BFA Celebrates New Student Athletic Leadership

Target 2. Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment: FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.

Action Step: Provide multiple avenues for students and staff to lead, advocate, and serve within the school and community.

Indicator of Success: Student voice will have the power to impact the perceptions of others.

Last week, eight student-athletes from BFA Fairfax attended the annual VSADA Athletic Leadership Conference.

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Nearly 250 student-athlete leaders from Vermont High Schools attended this two-day conference held at the Sheraton in South Burlington, which included a full schedule of guest speakers, team-building activities, and a formal banquet recognizing the top-ten Senior student-athlete leaders from across Vermont.

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Our BFA attendees learned a great deal from the conference. They learned the difference between being involved and being committed, the importance of being surrounded with good people, ways to be the best possible version of themselves, the value of meeting new people and working with them to solve everyday problems, eyeing leadership opportunities, and identifying characteristics of a leader and recognizing those qualities within themselves.

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Following the conference, our student-athletes reported the following take-aways they intend to bring back to BFA:

“To always keep my head up and look forward to what lies ahead”

“What it means to be a leader, positive vibes and high energy”

“Excellence in small things is excellence in large things”

“Confidence, community, and leadership that will help unite all our teams”

“A positive attitude because it makes others around me better and believe in each other”

This conference is an annual highlight for our Student Athletes at BFA. It has a direct impact on the recent success of our athletic programs.

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We are pleased to recognize the following BFA student athletes who participated in the conference and wish them success as they emerge as the next group of leaders: Sean Stergas, Ben Bosland, Kyle Combs, Alex Chapman, Kaitlyn Barnack, Mikayla Sullivan, Emily Miner, and CeLynn Seimons.

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Way to go BFA student athletes! 

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