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    March 30,2013

    Washington Village School

    First trimester

    Principal’s List: Grade 8, Cody Gosselin; Grade 7, TJ DeRose; Grade 6, Maeve Curtin.

    Honor Roll: Grade 7, Kayla Beard, Ethan Simpson; Grade 6, Robyn Dudley, Mckenzie Christman; Grade 5, Emily Beard, Jacob Bizzozero, Megan Dow, Destiny Miller, Nikita Miller. Merits: Grade 4, Aiyeesha Christman; Grade 5, Iris Beede, Jonathan Howarth, Lander Miskolezi, Hunter Moran.

    Second trimester

    Principal’s List: Grade 8, Cody Gosselin; Grade 7, TJ DeRose; Grade 6, Maeve Curtin.

    Honor Roll: Grade 7, Kayla Beard, Ethan Simpson.

    Grade 6, Robyn Dudley, Mckenzie Christman.

    Grade 5, Emily Beard, Jacob Bizzozero, Megan Dow, Destiny Miller, Nikita Miller.

    Merits: Grade 4, Aiyeesha Christman.

    Grade 5, Iris Beede, Jonathan Howarth, Lander Miskolezi, Hunter Moran.

    Local residents have been named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2012: Danielle Brooke of Chelsea; Selena Digiovanni of Fayston;

    Charles Mayforth of Montpelier; Karianne Morehouse of Warren.

    The following area students were recently named to the winter honor roll at the Loomis Chaffee School: Theodore Lyons, a sophomore from East Hardwick, received honor roll;

    Ryan Springer-Miller, a senior from Stowe, received high honor roll.

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute recently announced that Micaila Baroffio, of Northfield, a first-year student majoring in science, has been named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Takoda Edlund, of Waitsfield has been named to Eckerd College’s dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.


    The Spaulding High School’s Junior ROTC program was accepted as one out of 30 schools across the nation to participate in the color guard competition as part of The National High School Drill Team Championships held in Daytona Beach, Fla. The program will be sending one color guard to represent not only the school, but the entire state of Vermont for the first time in the competition’s history. This is a great opportunity for these students and allows them to not only bring pride and recognition to the school, but the city of Barre and the state of Vermont as well. The National High School Drill Team Championships remain the most famous Junior ROTC military drill & ceremony competition in the world. This all-service competition takes place every year in Daytona Beach each spring and brings together most of the nation’s finest performance military drill units from throughout the United States. Anyone who would like to support this competitio is asked to contact Shaelyn Edwards at Shaelyn.Edwards.SHS.JROTC@gmail.com or Donald Singer at Dsingshs@U61.net.

    Off to nationals

    MONTPELIER — The Montpelier High School debate team, Nina Merriam and Tom Nowlan, recently put in a huge effort at preparation for the Iroquois District Debate Tournament (including teams from three states) in Oneonta, N.Y., on March 15-16, and achieved a great result by obtaining first place and qualifying to compete at Nationals.

    The topic of the tournament was “Resolved: The U.S. government should not require its citizens to have health insurance.” Earlier in the week they were semifinalist at the State Debate Tournament and Tom Nowlan obtained a 4th place award as an individual speaker.

    The National Tournament takes place in Birmingham, Ala., in June.

    Public Forum Debate is sponsored by the National Forensic League (the “NFL”). Public Forum Debate is team-based advocacy either for or against a position described in a monthly resolution topic. Teams are composed of two partners: a first speaker and a second speaker.

    Think trout

    BERLIN — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports that as warmer weather approaches and anglers prepare for spring and summer fishing, its five state fish culture stations are gearing up as well.

    Adam Miller, Vermont’s fish culture operations manager, provided an overview of trout and salmon stocking planned for this spring.

    “Fish & Wildlife’s popular ‘trophy trout’ stocking program will continue this year with close to 14,150 two-year old trout slated for stocking statewide,” said Miller. “Over 16 miles of streams and rivers and 14 lakes and ponds designated as trophy water will be available for angling. This will be an exciting year of angling if you like catching big fish.”

    The following streams will be stocked with trophy trout, starting in May: Black River, East Creek, Lamoille River, Mississquoi River, Otter Creek, Passumpsic River, Winooski River.

    Trophy trout will be stocked in these lakes and ponds starting in April: Amherst Lake, Black Pond, Echo Lake, Kent Pond, Knapp Pond No 1, Lake Paran, Lake Raponda, Lake Rescue, Lake Shaftsbury, McIntosh Pond, Mill Pond, Miller Pond, Stoughton Pond, Sunset Lake.

    In addition to the trophy trout, Miller says 264,950 yearling landlocked salmon, brook, brown, rainbow, lake trout, and steelhead rainbow trout will be stocked this year in streams, as well as lakes and ponds other than Lake Champlain. Lake and pond stocking will begin as soon as ice begins to clear and road conditions allow. River and stream stocking generally occurs in May, after spring flows have receded and temperatures are more conducive for fishing.

    For more information, check the Fish & Wildlife website or contact them by phone at 802-241-3700 or by Email at fwinformation@state.vt.us.

    Raising money

    The 10th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life NordicStyle raised $66,000 over the weekend of March 16 to support the society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. The overnight event left 201 participants exhausted, but happy, after cross country skiing or snowshoeing through the night.

    “Through their hard work in preparing for the event, and by spending hours out in the cold for the cause, Stowe residents certainly did their part to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said Hilary Casillas, state vice president for Development with the American Cancer Society.

    Cancer survivors and caregivers were among those participating in this year’s Relay event. The teams were comprised of area families, faith-based groups, businesses, clubs and other organizations.

    “For the people in our community who will face a cancer diagnosis this year,” said Casillas, “it’s critical that we come together during Relay to help the American Cancer Society achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.”

