Mazzeo met with the school committee Monday after receiving the award, given by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College.
The students provided refreshments that allowed visitors to taste the contrasting flavors of history they titled "rich versus poor." Crockpots full of soup and plates full of cookies were prepared for public taste tests, contributing to the enjoyment of the event.
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal says he will attend Friday's presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.
The Springfield Democrat and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter told students at Hoosac Valley High School on Tuesday morning that while disappointed with the results of the election, he felt it important to be at the transition of power.
Over the past week, Hoosac Valley students have brought in food for the schoolwide Hoosac Cares A Ton food drive to benefit the St. John Paul II Charity Center in Adams.
"It's amazing," Principal Jerimiah Ames said. "The students and their families really stepped up to the opportunity to give something back."
In the past, Hoosac Valley has only done musicals. Boyer said many students are very interested in theater and wanted more options.
"They are very excited and they are really happy to do something different because we have only done musicals here so to have a real play for kids who don't like to sing is great," drama teacher Nicole Boyer said.