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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Puppy - December 15, 2014

This week's Top Puppies are the Cosmetology Club. Ms. Philbrick explains:

"I'd like to nominate the Cosmetology Club girls who created a Salon in the Green Room Friday to help the middle schoolers get ready for their Lurgio Holiday Dance - they are incredibly talented! They offered hair, nail, and makeup services and raised money for the Canine Commitment in New Boston - beautiful in every way!"

Well done Ladies!

Top Puppy - December 8, 2014

This week's Top Puppy winner is Tyler Mednikoff and has been nominated by Ms. Keane who said the following:

"I would like to nominate Tyler Mednikoff for Top Puppy. Tyler demonstrated extraordinary kindness and compassion to another student. This student has special needs and needed assistance and Tyler was a patient and supportive friend and peer. He reached out in a situation not may would have and his genuine compassion was evident. BHS has some amazing young adults and Tyler is truly one of the exceptional ones."

Congratulations Tyler!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Top Puppy - November 24, 2014

This week's Top Puppy has been awarded to Jon Taylor. Jon has been recognized as one of New Hampshire's most talented soccer referees by receiving the Youth Referee of the Year Award, 2014. He received his award at a special banquet on Friday night for his dedication and services to the New Hampshire Soccer Association. Congratulations Jon.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Top Puppy - November 17, 2014

This week's Top Puppies are the cast and crew of 'Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat' for their brilliant performances over the past few days. Receiving the award on their behalf are the show's seniors who have worked tirelessly over the past four years in making Bedford High School Theatre Company the best program in the state. Take a bow, the following seniors:

Rowan Joyce
Hannah Dempsey
Hannah Benson
Olivia Lambert
Micaela Healy
Daphne Cardella
Caleb Alexander
Gunnar Johnson
Ryan Anastasi
Ben Degler
Megan Jurnak
Katie Grimes
Megan Tebbenoff
Alden Skillings
Matt Grassett
Corrine Bernsten
Dan Lorenz
Jillian MacFarland
Erika Rutherford
Ben Anthony
James Whitney
Christina Anderson

Top Puppies - November 10, 2014

This week's Top Puppies are Kayleigh Moquin and Lindsay Masters. This is what Ms. Cooney said of our winners:

I would like to nominate Kayleigh Moquin and Lindsay Masters for top puppies. During my leadership class, these ladies were concerned about some of the issues with the dress code in school.  They brought these ideas to the leadership team of the school and respectfully and appropriately got the dress code changed to now allow students to be able to wear winter coats in school. These ladies saw a way to make a positive change at BHS and were not afraid to voice these concerns and make a change! It is awesome to see these ladies using their leadership skills to make a change.

Congratulations Kayleight and Lindsay.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Top Puppy - November 3, 2014

This week's Top Puppy winners come from the Heaps family. This is what Ms. Edwards said of Maggie and Jack:

I would like to nominate Maggie and Jack Heaps as top puppies for a random act of kindness shown to a fellow student. They noticed that a student was waiting for a ride home after the talent show auditions and waited with the student until the parent showed up. They also offered to drive the student home if necessary as they are neighbors. Thanks Maggie and Jack for epitomizing what it means to be a Bulldog!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top Puppy - October 27, 2014

This week, we have a first, three puppies from the same family! Mrs. O'Connell, Mr. Geddes and Mrs. Nichols have nominated Sam, Ben and Frank Anthony. This is what they said of the three Anthony's:

Sam Anthony deserves recognition for the way he has stepped up this year as Editor-in-Chief of Unleashed. He worked very hard in his new role to get his year's staff organized and to produce a strong first issue.

Ben Anthony is a leader both in Advisory and in class. He always steps up to participate and he leads by example. He also is an integral part of the production crew of the musical.

Frank Anthony has really stepped up with his responsibilities for Model UN as a member of the Executive Board. This Sunday the Model UN team went to a conference at Phillips Exeter Academy and he was an amazing leader in my absence. He pumped his fellow delegates up was there to help them all especially our brand new members. Not to mention Frank was awesome in his committee! Frank is such a valuable member of our delegation and we are lucky to have him!

Well done, Anthony's!

Top Puppy - October 20, 2014

This week's Top Puppies have been nominated by Mrs. Cooney and Mrs. Hatzidakis who said:

We would like to nominate Noah Chaberek and Zachary Bayer for top puppies. Both of these young men have established themselves as leaders in our classroom and outside of it. They both exhibited integral skills with peers that were not asked of them. They are self motivated, respectful, and fantastic young men. We are very lucky to have them here at BHS.

