1 Spring Musical Auditions: 3 – 6 pm, BBA Riley Center
2 Spring Musical Auditions: 3 – 6 pm, BBA Riley Center
4 Art from the Schools Opening: 12 – 2 pm, SVAC
4 Winter Formal Dance: 7:30 – 10 pm, Equinox Hotel
8 Spring Sports Mandatory Meeting: 6 pm, Gym and Riley Center
11 SAT at BBA: 8 am – 1 pm, Cafe and classrooms
15 Prism Concert: 6:30 pm, BBA Riley Center
16 Prism Concert: 6:30 pm, BBA Riley Center
16 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
17 Snow Date Prism Concert: 6:30 pm, BBA Riley Center
21 Mandatory Driver Ed Meeting for Students and Parents:
21 5:30 – 7 pm, BBA Cafeteria
30 End of Marking Period (12 pm dismissal)
31 Student vs Faculty Basket Ball Game: 6 pm, Gym
From the Headmaster
Dear BBA Community:
Last week, I received an email from a former student, Liam. Liam was one of the first students I met at BBA ten years ago when he was a ninth grader; he was part of a group that interviewed me when I was a candidate for this job. I was impressed with him then, and he had a terrific four years at BBA. He then went on to UVM, where he transitioned his gender and became Liam. Here is his email:
Hi Mr. Tashjian,
It has been a while since we have had a chance to catch up. I am currently in graduate school for social work. I will be graduating this summer. After I graduate I will continue to work as a youth therapist in Western, MA.
Maybe you’re wondering why I’m reaching out. Have you seen the news? President Trump signed an executive order removing protections for transgender students. People think that this is just about bathrooms or locker rooms, but it is so so much greater than that.
I wanted to know if you/BBAadministrators plan on making a statement regarding this executive order. It has been a while since I have lived in Manchester, but I know what it is like when I am in town. Students spend most of their days at BBA, and I believe it needs to remain a safe place for trans and gender non conforming students.
What are you prepared to do and say in order to stand with and protect this vulnerable population of incredibly bright individuals?
A public statement might seem benign, but I promise it will make a huge difference in the lives of the students who feel directly impacted by President Trump’s agenda. I would be happy to discuss this in more detail if you would like. I encourage you to show the students and the community that you stand with your students. I hope you are well and I look forward to hearing back.
I took his words to heart, knowing that his intention is to make us all stronger as a community. Here is my statement:
Statement on Respect for Individual Differences
One can’t read the newspapers or watch the news without seeing significant changes in this country’s approach to immigrants, immigration, and transgender people. While recognizing that ours is a diverse community in all kinds of ways, including political views, I want to remind everybody that one of our fundamental core values is a respect for individual differences. With this in mind, I want to assure you of the following:
- We will continue providing gender neutral bathrooms for use by all students, regardless of gender identity, and we continue to support the notion that students should decide, based on their gender identity, which bathroom and locker room they are most comfortable using. BBA is unaffected by the changes in federal approach on this issue.
- We will continue to be a school community that is inclusive of all religions, nationalities and ethnicities. Many of our students are visiting from other countries, and many more students and adults alike take pride in our immigrant roots and our religious beliefs. We will continue to ensure that there is no place in this community for discrimination, bullying, and bigotry.
- We will always support thoughtful, respectful debate and discussion from all sides of political issues. As this great country experiences change, the debate for or against these changes should be grounded in fact, with good faith efforts on everyone’s part to listen to the minds of others as well as to speak one’s own mind in a thoughtful, respectful manner.
We always encourage dialogue, and we expect that dialogue to be grounded in thought and respect.
Mark H. Tashjian
From the Advancement Office
Sail into Summer, Charting the course for student success!
7th Annual Parent Association fundraising gala
May 26, 2017 at the Taconic
With spring right around the corner, planning is ramping up for our annual fundraising event, the Sail into Summer gala, which includes an Online Auction starting March 27 and ending on April 14, followed by the main event on Friday night, May 26 at Taconic. “Save the Date” cards went out in late January so we hope you have put this date on your calendar. The gala committee has been working diligently to pull together the details for this important fundraiser which supports the many student programs offered at our school. We like to thank our co-chairs, Robin Apps and Pauline de Laszlo for their leadership and extend our sincere thanks to all gala committee members for their help over the past few months. It’s going to be a great evening – one you won’t want to miss!
