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CHS student develops pronoun program for staff

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With marked confidence, 15-year-old Tracy Wear approached Colchester High School principal Heather Baron halfway through the last school year with a host of suggestions for the district in hand. Wear, a lifelong resident, had recently come out as gender non-binary, meaning the sophomore doesn’t identify as exclusively male or female and prefers to be addressed…

The show must go on: Students forge ahead after CHS musical abruptly cancelled

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The Colchester High School production of “Footloose,” scheduled for mid-November, was abruptly cancelled this month after school leaders say the program’s director resigned unexpectedly. The departure adds to the tumult the theater program has experienced over the last two years, cycling through directors at an unusually rapid rate. If and when a new director is…

Colchester athletes forge top-notch bonds

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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…

Grant lets students take free PSAT test

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Over 300 juniors and seniors picked up sharp No. 2 pencils last Wednesday morning and took the Preliminary SAT assessment at Colchester High School for free, thanks to a grant from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. This is the second time the district has secured the Gear-Up Grant, which totaled just under $5,000 and allowed…

Lakers hitting stride

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The Colchester girls soccer team snagged a pair of wins last week, including a come-from-behind victory over BFA.-St. Albans. Trailing 1-0 late into the Oct. 3 contest, Colchester finally found a spark behind an Ani McMannon cross that Brooke Booska buried with 14 minutes to play. After back-and-forth play allowed each team a chance to…