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BFA Yearbook Wins Gold Level National Award

BFA Yearbook Wins Gold Level National Award

Rachel Ledoux, Editor June 9, 2023

While Bellows Free Academy is no stranger to sports titles and club accomplishments, this year brought about a first for one group: the Yearbook Club. For the first time, BFA’s Yearbook committee has...

“A Magical Experience:” AP Language’s Great Gatsby Party

Rachel Ledoux, Editor June 8, 2023

On June 6 and 7, Larissa Hebert’s AP Language and Composition classes took part in The Great Gatsby 1920s party, an annual tradition and staple of the course. Required reading for the class, The Great...

BFA Students and Staff Experience Eras Tour

BFA Students and Staff Experience Eras Tour

Rachel Ledoux, Editor June 7, 2023

On Nov. 1, 2022, Taylor Swift announced her Eras Tour: an amalgamation of her ten albums to date. For fans, this began a stretch of fighting to secure sought-after tickets, choosing outfits and preparing...

The Class of 2023 class gift.

The Class of ’23 Gives Back

Anna Bouchard, Writer June 7, 2023

With graduation fastly approaching, many Bellows Free Academy seniors are looking forward to their life after high school. While it can be easy to be swept away in the excitement, the senior gift offers...

Jack Sparr and Quinnlan Steele

A Chat with Jack Sparr and Quinnlan Steele: BFA ‘23’s Top Two Students

River Dalley, Writer June 4, 2023

Bellows Free Academy values tradition, and there’s nothing like the school tradition of honoring the top student or students in the graduating class. In this tradition, the honor of valedictorian is...

The BFA Class of 2023.

The Future of BFA St. Albans´ Seniors

River Dalley, Writer May 31, 2023

High school can be a hectic time in a child’s life, especially for seniors. However, no matter how busy a senior gets, one question still looms in the back of their minds: “What am I going to do after...

Bobwhite Comet competition 2023
Photo credit:  Leeza Kusmit

A Senior Performance: BFA’s Bobwhite Comet Competition

Cooper O´Connell, Editor May 26, 2023

On May 19, Bellows Free Academy held its annual Bobwhite Comet Competition. At the event, it was announced that Bobwhite Comet started in 1994 and was created to help seniors earn scholarship money through...

From left Michael Voss (´24), Sophia Williams (´24), Quinn Stanley (´24), Jessica Southwick (´24) and Rachel Ledoux (´24).  Photo credit:  Leeza Kusmit (24)

A Night Under the Stars: BFA’s 2023 Prom

Rachel Ledoux, Editor May 24, 2023

Prom marks one of the final fun events of the year for many students and is consistently a spectacle. This year, the tradition continued for BFA upperclassmen and their guests.  From 7-10 p.m. on May...

Jen Ellis and her book

A Conversation with Bernie´s Mitten Maker Author Jen Ellis

Rachel Ledoux, Editor May 19, 2023

In 2021, President Joe Biden’s inauguration sent Jen Ellis spiraling into relative fame when a photo of Senator Bernie Sanders wearing mittens she made became a viral meme.  Ellis, a former Vermont...

Photos of former principals hang in the hallway of BFA. Photo credit:  Larissa Hebert

Rico Slated to be BFA’s First Full-time Female Principal

Benjamin Birnbaum, Writer May 17, 2023

Since its founding in 1930, Bellows Free Academy has had a long line of headmasters/principals. With the announcement of the current principal, Brett Blanchard’s plan to retire at the end of this school...

Photo credit: Madison Gagner

2023 Franklin County Art Show Opens at the Collins Perley

Madison Gagner, Contributor May 13, 2023

Inside of the front lobby of the Collins Perley Sports Complex, bulletin boards and tables were decorated with brightly colored artwork made by Franklin County students over the past semester.  Among...

Dr. Brian Messier conduction concert band 
Photo credit: Eric Bushey

BFA Hosts Vermont’s 96th All State Music Festival

Reilly Babinski, Writer May 13, 2023

From May 11-13, Bellows Free Academy St. Albans hosted the 96th All-State Music Festival. This festival started in the 1920s and was held only in Burlington until the 80s when the festival started to move...

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