Blue Mountain Student Journalism Since 2018

Bucks News Network

Bucks News Network

Bucks News Network

2021-2022 Staff

Maggie Emerson
Editor in Chief

Maggie Emerson

Maggie Emerson is a senior at Blue Mountain Union School. This is Maggie’s second year reporting for the Bucks News Network, her first as Editor in Chief. Aside from student journalism, Maggie enjoys playing softball, baking...

Ethan Gilding
Managing Editor

Ethan Gilding

Ethan is currently a Senior at Blue Mountain Union School. This will be his second year as a journalist for the Bucks News Network, and his first as the Managing Editor. In his free time he loves to play, write, and record mu...

Ricky Fennimore
Sports Editor

Ricky Fennimore

Ricky Fennimore is a Junior at BMU who enjoys playing Baseball and Basketball. He took Sports Broadcasting as a J-Term course during his freshman year, and he quickly realized that he enjoyed a class that involved sports. Once...

Haley Wyman
Arts & Culture Editor

Haley Wyman

Haley Wyman is a senior at Blue Mountain Union, and this is her first year in the BNN community. Her hobbies include being a photographer, spending too much money on crystals, making crystal necklaces, and walking in the woods. She h...

James Kidder II
Editor-at-Large

James Kidder II

James is currently a senior at Blue Mountain Union in Wells River, Vermont. This is his first year with BNN although he has extensive experience in video production.  James enjoys the simple things found in a small town, like...

Cooper Ingerson
BNN Staff

Cooper Ingerson

Cooper Ingerson: world traveler, sports enthusiast. He is a senior at BMU who loves weight lifting and Anime. In his spare time he plays video games and procrastinates doing his homework. His recent struggles of recovery from a to...

Andrew Locke
BNN Staff

Andrew Locke

Andrew Locke (Drewski), is an athletic, caring and putting other people in front of him kinda guy. “Drew” loves music, especially Hip Hop, Pop, and Pop Rock. Andrew loves to four-wheel, snowmobile and go for late night drives cr...

MaKayla McNerney
BNN Staff

MaKayla McNerney

MaKayla McNerney is a senior at BMU and this is her first year on the BNN  staff.  MaKayla enjoys spending time with her family and is extremely interested in all kinds of makeup. After high school, MaKayla would like to go...

Cooper Mardin
BNN Staff

Cooper Mardin

Cooper is a junior at BMU who likes playing football, enjoys his music, and running with his dog. Cooper is focused on football and duck hunting. Football gets his blood going when running the ball and giving big hits; in his...

Mathew White
BNN Staff

Mathew White

Mathew White is 16, and a Junior attending Blue Mountain Union School. He is a new member of the the Bucks News Network community.  Mathew loves to go hiking in his free time, and also enjoys going kayaking, hanging out with...

Reese Sanborn
BNN Staff

Reese Sanborn

Reese is the type of person to forget his alarm and sleep in late. He enjoys driving his car, and you can often see him destroying his speakers while driving pretty much anywhere. If you pass him on the road, he will often give...

Tanner Winchester
BNN Staff

Tanner Winchester

Tanner is a senior at BMU.  He enjoys playing basketball and playing guitar.  In his free time, he enjoys riding bikes and practicing basketball. He also likes driving his Jeep around for long trips.  This is his first year...

Jared Lakin
BNN Staff

Jared Lakin

Jared Lakin is a senior at Blue Mountain Union School. This is his first year as a BNN reporter. Jared likes to play video games and hang out with friends and family. His hobbies are building things. He wants to do carpentry when h...

Lilly Hand
BNN Staff

Lilly Hand

Lilly Hand is a sophomore at BMU. This is Lilly’s first year working as a Bucks News Network staff. She was born on June 20th, 2005 in Randolph, Vermont lived in Montpelier, Vermont, until she was 8 years old, moved to upsta...

Bianca May
BNN Staff

Bianca May

Bianca May is a junior at Blue Mountain Union School. This is her first year with the BNN staff. Her hobbies include music, art, and photography. She enjoys playing tennis and volleyball, drawing elements from nature, and takin...

Oliver Despins
BNN Staff

Oliver Despins

Oliver Despins is a senior at Blue Mountain Union School and a first year reporter. He loves to take pictures and lay down looking at the sky. Oliver also loves to write and wants to become a Forensics Scientist. In his free time you...

Lucas Welch
BNN Staff

Lucas Welch

Lucas Welch is a junior at Blue Mountain Union School. He also attends the Riverbend Technical Center for heavy equipment operations. Lucas really enjoys hunting after school and going to Bear Ridge Speedway on Saturday nights.  ...

Kody Smith
BNN Staff

Kody Smith

Kody Smith is a Junior at BMU who enjoys playing basketball and listing to music. He likes to hunt, fish, and work out during his free time. He works on boats during the summer and stores them for the winter. He is excited to...

Neil Emerson
Advisor

Neil Emerson

Neil Emerson has been an advisor to the BNN staff since its inception in 2018.  A social studies teacher by trade, he became involved with electronic journalism through a collaboration with Tracy Puffer, who was producing and m...

Mrs. Nancy Kane
Advisor

Mrs. Nancy Kane

This is Mrs. Kane's first year on the BNN staff.  Besides making waffles, Mrs. Kane loves teaching English to BMU students and her grandchildren, tending her garden, sewing quilts, and playing with her two kittens and five chickens. ...

Tracy Puffer
Community Reporter

Tracy Puffer

Tracy Puffer started the print journalism program, "BMU in the News," at Blue Mountain in 2009.  Together with Neil Emerson, she transformed the program to an electronic journalism format in 2018 and the Bucks News Network was...

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