Fornshell graduates from William & Mary Law School

Emily Margaret Fornshell, daughter of Robert D. and Antoinette Fornshell of Stonecrest Road, graduated May 12 from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA, with a Juris Doctorate degree. While studying law at William & Mary, the 2015 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and 2011 graduate of Greenwich Academy was the president of the Transactional Law Team, a member … read more

Ridgefield students win CABE, WCSA awards

Volunteers and musicians, sustainable coffee farmers and debaters — those were some of the achievements acknowledged for the 12 students honored by school principals and administrators at the May 13 Board of Education meeting. Ridgefield High School students Tara Krishna and Clay Vaughan received the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) student leadership awards. “Tara kept me on my … read more

Phillis Wheatley poetry: Scotts Ridge students learn about privilege, agency

For centuries, the written word has been used to move people to action on issues that an author deems important. Words can connect the reader to the humanity of the subject and prompt them to action. That’s what Scotts Ridge Middle School eighth graders learned when historical interpreter Cheyney McKnight spoke to them about the work of 18th century enslaved … read more

Ridgefield student news: Purdue, Syracuse, and Quinnipiac

Taylor Ranney, class of 2020, media arts production major; and Mallory Shofi, class of 2021, media arts production major, were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Emerson College. Claire Sigworth recently earned a master’s degree from Purdue University where she also received a teaching award from Purdue’s Engineering College. William Winders earned a bachelor of science in business … read more

Ridgefield Rises: Jesse Lee seeks volunteers for June 8 event

Jesse Lee Church is sponsoring a Rise Against Hunger event on Saturday June 8, between 10 a.m. and noon at East Ridge Middle School. Ridgefield Rises — the Ridgefield chapter of Rise Against Hunger — is a community-wide effort that needs 100 volunteers to help weigh, measure and package 15,000 meals. Those meals will be distributed in some of the … read more

Ridgefield athletes sign letters of intent at Immaculate ceremony

Immaculate High School has announced that four Ridgefield students from its athletic program will go on to play sports in college. At the school’s third signing ceremony of the year, student athletes represented ten sports at colleges and universities, including Division 1 and Division II schools. Ridgefield residents included: Natalie Kennedy of Ridgefield will play D1 women’s ice hockey at … read more

Girl Scout addresses adolescent mental health to earn Gold Award

Ridgefield High School junior Charlotte Anglade has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award focusing on mental health in teen girls. Her project had two parts. She renovated a room in a group home for adolescent girls at the non-profit, Family and Children’s Aid in Danbury. She also created a website — — to share healthy coping and stress management mechanisms … read more

Branchville Elementary School partners with Prospector Theater

The Prospector Movie Theater —Macklin Reid photo

Branchville Elementary School celebrated differences and overcoming challenges last month when it forged a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the Prospector Theater and its employees —or Prospects as they are known. An in-school assembly helped show second, third and fifth grade students how, despite challenges or disabilities, everyone can find their “sparkle,” or way to shine. Mike “Munchie” Santini, the lead Prospect … read more

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