Kurn Hattin News
Kurn Hattin 7th Grader Attains Second Place in VT VFW Patriots Pen Essay Contest
Alex Lowe, III, a 7th grader at New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, has been awarded Second Place in the Vermont Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriots Pen Essay Contest. Lowe, from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, won the Carl M. Dessaint VFW Post 1034 competition as well as the District competition and was awarded a plaque, a backpack with a notebook, a pen, commemorative pins, and two flags: the United States flag and a Patriots Pen flag. He was also awarded two certificates in honor of his accomplishments as well as monetary gifts. Thirty-two Kurn Hattin students, grades 7-8, as well as over 200 Vermont students competed in the annual contest. Congratulations Alex! Kurn Hattin Proud.
Sweet Times at Kurn Hattin Homes
Nothing quite compares to the sweet smell of bubbling maple syrup inside a sugar house! Children of all ages are able to have this classic New England experience at Kurn Hattin Homes. An even bigger treat is the sample of golden syrup that each child gets to taste after they learn about the process of maple sugaring from Director of Farm and Fleet at Kurn Hattin Real Bazin.
Winter Activities Awards at Kurn Hattin Homes
The Kurn Hattin Homes children are active playing sports, working with the horses, and trying new activities all across the campus. The wintertime is no exception; the children spend their time after school in extracurricular activities. The programs offered give not only a time to exercise and play, but also an opportunity to build teamwork skills, develop personal resilience, and practice time management.
Fundraising, Music, and Sports Fill Weekend at Kurn Hattin Homes
It was a very active weekend for the children at Kurn Hattin Homes.
On Saturday, February 3rd , a group of Kurn Hattin eighth-grade students sold home-made baked goods at the Hartford, VT rest area on I-91 South. The 8th graders raised over $200 which will go toward funding their class trip in March. We are very proud of the students’ hard work and dedicated fundraising efforts.
Kurn Hattin Welcomes Inspirational Guest
Exploration of diversity continued on January 29th at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children with Mr. Jack Pratt sharing his experience working with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He explained how Dr. King was called to action in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 to lead the Civil Rights Movement, and then answered the children’s questions about segregation, boycotts, and race-relations in the southern states.
Diversity Celebrated at Kurn Hattin Homes
The children and staff at Kurn Hattin Homes are celebrating Diversity Month. The month is filled with opportunities to learn about world cultures, and to acknowledge the personal experiences of people from backgrounds different from one’s own. “Due to the diversity of the children at Kurn Hattin Homes, we are pleased to affirm our dedication to the exploration of identity and the celebration of difference.” said Sue Kessler, Director of Admissions.
Burlington Priest Recognized for Dedication to Kurn Hattin Homes
The Charles Albert Dickinson Award, established in 2013, is given annually in recognition of an organization or individual whose philanthropic commitment embodies the mission of New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Named for its founder, The Reverend Charles Albert Dickinson, this award recognizes those who make a significant contribution to the field of child welfare and assistance in an effort to transform the lives of children and families forever. A beautiful cast crystal relief sculpture honoring the award recipient features an image of Reverend Dickinson. The sculpture was designed and created by Vermont artist, Robert DuGrenier.
Kurn Hattin Students Soar to New Heights
Can you imagine flying a plane over your school as an introduction to a science lesson? It would be the experience of a lifetime. It certainly was for the seventeen children from the Kurn Hattin Homes’ seventh and eighth grade classes. At the Springfield-Hartness Airport, flight leader Jennifer Jacob and three other pilots instructed the students on preflight requirements and the instruments that make planes fly. Then up into the air they flew with the option to fly the plane themselves! As eighth grader Korbin McDougall-Jones said after the flight, “That was officially the best field trip ever.”
Moving Veterans’ Day Observance Held at Kurn Hattin Homes
Local veterans and other friends joined the Kurn Hattin Homes children and staff for the 22nd Annual Veterans' Day Observance on November 10th. The annual event featured a program of commentary and music to honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their gift of service.