Talking tolerance: CVU confronts racist graffiti

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Champlain Valley Union High School officials were alerted last Wednesday afternoon to graffiti at the school with racial undertones. A swastika was found written on a library desk Wednesday afternoon. About 10 days prior, the N-word was drawn on a bathroom wall. Because of the incidents,  the school hosted a… Read More »

Gruendling finalist for Community Spirit Award

Gruendling finalist for Community Spirit Award

Kate Gruendling of Shelburne was selected as a 2019 Distinguished Finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. A junior at Champlain Valley Union High School, Gruendling organized a virtual 5K race team in her community to par-ticipate in a 9/11 Heroes Run. Along… Read More »

CVU Nordic girls win, boys take third

CVU Nordic girls win, boys take third

By JULIE HOLMES The Champlain Valley Union High School Nordic team just completed its “Tour de Chittenden” stage race — three days of racing held over five days with 12 teams from around the state. They also raised $800 for families dealing with cancer, especially with teammate Clark Schmitt in mind. It started with a… Read More »

Penguin Plunge 2019

Penguin Plunge 2019

Over 120 Champlain Valley Union High School students took the plunge on Saturday in Lake Champlain. It was 15 degrees at the Burlington waterfront on the cold February morning. The high school team raised over $34,000 for the Special Olympics. Hinesburg Community School sent 26 people who raised over $8,000 for the charity. The Champlain… Read More »

Penguins to plunge on Groundhog Day

Penguins to plunge on Groundhog Day

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN A group of students from Champlain Valley Union High may or may not see their shadow on Groundhog Day, but they will definitely see their splash. That’s because at 11 a.m. on Feb. 2, they will be jumping into the waters of Lake Champlain to support the Special Olympics Vermont in the… Read More »