Brophy Receives NBSRT Honorary Lifetime Award

In late Spring, the New Brunswick Society of Retired Teachers Honorary Lifetime Membership was awarded to Faye Brophy of Blackville. Faye Brophy retired in 1989 after 35 years of teaching. She had obtained both her BA (1967) and B. Ed (1971) from the University of New Brunswick. She taught in Doaktown and Devon before finishing…

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Blackville Student Attends International Camp in Washington D.C.

Darian Hetherington, a grade nine student at Blackville School, has been selected to represent his regional burn camp at the International Association of Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation’s International Burn Camp. The event is currently underway in Washington, DC. The program that he has been selected to represent recognizes both fire fighters and burn-injured youth who…

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Blackville Grad Wins Mike Holmes Scholarship

Ashley Vickers, daughter of Troy and Rhonda Vickers has been awarded a $1500 Mike Holmes Make it Right scholarship. The Holmes Foundation’s Make It Right® Scholarships are designed to encourage students in Canadian colleges and universities who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in residential renovation or construction to complete their academic training. Every academic…

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Blackville School Receives $6,000 Donation

Blackville School has received a $6,000 donation from Ford Canada’s Drive 4Ur School program. Hal Somers’ Towne Ford Sales & Service partnered up with BHS student council to host the test-drive fundraising event on Saturday, May 16. For every valid test-drive completed, Ford Motor Company of Canada donated $20 to the school. Blackville received the…

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Blackville Student Recognized with Turnaround Achievement Award

Twenty-five students from the south region of ASD-N were recognized at a dinner in their honour at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel on Thursday May 7th. The students were presented with Turnaround Achievement Awards in recognition of their developing attitudes and approaches towards academics and school life in general. The dinner, sponsored by the Chatham…

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Blackville Student Receives Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship

Blackville High School graduating student Riley Sherrard has received a prestigious Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship from the University of New Brunswick. The grade 12 student was notified last week that he had been awarded the scholarship valued at $40,000. Beginning in September 2015, Riley will receive $10,000 per year for 4 years. Riley, the son of…

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Fire at Blackville School

A small fire broke out at Blackville School yesterday, Wednesday, November 5, resulting in students being sent home early. Teacher Matthew Sturgeon, who is also Deputy Mayor of Blackville, said the fire was started in one of the school’s common areas. The Blackville Fire Department responded and the fire was quickly extinguished. Students were sent…

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School Daze

The date is September 8, 1953 and it’s Pat Fournier’s first day of school. In this next installment of “Memories of a Boy Growing Up in Blackville”, join Pat as he walks the mile and a half trek to school, while sharing memories of the people and places along the way. School Daze Written by…

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Blackville School Crowns Winter Carnival Royalty

Last week Blackville School held their 2014 Winter Carnival Pageant. Over two hundred people packed the school gymnasium to watch as twelve female high school students participated in the annual event. The contestants completed a question and answer session as well as a talent component. Many of the contestants sang while others performed dance or…

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Drive 4UR School Raises $4,400 for BHS

Late last Spring, the local school student council, along with Towne Ford Sales & Service Ltd., hosted a Drive 4UR School fundraising event. For every test drive taken at Blackville High School, Ford Motor Company donated $20 for the school to use on various activities and learning opportunities. In total, 222 people participated in the…

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