Dear All,

I hope everyone had a great week.  We certainly had a beautiful sight this week with our second full moon for the month of January and a lunar eclipse to boot! 

I wanted to let everyone know that the Newsletter that our Principal, Garon Smail sends out each week is also available to view on our school website at under the Admin linkYou can also find my weekly emails under the Counseling link. 

Have an amazing weekend!

Joni Kennedy
Woodstock Union High School
Counseling Services
Student Records, Scholarships and Student Opportunities
802 457-1317 extension 1228
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Thought for the day:  How do we each do our bit and part in contributing and giving to others and the world around us in thoughtful and meaningful ways? It could be as simple of a gesture as holding the door open for someone.
Yoh Theatre Players head to Scotland!
Yoh Theatre Players head to Scotland!

The Yoh Theatre Players from Woodstock Union High in Woodstock, Vermont, were accepted to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland this August.

We are taking sixteen students, four adults, costumes, and our set in suitcases to perform Anne Carson's translation of the classic Greek tragedy Bakkhai by Euripides.

Beyond performing, we will enjoy other plays at the Festival, attend acting workshops, explore Edinburgh, and spend two days touring London. We are excited to take our show to new audiences and discover other places as we travel abroad, and study and learn more about theater.

If you would like to make a donation to the trip, please check out our gofundme page

Thank you
New ARE Block Offering-Guided Relaxation
New ARE Block Offering Guided Relaxation
Instructor:  Jacqueline Overstreet, MA Mental Health Counseling
Day/Time: Thursdays during ARE block, 10:52-11:21am

Room: Mrs Robars Music Room (not sure number or name?)

Description:  Are you looking for a mindful way to reduce stress and connect more deeply to yourself during your busy week? In this 30 minute block you will be guided through a guided relaxation series to de-stress, unwind and recharge your body and mind. Yoga mats will be provided.
FREEBranchOut:Teen Night
February 2nd - Lotions and Potions
FREE ArtisTree and Spectrum Teen Center present
BranchOut' Teen Nights
Evenings once a month just for TEENS - at ArtisTree in South Pomfret!
Friday, February 2nd

Branch Out Teen Night, 6-9:45pm. Lotions and Potions - make something for self care or a special gift for your valentine, card making.

We will be offering great appetizers, snacks and desserts.

If your son/daughter attends or would like to attend please go to and fill out the enrollment form (you only need to do this once a school year).

This year’s Branch Out Teen Nights will be on the first Friday Night of every month starting in October and going through June. The time is from 6:00 – 9:45 pm and Best of all – Branch Out is FREE to all Teens!

Any questions feel free to email Heather Vonada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For directions please visit:

Mark your calendar
FREE - Community showing of the Documentary Film
Most Likely to Succeed

FREE - FILM: Most Likely to Succeed

Exciting things are taking place within the Windsor Central SU and we hope that you will be part of our important conversations!

We will be having a FREE community showing of the documentary film Most Likely to Succeed followed by a discussion related to the film and it’s urgent call for the re-imagining of American education.

Our new Superintendent of Schools, Mary Beth Banios, is leading an "Innovation in Learning" study group made up of 30+ educators and students.  Inspired by reading Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith's book, "Most Likely to Succeed" we have visited forward thinking schools, both secondary and post secondary, to learn more and bring back innovative ideas back home to the Woodstock community. You can read more about our visits in the WCSU Innovation in Learning blog.

 Documentary: “Most Likely to Succeed”
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
7:00 pm at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Introduction and Showing of “Most Likely to Succeed”

8:40 pm - 9:30 pm - Panel Discussion - How are we re-imagining education in Vermont to better equip students for the realities of the twenty-first century economy?

We would love to have you join us to add your perspectives and insights. 

While Registration is not required it is helpful to give us an idea of how many are planning on attending.  RSVP at

This event is made possible through the Rowland Foundation and in partnership with Pentangle Performing Arts.
2018 Calvin Writing Prize
2018 Calvin Writing Prize

Compete in the 2018 Calvin Writing Prize, open to students age 13-19 who live or attend school in Vermont. First place prize: $1,500; Runner-Up prize: $500.
Deadline: May 11, 2018.

For more information please visit their website at
APPLY NOW - Governor's Institutes of Vermont
Summer Institutes

Governor's Institutes of Vermont Summer Institutes

Applications went live February 1st

9th-11th graders! Are you looking for something amazing to do this summer? Consider being part of the Governor's Institutes of Vermont (GIV), an incredibly fun immersive learning experience just for Vermont high schoolers. You'll choose your topic, meet students from all over the state who share that interest, gain skills and get to practice what college-level study on a college campus is like. Topics include arts, engineering, information technology & digital media, entrepreneurship, writing, science, astronomy, mathematical sciences, current issues and youth activism, and more. GIV promises to be financially accessible for all students.  Visit to learn more and apply now. 

