Locals graduate from Governor’s Institutes of Vermont

Over 400 Vermont high school students attended the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) this summer. GIV hosts intensive, hands-on learning experiences for young people on college campuses throughout Vermont. Nine Institutes were held this summer in the following topics: Arts, Asian Cultures, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science & Technology, Farms, Food… Read More »

Registration open for Master Composter course

The Vermont Master Composter course will be offered at 13 locations around the state on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning Sept. 18. The course will provide training to anyone interested in becoming a backyard composter by learning how to turn yard trimmings and vegetable scraps into “black gold.” It is sponsored by the University of Vermont… Read More »


Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. William Kiernan of Charlotte was named to the Dean’s List for the 2013-14 academic year. Kiernan is majoring in Liberal Arts, and a 2013 graduate of Champlain Valley Union HS. University of Albany-SUNY, Albany, N.Y. Rachel Lalumiere of Hinesburg was named to the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students for spring 2014.… Read More »

Host families needed for international high school students

The Program of Academic Exchange (PAX), is seeking families who have an interest in hosting an exchange student that will attend Champlain Valley Union High School this fall. This experience offers families a great opportunity to learn first-hand about another culture while also sharing what is special about life in Vermont. Community Coordinator, Kelley Cartularo… Read More »

Hinesburg teen completes NOLS course

Hinesburg teen completes NOLS course

Christopher Adams of Hinesburg recently completed a semester-long wilderness expedition with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in the Southwest. On Feb. 24, Adams and 13 other students left on multi-activity expedition that included hiking, canoeing, climbing, an independent student exploration, and a Wilderness First Aid course. During the semester-long adventure students did not have… Read More »

College Counseling Corner: What is the Common Application?

By Sarah Soule I graduated from high school in 1977, which was just one year after the Common Application was “born.” At that time only 15 colleges were members of the organization and now, 38 years later, there are 517 colleges that participate in the singular, standardized application for member institutions. The Common Application is… Read More »

VSAC offers advice on how to fix FAFSA errors

Vermont Student Assistance Corp., the state’s nonprofit corporate agency committed to the mission that all Vermonters can pursue education after high school, is advising Vermont students who filed FAFSAs to double-check their application. Updates by the federal government in this year’s online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allowed some filers to inaccurately report… Read More »

Gov. Shumlin, UVM partner for Cabinet-level graduate internship program

Gov. Peter Shumlin and the University of Vermont (UVM) are pleased to announce a new collaboration to put tomorrow’s leaders to work on the issues of today. The Governor’s Cabinet Graduate Internship Program, administered by the UVM Department of Community Development and Applied Economics Master of Public Administration program, will provide new opportunities for top… Read More »

CCS fifth-grade class reconfiguration moves forward

By Gail Callahan Despite the concerns of a number of parents, administrators at Charlotte Central School (CCS) plan on moving ahead with the proposal to reduce the number of fifth grade classrooms from three to two. The concept, which was introduced during the budget process last year, caused a small firestorm among several incoming fifth… Read More »

Waldorf students host car wash fundraiser

Waldorf students host car wash fundraiser

Still looking at muddy wheel wells and pollen spattered windows? It’s time to clean up and get ready for the summer! A group of energetic Waldorf High School students are fundraising for their senior class trip with a car wash at the Shelburne Shopping Park on Saturday, July 5 from 10am-1pm. While the student’s suds… Read More »