We still need your help with this event and here’s how you can get involved:
- Become a Gala sponsor! We have sponsorships at many different levels: $250, $500, $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500. A sponsorship counts towards Parent participation in the Annual Fund and don’t forget that families can be sponsors too – consider a level that works for you! Contact Pauline de Laszlo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Browse and bid the Online Auction! The auction opens on March 27th and starting March 1st, we’ll start posting a selection of the great Online Auction items we’ve secured on our BBA Facebook page. We’ll be sending out more information about the Online Auction during the month of March so stay tuned because we have some fun, interesting things to bid on. We hope you will share the link to the auction with your family and friends. There is still time to donate an Online Auction item if you own a business, contact Gina Vickers at email@example.com.
- Sponsor a faculty member! We’d love for you to come to the gala, but if that’s not possible because of a scheduling conflict, consider sponsoring a faculty member to attend the event. When you receive your invitation you’ll see an option on the reply card to sponsor a teacher.
If you need additional information about the Sail into Summer gala, wish to reserve a table or tickets, please feel free to call me at 802-549-8201 or send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets sell out fast so put in your reservation now!
The importance of the Annual Fund
I have been in this position for eleven years and I know I sound like a broken record, constantly asking for your support for the Annual Fund. The reason I repeat my sales pitch month after month, year after year, is for one reason only – to provide the best educational experience possible for YOUR student.
What happens here every day “charts the course for your student’s success”. That results from our commitment to quality education and because we collectively care deeply about every student, our teaching staff, our administration, our facilities guys, our business office, our coaches and our Board of Trustees. We are putting your student at the forefront of everything we do – strategic planning, creative and innovative academic offerings, school and college counseling services, three seasons of athletic sports, arts and technology choices second to none, and so much more. Just as you do, we want the best for your student and that takes a lot of extra funding above and beyond what we receive in tuition from our sending towns. Please consider making a gift at some level, or support the Sail into Summer gala as I’ve outlined above.
Thank you for all that you do to support the school, financially and through volunteering (Gala Committee, Parent Association, Booster Club, Friends of Hockey, etc.) We’re all in this together with only one goal in mind – to provide an exceptional educational experience every day for all Burr and Burton students.
Director of Advancement
Mandatory Driver Education Meeting
Tuesday, March 21 in the cafeteria from 5:30 – 7 pm
The meeting must be attended by the student and at least one parent or legal guardian. BBA’s offers a free driver’s education program tentatively starting on Monday June 19, 2016 and running until the end of July. For the first 3 weeks, classes run from 8 am until 10 am Monday through Friday. Under Vermont law a student is required to have 30 hours of classroom instruction therefore if a student misses any classroom time they will be dropped from the class, no exceptions. In addition to classroom instruction a student must have 6 hours behind the wheel and 6 hours of in-car observation. For the first 3 weeks of class driving times will run from 10 am until 2:30 pm, for the remainder of the class driving times run from 7 am until 2:30 pm. Signups for in-car instruction are on a rotating basis. Your student must be 15 years of age, have their driver’s permit and have driven at least 8 hours before they will be accepted into the course. Upper classman will be given priority. If you have any questions you may contact Dennis Filippi at 802.549.8213 or email@example.com.
From the Creative Arts Department
Burr and Burton visual arts students will showcase their work in the annual “Art from the Schools” exhibit of 20+ local schools. The exhibit kicks off with the “Young Picassos Pizza Party” on Saturday, March 4 from 12 pm – 2 pm. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
The Art from the Schools exhibition is meant to honor and encourage creativity in our youth, and to tip our hats to the amazing art education at Burr and Burton Academy and in Southern Vermont.
