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Back To Our Roots Tradition Continues In ANWSW
By Cookie Steponaitis
Amidst the raindrops, the greening of Vermont and the mad dash to the finish line of graduation, VUHS seniors paused for two mornings to return, reflect and pass on to the next generation lessons they have learned in school. Back to Our Roots is in its fourth year at VUHS and pairs VUHS seniors with students at the three elementary schools that they came from. The seniors shared dreams, ideas and worked with students in the elementary schools to create their own time capsules and memories to be opened when they are themselves seniors.
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Thoughts on Memorial Day: Lessons Learned on an Airplane
By Cookie Steponaitis
    Going to and from vacations on airplanes is sometimes tedious and at other times results in intriguing adventures. On one such trip the passenger next to me was a man of ninety plus years who was traveling to attend his great-grandson’s christening. Clad in a flight jacket and a hat showing military service, he seated himself and asked with a smile where I was traveling to. As the conversation flowed, the emblem on his hat struck me momentarily silent since it was the marking of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Seeing me staring at his hat he chuckled and asked if I knew what it meant. A bit tongue tied, I assured him I did and asked if he would be willing to share with me some of his stories from his time in World War II.
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