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.
In a year when many accepted that traditional music instruction was impossible, Burr and Burton music teacher Neil Freebern sought solutions to keep the world of music alive for students. Learn more about how local business support created opportunities for BBA music students.
While most of Burr and Burton’s collective attention focused this fall on the challenges of reopening in the face of a pandemic, a beacon of hope and optimism quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) took shape behind the Seminary Building.
From the forthcoming winter VIEW: Burr and Burton alum Colin O’Leary ‘09 was in the middle of a Ph.D. studying respiratory viruses when the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020. Read about how the pandemic affected his research, why he came to study virology, and his hopes for the future of public health.
The 2020 Presidential election is underway, and the Burr and Burton community is steadfast in its commitment to civic engagement and responsibility. Moving around campus early this week, there are some common refrains among students, faculty, staff and administrators: Engage in the process, and respect differences among us.
In late September, Burr and Burton social studies teacher Thomas Von Allmen brought his Medieval History class to the Dene Farm to harvest an assortment of grains that Food and Farm Studies teacher Derek Anderson had planted for the class back in the spring. The oats, buckwheat, and wheat had grown to maturity on the Dene Farm, and like medieval farmers, the students needed to thresh, winnow, and grind them in order to turn the grains into usable flour.