The schools participating in the exhibit are Arlington Memorial, Burr and Burton Academy, Currier Memorial, The Dorset School, The Downtown School, Fisher Elementary, Flood Brook, Grace Christian, Happy Days Playschool, Home Away from Home, Homeschools of Southern Vermont, LiHigh School, Long Trail School, Maple Street, MEMS, Mettawee Community, Middletown Springs, Mill River Union, Mountain School of Winhall, Northshire Day, Stratton Mountain School, Sunderland Elementary, and Vermont Academy.
The diverse nature of the artistic talent presented is a testimony to the level of outstanding guidance that the local art teachers provide to nurture creativity in their students.
The Burr and Burton Academy Creative Arts Department will present a Prism Concert at the Riley Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 pm. The Prism Concert format was first introduced at the Eastman School of Music where the presentation of musical performances occurred without the interruption of applause. In the earliest renditions of the Prism format, stages were built around the audience as if the music were reflected through a Prism. Under the direction of Neil and Julie Freebern, the Prism Concert has expanded upon this concept by tying performances together through themes or tributes to major composers. Through this immersive and unique multi-media show, featuring Burr and Burton Academy’s Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles, this year’s program, Visions, provides an opportunity to look at the relationship between technology and humanity. Tickets can be purchased at bbatickets.com.
2017-2018 Course Requests
The 2017-18 Course of Study (COS) PDF version is available on the BBA website under the Academics header in the Departments and Courses section. Current freshmen (2020), sophomores (2019), and juniors (2018) have reviewed course options for the coming school year and should have registered for their 2017-18 classes. Please contact Mr. Knutson or your student’s counselor if you have questions.
Spring College Admissions Program
On Wednesday, April 5, from 7 – 9 pm, BBA will host a panel presentation and topical workshops by admission officers from a variety of colleges and universities. Sophomores, juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend this informative program that will be held in the Rowland Center.
Mock College Interviews
Juniors will have the chance to participate in individual practice college interviews with college admission officers on Wednesday, April 5. Details will be forthcoming. Students will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis until spots are filled.
Notification of College Admission Decisions
Seniors: please be sure to notify your counselor whenever you receive an admission notification from a college. We don’t know unless you tell us!
Financial Aid Alert
Seniors need to complete and submit their financial aid forms (www.fafsa.ed.gov and www.vsac.org) this month if they have not already done so. Contact VSAC at 1-800-642-3177 for assistance in filling out the forms. Don’t delay!
Grants and scholarships:
The deadline for VSAC-assisted scholarships for seniors heading to college next fall is March 3. Also, all students should consider applying for the Vermont grant. Info: www.vsac.org.
Free college planning events for Juniors and Sophomores:
Attend VSAC free workshops to supplement what students are learning with their school counselors about college planning. Recognizing that students are at different stages in their thinking, and that it often takes multiple messages to reach them, these workshops offer both the basic and more targeted information about the entire college planning process.
Saturday, March 18, St. Michael’s College (9:00 am – 1:30 pm)
Saturday, April 2, Castleton University (9:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Saturday, April 29, Johnson State College (9:00 – 12:30 pm)
Workshop details and registration: www.vsac.org/CP17.
Standardized Testing Registration:
College bound juniors should sign up for the SAT and/or the ACT this spring. See test dates and deadlines below. Please check your calendar for possible athletic and other conflicts. We offer both tests on our campus so students can benefit from testing in a familiar environment. We will be discussing testing with juniors during our individual meetings but please feel free to contact us for specific questions and testing recommendations.
Information on the SAT and ACT, registration forms and free practice booklets are available in the School and College Counseling Office and at www.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org. Below is a listing of spring testing options at BBA. Additional testing opportunities will come next fall. Please contact us if you have questions.
Upcoming Test Dates and Deadlines:
Saturday, April 8, ACT. Register by March 3 at www.actstudent.org. Sign up for ACT with writing. Test is offered at BBA.
Saturday, May 6, SAT. Register by April 7 at www.collegeboard.org Sign up for SAT with writing. Test is offered at BBA.
