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 19, 2016

Top Puppy - December 19, 2016

This week's winners have been nominated by Ms. Cooney and Ms. Hatzidakis:

"We would like to nominate Demetri Anagnost, Evan Meinhardt, Kaylyn Tracey and Lacey Lavigne for top puppy. These four took it upon themselves to take our research assignment in Global Studies to the next step when they had hit a wall in typical research. They found that there was a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony at the Veterans hospital in Manchester. They used this time to attend this ceremony, visit and interview local veterans. This experience helped to engage and enrich them. They even have signed up to volunteer for more time with these veterans. We received an email from the workers at the VA saying how wonderful our students were. We are so proud of these students who found a way to truly engage in their learning."

Congrats Bulldogs!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Top Puppy - December 12, 2016

This week's Top Puppies have been put forward by Ms Hieronymus:

"I would like to nominate seniors Jack Heaps and Anne Marie Mannella for top puppies this week. These two co-presidents of the Leadership Club led this group in producing an outstanding Talent Show on December 2nd that raised $1,750.00 for Families in Transition. Jack and Anne Marie are dedicated to early morning meetings, auditions, rehearsals, and work with the lights and sound crew to make this show and club a success. They have done an outstanding job!"

Congrats to the both of you!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Top Puppy - November 28, 2016

This weeks Top Puppies have been nominated by Ms. Wilczweski:

"I would like to nominate Franklin Nyamwange and Amadou Ndiaye for Top Puppy. This encounter was relayed to me by one of our fabulous food service ladies. Last week, she was talking to a student, Spencer, who was brand new to the school and who was asking about the options for lunch. Franklin and Amadou noticed this and took Spencer under their wing. They introduced him around, sat with him at lunch where he was seen smiling and having a good time, and introduced him to me in the school store. The next day Spencer was also helped in the breakfast line by another young man, whose name is unfortunately not known. It can be so intimidating to start at a new school especially after the school year has started. These young men showed the spirit of a true Bulldog!"


Monday, November 21, 2016

Top Puppy - November 21, 2016

This week's Top Puppy has been nominated by Ms Cooney:

"I would like to nominate Thomas Norfleet for top puppy. I have never met Thomas before or taught him in class but today he was in the Academic Center peer tutoring another student. He legitimately made my whole day. He was encouraging and very kind. He was saying things like "you got it man" and "what else do you think you could do here?" It was amazing! He was a natural teacher. The two had just met that day but Thomas volunteered more of his time."

Congrats Thomas!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Top Puppy - November 14, 2016

This week's top puppy nomination comes from Mrs. Lynch. This is what she had to say, 

"I would like to nominate Natalie Ferreira for top dog. I don't personally know her, but watching how kind and thoughtful she is with all kinds of students is inspiring. She consistently goes out of her way to make sure all kids she comes in contact with feel valued and important. She is so outward focused and never too busy to lend a hand. What a wonderful example of kindness this student is!"

Congrats Natalie Ferreira

Monday, November 7, 2016

Top Puppy - November 7, 2016

This week's Top Puppy has been put forward by Ms. Palmer:

"I'd like to nominate Marisah Conway for Top Puppy. I met with one of my students who said that Marisah is always so nice to her. They are in the same cooking class and Marisah is always willing to lend her a helping hand. She creates a positive school culture on a daily basis, makes others feel welcomed and helps them to feel really good about themselves. She treats others with kindness and respect. Thanks Marisah for having such a big heart and accepting others for who they are. You are an inspiration!!!!"

Monday, October 31, 2016

Top Puppy - October 31, 2016

This week's Top Puppies have been nominated by Ms. Lucotoni:

"I would like to nominate the ENTIRE band and color guard for Top Puppies. Given the option to forgo performing at Friday night's football game, these students chose to slip into their ponchos and perform in the torrential rain. This is Bulldog dedication and spirit at its best."

Congratulations to the band (and their fearless leader Ms. Rienzo!) for their outstanding commitment.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Top Puppy - October 24, 2016

This week's Top Puppy has been nominated by Ms. Cooney:

"I would like to nominate Ramya Bathula for Top Puppy. Ramya stepped up in class this week to help another student with a medical emergency. She came to me to tell me the student was ill, helped me help that student to get out of this situation and then made sure the student was safe in the scenario. Ramya was integral in making this situation calm and without further incident."

