Wahconah Names Top Students for 2011

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Elaina C. Pullano
 Erin C. Caffrey

DALTON, Mass. — Elaina C. Pullano, daughter of Mark and Michelle Pullano of Apple Tree Lane, and Erin C. Caffrey, daughter of James and Katherine Caffrey of Mountain View Terrace, have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the 2011 graduating class at Wahconah Regional High School.

Both students spoke at the graduation ceremonies on Sunday, June 5, at the school.

Pullano is a member the National Honor Society, Student Council, Peer Mediation and the Mentoring program. She participated in four years of varsity girls soccr and track and was captain of the track team this spring. Within the community, she has been active as a member of the Interact Club, CRA Leaders Club and participated in her church by teaching Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. She also was an award-winning vocalist in chorus and was selected Girls' State.

Pullano received the Mount Holyoke College Book Award and plans on attending Williams College in the fall.

Caffrey is a member and treasurer of the National Honor Society, Peer Mediation and Academic Decathlon. She participated in volleyball, softball and four years of swimming, of which she was captain this past season. Her community involvement included Splash, the school's special-needs swim program, and assisting in an afterschool chemistry program at the elementary school.

Caffrey received the Cornell Club Junior Award, the Harvard Prize Book Award, the St. Michael's College Award and plans on attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the fall.

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Dalton Bridge Dedicated to Wahconah Grad Mitchell Daehling

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

Samantha Daehling holds the signed memorial flag her class gave to her for Memorial Day. See more photos here. 
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That connection with the town was given permanence on Saturday when the Old Windsor Road bridge over the Housatonic River was named the Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling Memorial Bridge. 
 
The 2006 Wahconah graduate was "a model citizen and soldier, loving husband, loyal son, brother, grandson and friend," said retired Principal Tom Callahan, who was master of ceremonies for the dedication. "Mitch's patriotism brought him to answer his country's call to military duty."
 
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