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Emma Hart Willard: Educator With A Vision
By Cookie Steponaitis
Emma Hart Willard was born in Berlin, Connecticut in 1787, the sixteenth of seventeen children and despite the time warp and distance from the Champlain Valley, her path crosses ours on a daily basis in more ways than one. She is the face etched into granite and marble in the roundabout by the Middlebury Inn that people driving their cars around and through Middlebury view each day.  And, for any female who has attended a public school in the past two hundred years, she is an icon. Emma Hart Willard saw in women the equal capabilities as in men, and demanded an education that prepared the woman to be what she dreamed of and not what she had to become.  [ more ]

Tigers Take Down Bobwhites In Semi-finals
By Marcie Bolton
   Bellows Free Academy gave it their all against the Middlebury Tigers at the semi-finals game on Friday, November 4th.  Their all was not good enough.  Middlebury was determined not to allow this team beat them a second time this season.  Talking with freshman Tiger football coach Peter Brakeley pre-game about his prediction for the outcome, he said “Of the 4 teams playing tonight, 3 of the four are running teams.

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