Three Bethel High School seniors will be leaving a meaningful mark on their school. Ethan Cardona, Liam Ford, and Justin Tomaino joined forces to create and implement a student-run organization they named WAR: Wildcats Are Responsible, as their Capstone Experience. WAR’s mission is to help students make healthy decisions regarding drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and to become good role models in the school community.
Liam and Justin are the original founders of WAR. They explained that the idea of forming the group sprang from a discussion they had had with Principal Chris Troetti. Troetti had told them that since 2010, nine BHS graduates had overdosed and died. The two students divided their responsibilities: Liam took charge of membership, student support, and longevity of WAR. Justin created WAR’s mission statement and implemented a chapter of Project Purple at BHS. Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, founded by former NBA player Chris Herren. Its mission is to destigmatize addiction, educate students on the dangers of substance abuse, and encourage positive decision making.
Ethan joined Liam and Justin this school year, when he transferred to BHS. Ethan carved out the role of scheduling meetings and events, and creating a “Battle of the Fans” video as well as anti-vaping PSAs.
Minds On Science is now enrolling for the summer of 2018! This original enrichment science program has served thousands of children in the area since 1995. We offer hands-on learning and experimenting sure to boost your child’s love of science. From July 9- 20, Minds On Science will offer a variety of STEM-designed classes expertly crafted for students entering grades 1-6. All classes are taught by highly experienced and certified teachers eager to spark fun and learning for each child. The field of science is ever growing. We invite your young scientist to join us for new opportunities and experiences!
Some of our available classes include: Forensic Science, Sound Phenomenon, Chemistry, Biology, Zoology, Dinosaurs & Fossils, and Science & Art!
Established in 2017, Minds On Science, LLC, was inspired by two former programs that have paved the way for children to experience science in a new way, unlike anything and anywhere else! We’ve been able to take from the amazing work done by Minds On Science Inc. and Super Science to bring you a variety of hands-on science classes taught by certified, passionate teachers, sure to spark your child’s love for science. Be sure to check back for updates and exciting news around this year’s Minds On Science program.
On May 17, local Democrats unanimously selected Raghib Allie-Brennan to run for State Representative for the 2nd District Assembly seat. Allie-Brennan, a local community leader and former Congressional staffer, is running against Republican Incumbent Will Duff, a first-term legislator who defeated Raghib Allie-Brennan in 2016 by only 280 votes. “I am honored and thrilled to have received the endorsement of my fellow Democrats,” said AllieBrennan. “In stark contrast to the current incumbent, I will work tirelessly to serve all residents of the District, and I plan to work hard to earn the votes of Republicans, Democrats and Independents.” The 2nd Assembly district covers parts of Bethel, Danbury, Newtown and Redding.