Congratulations Ramya!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top Puppy: October 17, 2016

This week's Top Puppies are the five football captains, Jake Gregson, Sean Tierney, Nick Leahy, Nick Cannone and Shahrukh Hussain who did an amazing job recently inspiring the local youth football players in the community. The five gave up their time and visited various Bedford Jags teams and spoke to them about leadership, hard work, and sportsmanship, as well as running some drills. The Jags players were truly appreciative and inspired having their heroes visit and being such impressive role models for our future Bulldogs. Congratulations Jake, Sean, Nick, Nick and Shahrukh for being great leaders within our community.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Top Puppy - October 11, 2016

This week's Top Puppy winner has been nominated by Mr. Ingram:

"I would like to nominate Morgan Rouleau for Top Puppy this week because she continues to be a positive, welcoming presence in class. Morgan goes out of her way to be friendly and inclusive of students in class, which helps create an open, accepting environment for all of us. Thanks for being you, Morgan!"

Top Puppy - October 3, 2016

This week's Top Puppy is a new first...a whole class is receiving the award! The winners are the students in R4 Latin I and have been nominated by Mr. Jozokos and Mr. Hagen:

Isabelle Barker
Brian Barlotta
Alexander Bleakley
Dylan Driscoll
Daniel Ethridge
Brian Greer
Sophia Guerra
Ramin Khalafi
Karley LeClerc
Chloe Mazzella
Noah McLead
Troy Meservey
Nicholas Morris
Aoife Murphy
Sophia Pantos
Cecilia Riccio
Abigail Rutherford
Hunter Sarsfield
John Sullivan
Abigail Tjie
Noah Tonnesen
Elana Weintraub
Penelope van der Meer

Congrats to all!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Top Puppy - September 26, 2016

The winner of Top Puppy this week has been nominated by Ms. Villemaire who said the following:

"I would like to send a big shout out to the BHS Student Council members, especially the seniors, for all their hard work the past few weeks! The Pep Rally was great and the Homecoming GLO dance was a huge success. I'd like to nominate Shanna Scribner for top puppy because even though Shanna no longer serves on Student Council, she is always there to help her fellow Bulldogs! Shanna showed up before the Homecoming dance to assist with setup and stayed well after to help us clean. Shanna was under no obligation to help out, but she did...because she's awesome. Thanks, Shanna!"

Ms. Corbin echoed these sentiments about the student council:

"I would like to nominate the senior student council members who facilitated the pep rally. In my 7 years of teaching, that was the most fun and positive rally that I have experienced, and I think a lot of that rested on the leadership of those seniors planning and facilitating the rally."

Monday, September 19, 2016

Top Puppy - September 19, 2016

This week's Top Puppies have been nominated by Ms. Lynch who said the following of our winners:

"I would like to nominate Autumn McIntyre, Hannah Feldman, and Georgia LeComte for top puppies. After noticing a table in the lunchroom filled with others trash, they took it upon themselves to clean it up so the custodians wouldn't have to do it. There was no prompting by an adult, just kids seeing something bad, not turning away, but fixing the problem, caring about others instead of themselves. Because let's face it, no one wants to touch other people's rubbish. Thanks, young ladies for making my day!"

Well done bulldogs!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Top Puppy - September 12, 2016

This week's Top Puppy has been nominated by Ms. Close:

"On the first day of school, I witnessed Morgan Carnegie walk over to a girl who was sitting alone at lunch and invite her to sit with Morgan and her friends. The girl they invited is very quiet and shy and Morgan even helped her gather her lunch and book bag and bring it over to the empty seat at their table. Totally top-puppy worthy."

Congrats Morgan!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Top Puppy - August 29, 2016

The first Top Puppies of the year are awarded to the six Bulldogs who played for a local club team called Global Premier Soccer who represented New Hampshire In the US National Club Championships in Colorado. Playing against the 16 best teams in the country, our fearless Bulldogs helped their team become national champions - the first time in New Hampshire history. Congratulations to the following players:

Ryan Sledjeski
Graham Reynolds
Devon Garrett
Austin Edwards
Ben Como
Alex Quinones

Monday, June 6, 2016

Top Puppy - June 6, 2016

This week's Top Puppy has been put forward by Mr. Lukach who said of our winner:

"I would like to nominate Griffin Carnegie for Top Puppy. Last week, Griffin went out of his way to help a fellow student in need by offering his support and kindness in a tough situation. It was so impressive to see Griffin so selflessly spring into action to help out a fellow Bulldog! Thank you, Griffin."

