Black Lives Matter flag will fly: CVSD Board approves student-led request by vote of 11-1

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Black Lives Matter flag will fly at Champlain Valley Union High School. The Champlain Valley School District School Board voted 11-1 in favor of flying the flag Monday night with Russ Caffry of Shelburne casting the lone dissenting vote. After extensive discussion, board member Dave Connery made the motion… Read More »

Erasing hate in dramatic fashion at Champlain Valley Union: CVU students present “The Laramie Project”

Erasing hate in dramatic fashion at Champlain Valley Union: CVU students present “The Laramie Project”

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Engrossed in the fall musical last October, director Candy Padula wasn’t paying much attention to the news. She often listened to the “Legally Blonde” soundtrack on repeat as she commuted to Champlain Valley Union High School. However, one day she listened to the news, right around the 20th anniversary of… Read More »

Talking tolerance: Taking the race conversation beyond CVU

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Race and privilege have been at the forefront of Champlain Valley School District’s thoughts. This year, students created the Racial Alliance Committee, which meets in the library on Wednesday mornings. At the past few school board meetings, students from the committee have asked the board to allow the group to… Read More »

CVU boys hockey, basketball seasons end

CVU boys hockey, basketball seasons end

By LAUREN READ Correspondent After upsetting No. 2 BFA-St. Albans in the Division I boys hockey quarterfinals, Champlain Valley eyed a spot in the championship game. The Redhawks took on No. 6 Rice on Saturday in the semifinals, looking to earn a berth in Wednesday’s title game at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Instead it is the Green… Read More »

Raising the Black Lives Matter flag

We propose that the Black Lives Matter flag will be raised at Champlain Valley Union High School in honor of Black History Month. We affirm that Black Lives Matter is a peaceful and empowering grassroots movement, advocating for racial justice and collective liberation. By raising the flag, we hope to make CVU a more inclusive… Read More »

CVU girls lose final game to Hilltoppers: Redhawks unbeaten streak ends at 23-1 against defending champs

CVU girls lose final game to Hilltoppers: Redhawks unbeaten streak ends at 23-1 against defending champs

By LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent BURLINGTON – For the entirety of the first half of Sunday’s Division I girls basketball championship game, Champlain Valley survived with their three-point game. But in the second half it was the long game of St. Johnsbury’s Neva Bostic that ultimately doomed the Redhawks’ chances at coming away with a… Read More »

CVU girls take second in state Nordic championship

By LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent Heading into the second day of the Vermont high school Nordic state championships, the Champlain Valley Union High School girls needed a big effort to catch the leader, Mount Mansfield. The Redhawks nearly pulled it off. CVU placed four skiers in the top 10 in the 5K Classic race on… Read More »

Redhawk boys, girls finish second

By LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent After the giant slalom race on Monday, the Champlain Valley Union High School girls alpine ski team trailed Woodstock and needed an impressive effort in Tuesday’s slalom race to grab the title. The Redhawks got the effort but the deficit was too much to overcome as the Wasps captured the… Read More »

Wrestlers qualify, boys basketball wins, hockey falls, skiers make top 10

Wrestlers qualify, boys basketball wins, hockey falls, skiers make top 10

By LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent Two Champlain Valley wrestlers qualified for the New England Championships with strong performances at the Ver-mont high school state championships on Friday and Saturday. Jared Forsythe earned runner-up honors in the 182-pound weight class. Will Murphy finished in third place in the 195-pound category, also earning a New Englands nod.… Read More »

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