CHESHIRE, Mass. — Hoosac Valley High School senior Molly Reynolds has been awarded the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Award.
Superintendent Robert Putnam honored Reynolds at the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee's meeting Monday night and praised her academic achievements.
"These awards are to be given to students who have distinguished themselves in the pursuit of excellence during their high school years," Putnam said. "This is a most fitting award for all of the excellent work academically and civicaly you have done in the school district."
Principal Jerimiah Ames said Reynolds has maintained a high grade-point average while taking some of the most rigorous classes possible. He added that she is active in the student council, a member of the National Honor Society and the driving force behind the peer mentoring program, with 60 high school students mentoring fourth- and fifth-graders.
"She is a regular in our office and she works so hard for so many causes and I am very proud of the work she has done with the peer leadership program," Ames said. "It is a lot of work and organizing and on top of that, she takes the hardest courses she can and just crushed her AP exams."
School Committee Chairman Paul Butler also congratulated Reynolds.
"This is well-deserved honor and congratulations from the School Committee," Butler said.
Reynolds thanked the committee and superintendent and said she has enjoyed giving back to the school.
"I am very flattered," she said. "I have just always felt very comfortable at school and I like to give back."
She plans to attend Bentley University and double major in early childhood and elementary education.
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