Oxbow Students Commemorate Those Lost to School Violence

In a brief ceremony on March 14, students gathered at the flagpole at 10:00 a.m. to light 17 candles and maintain 17 minutes of silence in honor of all students who have been victims of violence in U.S. schools, including the 17 recently killed in Florida.

Fire & EMS Exploring Open House

There will be an informational open house at 7:00 p.m. on March 22 for any students interested in joining the Fire & EMS Exploring group.


For more information, contact Chief Wayne Knott, Groton Fire Department, at 802-584-3243.


Check out the wide world of Exploring at www.exploring.org .

Calling All Poets!

Upper Valley High School Trail Corps



Are you a high school student, or know one, who wants to work on trails and
have fun in the outdoors this summer? If so, come join the Upper Valley
High School Trail Corps this July.  Applications are due May 15 and can be found at www.uvtrails.org.

Attend the Governor’s Institute of Vermont this Summer


Oxbow is looking for students interested in attending
The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont is a week to two week summer program with students from high schools across the state and is open to all students who will be in grades 9 – 11 next year.

Last summer Oxbow sent Zoe Barton and Tyrus Rosten. The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont provides prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont teenagers.

While each Institute is unique, they share some similarities: they’re all residential, so you live on a college campus and have access to all the resources the college provides, from state-of-the-art labs to studios; they’re all hands-on intense bursts of learning and fun, where you and your new friends who share your interests explore topics in-depth with leading professionals in the field; and they’re a chance to try something new, make lasting memories with new friends, and learn more than you can imagine!

For more info or to apply online visit https://www.giv.org/

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Oxbow held its annual Poetry Out Loud competition on Tuesday, February 6. Nineteen  students each presented two memorized poems for a chance to go on to the regional competition. Winners of the regional round go on to the state finals, and the state winner represents Vermont at the national competition in Washington D.C.

Third Place went to Danielle Gordon (left). Second place went to Hannah Giesing (center). Our first place winner — for the third consecutive year — is Eliza Goodell (right).

The National Honor Society Winter Carnival Food Drive


The National Honors Society Winter Carnival Food Drive is in full swing! Already, we have delivered a load of food to the Piermont and Topsham Food Shelves and are wrapping up this week’s drive, headed to the Newbury Food Shelf. Next week, we will be collecting food for to the Bradford Food Shelf.

We are asking for specific items that are in high demand at the food shelves this year. These items are ALSO worth more points towards Winter Carnival games! Items include:

– brown rice
– whole grain pasta (no ramen, please)
– 100% fruit juice
– applesauce
– baby formula
– peanut butter
– hearty canned stews
– granola bars

Thanks to all who have contributed so far, and to those who haven’t, there is still time!

Let the games commence!


Oxbow Track & Field

Oxbow had a great day at Plymouth State University on Saturday, January 27, with several first place finishes and many personal records. The boys 4 x 200 meter relay team of Brennan Kimball, Tim Hodges, Max Klarich, and Jarret Rock finished in first place and so did Izzy Giesing in the 300 meter dash and the 600 meter run. Here is the link the for the complete results:

Boys Team Scores:
1. Rice Memorial 85
2. Hartford 72
3. Thetford 65
5. Oxbow 50

Girls Team Scores:
1. Rice Memorial 159
2. Hartford 72
3. Thetford 55
4. Oxbow 52

Oxbow Boys Results:
55 meter dash: Jarret Rock (Jr), 4th, 6.90 (PR)
55 meter hurdles: Tim Hodges (Jr), 2nd, 9.48
300 meter dash: Jarret Rock (Jr), 5th, 40.83
Brennan Kimball (Jr), 21st, 43.12
Max Klarich (Jr), 29th, 45.00
Bryceson Craig (Jr), 32nd, 46.83
Triple Jump: Tim Hodges (Jr), 8th, 34-11.50
600 meter run: Tim Hodges (Jr), 5th, 1:35.02 (PR)
4 x 200 meter relay: Brennan Kimball (Jr), Tim Hodges (Jr), Max Klarich (Jr), and
Jarret Rock (Jr); 1st; 1:44.21
Shot Put: Calvin Cook (Jr), 5th, 37-06.5 (PR)
Orin Mahikoa (Jr), 6th, 37-00,00
Sam McIntire (Fr), 15th, 25-03 (PR)
Dylan Shaw (Fr), 16th, 24-08
Long Jump: Jarret Rock (Jr), 5th, 17-10.25
Bryceson Craig (Jr), 6th, 17-04.75 (PR)
Weight Throw: Orin Mahikoa (Jr), 5th, 34-01
Calvin Cook (Jr), 9th, 26-01.50
Sam McIntire (Fr), 11th, 24-08.50
Dylan Shaw (Fr), 13th, 21-03.00

Oxbow Girls Results:
55 meter dash: Emily Carson (Sr), 11th, 8.35
300 meter dash: Izzy Giesing (Sr), 1st 43.83
Hannah Giesing (Sr), 11th, 49.05
Abby Bartlett (Fr), 20th, 54.91 (PR)
600 meter run: Izzy Giesing (Sr), 1st, 1:42.29
Hannah Giesing (Sr), 10th, 2:03.56
55 meter hurdles: Emily Carson (Sr), 3rd, 10.04
4 x 200 meter relay: Emily Carson (Sr), Hannah Giesing (Sr), Abby Bartlett (Fr), and
Izzy Giesing (Sr); 4th; 2:03.73
Shot Put: Kelly Daigle (Fr), 3rd, 29-11
Lana Wood (So), 9th, 24-07.50
Lorr Rosten (Fr), 12th, 22-10.00 (PR)
Triple Jump: Izzy Giesing (Sr), 3rd, 32-02
Weight Throw: Lana Wood (So), 2nd, 29-00.00 (PR)
Kelly Daigle (Fr), 5th, 26-01.50
Lorr Rosten (Fr), 10th, 21-05.00 (PR)
Summer Paye (So), 11th, 20.04
Kailey Drake (Fr), 13th, 9-11.00