Congratulations Noah and Zachary!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top Puppy - October 6, 2014


This weeks Top Puppies are the DECA officer team. This is what Mr. Stanwood had to say about the winners:

I would like to nominate Dan Stitt, Matt Gould, Kayla Warren, Kelly Watson, Jess Martucci, Molly Morin, Pat Ell and honorable mention Jess Lavine for creating and presenting a stellar, detailed presentation to leadership and for running our first meeting this AM in front of a packed house. What a way to lead by example as young professionals!



Congratulations DECA Team!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top Puppy: September 29, 2014

This week, our Top Puppy has been nominated by Ms. Cooney who said the following about our winner:

I would like to nominate Brendan Kelliher for top puppy. He was highlighted by one of my freshmen students in leadership class as a senior who really worked hard to make the class inclusive and that he made everyone feel truly valued. Brendan is an awesome kid who has really grown in his time here at BHS and it is great to have someone who is such an integral part of our class. He is a true bulldog!

Congrats Brendan

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top Puppy - September 22, 2014

This week's Top Puppy has been nominated by Ms. Ferrelli and has been awarded to Dylan Comstock. Ms. Ferrelli said of Dylan:

Dylan Comstock is a sophomore in our 4th block class.  In addition to working diligently and offering support to other students on a regular basis, Dylan recently gave up a block of his Managed Time to put together a shelving system that now provides paraprofessionals with a spot to keep their belongings. We did not ask Dylan to do this. He simply saw the box of wire shelves and offered to do the favor all on his own. This was very helpful, since none of us had that time or energy to do it sourselves.

Great job Dylan!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Top Puppy - September 15, 2014

This week's Top Puppy winners are Matt Carroll and Jake Gordon.  This is what Ms. Wilczweski said
of our two winners:

I would like to nominate Matt Carroll and Jake Gordon for Top Puppies this week.  All my Marketing II students worked really hard to get the school store open for Parent Open House, but Matt and Jake went the extra mile by helping during lunch and other free times to make sure everything was done.  I really appreciated their hard work and dedication!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Top Puppy - September 8, 2014

This week's Top Puppy winners are Natali Williams and Morgan Edwards and have been nominated by Ms. Chenette.  Ms. Chenette remarked about our winners:

Natali Williams and Morgan Edwards deserve a Top Puppy Award for taking time out of their schedules to come into my IB Spanish IV class to share their experiences about the course form last year with incoming students.  Natali and Morgan thought they could help the incoming students by dispelling some of the misconceptions about the course and alleviating the fears they might have. They were honest and encouraging with their comments and really made the students less nervous!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Top Puppy - September 2, 2014

For his all around enthusiasm and passion for Bulldog activities, Alden Skillings is the first winner of the 2014/15 Top Puppy Award.  Alden, in so many ways, exemplifies what it is to be a true bulldog!  Whether it is through his leadership and drive through Model UN, to his scoring of the winning goal in our soccer game against arch rivals, Manchester Central last Friday, Alden embodies amazing bulldog toughness to inspire the rest of our community.

Congratulations Alden for being a true leader for our bulldog family!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Top Puppy - April 7, 2014

This week's Top Puppy is a young lady, who is making in-roads as an entrepreneur in the dance/fashion world.  Katelyn Luck started her own company on March 18th in connection with an Irish Step foot product.  As an owner of the company, she is launching her product in connection with a large fashion company in Vermont this week.  Katelyn will then be focusing her revolutionary new product at the Nationals Irish Dance Championships in Montreal in July!

For a 16 year old Bulldog, to have the insight, bravery, and conviction to bring a product into the business world is truly amazing and we wish Katelyn the best of luck with her new venture!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Top Puppy - March 31, 2014


This week's Top Puppy winner is Monica Hersher.  Monica has recently had the amazing news that she has been accepted to attend Harvard, Brown, Cornell and Columbia.  She now has the unenviable job of choosing which one to attend.

This is an outstanding achievement and something the whole Bulldog community should be extremely proud of that, one of our own, has been accepted to some of the most prestigious colleges in the country!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Puppy - March 24, 2014


This week's Top Puppy winner is Corey Graff!

"I would like to nominate Corey Graff for Top Puppy.  For his Senior Project, he wrote AND directed the one-act play, Out of the Rye, based on J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. Not only was his play professionally polished and engaging on the stage, but his analysis and commentary on the themes from Catcher were both sophisticated AND sophisticatedly woven though out his story!  So impressed and proud of Corey!"