See ACT and College Board websites or refer to the testing calendar we mailed home. Students should not test every time one is offered, but we do recommend that juniors take at least one ACT or SAT Test in their Junior year.
SAT Prep Course at BBA: High End Test Prep with Brian Marohnic
The cost is underwritten by BBA so students are only charged $100. A further fee reduction is available for students from low-income families. Classes meet in the Hunter Seminar Room and are timed to prepare for the May 6 SAT. To register for the course, bring $100 (payable to BBA) to Mrs. Welsh. Fee reductions are available to families with financial need – see your counselor. Registration deadline: March 15.
Session 2 (for May 6 SAT) Classes meet on Fridays from 1 pm to 3 pm in the Hunter Seminar Room.
Session Two Course Dates: March 24, April 7, 28, and May 5.
Manchester Tutorial Center Organized Classes*
*Timed to prepare for SAT at BBA 0n May 6; cost is $350.
Classes from 1 pm to 4 pm on 3/19, 3/26; and 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, and April 30.
Contact the Tutorial Center at 362-0222 to register and pay for the class.
Summer Programs/Study Abroad
The School and College Counseling Office has collected information about a variety of summer programs including two Vermont-based programs for an experience in health-related careers: MedQuest (deadline to sign up is Friday, March 10, info at www.svahec.org and CollegeQuest (info at www.nevahec.org.) There will be an information session about these programs in the Hunter Seminar Room during Flexblock (10:40) on Wednesday, March 1.
All students are eligible for the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont week-long sessions organized around the following topics: Arts, Asian Cultures, Current Events and Issues, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Astronomy and Young Writers. Brochures are in the School and College Counseling Office. Applications will be available online beginning February 1 at http://www.giv.org. Application Deadline is March 15. For more info: contact the GIV Office at 802-865-4448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students planning to spend a semester abroad or in an alternative educational setting in 2017-18 should meet with their counselor to plan an appropriate academic schedule. Students must submit a BBA Off-Campus Study application for approval. These forms are due by May 15 for plans that begin at any point during the fall semester; and the due date is September 15 for plans during the Spring semester.
From the 9th grade corner
Any student interested in the Mt. Campus for 2017/18 should request an application in the School and College Counseling office. As we all know, March can be a long stretch so it’s important for our 9th graders to stay focused on the road ahead and continue to utilize all the resources available to them here at Burr and Burton.
Spring Athletes Mandatory Parent/Athlete Meeting – Wednesday, March 8, 6 pm.
Inservice – Friday, March 17, no school for students.
Mid-Term Exams – Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 – 12 noon dismissal.
Forms for most of the scholarships listed below are available in the School and College Counseling Office. This scholarship information is also listed on the Naviance website at: http://connection.naviance.com/burrburton. PLEASE thoroughly complete the transcript and documents request form specific to Scholarships and found in the SCC Office.
VSAC Unified Scholarships:
Come to School and College Counseling to obtain the scholarship book if you don’t already have one. Many scholarships to apply for, one application. See your counselor or Mrs. Welsh if you have questions. Students MUST bring their document requests to Mrs. Welsh in School and College Counseling by the morning of March 3.
Manchester Lions Club Scholarship
Eligibility: graduating senior needing financial assistance with college, trade school, conservatory, AA degree program or other non-traditional training program. Also for a recent past graduate who may just now be moving ahead with their education. Award: $2,000; Deadline: April 3.
Alice Angney Scholarship For Leadership and Service
Eligibility: High School Senior VT resident, commitment to further education. Must have demonstrated initiative in overcoming a specific challenge or challenges, leadership and service to their community as well as academic achievement. Award: $2,000; Deadline: March 17.
Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Program
Eligibility: high school seniors with record of non-school sponsored volunteerism in the community and participation in extra-curricular school activities; GPA, 3.0 minimum; financial need; plan for 2 or 4 yr college or tech school. Award: $1,500; Deadline: March 22.
Application online: http://www.berkshirebank.com/scholarships.
Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Auxiliary
Eligibility: (Interview required) personality, community service, academic accomplishments and financial need.
Award: not specified; Deadline, March 31.
