Resident inducted into VPA Hall of Fame

Recent VPA Hall of Fame recipient Becky Bouchard of Shelburne, second from left, poses with her family from left: Sydney, Jillian, and husband Bob at the induction ceremony on May 4 in Montpelier.

Longtime Shelburne resident Becky Bouchard was inducted into the 2012 Vermont Principal’s Association Hall of Fame for her contributions to activities and athletics at Rice Memorial High School at a ceremony Friday, May 4 at the Capital Plaza in Montpelier.
Becky Bouchard was ahead of her time. She had basketball skills that were both exceptional and unusual for a player of her height.
She excelled in all facets of the game, and played with great spirit. She could handle the ball with ease, and score in a variety of ways. Blessed with outstanding skills and athleticism, Bouchard’s determination and work ethic were key elements in her development as a tremendous individual and team player. She established new standards for female athletes throughout her high school and college years.
Bouchard accomplished many milestones throughout her high school career. She was the first female in Rice Memorial history to score over 1,000 points. She was Co-Player of the Year in 1980 and Player of the Year in 1981. She led the Vermont Alhambra team against New Hampshire, and was named a High School All-American in 1981.
Bouchard was part of several outstanding teams at Rice Memorial High School. She continued her career at St. Michael’s College, where she was the first female athlete to receive a full 4-year scholarship. She scored over 1,000 points for the Purple Knights, and was inducted into the SMC Hall of Fame in 1992.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in business in 1985. Since 2006, she has been recruiting and training for Home Instead Senior Care. Bouchard continues her involvement with basketball as the junior varsity basketball coach, where she serves as a leader and role model for the next generation of student-athletes at Rice.

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