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Paul Brown’s Outdoor Education Classes at Hard’ack

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January 15, 2021

Join Bellows Free Academy science teacher Paul Brown at Hard’ack Recreation Area for an outdoor education class run by St. Albans Recreation. The first two classes are scheduled for Saturday, Jan.16,...

BFA Students and Their 2021 Resolutions

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January 4, 2021

Resolutions are a staple of New Year's Eve traditions. Even after a year like 2020, many people have still made them. From new diets to being more outgoing, many view the start of a new year as the best...

National Honor Society Partners with Operation Happiness to Spread Holiday Cheer

NHS Member Yukina Benjamin ('22) kneels beside a table full of plush toys, selecting the best fit for her assigned family. 
Photo credit:  Emily Parent
December 30, 2020

The start of the holiday session has always been synonymous with the idea of giving back to those who need it most. This year, with the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to rage on through December, many...

The International Club Lives On During The Pandemic

Kate Reilly ('22), a student in the International Club.
Photo Credit: Flavie Lamat ('21)
December 22, 2020

Because of Covid-19 this year, the International Club from Bellows Free Academy of Saint Albans has had to adapt itself. This year the pandemic has caused big changes, like the cancellation of a trip to...

Student Council’s Holiday Spirit Week 2020

Quincy Fournier's ('21) flannel day photo submission for the Holiday Spirit Week pizza raffle.  
Photo credit: Quincy Fournier
December 22, 2020

In the midst of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been exceptionally difficult to see the bright side, even during the holiday season. BFA’s senior Student Council showed its resolve...

Identities, Acceptance and the GSA

From left Dakota Densmore ('23), Megan Bachand ('22), Laci Cain ('22), BFA teacher Nicole Schubert, Rachel Ledoux ('24), Tori Jessiman ('22)  and GSA advisor Elijah Church.
Photo credit:  Ashlie Olio
December 22, 2020

Exploring gender identities and sexual/romantic orientations is a big part of growing up, which is why it is so important for teenagers, be they LGBTQ+ or not, to have a safe space to learn about these...

Human Services’ Holiday Food Drive

A donation box for the Human Services' food drive.
Photo credit: Larissa Hebert
December 22, 2020

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 21, Human Services in the Northwest Career and Technical Center hosted a food drive for people in need. Human Services is a program offered by NCTC for juniors and seniors who are...

Sydney Ward’s Senior Solo

Sydney Ward ('21) records her senior solo.
Photo credit:  Armand Messier
December 21, 2020

This year, the BFA music department has had to adapt to Covid-19 regulations, which has impacted their ability to perform for the community at large. According to BFA choral teacher, Armand Messier,...

Hannaford: Why is it the Place for BFA Students to Work?

Dylan Koval (‘21) and Kayleigh Sweeney (‘20) hard at work at the St. Albans' Hannaford. 
Photo credit: Larissa Hebert
December 20, 2020

The St. Albans local Hannaford is an extremely popular place to work among students, so much so that when a survey was released to find out how many Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans students work at Hannaford,...

Fairfield Drive-Thru Holiday Light Display

The Fairfield holiday light display.
Photo credit: Larissa Hebert
December 20, 2020

On Dec. 20 from 4:30-6:00 p.m., during a blustery snowy evening, the Fairfield Recreation Department held a drive-thru holiday light display.  It began at Fairfield Center School, off Route 36, and continued...

New Homework Club at BFA

Grace Klinefelter ('21) participates in Homework Club. Photo Credit: Penelope Gratton
December 17, 2020

After being on a computer all day at school, do you lose motivation to restart that computer again at home to work on your homework? Fortunately, BFA English teacher Jim Hill, and paraeducator Penelope...

Buzzing in with BFA’s Scholars’ Bowl

The 2020-21 regular season team standings, as of December 8. Photo credit: scholarsbowl.org
December 17, 2020

Are you a big trivia fan, looking to expand your knowledge base? Do you enjoy a competitive environment but want opportunities outside of athletics? Have you been looking for a club to participate in remotely?...

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