(nominated by Ms. Steph Corbin)

Top Puppy - March 17, 2014


This week's winner for Top Puppy is a representative of the unbeaten state champion hockey team: Jeremy Myers.

As a member of the boys hockey team, he stepped up his efforts during the playoffs, especially in the final game.  He scored two goals and never stopped moving when he was on the ice.  Congratulations Jeremy and to all our winter sports athletes for an outstanding season!

(nominated by Ms. Sandy Willey)

Top Puppies - March 10, 2014



Congratulations to Pamela Perez, Ana Carrillo, Petra Hoke, Connor Russell, Andrew Verge, Oscany DeJesus and Eli Guzzi who all presented during World Language Week.  The student presenters did a wonderful job teaching their peers something new about a variety of topics including Colombia, Chile, Spanish guitar, Argentian, the Dominican Republic and Italy.


A special thanks as well to the World Language Club members (French, Mandarian, ASL, Latin and Spanish) that worked behind the scenes organizing many aspects to make this week happen.

(nominated by Ms. Chenette)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Top Puppy - February 17, 2014

This week's Top Puppy goes to Kelly Woodmansee.  She has been instrumental in organizing a trip to a Chicago Leadership conference for NHS members--this has involved fundraising in the community, working with a budget, calling hotels, and deciding how to best bring back the leadership skills and lessons back to BHS!  All this in addition to being a great person who is always there for her friends.  She truly is a Top Puppy.

(nominated by Mr. Mezeske)


Also, let's give a huge shout out to all our winter sports teams who are having incredible seasons.  Congratulations to the boys Alpine ski team and the gils Swim team who were recently crowned state champs.  Well done teams and coaches!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Top Puppies - February 10, 2014

Victoria Cull and Rachael Allan are this week's Top Puppies:

Rachael and Tori were chosen by Mrs. Cooney's Leadership class for their week of change as the group leaders.  They went above and beyond to make sure all tasks were done.  They helped raise close to $1,000 for schools in Ghana and Zimbabwe.  They shopped for all of the supplies and helped Mrs. Cooney get them ready to send to the kids who needed them.  Kudos to these amazing ladies.

(nominated by Mrs. Cooney)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Puppy - February 3, 2014

We have a first this week.  We have our first ever Top Puppy nomination from a parent, Mr. Mike Courtney, who would like to nominate Todd Glynn for this award.

Todd has been behind the organization of a unique Valentines Prom and his efforts have been hugely appreciated by students and parents alike.  Mr. St. Onge also added: Todd has reached out to surrounding communities as well as our own Special Olympics programs to organize a Valentines Dance.  The dance will include Special Olympics athletes as well as students from other programs and classes.  Todd has organized everything from the DJ, dance times, snacks, and chaperones.  The fact that Mr. Courtney has nominated Todd for Top Puppy is a reflection of how parents value efforts in offering this experience to our community.

Congratulations Todd!

(nominated by Mr. Mike Courtney and Mr. St. Onge)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Top Puppy - January 27, 2014

This week's Top Puppy winner is Rachel Stearns and has been nominated by Ms. Lederhos:

' I would like to nominate Rachel Stearns for top puppy.  Rachel received a Gold Key from Scholastic Art Awards of NH for her drawing, "A Day at the Fairgrounds".  Her winning entry will be on display at Pinkerton Academy and her achievement will be recognized at an award ceremony on February 1st.  Congratulations Rachel!'

(nominated by Ms. Lederhos)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Top Puppies - January 13, 2014

This week's Top Puppy winners were put forward by Mr. Mezeske:

"I'd like to nominate Rachel and Elizabeth Eby for their work on their CAS project…bring an A Capella group from the University of Chicago to McKelvie for a charity concert in support of the arts in Bedford.  From working with the district administration, learning about insurance, looking for venues, coordinating a variety of schedules, working with NHS, to dealing with a snow storm-these two young ladies demonstrated grace and maturity to pull off an amazing event.  Well done to the both of you!"

(nominated by Mr. Mezeske)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Top Puppies - January 6, 2014


Anli Zhang and Lauren are Top Puppies this week.  This is what Ms. Noble had to say: "The Peer Tutor program has been very busy in the first semester.  We have had so many requests that it has been hard for me to keep up with the paperwork.  Anli and Lauren both volunteered to be 'secretaries' and we are now more organized and up to date.  We are starting two new parts to the program with their help: tutoring at Lurgio and tutoring in the Academic Center."

Congrats Anli and Lauren!

nominated by Ms. Noble