The Hoosac Valley High School class of 2012 was left reeling last week when it lost two classmates within days of each other.
Friends of Ethan Piaggi-Cornell and Mary E. Wilk remembered them both as fun-loving, adventurous and kind people, who left their mark on the high school community.
This year's Adams Agricultural Fair will have a more suitable structure for welcoming fairgoers to Bowe Field thanks to Blair Mahar's timber framing class.
Mahar said the introductory class at Hoosac Valley High School just finished its third year and the students designed and built the post-and-beam structure.
Hoosac Valley Middle and High School once again placed in the annual Arson Watch Poster Contest.
Katie Bentz, an eighth-grade student, took second place in Berkshire County. She was recognized at a banquet in Framingham on June 2 and received a plaque and $100.
Because of the fine policing of Hoosac Valley sixth-graders, a perpetrator was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in state prison.
The hammer of the law came down swiftly Wednesday afternoon when the honorable Edmund St. John IV heard the evidence gathered by the Hoosac Valley forensics after-school program and sent Adams Police Officer Travis Cunningham into confinement for armed robbery and larceny.
The Hoosac Valley High School class of 2016 looked back on years of adventures, gave thanks, and reaffirmed their preparedness for the world during their graduation ceremony.
"Our blood is red and white, literally. We are lightning, we are the wind and thunder, we are powerful and strong, no matter what may stand in the way. We are Hurricanes and we will treat the world as such," graduate Danielle Soule told the Hoosac Valley class of 2016 Friday during the graduation ceremony in the school g
Autumn C. Fetridge has earned the distinction of being named as valedictorian and Marlena R. Horton as salutatorian for the class of 2016 at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School.
Commencement exercises will be held this Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
One of Hoosac Valley's graduates will be headed for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis this summer.
Jared Haley of Adams is the first Hurricane known to obtain an appointment to the academy. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal was on hand Tuesday morning to present his congressional nomination before Haley's family, teachers, and coaches.
More than 300 students participated last week in the first Hoosac Valley High School science fair since its renovation.
Science teacher Mindy Chapman said Friday's science fair marked the first time the event was held at the school since the middle and high school combined and reopened in 2012. She said students in Grades 6 through 8 worked as individuals or in teams to develop 58 projects.
Hoosac Valley High School students will bring the Broadway classic "Gypsy" to the stage this weekend.
Musical and Technical Director Jacob Keplinger said he and Stage Director Nicole Boyer wanted to do something different this year for the spring musical.