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BFA's 2021 outdoor graduation ceremony at the Collins Perley Complex.  Photo credit:  Larissa Hebert

BFA Graduation 2021

Rachel Ledoux, Writer June 22, 2021

After four years of hard work, a pandemic and struggles by the score, Bellows Free Academy's class of 2021 walked across the stage and accepted their diplomas on June 12. This event, despite the turmoil...

BFA seniors partake in games at St. Albans Bay, following the senior car parade. Photo credit:  Dino Patsouris

BFA’s Class of 2021 Parade and Day at the Bay

Ashley Seymour, Writer June 15, 2021

With Covid-19 taking a toll on the class of 2021’s junior and senior year, it was extra important to make sure they had a week to celebrate their accomplishments. Bellows Free Academy's senior week included...

The bonfire at BFA's prom.  Photo credit:  Nate Archambault

BFA’s Prom Reignites School Spirit

Rachel Ledoux, Writer June 7, 2021

After a year of stress and chaos, the announcement of a prom felt like a breath of fresh air for Bellows Free Academy’s juniors and seniors, and from 7:30-10:30 on June 5, that relief continued.  Students...

Kieran Kivlehan receives his pie in the face from NCTC teacher Tim Hurteau.  Photo credit:  Lindsay Bernard ('22)

BFA’s Class of ’22 Pie-In-The-Face Fundraiser

Charlotte Pierce, Writer May 20, 2021

Bellows Free Academy’s junior class created a fun way to raise money for their class. They held a Pie-in-the-Face fundraiser from May 3-May 7 to give students the chance to throw pies in two teachers'...

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BFA’s Hybrid Schedule Remains for Spring 2021

Adelyne Collin, Writer May 14, 2021

The Maple Run school board has made the decision on whether Bellows Free Academy will stay hybrid or not for the remainder of the school year. According to BFA Principal Brett Blanchard, the decision to...

Prom Fire

Prom Fire

Rachel Ledoux, Writer May 14, 2021

Last year, for obvious reasons, there was a distinct lack of year-end activities for Bellows Free Academy’s graduating class. Over the final few weeks of this school year, however, BFA staff and student...

Nathaniel Cobb ('21) plays the sax.  Photo credit:  Ron Hoague

BFA’s Garceau (’21) and Cobb (’21) to Perform at VT All State Music Festival

Rachel Ledoux, Writer May 10, 2021

It is no secret that Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans has many talented students, and, even during times like this, there are still opportunities for those students to let their abilities shine.  The...

Pilot Deslauriers ('22) and Emily Parent ('22) rehearse for the Junior Jam competition.  Photo credit:  Emily Parent

BFA’s Junior Jam

Georgia Casavant, Writer May 7, 2021

Have you heard of Bellows Free Academy’s Junior Jam? This is a class play competition where BFA students produce a 30 minute-long show. In order to determine the winners, freshmen compete against sophomores,...

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Local Summer Job Opportunities for Teens

Charlotte Pierce, Writer May 6, 2021

As the summer approaches, many students are starting the hunt for a summer job.  This job can be full-time or part-time and will earn them some money as they gain more freedom as a teenager.  The...

Chef Adam Monette, Chef Colby Ouellette, and students Alexzander Bluto ('22) and Spencer Lamontagne ('22).  Photo credit:  Larissa Hebert

Teacher Appreciation Week at BFA

Larissa Hebert, Adviser May 4, 2021

In honor of Teacher Appreciation week, BFA's and NCTC's administration paired with Northwest Career and Technical Center's Culinary Program to present some "culinary delights" to teachers and staff. NCTC's...

Project Graduation and Senior Events 2021

Project Graduation and Senior Events 2021

Brooke Holland, Writer April 30, 2021

Project Graduation, which is coordinated by English teacher Jamie Bristol, is a project that focuses on the aspects and events surrounding Bellows Free Academy’s senior graduation. This year, due to...

A student practices archery in physical education class.  Photo credit:  Dino Patsouris

BFA’s Physical Education Department Adapts

Rachel Ledoux, Writer April 28, 2021

Just about every course Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans offers has had to adjust its curriculum and format due to the Coronavirus, and physical education classes are some of the most different. Gym classes...

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