Superintendent Barbara Malkas got to do one of the "nicest" parts of her job on Wednesday night: Recognizing an outstanding student.
She awarded senior Cady Denning with the Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.
The painting and a plaque noting Cirone's career will be installed above the elevator as you walk into the two-story lobby. The class was also offered tours of both the new and old Drury (Colegrove Park Elementary School) and were to celebrate their reunion at the Stamford (Vt.) Valley Golf Course.
The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
After five years of large artwork being displayed on the street side of the old Brown Street factory building, two years' worth of slightly smaller but still colorful paintings now hang on the south side of the building along Grimes Street, near Cascade's front entrance.
The Drury High School class of 2017 was celebrated with a storm of confetti on Thursday and a charge to dream big, take risks and be kind at they ventured into the next chapter of their lives.
Their story had begun in their earliest years in elementary school, the first stop on a story map that valedictorian Alexandra Bernard had projected above the seated graduates in the high school gym.
Alexandra Jane Flynn Bernard and Chase Emery Christopher have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Drury High School class of 2017.
Both students will speak at Drury's graduation exercises on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the high school.
"Trouble at the Tropicabana," a spoof of the classic "I Love Lucy" series with movie moguls, kingpins, slapstick, music and dancing is being produced by the Drury Stage Company Comedic Arts Service Troupe to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
This groundbreaking ensemble is designed for a two- fold purpose: first, a reach out to our elementary school population, utilizing theater arts as both an educational tool for growth, and second, as a service troupe for the wider community.
The show will feature Philadelphia native Dave Temple. Temple has been recently featured on Live at Gotham on national television. He is said to "bring an unadulterated view on life and his immediate surroundings with a poignancy that is unparalleled and leaves every single audience in stitches."
More than 65 students in the Drury arts wing will take their audience to where "music and passion were always the fashion" when they perform the musical based on Manilow's 1978 hit song this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
A long-forgotten monument from the class of 1966 was rededicated on Friday at the Drury High School class's 50th reunion.
The gift to Drury featured an engraving of the Eternal Flame and a the quote by John F. Kennedy "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
For the record, Saturday’s race was won by Olivia’s cousin Jacob Leblanc, who covered the course in 17 minutes, 32 seconds, a 5:39 mile pace. The top woman in the field was 2016 Lenox High graduate and rising Williams College freshman Emily Tibbetts, who finished in 22:05.
More than 50 members of the marching band met at the track over the past week to practice turns, form and, of course, the music. Although there was an obvious dread in the students’ eyes every time Caproni yelled “one more lap,” it was clear they are excited about the trip.
This past sunny Saturday, 10 teams were preparing to play at Stamford Valley Golf Course in the 8th annual Drury High School Alumni Golf Tournament.
The annual tourney grew out of a class reunion nearly a decade ago that has since raised thousands of dollars to help the North Adams, Mass., high school.
The event is sponsored by the Drury class of 1973, said Nancy Bullett, a founder and organizer, and includes alumni from 1965 to 1978.
Drury High School has named Olivia Kathleen Carlson as valedictorian and Michael Robert Mazzu as salutatorian of the class of 2016.
Both will speak at graduation exercises at the high school on Thursday, June 9.
Drury High School students will, for the first time in a long time, be able to use the school's courtyard thanks to a recent service learning project.
For at least the past 10 years, Drury students have looked longingly at the locked-up courtyard and dreamed of the convenient passage through the building and a little sunlight between classes.
However, thanks to Melanie Rancourt's math class and Michelle Darling's academic success class, students will be able to pass through.
The Drury Arts Department will bring the play "Amadeus" and the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" to the stage this spring.
Media arts teacher Jamie Choquette said because of the high quality and talented students in the art department this year, they decided to raise the bar and take on more challenging performances to close out the year.