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.
Seventeen graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 15 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.
Graduates of the Class of 2017 are: Emily Sharron Carmel, Pittsfield and Adams, Mass.; Fiona Loveday Ferrone, Spencertown, N.Y.; Lanna Sofia Knoll, Great Barrington, Mass.; and Emmett Earl Wotkiewich, Nassau, N.Y.
Earning a GED isn't a goal for most young children. But, life happens.
Life happened for 32 city adults who on Monday celebrated passing the high school equivalency test (HiSET) for a GED or an adult diploma program. Those enrolled in the Pittsfield Adult Learning Center had all set their minds on second chances and earned a GED to help themselves and their families.
Pittsfield High School Class President Mary Tullock is both a little scared and excited about graduation.
"We are all diving into what feels like our first mid-life crisis," Tullock said as she addressed the class of 197 students from the Tanglewood Stage at Sunday's commencement.
Valedictorian Joseph Bouvier said he'd learned that as a member of the school's improv troupe, which he'd joined as a sophomore.
In fact, he told the graduation gathering at the Koussevitsky Shed at Tanglewood, much of what he'd learned in improv could be transferred as life lessons.
Raeayn Warren and Jac Lun Lin have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Taconic High School class of 2017.
The school will hold its 47th commencement exercises at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, in the gymnasium.
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.
The McCann Technical School class of 2017 was encouraged to live in the moment and to be brave in the face of failure.
School Committee Chairman Thomas Mahar said he'd had a hard time thinking of what advice to give the school's 55th graduating class that hadn't been said before.
Ceremonies took place under a large tent on the front lawn of the school's Holmes Road campus. Christina Lowery, CEO of Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education and empowerment, delivered this year’s Commencement address. Lowery is also the granddaughter of the late Mary Thompson Austin, MHS Class of 1931.
Sunday's graduation ceremonies for St. Joseph Central High School were both celebratory and sad.
The class of 2017 would be the 115th class to graduate from the Berkshire County's only Catholic high school; it would also be the last.
Wahconah Regional High School graduated 134 seniors during exercises dedicated to the school's first principal: Jacob "Jack" Franklin.
Principal Aaron Robb asked the packed gymnasium on Sunday afternoon to take a moment to think of Franklin, who passed away May 28 at the age of 98.
The graduation ceremony was special not just for the students, but for the school, and for Principal Marianne Young. The school's milestone of 50 years was recognized and the district's very first valedictorian, Jamie Carr, was seated on the stage to honor the occasion.
On Williams College's grandest occasion, in front of its biggest crowd and surrounded by the trappings of pomp and circumstance, the student speakers at Sunday morning's commencement exercises focused on the mundane.
The 16 college-bound Berkshire Arts and Technology Public Charter School graduates were charged Saturday with taking control of their own narrative.
After reading the state's profile of the school's 10th graduating class, teacher Sean Johnson explained that in his opinion, this class was a group of survivors.