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Top Puppy: May 31, 2016

This week's Top Puppies have been put forward by Ms. Brooks who said of our winners:

"I would like to nominate Jon Morin, Nicola DiTomaso, Lubomir Rzepka and Grant Mangan as Top Puppies this week. They wrote, starred in, directed and edited a short film and independently entered this film into the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival . Their film entitled 'Answer' was among sixty film entries submitted to the competition. The final judging event was held this past Saturday and they were awarded first prize in the competition. Congrats to all four students for all their hard work."

Top Puppy - May 23, 2016

This week's Top Puppies is a cool one as it has been nominated one of our students, Johnny Kiernan. This is what Johnny had to say of our winners:

"I'd like to nominate Luke Ramsey and Luke Pavao for Dogs of the Week. In an effort to investigate social behaviors, Annie Sasso conducted an experiment for her senior project that observed the Bystander Effect. Annie chose a student actor to trip and fall in an effort to see how students and faculty would react. Although many of the students ignored or disregarded this student, there were two students that went out of their ways to help the actor up and make sure he was okay. Luke and Luke have shown through their actions the way in which Bulldogs should treat each other."

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Top Puppy: May 16, 2016

This week's Top Puppy goes to a Bulldog unsung hero, Michael Coble. Most mornings, the students and faculty are greeted with Michael's beaming smile and a heartfelt 'good morning' as he holds the door open for everyone at the high school front entrance. Thank you, Michael, for this simple act of kindness that is appreciated by so many.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Top Puppy - May 10, 2016

During Intersession, our Bulldog family literally left indelible paw prints around the world showing the true pedigree of the students and faculty that we have at Bedford High School. This insight from the teachers of A Nation Divided perfectly encapsulates the positive impression our puppies made everywhere:

"The teachers of the A Nation Divided intersession would like to nominate all of our students for Top Puppy. The students have developed a great relationship with our trip's bus driver, Keith. They high-five him every time they get off the bus and cheer his name every time he gets us through a tight spot.Tonight at the Washington, D.C. Nationals game each of the students was provided with an $8 food voucher with their tickets. Completely unbeknownst to us, the students collectively pooled their remaining vouchers at the end of the game and bought Keith, our bus driver, a Washington Nationals hat. This was such a spontaneous act of kindness that resonated with Keith and us as teachers. What a terrific example of what great kids we have!"


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Top Puppy - May 2, 2016

This week's Top Puppies have been nominated by Ms. Wilczewski:

I would like to nominate two students who were on stage in front of 18,000 of their peers at the DECA International Career Development Conference last week. Jack Readman earned medals for his test and his role play and also earned a blue ribbon medallion as an International finalist in the Principles of Hospitality and Tourism event and Maansi Desai earned a medal for achieving one of the highest scores on the test component of the Principles of Business Management category. We are so proud of this hard earned accomplishment!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Top Puppy - April 11, 2016

This week's Top Puppies have been nominated by Ms. Croft who said of our winners:

"I want to nominate Casey Carter and Leya Salis for Top Puppy! These two girls are phenomenal peer tutors for the peer tutoring program! They are bright, friendly, and uber helpful. Thank you Leya and Casey!"

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Top Puppy - April 4, 2016

This week's Top Puppies are all the students who supported and ran the fantastic Light It Up Blue week. Ms. Adams said the following:

There were countless students we would like to thank for last week. A special mention must go to Ms. Hieronymus' Leadership Club who organized the morning "blue pancakes" concession stand and ran the autism scavenger hunt. Also, many of the Life Skills and Skills SP students helped with set-up, running activities, and clean-up. They were all AWESOME and all deserve to be top puppies!