Our school deadline is March 15th.
NO-COST education program - Medical Assistants for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon
Medical Assistants for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon

We have an exciting opportunity for your Alumni. Our 8th NO-COST education program, which leads to GUARANTEED JOBS with benefits as Medical Assistants for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon.

We ask your help in spreading the word to any alumni who may be interested in starting a career in healthcare. Candidates only need a high school diploma or GED to apply. Up to 20 individuals will be selected to participate in an intensive 11-week education program in Lebanon, NH. The educational program is provided at no cost to the applicant and will prepare participants to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam (CCMA).

All candidates who successfully complete the educational program will be hired by Dartmouth-Hitchcock and enrolled in a 2000-hour U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship. Starting pay is $14.50 per hour with performance based increases of up to $16.50 per hour in the first year. Refer them to our website, or they can call for more information 802-872-0660.

 Vermont HITEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to educate people from Vermont and New Hampshire in the high-tech and health care related fields. This program is a collaborative effort involving the US Department of Labor, Vermont Department of Labor, NH Works, NH Employment Security, Vermont HITEC, Inc. (a not-for-profit education center), and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

The application deadline for the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program is February 25th, and we are holding an orientation session at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH on Monday, February 26th.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the program or Vermont HITEC!

 Thank you,
Susan Zani
Project Leader
Faculty, Allied Health Sciences
Vermont HITEC, Inc.
501(c)(3) Non-profit Education Center
Telephone: 802.872.0660
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website:
R.I.T Explore Your Future
R.I.T Explore Your Future

Deaf and hard-of-hearing college bound students: Are you wondering what you'll do after you graduate from high school? Come to campus for a week and Explore Your Future!

Explore Your Future (EYF) is a six-day career exploration program at Rochester Institute of Technology for college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students who will begin their junior or senior year in fall 2018. This program focuses on personal growth and career awareness for students as they begin to think about college.

Application deadline: April 30, 2018

For more information please visit their website at
JUNIORS -QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program
QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program

The 2018 College Prep Scholars Program application will open in early February.

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions.

College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge.

For more information please visit their website at

Application due by March 21, 2018

MetroHacks Women
MetroHacks Women

My name is Noah Avila, and I am currently organizing MetroHacks Women - a 12-hour women’s coding event. It’s free and open to all girls interested in technology, regardless of experience.

It will be held at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Cambridge, MA, on March 24th and is an opportunity for girls to code, collaborate, and create! There will be speakers, free food and swag, workshops, games, prizes, etc. Applications are now open for all women ages 13-18 at

New England high school students will have the chance to learn 3D printing, construct virtual realities, design artificial intelligence-driven social media platforms, experiment with their own projects, and learn from leading women in the tech industry. Mentors will be available to help students with projects and explore different areas of computer science. MetroHacks provides opportunities for students to get internships, kick-start their own businesses, network with experts from prominent tech companies, and gain exposure to the computer science community in New England.

If you have any questions, please visit or reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We sincerely hope to see some Woodstock Union High School students at our event.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration!


Noah Avila
Technical & Branding Director, MetroHacks


Do you have a daughter in grades 9 – 12?  Does she like solving puzzles or logic games? 

Vermont high school girls have an amazing opportunity to participate in a free nationwide online program where every Vermont high school girl can discover her talents in cybersecurity and learn about the field.

 The Governor’s Office, Agency of Education, Agency of Digital Services and the Department of Public Safety are teaming up with SANS to promote this program, called GirlsGoCyberStart.   GirlsGoCyberStart is a forward-thinking skills program designed to supply specialist cyber security education to high school girls across the US.  Using a suite of online challenges, tools, and games it aims to inspire the next generation of cyber security professionals while identifying the best and most talented young female Americans.  The program has been designed so that it does not matter whether you are a hobbyist, interested in gaming or have studied computer science before.  The platform’s challenges are accessible to those without any pre-existing knowledge and welcome various ages and skill levels.

Here a few facts about the game:

●Girls may play alone or in teams of up to 4 people.

●No prior experience with IT or security is needed.

●All girls in grades 9 to 12 are invited to play; prizes will be awarded in each grade group.  Prizes include Dell Chromebooks, Raspberry Pi computers and other cool techie things as well as gift certificates.  In addition, each member of the top teams, nationally, will win all expense paid trips to the Women in CyberSecurity Conference (WiCyS) in Chicago along with a parent for each winner.

