The third year of the Expeditionary School at Black River (ESBR) has seen an increased number of students, school officials report. This year’s community of students come from Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Andover, Cavendish, Charlestown (New Hampshire), and even a foreign exchange student from Germany, whose mother was an exchange student at Black River High School in the late 1990s.
Over the past three years at ESBR, there have been many surprises along the way, yet ESBR continues to forge ahead with its mission of providing a space where every learning experience gains authenticity, school officials announced in a news release. Young adults graduate with strong work habits, the capacity to solve real-world problems, and financial literacy. Leading at the helm in ESBR is the returning Head of School Kendra Rickerby, whose belief in the cause has been 100% from the first introduction, bringing with her many years of invaluable insight to carry out this vision.
Last week, along with board chair Gary Blodgett, she awarded two original ESBR trailblazers with their diplomas at the fall graduation ceremony. These two dedicated students who hail from Ludlow originally, transitioning from BRHS to ESBR, held tight to their goal and finished their studies over the summer, earning their certificates.
More is to follow in these next few weeks, including the third annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Saturday, Sept. 17 and the Ludlow Elementary School Parent-Teacher Group’s Ludlow Harvest Fair located on the front lawn of ESBR on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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