Lucy Poduschnik, a seventh grade student at Middlebury Union Middle School wrote these two poems, Her words reflect the experience that she and many of her peers are having during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I glance out the window hoping to see somebody,
The games are spread across the ground after being played over and over
I will myself to stay sane,
I pinch myself to see if maybe I am just dreaming,
Someone I hardly know stares back at me in the mirror,
A terrible bedhead,
pajamas with baggy knees after being worn all day,
square eyes from so much time on the computer,...
Editor’s note: During the 8th-grade graduation ceremony at Middlebury Union Middle School in June, 8th-grader Camilla Blanco delivered the following address.
Before the conclusion of our ceremony I would like to invite Dalton Rheaume and Lille Gee to join me.
The Class of 2023 would like to donate a very special piece of artwork that will be hung in our main lobby for all to admire. Many students worked together to create this beautiful handmade glass snowflake. Several more students worked together to write the following dedication and they asked me to share it with you today.
MIDDLEBURY — Two 14-year-old Middlebury Union Middle School students have been indefinitely pulled from classes and face juvenile court citations after allegedly cooperating on a plan to shoot someone on campus.
Middlebury police are still investigating the case and are withholding the names of the two suspects because they are both juveniles. They are also not disclosing the names of the alleged target(s) in this case, nor the identity of a heroic student who tipped off authorities about the alleged shooting plot.
“You had one juvenile making a very specific threat, another juvenile who was...