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For graduation, VUHS seniors opt for 'morality' over tradition

Posted on February 12, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Since the school’s founding in 1959, Vergennes Union High School graduations have divided its senior classes by gender, assigning white robes to girls and blue robes to boys and requiring them to enter the ceremony from different sides of the school gym.

After a January prompt from VUHS Principal Stephanie Taylor, a series of discussions on that tradition, and two votes, the members of the VUHS class of 2015 decided to change the final ritual of their high school career.

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VUHS grapplers excel at tourney; Tigers win duals

Posted on February 11, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Five Vergennes Union High School wrestlers placed on Saturday at Mount Mansfield’s Jason Lowell Tournament as the Commodores took fifth out of 18 teams competing.

Brandon Cousino led the way by winning at 170 pounds, edging Spaulding’s Sam Kuckuk in the final, 7-5.

Also for VUHS, Trevon Smith was second at 126, Kyle Kingsley took third at 113, Ethan Reardon was fourth at 132, and Ryan Paquin finished fourth at 182.

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Commodores are only local winners in girls' basketball

Posted on February 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes split a pair of games to highlight a tough stretch for local high school girls’ basketball teams late last week, when Mount Abraham saw a winning streak end and Otter Valley and Middlebury each lost twice.

COMMODORES

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Commodore, Tiger wrestlers place at tournaments

Posted on February 4, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Wrestlers from Vergennes and Middlebury union high schools fared well on Saturday at tournaments in Massachusetts and New York.

Faring best was Commodore 170-pounder Brandon Cousino, who won his weight class at the Mountie Invitational at Mount Greylock Union High School in Williamstown, Mass. Cousino won all four of his matches by pin and earned an extra trophy for the fastest pin recorded at the event, an 11-second victory.

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Basketball: VUHS, MUHS girls post victories

Posted on February 4, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — In high school basketball play on Tuesday, the Vergennes and Mount Abraham girls posted wins, while the Middlebury girls and Mount Abe boys came up short.

The Otter Valley boys were set to host Proctor on Monday night; that game was postponed with no makeup date immediately set. The OV girls’ Monday game at Windsor was moved to this Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

The MUHS boys also hosted VUHS on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B.

VUHS GIRLS

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Students of the Week - February 2, 2015

Posted on February 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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.

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In boys' hoop, VUHS, MUHS are victorious

Posted on February 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes defeated rival Mount Abraham to highlight local boys’ basketball play in the latter half of last week. In other games, Middlebury kept on winning, Otter Valley split two games, and the Eagles fell on the road.

VUHS OVER EAGLES

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VUHS girls' hoop team wins one, loses one

Posted on February 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games late last week and stands at 4-11 heading into a Monday, Feb. 2, home game vs. Missisquoi.

On Thursday, host Milton rallied for a 43-39 win over the Commodores thanks to 23 points and 11 rebounds by Selena Patterson. Patterson also hit five of six fourth-quarter free throws to help the 6-8 Yellowjackets secure the victory.

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Class challenges VUHS students

Posted on January 29, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — For Vergennes Union High School junior Emma Gardner and the other 22 members of the school’s Humanities class, Jan. 22 loomed large.

The members of the class had spent a semester researching topics of their choice for the interdisciplinary Humanities course. That morning, the time had come for each to deliver a 10-minute roundtable presentation in the school library based on the 10-page papers they had already written based on that research.

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Opinion: VUHS taxpayers can no longer afford all the 'extras'

Posted on January 28, 2015 |
By Elizabeth Armstrong



Has the Vergennes Union High School board not been informed that the taxpayers are done with “over the top” cost-per-student rates that are the highest in the country that do not give results of a better education for the students in our neighborhoods.

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