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Lydia Pitts honored in Congressional Art Competition

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., recently announced the winner of the 37th Annual Congressional Art Competition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Aidan Bundock of Shelburne and Champlain Valley Union High School won first-place honors for his watercolor painting, “Midnight Snacks.” Bundock’s piece was selected from a field of 169 student entries representing 39 high schools across Vermont.

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Eagle senior Lydia Pitts takes wing in many ways

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW HAVEN — One of the most talented athletes in Mount Abraham Union High School history found her calling, she said, because she lacks an athletic skill.

Mount Abe senior Lydia Pitts recalled as a 7th-grader at the Bristol high school she wanted to play a spring sport. Softball, girls’ lacrosse, and track and field were offered.

Pitts, a New Haven resident, chose track and field. Why?

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Opinion: Support urged for Pathways

Posted on April 23, 2015 |
By Liam Corcoran



Fund the Pathways program at Mount Abraham Union High School. Fully.

Recently I was made aware that the support staff positions in the Pathways program were going to be cut if the budget was passed. The budget has not been passed yet, so I am relieved, but not at ease. The termination of these positions would be doing an unimaginable disservice to the students at Pathways.

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German student gets taste of American life at Mount Abe

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — A German exchange student at Mount Abraham Union High School is eager to see more of the United States, and is competing in a contest that would send him to California.

Hendrik Schubinski, 16, is spending the school year with the Knight family in Bristol — parents Porter and David, and sons Bryson and Liam.

To do it, he’s taken a year off from his secondary school in Germany to participate in AFS, a global student exchange program based in the United States.

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Voters reject Mount Abe, Bristol school budgets again

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Voters in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union rejected two of the three school budgets up for consideration Tuesday. It is the latest chapter in a tumultuous spring for the district, which has also seen a citizens petition calling for the removal of the superintendent and a near-unanimous vote of no confidence in his leadership by the teachers’ union.

Residents rejected spending plans for Mount Abraham Union High School by a tally of 755 to 485, and Bristol Elementary School, 224 to 166.

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Community supports young crash victim

Posted on April 13, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — The family of a Monkton teen severely injured in a car accident last week is grateful for the outpouring of community support they have received.

Julia Rickner, 18, was one of three University of Vermont students in a car that veered off of Interstate 89 in Colchester on April 4. The driver, 19-year-old Jacob Dahreddin of Bethesda, Md., was critically injured and the other passenger, 18-year-old Christina Menke of Essex, was killed.

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Divided board OKs Mount Abe spending plan; Tuesday vote set

Posted on April 9, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A divided Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School board on Tuesday evening warned a new budget proposal to put before voters next week.

The vote in the five-town area will take place on Tuesday, April 14, the same day residents in Bristol and Monkton will weigh in on new spending plans for their elementary schools. Voters in all three school districts rejected fiscal year 2016 spending proposals on Town Meeting Day.

Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters on Town Meeting Day rejected the Mount Abe budget proposal by a tally of 1,241 to 1,088.

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Opinion: Mt. Abe Pathways offers valuable real-world learning

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Lisa Sanchez



Editor’s note: The writer presented this letter to the Mount Abraham Union High School Board and copied the Independent.

As a mother of a former Pathways student (and a forever) personalized learner I write this letter to clear up some apparent misconceptions of what our personalized learning experience was and what it was not.

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Mount Abe board adopts budget strategy

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School board has laid out a timeline and strategy to draft a new budget proposal that could gain voter approval.

Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters on Town Meeting Day rejected, by a tally of 1,241 to 1,088, a proposed $14.06 million spending plan to operate the school next year. That sum was slightly lower than the figure voters approved for the current year.

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Voters urge transparency as Mt. Abe board makes plans

Posted on March 19, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — More than 50 Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters packed the Mount Abraham Union High School library Tuesday evening to voice concerns to the school board about how to create a new budget proposal.

On Town Meeting Day voters in the five town area rejected the initial $14.06 million spending plan, 1,241–1,088. The board is working to put a new budget before voters later this spring.

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