    The relay was made possible thanks to media sponsor WCAX-TV and local business donors O’Grady’s Bar & Grill, McCarthy’s Restaurant, Commodore Inn, Sunset Grill, Tamale Bob Catering, Green Mountain Coffee, Black Cap Restaurant, Muddy Water’s Coffee House, Cold Hollow Cider, Harvest Market, Farrell Distributors, Coca Cola Distributor, National Processing Center, Pie in the Sky, Pie Casso, The Pizza Joint, Dunkin Donuts, Myers Bagels, The Bagel, Eidelweiss Deli, La Strada Bakery, Billings Mobil, Mansfield Dairy, Perkins Restaurant, Black River Produce, Fassetts Bouyea, McKenzie Meats, Ben and Jerry’s, Shaw’s Grocery Store, Andy Rose Catering, and Blue Donkey.

    To learn more about Relay For Life, visit www.RelayForLife.org or call (800) 227-2345.

    Deer report

    BERLIN — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s report on the 2012 deer hunting seasons is available on the department’s website, www.vtfishandwildlife.com. The report is produced each year after information is received from more than 120 agents statewide and all the data are reviewed for accuracy and trends.

    Hunters harvested a total of 13,757 deer in 2012, up more than 13 percent from the year before. The department estimated there would be an increase in number of deer in 2012 due to a mild winter and a reduction in the number of muzzleloader season antlerless deer permits issued in 2011. In response, the number of antlerless permits was increased by 30 percent in 2012.

    “The increase in antlerless permits provided hunters with the opportunity to harvest antlerless deer while still allowing for the slow increase of deer numbers in many regions of the state,” said deer biologist Adam Murkowski.

    Forty-five percent of the deer were taken during the rifle season, 24 percent in archery season, 18 percent during muzzleloader season, and 13 percent in youth season.

    Prevent child abuse

    MONTPELIER — From front yards to the Statehouse lawn, pinwheels will be spinning across Vermont throughout April in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheel represents Prevent Child Abuse Vermont’s efforts to change the way our state thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development and ensure that child abuse and neglect never occur. Vermont is part of the national Pinwheels for Prevention campaign that has seen more than 2.3 million pinwheels — the new national symbol for child abuse prevention — distributed since April 2008. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and Pinwheels for Prevention, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont will be planting pinwheel gardens, including one on the Statehouse lawn on April 2.

    Central Vermont Medical Center

    A son, Nicholas Andrew Shaffer-Evans, born March 15, 2013, to Amelia Evans and Nicholas Shaffer of Topsham.

    A son, Christopher David Wike Jr. born March 15, 2013, to Jennifer Bickford and Christopher Wike of Marshfield.

    A son, Mason Andrew King, born March 16, 2013, to Denise and BJ King of Woodbury.

    A daughter, Cleo Ripley Carr, born March 21, 2013, to Jean Annick and Neil Carr of Barre.

    A son, Lincoln Roberts Kennedy, born March 21, 2013, to Beckie (Richardson) and Mike Kennedy of Williamstown.

    A son, Logan Wesley Fowler, born March 22, 2013, to Angela (Gonzalez) and Brandon Fowler of Barre.

    A daughter, Abigail Leigh Thongs, born March 24, 2013, to Sierra Wells and Russel Thongs of Barre.

    A son, James Francis Bair, born March 24, 2013, to Leila (Gray) and Daniel Bair of East Montpelier.

    Gifford Medical Center

    A daughter, Jennifer Ann Clough, born March 7, 2013, to Jason Clough and Laurie Cass of Williamstown.

    A son, Colton Shepard, born March 8, 2013, to Brooke and Megan (Kresock) Sault of Randolph.

    A son, Jacob, born March 9, 2013, to Justin and Katie (Hood) Ford of Williamstown.

    A son, Keegan James Gilman, born March 11, 2013, to Amanda Gilman of Braintree.

    A son, Zavier Atticus Baine Bartolomeo, born March 17, 2013, to Ethan Bartolomeo and Morgan Jacques of Berlin.

    Fletcher Allen

    A son, Jack Davis Lawrence, and a daughter, Abigail Suzann Lawrence, were born Feb. 15, 2013, to Sarah (Tennies) and David Lawrence of Middlesex.

    A son, Logan Reiss Watters, born Feb. 23, 2013, to Roy Watters and Heather Osterberg of Barre.

    Copley Hospital

    A daughter, Kasey Lynn McNab-Hess, born March 1, 2013, to Ashley McNab and Cole Hess of Eden.

    A son, Brandon Vincent McCarthur-Cote, born March 1, 2013, to Tessa-Anne McArthur and Michael Shepard-Parrott of Morrisville.

    A son, Roscoe Wallace Allen III, born March 2, 2013, to Jan-Nell (Foster) and Roscoe Allen Jr. of Craftsbury.

    A daughter, Sedona Pearl Karp, born March 3, 2013, to Leslie Kilgore and Ryan Karp of Waterbury.

    A son, Charles Milton Hough IV, born March 5, 2013, to Kathryn (Dickinson) and Charles Hough III of Northfield.

    A daughter, Audrey Elaine Desjardins, born March 7, 2013, to Scott and Catherine (Dunn) Desjardins of Greensboro Bend.

    A son, Eric Lee Horst, born March 11, 2013, to Isaac and Amanda (Wadel) Horst of Hardwick.

    A son, Thomas Edward Chamberlin Jr., born March 12, 2013, to Liza Barry and Thomas Chamberlin of Morrisville.

    A daughter, Cloie Ann Brown, born March 14, 2013, to Chelsea Miller and Philip Brown of Morrisville.


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