●Participation may occur from home or from school or from both. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

●Sign-up begins on January 29 and end on February 16, and the game will be played from February 20 through February 25.

●Each player starts as a “cyber protection agent” responsible for protecting an important operational base.  The student chooses and solves challenges, earning points along the way.  A cyber protection agent field manual provides answers to questions that may arise and hints help when players get stuck.  When the player has solved a sufficient number challenges at one level, a new level opens up and new challenges appear – for a total of 31 layers.  Experienced players call CyberStart “addictive” and say it is particularly good because everyone can excel, not just a few superstars.

The website for more information can be found here:

Jessica Stolz
Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
Vermont Homeland Security Unit
(O) (802) 241-5094
JCamp: An All-Expenses-Paid Journalism Program for High School Students
JCamp: An All-Expenses-Paid Journalism Program for High School Students
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting applications for JCamp, an all-expenses-paid journalism training program for talented freshman, sophomore- and junior-level high school students of diverse backgrounds.

Students do not have to identify as Asian American to be eligible to participate. We encourage any students interested in journalism to apply before the March 25, 2018 deadline. I hope you will pass this information along to any students you think may be interested in the program.

JCamp will celebrate its 18th year in 2018 at the Wayne State University School of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts in Detroit, MI, July 30 - August 4. The six-day camp brings students together for intensive training in writing, photography, broadcast, online media and reporting led by professional journalists. Travel, lodging and meals will be covered for the selected students.

Past JCamp speakers include Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC's "Today Show;" Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., former publisher of The New York Times; Chuck Todd, host of "Meet the Press;" and the late Gwen Ifill, host of "Washington Week" and "PBS NewsHour."

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia. Part of AAJA's mission is to provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers.

Please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Thank you,
Justin Seiter
AAJA Program Coordinator
415-346-2051 ext. 107
MedQuest Programs - Summer health careers exploration opportunity!
MedQuest Programs

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 MedQuest Programs!

Session 1: June 17-22, 2018 hosted at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, VT
Session 2: August 5-10, 2018 hosted at Landmark College in Putney, VT

MedQuest is a 6-day summer health careers exploration opportunity for southern Vermont high school 10-12th graders interested in health careers. Visit for more information and for application information.

Contact: Joan Devine, Program Director
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802-885-2126 x 203

MedQuest is a program of the Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center

Application deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018
CSIET 16th Annual Art Cover Design Contest- High school exchange students inspired by their experiences
CSIET is pleased to announce its
16th Annual Art Cover Design Contest. High school exchange students inspired by their experiences are encouraged to submit artwork representing the spirit of youth exchange and how it transforms the lives of young people.  The winner’s artwork will be featured on the cover of the 2018-2019 Advisory List, along with his/her name and CSIET-Listed Exchange Program, as well as on the CSIET website. Winner will receive a cash prize of $500.  For Contest Details, Eligibility and Requirements please visit their website at
February Vacation Day Camps at ArtisTree
February Vacation Day Camps at ArtisTree
*Please share with any families that might be interested

The 2018 Winter Olympics are in South Korea. Let’s get creative and celebrate the athletes, sports, and nations of this year’s winter games!

Morning and Afternoon sessions for ages 5-8 and 9-12 year olds

Full Listings here:

Kid’s Camp President Week – Woodstock Athletic Club
Kid’s Camp President Week – Woodstock Athletic Club
*Please share with any families that might be interested
February 20, 21 & 22 from 9 AM - 4 PM (choose half or full days)
Children currently K-6th
Register by February 9th

Activities as weather allows: tennis, swimming, cardio games, hiking, snowshoeing, Nordic, skiing & more!

802 457-6656
Summer Opportunities/Pre-College
Boston University's Summer Media Opportunity For High School Students
Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more at Boston University's Academy of Media Production.
The application deadline is March 31, 2018.

Program Information & Application Materials:
Cornell University Summer College Programs for High School Students.

Cornell's Summer College is one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs. It brings more than 1,500 academically talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for three- and six-week programs.

Summer College students have the unparalleled opportunity to: experience what it's like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university, take real university courses, work closely with Cornell's world-renowned faculty, earn three to six college credits, explore majors and career options, get a jump on successful college applications, make friends from around the world, and much, much more.

This summer, we will offer programs between June 23 and August 7 in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from architecture, business, hospitality, and engineering to international relations, science, social change, and veterinary medicine—and many more.

For more information please visit their website at
GW Pre-College Program
- Our program academically challenges students to delve into their area of interest, encourages them to be more independent and hones executive functioning skills so they can be successful in a university setting.

