The student news site of Harwood Union Middle/High School in South Duxbury, Vermont

Common Ground

The student news site of Harwood Union Middle/High School in South Duxbury, Vermont

Common Ground

The student news site of Harwood Union Middle/High School in South Duxbury, Vermont

Common Ground

2021-2022 Staff

Ben Nardin
Student Reporter/Editor in Chief

Ben Nardin

Beniamino Nardin is a senior at Harwood Union High School, Harwood’s correspondent for The Valley Reporter and editor-in-chief of Harwood’s Common Ground school paper. In his free time he enjoys reading, hiking and gardening....

Silas Yonkman
Student Reporter

Silas Yonkman

Silas Yonkman is a senior at Harwood Union High School. He is a drummer and a skier, and enjoys spending time with his dog.

Elan Shems
Student Reporter

Elan Shems

Elan Shems is a senior at Harwood Union High School. He loves sports, travel, and hanging out with friends. He also loves to ski and watch sports in his free time. Elan is super engaged in history and science....

Carly Young
Student Reporter

Carly Young

Carly Young is a senior at Harwood Union High school. She is interested in art, writing, and the outdoors. Her favorite color is red.

Artur Cantallops
Student Reporter

Artur Cantallops

Artur Cantallops is an exchange student from Barcelona, Spain. He is a senior at Harwood and enjoys photography, filmmaking, and sports. He also loves nature and spending time with friends and family.

HS State Champs 2020 VT Skate
Student Reporter

Alice Lindsay

Alice Lindsay is a senior at Harwood Union High School and does cross country running, Nordic skiing, and track and field. She is currently taking a journalism class. She designs jewelry and would rather garden than be in the...

Sebastian Ruta
Student Reporter

Sebastian Ruta

Sebastian Ruta is an exchange student from Poland. He is a senior at Harwood and does cross country. He loves listening to music, animals, and watching sunsets.

Scout Bednash
Student Reporter

Scout Bednash

Scout Bednash is a sophomore at Harwood Union High School. They enjoy music, reading, baking, and video games. She also enjoys playing video games with friends and learning about history.

Nicholous Lord
Student Reporter

Nicholous Lord

Nicholous J. Lord is a student at Harwood Union Highschool. He is a devious little critter who enjoys face paint and camping. In his free time he enjoys self-reflection along with the occasional distant stare at the ceiling fan.

Matthew Arpino
Student Reporter

Matthew Arpino

Matthew Joseph Arpino Was born July 3rd 2003 and is currently in 12th grade, his final year of high school. He can be very solitary, argumentative, and sarcastic but mainly because he would always rather be back at home playing...

Maggie Aiken
Student Reporter

Maggie Aiken

Maggie Aiken is a senior at Harwood Union High School. She is involved in many different activities including three seasons of athletics and the Youth Enriching Wellness club. She loves to adventure in the outdoors with skiing...

Jonah Busker
Student Reporter

Jonah Busker

Jonah Busker is a senior at Harwood Union High School. He lives in Moretown with his parents, sister and 2 dogs and 1 cat. He enjoys watching Formula 1 racing, listening to music and playing video games....

Elisa Clerici
Student Reporter

Elisa Clerici

Elisa Clerici is an Italian exchange student from Lake Como near Milan. She is a senior at Harwood. She loves running and is interested in nutrition as well. Her comfort food is pizza, whose Italian recipe is a secret!...

Noah Schwartz
Student Reporter/Webmaster

Noah Schwartz

Noah Schwartz is a Harwood senior and is a industrious and curious individual, focusing on a variety of technical and collaborative projects. From astrophotography to rockets, welding to beverage manufacturing, he takes project...

Jasper Mayone
Backend/Tech

Jasper Mayone

Jasper Mayone is a Harwood Freshman and is often described as techy, helpful, and creative. He enjoys Photography, Coding, and snuggling with his cats.