A platform to showcase the great work that both our students and staff do in our community we call Bedford High School. All nominations are made by the staff.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Top Puppy - December 16, 2013


This week's Top Puppies are Connor Dunn, Maggie Heaps, and the rest of the Leadership Club.  They planned and organized an AMAZING Talent Show a couple of weeks ago that earned over $2,200 for Families in Transition.  Connor and Maggie worked very hard at leading this club to a successful show.

Congratulations Connor and Maggie

(nominated by Ms. Hieronymus)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Top Puppy - December 9, 2013

This week's Top Puppy winner this week has been nominated by Ms. Shultz:

'I would like to nominate Heather Sheatler for Top Puppy for her kindness toward another student.  She heard that Nick Panella lost the scones he made in Intro to Cooking class yesterday.  She put one of the scones she made in my class today into a paper bag, and asked me if she could bring it to Nick to cheer him up.  I am sure she made Nick's day very special!'

Congrats Heather!

(nominated by Ms. Shultz)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Top Puppy - November 25, 2013

The Top Puppy award goes to Nick Murray and Tyler Mednikoff.  Both young men took time out of their classes when they heard a fellow classmate having a particularly difficult moment in the hallway.  These boys showed the ultimate selflessness by asking their teachers to leave class, not knowing how long it could take to help calm this student, and have to make up missed work/notes while tending to this student.  Not only have Nick and Tyler proved to their teachers their humanity, trust, and desire to help and caring of others - but they have now proved it to the entire BHS community.

(nominated by Ms. Petto)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Top Puppies - November 18, 2013

Top Puppy Award this week goes to Monica Hersher and Lydia Lawrence.  Both of these students demonstrated a fantastic work ethic over a busy few weeks to organize and promote the Empty Bowls fundraiser with the Art Club as their CAS project.  The event was a huge success in conjunction with the opening of Legally Blonde.  Money was raised for a great cause, the Art on display was beautiful, and the soup was delicious!

Congrats Monica and Lydia!

(nominated by Mr. Mezeske)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Puppy - November 12, 2013

Top Puppy this week goes to Caroline Dudas, a BHS Senior!

As a member of the BHS Varisty Cheerleading Team, she has definitely demonstrated Bulldog Spirit both on and off the field.  Cari helped to create the Bedford Jaguars Adaptive Cheer team, which is the first of its kind in the state.  In addition to her own grueling extra-curricular schedule, she came every week to support the Jaguars Adaptive Cheer team as an Assistant Coach.  Cari is an exceptional young lady. I am grateful to her for the time she has given and the dedication she has shown this team (and each of its members)!  

Go, Cari!!!

(nominated by Ms. Villemaire)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Top Puppy - November 4, 2013

This week's Top Puppies are Sumana Shashidhar and Sadhana Tadepalli for giving up their time in coming to the World Religions class to give a wonderful presentation on their Hindu faith.  This is the third time Sumana and Sadhana have visited the class over the last couple of years and, each time they come, the class has been totally fascinated with the slides, props, and food they bring with them to enlighten us on Hinduism.  Congrats and Thank You Sumana and Sadhana!

(nominated by Mr. Pepper)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Top Puppy - October 28, 2013


This week's Top Puppy winners are Jack Gornam, Lydia Lawrence, and Nicole Nover.  This is what Mr. Butka had to say about our winners: Lydia, Nicole and Jack designed the drill for the marching band's half-time show.  This took many hours of hard work.  Their collaborative efforts produced a very innovative and visually entertaining drill that the band performs at the football games.   Thank you Lydia, Nicole and Jack for carrying on a tradition that was started a few years ago.  A job well done!

(nominated by Mr. Butka)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Top Puppy - October 21, 2013

This week's Top Puppy goes to Shae Eldridge.  Shae is the Produciton Editor for Unleashed and she is responsible for the paper's twitter account.  She has done a fantastic job this year with all the tweets about sports, student school info and other information.  If you have a twitter account, you should follow @bhsunleashed and see all the great work Shae has been doing!

Congratulations Shae on receiving this award!

(nominated by Mr. Geddes)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Top Puppy - October 16, 2013

This week's Top Puppy has been awarded to Kelly Gibbons.  This is what Mr. Lukach had to say about Kelly:

"I'd like to recommend Kelly for Top Puppy!  Last week, Kelly took it upon herself during her free time to help out some of her fellow bulldogs who were dealing with a difficult situation.  When the situation arose, Kelly sprung into action without hesitation to help others, and exemplified what it means to be a Bedford Bulldog!"

Congratulations Kelly!

nominated by Mr. Lukach

Monday, October 7, 2013

Top Puppy - October 7, 2013

This week's Top Puppy is awarded to Steve Tempesta for his amazing Bulldog spirit in all aspects of school life.  Whether it is his infectious attitude in his rigorous classes, his support and leadership to the soccer and football teams or his impressive demeanor whilst heading the very successful pep rally, 'Stevie T' fully deserves the accolade of Top Puppy.  Congratulations Stevie T!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Top Puppy - September 30, 2013

Brittany Mc Donough is a student that sparkles in all that she does and is a well deserving recipient of the Top Puppy Award.

Mr. Mezeske said of Brittany, 'She is one of the most conscientious students in the school who balances out a great work ethic with a bright personality.  She is a fantastic choice for Top Puppy.'

Ms. Burnham, her cross country coach said, 'Brittany is such a positive influence on the team.  She demonstrates motivation and discipline everyday, but also brings her sense of humor and humility to the team, which her team mates appreciate.'

Leader and role model in the classroom and athletics, Brittany is also active in the community where she serves food to the homeless out of her dad's restaurant every Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Brittany Mc Donough, you are a well deserving Top Puppy Winner!

(nominated by Mr. Mezeske & Ms. Burnham)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Top Puppy - September 23, 2013

Pat Manning has been amazing this year.  He comes to advisory with a wonderful attitude, has baked healthy snacks for his fellow advisees unsolicited, participates wholeheartedly, and I'm just so proud of his growth from freshmen to sophomore year.

(nominated by Mrs. Croft)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Top Puppy - September 16, 2013

Deion Lafayette Ninivaggi has gone out of his way to make me feel welcome to BHS and to the library.  He frequently comes to visit and since the first day has been welcoming and friendly.

(nominated by Ms. Gilcreast)

Top Puppy - September 02, 2013

Madison was a student of mine last year in Geometry and was such a wonderful addition to my class.  Aside from being kind and generous to her teachers and peers, she is one of the most dedicated students I have met in my seven years of teaching.  She puts a great deal of effort in her work and never gives up on herself.  During finals she worked and studied so hard but she was unable to finish her exam.  Two days later, after grades were already entered, she cam to me asking if she could finish her exam just for herself, not for any extra credit.  I think this dedication to academic excellence definitely deserves an award!

(nominated by Mrs. A. Phillips)