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Drury High Senior Presented With Superintendent's Award

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.

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates

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.

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Berkshire Country Day School Graduates Four Students

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.

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Gabriel Abbott Memorial School Graduates Six Students

Gabriel Abbott Memorial School graduated six eighth-grade students.

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McCann Postgraduates Ready for Workforce

Jennifer Boucher was one of 28 students to complete the postgraduate courses in dental assisting, cosmetology, medical assisting and surgical technology at McCann.

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32 Overcame Adversity to Graduate From Pittsfield Adult Learning Center

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.

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With Mixed Emotions, PHS Grads Celebrate Commencement

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.

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210 Braves Graduate From Taconic High School

The graduates from Taconic High School know there will be challenges and failures in the future. But, they're also confident that they are brave enough to overcome anything.

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Lenox High Class of 2017 Reminded to 'Let the Weird Out'

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.

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Taconic High School Names Valedictorian Salutatorian 2017

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.

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Lenox High Names Student Graduation Speakers for 2017

Joseph Bouvier and Emmaeve Jourdain have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Lenox Memorial High School class of 2017, according to Principal Michael Knybel.

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Southern Vermont College Graduates Five Berkshire County Students

The college conferred bachelor's degrees to 82 graduates, one associate's degree, three Computed Tomography certificates, and two College Steps certificates.

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Drury High Class of 2017 Working Hard on Next Chapter

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.

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Drury High Graduates, Scholarships & Awards 2017

The graduates of the class of 2017 at Drury High School and awards and scholarships presented at class night.

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Drury High School Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for 2017

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.

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McCann Graduates Encouraged to Be Brave & Live for the Moment

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.

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McCann Tech Names Top Students for Graduation 2017

McCann Technical School has named William Andrew Peter Kipp and William David Galipeau as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

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Miss Hall's School Graduates 49 Students

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.

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St. Joe's Final High School Class 'Crusaders Forever'

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.

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Wahconah Graduation Dedicated To School's First Principal

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.

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Monument Mountain Grads Advised To 'Join Them'

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.

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Williams Graduates Cast Off from 'Bay in the Berkshires'

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.

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Lee High Graduates Apprehensive But Confident

The graduates of Lee High School have been looking forward to Saturday's commencement ceremony for years. But class speaker Madison DiSantis isn't sure "why we were in such a rush."

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Mount Everett Grads to Take On Unpredictability of Life

Kayla Krom learned that there are a lot of things in this world that one cannot control. She learned that the hard way. The Mount Everett valedictorian's brother died in a car wreck in April.

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BArT Charter School Sends Class of 2017 Off to College

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.

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