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January 26th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The public is invited to the Middlebury College Natatorium on Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. to see students launch the traditional Japanese boats they have been building this winter.
Following a colorful Shinto ceremony, Middlebury College students will launch two traditional Japanese boats that they have been constructing this month as part of their work for a Winter Term course titled “Building the Japanese Boat.”
VERGENNES — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team on Friday had a fight on its hands for 19 minutes at Vergennes — the score stood at 17-17.
But then the 8-5 Eagles took charge in their 42-23 victory, Mount Abe’s sixth in seven outings.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball action late last week, Otter Valley, Vergennes and Middlebury all posted wins, while Mount Abraham lost on the road.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team split two home games last week. At 11-3, the Tigers are just one point behind first-place Northfield (11-2-1) in the Division I standings. They play at South Burlington on Wednesday this week.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team split a pair of home games last week. The Tigers are 6-4-2 and enter this week in fourth place in Division II with a Wednesday game at Woodstock and a Saturday home game at 7 p.m. vs. Burlington on tap.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury defeated visiting Vergennes this past Wednesday for its first win to highlight local girls’ basketball play in the latter part of last week. In other games, Mount Abraham won on the road, while Otter Valley and the Tigers dropped home contests.
On Friday, the Commodores also hosted the Eagles; see story.
VUHS VS. MUHS
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
As the Legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin search for the right combination of increased revenue and cuts in programs to make up a $118 million gap in the 2016 budget, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages should be part of the conversation.