Caminos al Futuro is a scholarship opportunity available to students who desire to shape issues impacting Hispanic and Latinx communities, while the INSPIRE scholarship program is available to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian senior high school students who wish to finish their education and become more politically involved.

Deadline is March 1st, 2018
University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs
Students will spend the summer taking college-level courses and getting a taste of the college experience.

Students will join other high school students from around the world, participating in one-week courses, credit courses, or intensive programs in business, engineering, film, medicine, and pathology. They can live in a residence hall or commute from home.

For more information please visit their website at
St. John’s College Summer Academy

Our summer program for high school students (ages 15 to 18) is modeled after St. John’s discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching the great books. A hands-on introduction to college life, our program helps students hone their reading, critical thinking, and discussion skills. With engaging workshops and awesome off-campus excursions, the Summer Academy is a blast.
ATTENTION JUNIORS - Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
Dear Juniors,

The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) is proud to sponsor the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

Below is a great Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program. If you are interested in applying please fill out the application (email was sent to all juniors with application) and return it to Joni Kennedy in the Counseling Office no later than February 26, 2018.

Our school will select three (3) candidates which we will then forward to CRREL for consideration. 

PLEASE NOTE - Do not ask your teacher or counselor for a letter. Letters of recommendation will be written for the three candidates that our school selects and that will be forwarded on to CRREL for consideration.

Our deadline here at WUHS for you to be considered a possible candidate for nomination is February 26, 2018.  Please have your completed application to Joni Kennedy in the Counseling Office by that date.

We will then forward the required documents (application, transcript and letter of rec to CRREL for our three (3) candidates selected.

Internship announcement for Woodstock Union High School Juniors:

The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) is proud to sponsor the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) to provide a unique opportunity to area high-school JUNIORS with an aptitude for math and science.

Students work on a one-to-one basis with a CRREL scientist or engineer who acts as a mentor. Students learn techniques for dealing with scientific and engineering problems and may have the opportunity to use highly sophisticated equipment. During the summer the students gain valuable on-the-job experience and information to help them make important career choices. Each student presents a poster at an end-of-summer poster session, summarizing his or her project. In the past, approximately 90% of our apprentices have remained in the science or engineering fields.

CRREL commitment: Students accepted into the program will be provided the opportunity to return to CRREL during holiday and summer breaks to continue working on projects throughout their undergraduate degree program.

Where are the apprenticeships located?  CRREL, 72 Lyme Road, Hanover, New Hampshire

- Students must be a high school JUNIOR with an interest in the science and engineering disciplines
- Students must be a US citizen
- Students must be at least 16 years of age
- Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the worksite
- Note: Three applications will be accepted from each school.
Application packages must include:
- SEAP application form (fillable application attached)
- Signed recommendation form from teacher and/or guidance counselor (fillable form attached)
- Copy of current high school transcript
- Only completed applications will be considered and will need to be submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- March 18, 2018 - Applications due (incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered)
- April 2018 - Student interviews
- End April 2018 - Final selections
- May 2018 - Selected students prepare and submit paperwork in preparation for participation
- June 2018 - Apprenticeship begins
- August 2018 - Student poster session and conclusion of year one of the program

Selection criteria:  Students are selected on the basis of aptitude, grades, science and math courses taken, teacher and/or guidance counselor recommendation, hobbies and areas of interest, and the interview.



Linda Castro
Human Capital Program Specialist
Management Integration Office
US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab
Engineer Research & Development Center
72 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-4531
College News!

KSC Announces First-in-the-Nation Construction Safety Sciences Program

At Keene State, we are busy celebrating the New Year and our newly approved and revised academic programs. Please take a moment to read and share this link with your students who may be interested in careers in Construction Safety, Computer Science, Sustainability and Public Health.
University of Maine at Machias has recently made some big changes to our out-of-state tuition costs that will greatly impact Vermont students! We decreased our out-of-state tuition costs, and added significant out-of-state scholarships, including ones for students receiving the NEBHE tuition break. For more information please visit their website at
The Open Mind Scholarship

Northshire Bookstore is pleased to announce a new college scholarship award - The Open Mind Scholarship.

The Open Mind Scholarship honors the diversity of thought, feelings, information and perspectives found in books, as well as the power of books to change people’s lives.

Each year Northshire Bookstore will award four college-bound high school seniors scholarships to help pay for college. We are committing $2,000. Two Vermonters, Tony Whaling and Brian Barefoot, liked the idea so much that they have committed an extra $9,000 for Vermont students.

