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VPT's Above the Fold Contest challenged Vermont middle schoolers to write and produce their own newspaper. Focused on the week of Nov. 7, 2011, Vermont sixth, seventh and eight grade students produced short-form newspapers highlighting news in their schools and communities. You can view all the entries, and the four overall winners, right here. The Above the Fold Contest grew out of VPT's 2010 documentary, Headline Vermont, which chronicled the rich history of Vermont's newspaper industry.

We'd like to thank our numerous community partners in this endeavor - and, of course, Vermont middle schoolers for their extraordinary efforts. Congratulations!
 


The overall winner for the best student newspaper entry was Browns River Middle School, a class of 7th graders under the direction of Patty Brushett. Contributing students include: Greg Elgin, Dan Wandeloski, Molly Finn, Casey Munns, David Rosales, Leo Lehrer-Small, Andrew Champlin, Paul Eells, Arianna Belfield, Leah Corbin, Nicholas Cook, Jake LeClair, Madison Gay, Ella Bergin, Jenna McCarthy, Allison Babbitt, Kyle DeCoster, Francesca Frost, Max Varela, Laura MacKenzie, Grace Patton, Jack Leach, Josh Graning, Nate King, Jared Kesler, Jamie Dionne, Kai Gravel-Pucillo, Flannery Abbey, Billy Bruce, Lauren Hagerty, Hannah Dionne, Anna Burke, David Ahlers, Ashley Greene, Jenna Laterreur, Hannah Leavitt, Corey Clark, Raymond Wilson, Shea Fitzgerald and Liam King.

The best 6th Grade paper was Castleton Village School's Team 5 in Rutland County. Led by Annie Vickery, Team 5 was made up of Seth Park, Amber Forrest Sumner, Megan Randall, Reiley Tyler and Liam Tomasi.


The best 7th Grade entry was Troy School in the town of North Troy in Orleans County. Under the direction of Jenn Cohun, student reporters included Mariah Bathalon, Leanne Dewing, Jarrame Rollerson, Emily Rappold, Alainey Craig, Logan Sawyer, Victoria Blais, Katherine Mills, Emma Lepage, Evan Sarault, Alayna Chaffee and Sierra Daigle.


All the 8th Grade Above the Fold entries were incredibly competitive. Michael Bleau's language arts class at Crossett Brook Middle School in Washington County took the best 8th Grade entry. Student reporters were Matthew Ranew, Laura Nealy, Paul Gibson, Sawyer Ladensack, Fiona Smith, Madison D'Amico, Megan Gresham, Becca Russell, Matt Meade and Cody Mara.


Read more information about the Above the Fold Contest.

 


8th Grade
  • Crosset Brook Middle School
    Best 8'th Grade Entry
  • Essex Middle School
    Edge Academy Team
    Mixed 6 - 8th Grades
  • Grande Isle School
    Team 1
  • Grande Isle School
    Team 2
  • Grande Isle School
    Team 3
  • Mater Christi
    Team A
  • Mater Christi
    Team B
  • Mater Christi
    Team C
  • Mater Christi
    Team D
  • Mater Christi
    Team E
  • Mater Christi
    Team F
  • Mater Christi
    Team G
  • Mater Christi
    Team H
  • Mater Christi
    Team i
  • St. Albans School District
    Dynamic Design
    Mixed 7-8th Grades.
  • Vergennes Union High School
    Team 1
  • Vergennes Union High School
    Team 2
  • Vergennes Union High School
    Team 3
 
 
7th Grade
  • Browns River Middle School
    Overall Winner for the Best Student Newspaper
  • Troy School
    Best 7th Grade Entry
 
 
6th Grade
  • Castleton Village
    Team 5
    Best 6th Grade Entry
  • Bradford Elementary School
  • Castleton Village
    Team 1
  • Castleton Village
    Team 2
  • Castleton Village
    Team 3
  • Castleton Village
    Team 4
  • Castleton Village
    Team 6
  • Castleton Village
    Team 7
  • Castleton Village
    Team 8
  • Castleton Village
    Team 9
 
 

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