022 Prom

Rachel Ledoux, Writer May 19, 2022

Last year, Bellows Free Academy upperclassmen attended a more casual prom at the Collins Perley Complex. This year, for the first time in three years, BFA upperclassmen were able to have a traditional...

Share Your Heart, Share the World 2022 Event Video

Asher Ballantine, Digital Media May 16, 2022

Larissa Hebert's and Nathan Archambault's classes attended the 2022 "Share Your Heart, Share the World" field trip organized by Sun Dog Poetry. Vermont poet Bianca Stone was the guest speaker, and during...

Yahir Ramirez (22) and Lindsay Bernard (22)
Photo credit: Asher Ballantine

What Comes Next? Senior Plans After Graduation

Rachel Ledoux, Writer May 16, 2022

After four years of hard work, the class of 2022 will be graduating and completing their time as Bellows Free Academy students on June 11.  The Mercury released a survey to graduating seniors about...

Auguste Kaeding (23)

Kaeding’s (’23) Writing Selected in New York Times Collaborative Poem Contest

Larissa Hebert, Adviser May 11, 2022

According to Bellows Free Academy English teacher, Wesley Dunn, in April he had students from his creative writing provide submissions to a New York Times writing contest.   Dunn said that students...

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BFA’s Intercom System to Get Upgraded

Andrew Weinstein, Contributor May 9, 2022

In 2022, midway through the winter season, Bellows Free Academy began to suffer from an old and temperamental intercom system finally starting to show its age. After many weeks of attempted fixes, ear...

Photo credit:  Kristi Waite

BFA’s Kristi Waite and Marc Johnson (’05) Welcome Baby Girl

Larissa Hebert, Adviser May 3, 2022

On April 27 at 9:22 a.m., Bellows Free Academy World Language teacher, Kristi Waite, gave birth to Everleigh Quinn Johnson. She weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 inches long. Everleigh comes from...

Find the Perfect Dress for Free

Find the Perfect Dress for Free

Teresa Collins, Contributor May 2, 2022

On May 4 from 8-9 a.m. there will be an event held in the Bellows Free Academy's guidance conference room to get free attire for prom. They will have a variety of attire including dresses, shoes, men's...

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NCTC Students Shine at Vermont SkillsUSA

Adelyne Collin, Editor April 14, 2022

Northwest Career and Technical Center (NCTC) students recently competed in the 2022 SkillsUSA Vermont Leadership Conference and are set to compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta.  SkillsUSA...

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