Nelson E. & Marie Williams Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors who live within the borders of the area served by Currier Memorial School. This includes the towns of Danby ad Mt. Tabor. The student must have been a graduate of Currier Memorial School; strong character, strong academics, financial need.
Award: Not specified; Deadline: April 1.
VT EPSCoR CWDD Scholarship
Eligibility: First generation OR of Native American ancestry; US citizen, VT resident, senior planning to attend a Vermont college or already enrolled as an undergrad in Vermont College/University; GPA, 3.0; enrolling in STEM Major in College.
Award: unknown Deadline: April 1.
Application online: www.uvm.edu/~cwdd/scholarships
VFW – Phil Kelleher and John West Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to enroll in college. Award based on academic record, personal achievement, community service.
Award: not specified; Deadline: April 13 BY NOON NO EXCEPTIONS— must be hand-delivered by Mrs. Welsh due to the confidential nature of the BBA documents.
Stephen Phillips Scholarship
Eligibility: academic achievement, service to others, good character, leadership qualities, and a willingness to work to contribute to college, personal and/or family expenses. Extensive application form. Start early! (See if you qualify financially BEFORE filling out the application.)
Award: $3,000 to $10,000, renewable 4-year scholarship Deadline: by midnight, May 1.
Application online at www.phillips-scholarship.org.
Vermont Golf Association Scholarship
Eligibility: financial need, top 40% of class, connection to the game of golf; i.e., play, working in golf shop, on the grounds, caddying, etc.
Award: $1,000 for 4 years; Deadline: May 2.
The School and College Counseling Office contacts:
Maria Bittinger, School and College Counselor for International Students, email@example.com
Mary Grabarz, Registrar, 549-8127; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cory Herrington, Dean of Students, Counselor for Freshmen, email@example.com
Andrea Hogan, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 549-8145; firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirk Knutson, Director of Admission and School Counseling, 549-8125; email@example.com
Melissa Michaud, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 549-8130; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Pergament, Director of Student Success Program, 549-8244; email@example.com
Cristin Rose, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 549-8126; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynne Welsh, Admission and Counseling Office Manager, 549-8242; email@example.com
From the Athletics Department
Wednesday, March 8, 6 pm – Mandatory spring sports parent/athlete meeting
All spring sports will meet in the gymnasium. From this meeting teams will be directed to individual meeting locations.
All senior Spring athletes will meet on March 7 at 5:30 pm in the Riley Center for a leadership workshop with former NHL player Ashlin Halfnight. All other athletes are invited as well.
Monday March 13
Pitchers and Catchers begin for baseball.
Monday March 20
- All Spring sports begin tryouts. Lacrosse, Golf, Tennis, Softball, Baseball, Track and Field.
- All Spring athletes must have had a well physical exam after June 12, 2015. Copies of new or existing physicals must be provided to the Nurse’s Office on or before 3/17 (3/10 for pitchers and catchers). Forms are available online to print and outside of the AD’s office.
- All of the other forms needed to participate in athletics must be filled out through OnCampus. https://burrburton.myschoolapp.com/app/Parent#myfiles. Please complete forms on or before 3/17 (3/10 for pitchers and catchers). Assistance and computer access will be provided immediately following the Spring sports meeting in the basement of the Smith Center.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Director of Athletics, Dave Miceli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that there are competitions scheduled over Spring break. Please keep this in mind when scheduling family vacations.
Like us on facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all your Bulldog athletic updates!
Spring Head Coaches:
Boys Lacrosse – Mark Lange – email@example.com
Girls Lacrosse – Jennifer Brenner – firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball – Julie Fifield – email@example.com
Baseball – Ed Lewicki – firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Tennis – Pete McNealus – email@example.com
Girls Tennis – Jeff Grimshaw – firstname.lastname@example.org
Track & Field – Caleb Wiley – email@example.com
Boys Golf – Michael Harger – firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Golf – Cheri Blondin – email@example.com
Student Athlete Bus Fund
We have a special opportunity to support student learning. One of our community members has offered to increase our transportation resources. The goal is to help students academically by keeping them in classrooms longer and getting them home earlier on game days.
