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Honoring America’s Veterans in Remembrance and in Action
By Cookie Steponaitis
Every year Americans gather around the nation on November 11th to pay tribute to those who have served in the past as well as those who are currently serving in America’s Armed Services. In schools, there are assemblies and on the television we all watch the president lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. For one day, the nation pauses, reflects and then continues on with life as usual. How do we honor America’s veterans? That issue continues to go unanswered by many for the remaining 364 ¼ days of the year.
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Tigers and Lakers Battle For Title Ticket…Lakers Prevail 12-7
By Mike Cameron
It does not get any better than this.  There was one team going into the contest undefeated with 9 wins in a row and the other at 7-2 had all the momentum of a freight train.  It was Middlebury and Colchester for the right to advance to the VPA State Championship football game in Division II.  Colchester was the #1 Seed and Middlebury #4.  One team would not be playing football the following week.  Colchester and Middlebury had met in the first game of the season and the Lakers had won handily against the younger and less experienced Tigers. They went on to win all the rest.  The Tigers had matured and had been tested on the muddy fields around the league in mostly rain swept Friday nights under the lights.
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Speech Contest Fosters First Amendment Participation
By Cookie Steponaitis
While most Americans can quote some of the freedoms guaranteed by the United States (U.S.) Constitution and benefit from them in their lives, few stop to think about what life would be like if they were not there. Civic organizations across the country, in an effort to foster a stronger connection between the Constitution, their American heritage and freedoms, sponsor oratorical competitions designed to have students research, write and present their views on a variety of topics. During the past month over sixty students from Vergennes Union High School have reflected on their heritage and participated in a number of competitions at the local level.
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