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Girls Inc. Names 'She Knows Where She's Going' Award Recipient

Presented annually since 1990, the "She Knows Where She's Going" award recognizes a strong, smart, and bold Berkshire County woman, who, through her leadership and example, exemplifies the values of Girls Inc. of the Berkshires.

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MCLA Alumna Named Scope Educator of the Year

This Educator Alumni Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding state university educator alumni who work or have worked in a Massachusetts public pre-K or K-12 school.

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Miss Hall's Students Named Pickett Scholars

The awards are named in memory of Mansfield E. (Peter) Pickett, who was a longtime teacher both at the former Lenox School and at Miss Hall's School. The scholarships are awarded annually to two students who exhibit outstanding performance in academics and extracurricular activities. This is the 14th year the association has honored Miss Hall's students.

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Dellea Honored With Hillcrest's Irish Person of the Year Award

It was in the mid-1980s when Michael Dukakis was looking to close the Avalon School, which was in receivership. Meanwhile, Hillcrest officials had taken an idea of expanding into the education field to their Chief Operating Officer Eugene Dellea. Dellea brought the concept the board chair, financial and legal reviews were done and the leadership was ready to bring the idea of buying Avalon to the full board. But first, they needed the governor's office to stopping his efforts to close it.

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Brien Center Staffer Receives Leadership Award

Each year, ABH recognizes individuals and groups that have made impressive contributions to the field of mental health and addiction treatment. This year, Denise Galvagni, Division Director of Community Services of The Brien Center, received the Excellence in Program Leadership Award for exemplifying outstanding leadership qualities.

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