However, there was one student who went above and beyond. Nathan Kanter volunteered at several stations throughout the day and often "checked in" to see where else help was needed. Thank you, Nathan, for being an amazing help and a true Bulldog!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Top Puppy - March 28, 2016

The Science Olympiad Coaches would like to nominate Nina Levine and Sasha Neefe for Top Puppy this week because of their hard work in the design, construction, and execution of their Electric Vehicle Event. The two of them stayed after school many hours building and calibrating their vehicle. Below is a picture of their vehicle only 1.3 cm away from the line! We are also very proud of all members of both teams for representing BHS so well and ranking 1st and 4th over all at NH Science Olympiad Competition. A BHS team of 14 girls will now represent NH at the National Science Olympiad Competition in May.



Monday, March 21, 2016

Top Puppy - March 21, 2016

This week's Top Puppies are the French Honor Society and the French Club members for their amazing team effort during World Language Week. Over the week:
  • They brightened up our halls with GLOBAL understanding. 
  • They taught about 100 students how to fence. 
  • They fed over 230 students (fresh crêpes included). 
  • They enlightened 70 Lurgio/McKelvie students with international food and film. 
  • They introduced about 100 students to our 3 lovely exchange students as well as new music and Youtube fun. 
  • They sponsored 48 students to enter Le Grand Concours - the French National Exam. 
Receiving the honor on behalf of the clubs are: Erica Sherman (Food Coordinator), Louisa Berman (Trivia Boss) and Chris Violette (Promo Video). These three took on multiple roles which required them to devote time almost every day during WL Week.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Top Puppy - March 14, 2016

This week's Top Puppies are Mike Mullen and Sean Proulx. Both Mike and Sean have been nominated by their class teachers for exemplary attitude, leadership and compassion that they have displayed in many classes this year. Congratulations Mike and Sean for the fine example you have set for others to follow.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Top Puppy - March 8, 2016

This week's Top Puppy has been nominated by Ms. Tuttle who said of our winner:

I would like to nominate Taylor Hoople for this week's Top Puppy. Taylor painted a great mural for World Language Week, spending 18 hours out of her vacation to finish it. She used different flags from around the world in the head and neck of the figure, designing the painting in a Cubist manner. Thanks to Taylor for making the walls of our school more colorful and meaningful.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Top Puppy - February 15, 2016

This week's Top Puppy has been nominated by Mr. Ahnert and Ms. Uliasz and has been awarded to Matt Cooper.  Matt showed wonderful citizenship and selflessness in helping a new student acclimatize to her new surroundings at BHS in his Humanities class. Matt was a true Bulldog and really stepped forward when a student needed help. Thank you and congratulations Matt.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Top Puppy - February 8, 2016

This week's Top Puppies have been nominated by Ms. O'Connor who said of our winners:

"Mr. Bashalany and I would like to nominate the following award winners from this past weekend Harvard Model United Nations conference:

  • Neelam Sandhu and Lily Heald were awarded a verbal commendation
  • Layla Wickwire and Christian Pilarski were awarded with Honorable Mention
  • Louisa Berman and Alex Portela were awarded Outstanding Delegate (which is a really really big deal) 
We could not be more proud of their hard work and enthusiasm through all of the lights and lows that committee can bring!"

Monday, February 1, 2016

Top Puppy - February 1, 2016

This week's Top Puppies have been nominated by Ms. Romano who said of the following:

"The Athletic Department would like to recognize Mr. Caron and two of his awesome design students John Cookson and Cam Labrecque for building a new mailbox system for all of our coaches. This was no small project considering we have over 30 sports programs that need to be kept organized. This mailbox project was a VERY generous undertaking by Mr. Caron, Cam, and John."

Monday, January 25, 2016

Top Puppies - January 25, 2016

This week's Top Puppy winners has been nominated by Ms. Cooney:

"I would like to nominate my fall semester leadership class for top puppy. These students went above and beyond to create a prom that was meaningful and special for the residents of the Hillsborough County Nursing home. These students went through the process of planning and implementing a prom that far exceeded expectation from everyone involved and I think surprised even themselves how many memories they created. We received many compliments and the students were in awe with how much enjoyment and merriment was had by all."

Congratulations for an amazing community effort, Ms. Cooney and her class!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Top Puppy - January 11, 2016

This is what Mrs. Welch had to say of our winners this week:

'I would like to nominate Ms. Campbell-Kelley's Wellness Class S1 for Top "Litter" as they welcomed the Life Skills kiddos into their parachute play and really made their day. Thank You!'