When two teams (Varsity and JV) are scheduled to share a bus to the same location but play at different times this money would be used to pay the cost of sending a second bus later in the day so that the team playing in the later game would not have to miss as much school and the team playing the early game could get home sooner.
This money would also be used to send teams in a coach bus to playoff games that are further than 2.5 hours away.
We have been offered a gift of up to $10,000 if we can match it. Please consider making a donation of any amount by contacting Cindy Gubb (firstname.lastname@example.org 802-549-8201) in our Advancement Office. Be sure to label your gift ‘Bus Fund.’
Bulldog Leadership Summit
Our next Leadership Workshop: Positive Attitude/Climate – Creating the Right Energy, will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 am in the Hunter Seminar Room with Pat Zilkha.
From the Health Center
Our school is taking part in the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. This survey is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health and Agency of Education. The survey gathers information about health risk behaviors of 6th through 12th grade students. The survey will ask about nutrition, physical activity, injuries, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use, and sexual behaviors. Schools, communities and state agencies will use the results of the survey to evaluate programs, plan new programs and to secure future funding.
We are planning to administer the survey on March 16.
The YRBS is anonymous, and survey procedures have been taken to ensure and protect your child’s privacy. It is important that all students, regardless of whether they have engaged in health-risk behaviors, are given an opportunity to participate in the survey. Students will not put their names on the survey. Individual survey responses will not be disclosed to any school employee not will any student’s name or survey responses be divulged in a report of the results. We would like all students to take part in the survey; however, the survey is voluntary. No student is required to take the survey. Students may skip questions they do not wish to answer. In addition, students may stop taking the survey at any point without penalty.
As a parent, federal law affords you the right to inspect the survey before it is administered and to opt your child out of participating if you choose. If this is the case it would need to be in writing before the date of the survey. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at 549.8250.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Megan Brooks. LMHC/LADC
Director of Mental Health Services
2017 Burr and Burton Yearbooks
Yearbooks are currently on sale through jostens.com.
There you can also find information about personalizing your yearbook or purchasing a student ad.
If you have any questions, or would like a flyer to print out and send in to the school, you can email email@example.com.
Here is the link to the sales site:
From the Library
To see what’s happening in the Lisa B. Tuttle Library click on this link.
Monday – Thursday 7:20 am – 4 pm
Friday 7:20 am – 1 pm
Library Media Specialist
We thank the corporations below for their generous support of Burr and Burton Academy and hope you will in turn support these businesses.
r. k. Miles Inc.
Stratton Mountain Resort
The Orvis Company
The Vermont Country Store
High Honors List
Finn and Stone Insurance
Rugg Valley Landscaping
Spiral Press Café
The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa
The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern
W. H. Shaw Insurance Agency, Inc.
Mettowee Mill Garden Center & Landscaping
The Aspen at Manchester
Bradley D. Myerson Law Offices
Lily of the Valley Florist
Midura Building Company
Mountain Goat North, Inc.
People’s United Bank
RE/MAX Four Seasons
Spivey Lemonik Swenor, PC
The Richards Group, Insurance & Financial Services
The Works Bakery Café
Hill Farm Inn
Metropolitan Engineering Associates
Samuelson Law Offices
Scott Thompson Builders
The Inn at Manchester
Nathan Auction & Real Estate Inc.
Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty
Langway Chevrolet VW of Manchester
Southwestern Vermont Health Care
Celebration Rentals, Inc.
Glebe Mountain Gardens and Landscaping
GSK Climate Control, Inc.
Lily of the Valley Florists
L/S Gerontology Seminars – The Osnow Family
Lynch & Son, Inc.
Manchester Capital Management
Mountain Goat North, Inc.
Rutland Regional Medical Center
The Dorset Inn/Barrows House/Dorset Rising
The Reluctant Panther
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Cole Company, Inc.
Cota & Cota
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail,
and Burr and Burton the vessel.
or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on sponsorship levels and benefits.