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Northern Elegance Set to Open

Northern Elegance Set to Open

Keiona Fulton, Writer

February 7, 2017

With prom season right around the corner, Northern Elegance Formal Wear LLC, a new business on 81 Main Street St. Albans is set to open. Main street’s newest retail establishment will be selling prom dresses, pageant gowns, men's suits, and tuxedos rentals. The hours of the store are set to be...

BFA Writers Grow Platforms

BFA Writers Grow Platforms

Alek Wolfe, Writer

February 6, 2017

The BFA Mercury will be showcasing student editorials from BFA’s AP Language and Composition program in the upcoming print edition set to be published on Feb. 21. Of the dozens of editorials submitted to the Mercury in this effort, only the top four will be selected to be published in the print ed...

A Proactive Plunge

A Proactive Plunge

Keiona Fulton, Writer

February 3, 2017

Join the plunge!  The Penguin Plunge that is… The Penguin Plunge is an event that benefits Special Olympics Vermont, an organization that works to unify people with and without intellectual disabilities through athletics. This annual event will be held at the Burlington Waterfront Park on February 4t...

Working With Wildlife

Working With Wildlife

Alek Wolfe, Writer

December 20, 2016

BFA prides itself on great appreciation for our athletes, scholars and musicians. However, students who do great things outside of school are an important, but less talked about part of the BFA community. Jessie Casey ('17) on a weekly basis takes time out of her weekend to volunteer at Otter Creek...

Bustling Business at BFA

A self-portrait of Kayla Bailey

Ashley LaBelle, Writer

December 20, 2016

“They aren’t afraid to take risks, because failure is only temporary,” Business Department teacher Barbara Fraser said. Teaching students that accepting failure to achieve success is only a small part of what the BFA Business Department has to offer. The BFA Business Department offers ten di...

Musical Mayhem

BFA drama students participate in the dress rehearsal for the Wizard of Oz musical.

Ashley LaBelle, Mercury Writer

November 14, 2016

Dorothy has made her way to Bellows Free Academy! The Wizard of Oz made its debut on November 10, with Rosie Newton (‘19) taking the lead as Dorothy. But is BFA losing one of it’s many unspoken traditions? For the last four years, BFA cast seniors as leads, so why is it different this yea...

Duel with dual enrollment

Duel with dual enrollment

Keiona Fulton, Mercury Writer

November 14, 2016

Dual enrollment is a great opportunity for learning that many students do not even know about. Also “early college” is another example; how great would it be doing your senior year on a Vermont campus of your choice? Vermont provides 19 colleges that accept dual enrollment students. When...

Community Service Gives Back

Taylor Paquette, Mercury Writer

November 14, 2016

For students to graduate at BFA there are many requirements that have to be met. One is that you must complete ten hours of community service.  Social studies teacher, Geoff Murray is in charge of the community service program. To count for the BFA requirement, community service can only be done seni...

NHS Spends Night Without a Home

BFA students participate in

Taylor Paquette, Mercury Writer

October 26, 2016

On Saturday, October 22, BFA’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is kicking off their year with a new look for the former “Shanty Night,” as well as coordinating support for another community event. Both will be held at the Collins-Perley Complex. “NHS’ Night Without a Home”...

Maple Leafs Unified

2014 BFA Unified Sports

Ashley LaBelle, Mercury Writer

October 11, 2016

One in 68. One in 700. In the United States, one in 68 children are born with autism, meaning that the average American will meet 1,176 people with autism in his or her lifetime.   One in nearly 700 children born in the United States has Down Syndrome, which means that the average American will meet 11...

International Travel

BFA students take a picture in front of Machu Pichu

Ambyr Wagner, Mercury Writer

October 11, 2016

Where do you live? Think long and hard about it. What is there to do in your neighborhood or house that you haven’t done already? Not much, right? Now take a moment and imagine a different surrounding; snow, sand, a forest, a temple. Imagine the terrain and smells; rough terrain that smells of fresh rain...

Not So Secret Scholarships

Not So Secret Scholarships

Julia Remillard, Writer

June 1, 2016

As seniors prepare to graduate and move onto college, many are looking to receive money via scholarships. The price of attending a four year college nowadays is alarmingly high, ranging from $22,958 for public and $31,231 for private, and that’s why many students turn to scholarships for financial s...

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