Ckahlysia Walker's grandmother was pretty much destined to fail.
It was some 60 years old in South Carolina when she found out she was pregnant in an environment rigged against her. She hadn't finished high school. She moved to New Jersey, started her family there, and ultimately got a job she could work at for 30 years.
Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade, celebrated its seventh- and eighth-graders at an awards and end-of-year closing ceremony held Wednesday, June 13.
Superintendent Jason McCandless doesn't think the PHS class of 2018 is shy.
"You are not a shy group, class of 2018. You've never held back your thoughts on your teachers, administrators, or me. The class of 2018 was not shy about emailing the superintendent," McCandless said.
And about 90 minutes later, the graduates turned their tassels and became the final class to graduate in the same building as so many Braves have in the past. Next year, the students will shift the new school being constructed across the driveway.
Taconic High School has named Nathaniel Beaupre and Anthony Arace as the top students for the Class of 2018. Both students will speak at graduation exercises on Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at the school, according to Principal John Vosburgh.
Grounded in their education from Mount Greylock Regional School, the 80 members of the Class of 2018 received their diplomas on Saturday morning at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.
Bittersweet perhaps, but it was a most definitely joyous night at Drury as the graduates broke out into song and dance and grinned with happiness as they received their diplomas and congratulations from Mayor Thomas Bernard and Superintendent Barbara Malkas.
Drury High School has named Cady Aileen Denning and Allison Zoito as the top students for the class of 2018. Both will speak at the graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in the high school's gymnasium.
Just over 100 graduates moved across the stage Wednesday during the school's graduation ceremony held in the Amsler Campus Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and valedictorian Aimee Dowling felt it was a good time if any to reminisce.
Williams College interim President Protik "Tiku" Majumder on Sunday conferred bachelor of arts degrees to five local graduates at the college's 229th Commencement. Bob Schieffer, former CBS News reporter and award-winning journalist, was the principal speaker.
Seniors Richard K. "Ric" Donati and Daniel K. "Hoby" MacWhinnie have been selected to speak at the Mount Greylock Regional High School graduation on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Amsler Campus Center in North Adams.
The class motto that was hung above the 118 graduates in the school's gym was a present theme throughout Sunday's graduation ceremony and instead of defining the legacy of the class, Principal Aaron Robb asked the class members to define themselves
For half a century students were asked to leave their mark on Monument Mountain High School.
Salutatorian Emily Martsen remembers clearly the day she was asked the consider the same questions, "How will I leave your mark on the world? and How will I leave my mark on Monument?"
Lee High School graduate Shane Cloutier is not looking forward to that day, 20 years from now, when he sees one of his high school classmates in the dairy aisle of the grocery store and holds that awkward conversation catching up. Nor is he looking forward to his next dentist appointment.
He is looking forward to the mornings when he wakes up one morning and reads the news about one of his classmates heroically landed a crashing plane. Or, another classmate inventing new technology. He is loo
For years, the members of Berkshire Arts & Technology Public Charter School's Class of 2018 walked into school across a sidewalk emblazoned with the school's ubiquitous star-shaped logo.
Before walking out of the school one last time on Saturday morning, the graduates heard just how appropriate that logo really is.
Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash turned his back on the crowd on the stage at Tanglewood Friday night, pulled out his phone, and snapped a selfie.
Behind him sat 271 soon to be college graduates with hands in the air, looking up at the camera, cheering and laughing at the selfie. It worked. It lightened up the crowd. It was a fan favorite.
Jenna M. Charron has earned the distinction of being named the valedictorian and Samantha L. Sherwood has been named salutatorian. Commencement exercises will be held Friday, June 1, at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.