The breakdown will be as follows:
For New York students
For Vermont students
$5,000 for 1st prize
$3,000 for 2nd prize
$2,000 for 3rd prize

To enter the contest, students need to write up to one page on how a book has exposed them to something new and how it has impacted their life. Submissions are due by 3/31/2018. To enter, email the submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information please visit their website at
Gifford Medical Center Auxiliary Health Profession Scholarship - Offering a graduating senior from the towns of Barnard, Bethel, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Granville, Hancock, Northfield, Pittsfield, Randolph, Rochester, Roxbury, Royalton, Sharon, Stockbridge, Strafford, Tunbridge, Vershire, Washington, Williamstown and Woodstock scholarships to qualified students attending college in pursuit of a career in a Health Profession.  Applications are due by May 11th, 2018.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
VAST awards two $1,500 scholarships annually

It is the intent of this program to provide financial assistance to deserving applicants who are seeking higher education. 

Applicant Qualifications
The applicant must be pursuing higher education beyond the secondary level at a College, University or Vocational/Technical School.  They must be a member of the association and/or a spouse or dependent of the member. 

For program rules, information and to download an application please visit their website at


______________________________________________________________________________ has just launched its fourth annual
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.

We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.

Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

We welcome you to include information about our scholarship competition on your school's website. Please feel free to spread the word via social media as well.

Your students may also find our website a helpful reference for their college search. We provide the most complete online directory of U.S. nursing schools. I've included below our most popular article on your state, which profiles a comprehensive list of accredited local nursing schools. Feel free to post this link among your online college counseling resources:
Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship

The Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship committee, made up of local physicians and medical professionals, is pleased to announce 2018 Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship.  We will be awarding five $1,000 scholarships to qualified candidates who are pursuing an education in healthcare. This scholarship is possible thanks to the generosity of Rutland area physicians, retired physicians, and medical professionals.   

Please go to
for the application guidelines or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that the due date for the application is March 15, 2018.

Open House

Landmark College
Open House and Campus Visit
Saturday, March 3rd

Summer Learning Opportunities for High School and College Students

Morrisville State College
Open House
Spring 2018 Open House Dates
Friday, February 23, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
REMINDER OF SOME Great Writing and Speaking Opportunities
WUHS Poetry Out Loud Competition February 15

We will have a workshop to prepare in many English classes and during lunch on February 2. Check out more details at - choose a poem to memorize and join the competition. See Ms. Perkins for questions or to sign up.

Playwriting Workshop

Attention Creative Writers. Playwright John Hadden will come to our school from 10am-Noon on three Fridays: 2/9, 3/2 and 3/16 to work with students who want to participate in the Vermont Young Playwrights' Workshop. Hadden will help students create one act plays that will then be submitted in the Young Playwrights Festival Contest. If you would like to participate this year - see Ms. Fountain in room 19 for more information.

Seven plays will be selected from participating schools to be read at the Weston Playhouse in May. Yours could be one of them!

Note that last year all of the winning plays were read by Yoh Theater players and a few of the playwrights at Bookstock here in town. The plan is to do that again this year.
Poetry Contest

Young Writers in Boston is presenting The Poetry Games Contest. Poems must be original and can be on any subject and in any style but cannot be longer than 30 lines. Student work may be accepted for publication and five finalists will be crowned poetry champions who will have a video that features their poem in some way and they will get a Kindle or an I-pad.

 See Ms. Fountain if you are interested. All entries need to be to her by February 8.

Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference May 25-27 (see below)

Dear High-Stepping Daughters and Sons of the Word Road,

You are cordially invited to attend a weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic at the CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE YOUNG WRITERS' CONFERENCE, MAY 25-27. Now in our eighteenth year, our doors are open to high school students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly brothers and sisters—and with celebrated New England authors. We offer three days of readings, improv, Moth storytelling, poetry slams, literary jazz/blues fusion, and extended friendship on the hillside campus of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

OUR 2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AWARD-WINNING POET GENNAROSE NETHERCOTT, is the author of The Lumberjack’s Dove (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2018), selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her other recent projects include A Ghost of Water (an ekphrastic collaboration with printmaker Susan Osgood) and the narrative song collection Modern Ballads. She tours nationally and internationally composing poems-to-order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter, and is one third of The Traveling Poetry Emporium, a team of poets/educators who bring poems-to-order events to museums, universities, and libraries.

The postmark DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 23 is fast approaching and the blue lights are flashing. If you have a tale to spin, or a story to share, please visit our website:

Very Best,

Jim Ellefson & Lesley Wright, Co-directors
(802) 865-8456
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