CHESHIRE, Mass. — Hoosac Valley High School has named Cameron Wagoner and Suki Liang as the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2019.
Both will speak at graduation exercises on Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
Wagoner, son of Brandi Maselli of Cheshire and Christopher Wagoner of the state of Florida, is the recipient of the Superintendent's Certificate of Academic Excellence, the Williams College Book Award and a John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. He also recieved president's awards in geometry, algebra II, and Spanish II and III and, during his freshman year, for biology and English. He is a member of the Leo Club, a program sponsored by the Adams Lions Club, and was elected class president for his senior year.
He plans to attend Rensselaer (N.Y.) Polytechnic Institute to major in environmental engineering.
Liang is the daughter of Qi Yu and Mei Fang Liang of Cheshire. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Leo Club, the Student Athletic Council and has been vice president of her class for four years. She also had been a member of World of Difference, vice president of the tutoring center, a member of the both the soccer and cross-country ski teams since Grade 7, and a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army.
She is the recipient of the Cornell Book Award, the President's Award for Educational Achievement and a John and Abigail Adams Scholarship.
She plans to attend the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, to study nursing.
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John Sheerin explains his plans for a cigar lounge to the Board of Health.
ADAMS, Mass. — The former Rascal’s Lounge is being eyed for a cigar lounge and humidor.
John Sheerin introduced himself to the Board of Health last week to present his plans for the North Summer Street building that he hopes will be a destination for cigar enthusiasts.
"For hundreds of years, local cigar lounges have served as a meeting place and common ground for both white-collar and blue-collar people to come together and spend a few hours together engaging in conversations and taking part in the time-honored tradition of smoking a fine cigar," Sheerin said told the board on Wednesday.
Sheerin said cigar smokers are often banished to basements or back porches and there are no local establishments where enthusiasts can enjoy their hobby.
The Cemetery Commission appointed two residents to take care of two historic Cemeteries.
Last week the Cemetery appointed residents Allen Mendel and Johanna Maxwell as the caretakers of Daniels Court Cemetery and Bowens Corner Cemetery. click for more