CVU’s Tonoki in speaking competition

Christel Tonoki of Williston, a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School, has won two levels of Rotary Speaking Competitions and will compete at the Rotary District Assembly meeting at Northern Vermont University in Lyndonville on April 13.  She began her string of successes with a speech based on the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”… Read More »

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Christel Tonoki stood in the Champlain Valley Union High School gymnasium in front of 1,300 of her fellow students last week, gathered for a school-wide assembly for Black History month. A few dozen students stood with Tonoki as she told her story, how during her freshman year she created a book… Read More »