Burr and Burton students, faculty, staff, and honored guests gathered on this brisk and brilliant morning to celebrate the official opening of the school’s new 25,000-square-foot academic building, Founders Hall.
The 2021-22 Homecoming is underway. Following a school year where nothing was normal and many beloved Burr and Burton traditions were impossible, BBA is happy to bring some traditions back for the 2021-22 Homecoming.
Clem Wright ‘05 grew up in South Londonderry, a self-described “‘Over the Mountain’ kid.” After graduating in 2005, Clem went on to Harvard to earn a degree in English, and after college, he worked at a malaria non-profit in Sierra Leone before moving to San Francisco to work for Google. We sat down with Clem to talk about his work, his trajectory, and some of his favorite BBA moments that led him to where he is today.
The Burr and Burton Performing Arts department has just released the schedule for the 2021-22 school year, and it includes some exciting changes that will enable students even more opportunities to participate in performances.
The 10th Annual Gawlik Awards will be presented live at Riley Rink on June 2nd at 8pm. Hosted by Bill Muench, Rob Hunter, and Jim Raposa, the Gawliks will feature student-made films with appearances from special guests Willy Appelman, Tommy Walker, and Samantha Watson. There will also be music by Sounds of A&R with special guest and world renowned horn player, Tom "Bones" Malone. Senior Finuala Cree will be producing the show alongside Assistant Producers Mary Mendez, Julia Ann Gregory, and Gabi Craig.
Megan Beattie-Cassan ‘99 knows Burr and Burton from multiple angles: She’s an alum, she’s the current school nurse, and next year, she’ll also be a BBA parent. As the school nurse in the time of a global pandemic, Beattie-Cassan’s expertise has been a critical to both BBA’s reopening in the fall of 2020 and the successful prevention of the spread of COVID on campus. We caught up with Beattie-Cassan in late May to learn more about her many connections to BBA.
In the early days of a vibrant summer, it takes a lot to make Vermonters look forward to the next winter. But that’s exactly what the team at Bromley Mountain does each spring with free ski passes for students who’ve made the Burr and Burton Headmaster’s List for the year.
“We started providing these ski passes before I became president ten years ago,” said Bromley Mountain President Bill Cairns ‘72, “And I’ve been happy to carry on that tradition.”
Last week, it felt a little like a midsummer night’s dream for theater students on the Burr and Burton campus: Amidst three warm and summery May evenings, the dream to be back on stage, among peers, with a live audience, finally came true.
Burr and Burton Headmaster Mark Tashjian announced today that Kesha Ram, Vermont State Senator for the Chittenden County district and the first woman of color elected to the Vermont Senate, will deliver the keynote address at BBA’s 188th commencement ceremony on June 4.
Six talented BBA musicians were accepted into the Vermont All-State Music Festival. In advance of the May 15 All-State Music Festival and Scholarship Concert, we caught up with three awardees to hear more about how music has impacted their lives.
This past week, the Burr and Burton Environmental Club hosted a number of events in honor of Earth Day. The theme, “Natural Thinking, Better Living,” was a reminder to the community that sometimes simple is best and that it’s important to use the resources around them.
In mid-March, Irén Hangen Vázquez won the Vermont Poetry Out Loud competition. We caught up with her while she was preparing her recitation for the national competition to discuss what Poetry Out Loud is all about, and what it takes to be a champion.
Burr and Burton earned the top award at the National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) conference in early March. NHSMUN is the world’s largest and most prestigious Model UN conference, with students participating from over 70 countries annually.