Saturday, April 23, 2016

Vote for a VUHS Student Video - One of Ten Semifinalists

Emma Gardner and Lathrop Brownell, VUHS Seniors, have made the semifinal round of a video contest. Please check out this link and vote once every 24 hours. Vote for your favorite Joris interpretation! The deadline is April 28. German students from around North America have discovered Joris, Germany’s “Newcomer of the Year”. In our video contest the students have produced clips based on a Joris song. Now you can vote for your favorite Joris interpretation. Danke! Pass this email/link on to friends, family and acquaintances. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Congrats to Our Vermont History Day Participants

Congratulations to Emily Rooney, Rory Patch, Kai Williams and Addie Brooks for stellar performances at Vermont History Day. Moving on to nationals in the exhibit division for middle grades are State Champion Rory Patch and her exhibit on Apollo 11 and Second Place Finisher Emily Rooney and her exhibit on stem cell research. Good day for the Commodores. They placed 1 and 2 in a field of 38 entries. In all, 200 students from across the state competed in exhibit, thesis paper, performance, video, and website categories. Rory and Emily will represent the middle school at National History Day in College Park, Maryland in June.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Team Phoenix Coding During Genius Hour

Team Phoenix students exploring the coding world. Who knew school could be this fun?!?

Friday, April 1, 2016

Congrats Boys' State & Girls' State Representatives


The Vergennes American Legion Post #14 will be sponsoring four VUHS delegates to the Green Mountain Boys’ State held June 19-24 on the campus of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont: Brandon Cousino, Devon Kimball, Hunter O’Connor, and Max Ratti-Bicknell. The boys were nominated by faculty and staff based on leadership, character and honesty, cooperativeness, community participation and service, and scholarship.

Green Mountain Boys’ State is a leadership laboratory for rising high school senior boys. The main focus is Vermont town, county, and state government, and its organization, policies and procedures. They will work on issues relating to Vermont, and debate and discuss these issues during a session at the State House in Montpelier.

The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary has selected three junior girls from Vergennes Union High School to attend Green Mountain Girls’ State this year. The Auxiliary will sponsor Alyse Beauchemin, Charlotte Haigis, and Caroline Johnston as they spend the days of June 18-23 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont.  Three alternates were also selected:  Alyssa Saunders, Annika Vorsteveld, and Sophia Parker.  

The purpose of Girls’ State is to provide citizenship training for girls of high school age; to afford them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens; and to inform them about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, in order that they may understand and participate in the functioning of their government.