Between the playing of Twin State and North-South All Star Classics, plus the naming by the coaches of the players to participate, Vermont High School athletes have been kept busy. In fact, the CVU Redhawks, have been some of the busier ones.
Julia Lollis, winner of this year’s CCS Scripps spelling bee, with co-principals Stephanie Sumner and Jen Roth. Say the word, spell it, then say it again: this is the mantra for all participants in the Charlotte Central School Scripps Spelling Bee.
The Charlotte News wants your help reporting on our wonderful community. We’re looking for a dozen junior reporters to join our newsroom once a week for an afternoon of investigating, interviewing, writing and editing.
On Friday, Oct.19, Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg and Alex Wind visited Burlington as part of their March for Our Lives tour. They spoke at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, which was packed with people, sitting on the ground in the back and pulling chairs up as well.
News Editor Melissa O’Brien meets with middle school students at CCS each Tuesday morning as part of the new Journalism Club formed in association with The Charlotte News.
We want to thank everyone who has helped to make our Hunger is Hard, Baking is Easy program for the Charlotte Food Shelf so successful. For anyone interested in joining this effort, the new 2018-2019 schedule is out and includes information on packaging and labeling. If you would like to receive a copy, please email Holly Rochefort at [email protected].
In recognition of this celebratory and potentially dangerous time of year (prom and graduation season), Connecting Youth in Champlain Valley School District has held student and community awareness activities across the district throughout the month of April.
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, 14 youth and adults from the Charlotte Congregational Church (UCC) assembled with thousands of others at the March for Our Lives: Montpelier. It was a solemn event, held simultaneously with similar events all over the country, in the wake of the shootings at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and in the wakes of countless other mass shootings in the U.S. I can’t speak for others, but I participated in this event for many reasons.
Snow may have delayed the plans of Champlain Valley Union High School students to take part in the national walkout against gun violence on March 14, but it certainly didn’t stop them altogether. In spite of freezing temperatures, they kept true to their plans and filed out of CVU’s classrooms two days later, on Friday, March 16.
On February 14, 2018, there was a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen lives were taken and 17 more people were injured. On March 10, administrators at Charlotte Central School sent an email to the school community that said that awareness and interest had grown from middle school students about the walk-outs held across the country.
YWP’s Annual Day of Writing for just seven minutes is now in its ninth year. Vermont Writes Day is an annual tradition started by Young Writers Project to honor writing and to recognize its importance in school, work and life.
The Student Awareness Curriculum & Training (ACT) committee revolves around the principle of preventing sexual violence through a cultural shift at Champlain Valley Union High School. The formation of Student ACT began with the two founding members, Chiara Antonioli and Walter Braun, reaching out to trusted faculty about both the prevalence of this issue and the change they wanted to see within the school. From there, a select 14 students were brought together to create the Student ACT Committee.