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Champlain scholarship aimed at new magnet school students

first_imgA celebration of two new elementary schools focusing on sustainability and the arts in Burlington was highlighted today with the announcement of dual Champlain College scholarships aimed at helping graduates of the magnet schools attend college.The Holly and Bob Miller Magnet School Scholarship for the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes and The Lois McClure Magnet School Scholarship for the Integrated Arts Academy  at H.O. Wheeler were established earlier this year by Champlain College to honor the Millers and Mrs. McClure for their community support of continuing education. The need-based scholarships will provide up to $20,000 a year in tuition expenses for two students who attend Champlain College. The main requirement is attendance at one of the magnet schools for four years, followed by continued education in Burlington School District schools and graduation from Burlington High School (BHS). The first scholarships will be awarded to members of the BHS Class of 2018.“These scholarships, established as part of honoring these three community leaders with honorary degrees from Champlain College in May, reflect their ongoing support for continuing education for Burlington’s young people,” said Champlain College President David Finney. “The magnet school concept for Burlington will help focus students on their interests, improve student and parent engagement in education and ultimately bring socio-economic integration at the two schools.” “We are so appreciative of the incredible community partners that play an integral part of our new magnet programs, and enhance all of our schools.  We are honored that Champlain College has created this new scholarship program that provides a tremendous opportunity for our students,” noted Burlington School Superintendent Jeanne Collins.A magnet school, according to Victor Prussack, coordinator of the Burlington program, is a public school that offers a specialized program and is open to school children from around the city of Burlington. While there are more than 4,000 elementary magnet schools across the country, these are the first such schools in Vermont. “These dynamic alternative schools were created by the Burlington School District to offer options for children and families who seek a unique learning environment.”Students from all over Burlington as enrolled in the Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler and the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes. Students study the same things as all elementary school children, including literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, Spanish and physical education. Special programs at both schools integrate community studies outside the classroom and in partnership with organizations such as Shelburne Farms, Flynn Center, Very Merry Theatre Company.The celebration included a parade of students and teachers from both schools down Church Street Marketplace, led by Sambatucada, to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Vermont. Commissioner of Education Armando Vilaseca and Burlington School Superintendent Collins welcomed the students, parents and community partners to the event and thanked supporters, partners and funders of the new schools. More information about the magnet school program is available at www.bsdvt.org(link is external) or by contacting Victor Prussak at vprussac@bsdvt.org(link sends e-mail).Champlain College, founded in 1878, offers “Education in Three Dimensions” – a distinctive educational approach to professionally focused majors, developing life skills and leadership based on critical and creative thinking. It has nearly 2,000 campus-based undergraduate students on campus and is ranked in the top tier of Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North by 2009 America’s Best Colleges, published by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about Champlain College, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external). Source: Champlain College. BURLINGTON, Vt., (Sept. 24, 2009) —last_img read more

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Coulter-Nile sets World Cup record

first_imgNATHAN Coulter-Nile has pulled off one of the World Cup’s great ODI lower-order rearguards, setting a new Australian record in their clash with West Indies at Trent Bridge.Having never scored over 64 in any form of cricket and with only five half-centuries to his name in first-class and List A cricket combined, Coulter-Nile unleashed a devastating knock to fire Australia to 288.The fast-bowling all-rounder finished on 92 off 60 balls, belting four sixes and eight fours in a dazzling counter-attacking innings.It was the highest ever score by an Australian batting at No. 8 or lower in an ODI and he finished just four runs short of breaking the overall record set by Chris Woakes with his unbeaten 95 against Sri Lanka in 2016.Trevor Laughlin’s 74 was the previous highest score by an Australian batting at eight or below, a benchmark that has stood since December 1979.It was only the second time in World Cup history a No. 8 has scored more than 70.Coulter-Nile’s 102-run partnership with Steve Smith saved Australia’s blushes after they’d earlier slumped to 4-38.They were 6-147 in the 31st over when he joined Steve Smith in the middle.The Western Australian was nearly out off his second ball, but found his rhythm as he and Smith put on 102 in just 89 deliveries as the Windies bombarded their opponents with a volley of bouncers.Coulter-Nile had jokingly declared the hook to be his only stroke on Saturday when asked if he was anticipating the Windies bowling short at the Australian tail.And while he unveiled a full range of shots off both the front and back foot that belied his billing as a tail-ender, he did play the short ball with the ease of someone who’d grown on the bouncy pitches of Perth.Coulter-Nile brought up Australia’s 200 with an exquisite leg-side flick for six off Andre Russell and needed just 41 balls to reach his fifty.His union with Smith was ended when Sheldon Cottrell removed the Australian No. 4 with an extraordinary boundary-line catch, but Coulter-Nile was undeterred.He hit 27 off his next 13 balls before finally holing out to long-off off Carlos Brathwaite.last_img read more

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Footballer, 19, killed in fatal stabbing in London

first_imgA teenager died in a fatal stabbing after a reported street fight in south London.Francois Kablan, 19, was found with fatal stab wounds in Southwark at 5.30 pm on Wednesday and pronounced dead at the scene.He was found on Great Dover Street after reports of several men fighting nearby.The Harlow reserves football manager, Adam Connolly, said: “Francois was a wonderful person and player. A lot of our players went to the same college as Francois, so it’s been hard on everyone within the squad to hear of this tragic news.“On his last game for Harlow, he scored a superb hat-trick to win us the game and walk away with the match ball. He was certainly a talented footballer and one who could have gone on to feature for the first team.“On behalf of all of the squad, and everyone at the club, our thoughts are with his family and friends.”The Metropolitan police said three males aged between 15 and 20 and an 18-year-old woman were arrested near the scene on suspicion of murder. Two of the males, aged 15 and 17, remain in police custody and the two other people arrested have been released on bail.DCI Kate Kieran said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Francois. This is a tragic loss of life of a young man and we will continue to investigate to ensure justice.”A fundraiser has been set up for Kablan and so far reached £2,700, against its £1,000 target. The money donated will go towards helping the 19-year-old’s family.Other clubs across Essex, including Witham Town, Epping Town, Bowers and Pitsea and Essex Alliance Football League, have shared messages of support on social media. Source: The Guardianlast_img read more

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Berekum Arsenal to quit Ghana Premier League

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Berekum Arsenals Yakubu Moro has threatened to quit the Ghana Premier League with four matches left till the end of the season.Moro is reported to have told a Kumasi-based radio station that there are machinations to bring his club down.He continued that, the faceless persons tried three seasons ago.“I am very sure it is resulting from some officiating that we get during our matches here in Berekum for the past three seasons,” Arsenal spokesperson Mohammed Salifu told Joy Sports.“So if he made such pronouncements, it is as a result of that. I believe he is right because we don’t get fair officiating at our own grounds.”Berekum Arsenal are second bottom on the league table with 24 points from 26 matches but can reverse their situation by winning the remaining four matches.last_img read more

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