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 night, BFA Fairfax and Richford High School girls’ basketball, BFA Cheerleading, and Richford Dance teams continued its tradition and joined the nationwide effort to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The teams went pink for the 2nd annual WBCA Play 4Kay games (formerly Pink Zone Games). BFA-Fairfax hosted both JV and Varsity girls’ games. All athletic teams and their fans showed strong support by wearing an assortment of special pink attire – shirts, shoelaces, warm-ups, socks, etc. Pink bead necklaces and ribbons were also sold before and at this exciting event between two Franklin County teams who play competitively in the Mountain League.
Highlights of the evening included our JV Girls’ overtime win, our Cheerleaders’ premier of their new floor routine, and our Varsity Girls’ overcoming a 19-point deficit to beat a strong Richford team in the final moments.
In another special moment, fans witnessed the AMAZING half-court shot by our own HS English teacher, Kevin Hebert – the first person to make a shot from that distance in half-time shootout this season! In keeping with the charitable theme of the evening, Mr. Hebert graciously donated his winnings to BFA Project Graduation.
A bake sale, prize raffle, and ticket sales were also part of the fundraising effort with all proceeds going toward the Vermont Breast Cancer Center. This community event demonstrates the strong commitment of our BFA athletes to finding a cure for women’s cancers by raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved, and unifying the community around a common cause.
This evening could not have been a success without the hard work of Assistant Varsity Girls Coach Lindy Carpenter, Shawn Corrow from Cold Hollow Photography, and all the parents and family members who donated their time and efforts. We look forward to next year!
“When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.”
~ Coach Sandra Kay Yow (1942-2009)