Kaylee Sullivan

Middle-schoolers teach UVM class on race, ethnicity

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Essex middle-schoolers Bryan House and Mia Roth

Roles were reversed last week at the University of Vermont as two Essex middle-schoolers took to the front of a large lecture hall, teaching their elders about race and ethnicity. “Sometimes you’ll go somewhere where there’s a lot of older people and they won’t really pay attention to you,” eighth-grader Bryan House said. “But being…

Residents to hold Cinemas fundraiser

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Hop on board this weekend as the Polar Express rides into Essex Cinemas. Essex residents Erika and Cole Downing are hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 18 for 16-year-old Lani Baker, who has spinal muscular atrophy. Restricted to a wheelchair, one of Lani’s favorite activities is going to the movies — partly because it’s easily…

What about the golf team?

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In a celebratory feat, the Essex High School boys golf team swung to a Division I state championship title last month. Seniors Brody Yates and Ben LaPlant said they returned to the halls of EHS with striking support and congratulations from classmates. But out on the green, fewer hometown supporters cheered them on. In the…

Thomas Fleming students contrive insect hotels

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Insects around Essex will have cozy new homes to inhabit later this month thanks to innovative fifth-graders at Thomas Fleming School. Last Friday, chainsaws buzzed and hammers clunked as students in Jeff Guilmette’s class hunkered down in Lisa Foley‘s art room for their second-to-last construction day. Their assignment — to build insect hotels — is…

Courtside with EHSPN

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Earlier this month, Boston Celtics players — looking taller that day than they do on television every other — shuffled past the courtside camera crew. As sweat dripped from their gameday faces and adrenaline rocketed through their bodies, Essex High School seniors Tommy Williams and Rowan Mahoney captured it all on camera. “It was a…

Essex athletes forge top-notch bond

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Applause from almost 200 people repeatedly exploded at Essex Tree Farm last Sunday as young soccer stars with disabilities were called up one by one to receive a trophy and stream of high-fives from coaches and players. The celebration marked Vermont’s 11th season of TOPSoccer, or The Outreach Program for Soccer. The nationwide program, run…