Friday, January 27, 2017

VUHS Student is State of the Union Essay Contest Finalist

State of the Union Essay Finalist
Senator Bernie Sanders’ annual State of the Union Essay Contest is designed to engage Vermont’s high school students on the major issues facing the country. Over the past six years, students from schools throughout Vermont have written essays to the senator about important issues such as the declining middle class, climate change, health care reform and the rising cost of a college education. Of the more than 650 submissions to the State of the Union Essay Contest, Mason Charlebois, VUHS Class of 2018, was selected as one of the top 20 finalists! He will join Bernie Sanders and the other finalists at the State House for a roundtable discussion on February 4th. Congratulations Mason!

Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador Selected

HOBY Youth Leadership Ambassador – Congratulations Cyrus Devine!  

Every year, each high school in the United States may choose one sophomore to represent them at their state’s Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference. This year, Vergennes Union High School’s HOBY Ambassador is Cyrus Devine.


Cyrus was nominated and selected for this honor based on his demonstrated and potential leadership skills and traits. Cyrus will attend the HOBY Conference on May 25-28, at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT, where he will participate in seminars and meet with leaders in the fields of education, government, and other professional careers to discuss present and future issues. Cyrus is the son of Vernon and Hillary Devine of North Ferrisburgh.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

VUHS Students Accepted to The New England Young Writers Conference

Congratulations to the following students who have been accepted to represent Vergennes Union High School at The New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf in May 2017.

Orion Chabot
Sierra Chamberlain
Silas Goldman
Ian Gramling
Kayla Hoffman
Wade Mullin
Relief Quinn
Megan Rooney
Grace Smart
Rebecca Unger