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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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.
Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."
Academic courses at BArT are aligned with the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks for the appropriate grade level and include all standards deemed necessary for a complete, college-preparatory, middle and high school education.
High Honors: Kobby Asare, Cole Leggett, Nicholas Martinez, Brooke McKeon, Levi Miller, Garcia Mongue, Eva Moser, Eduardo Mottos, Samseedy Touray, Rowan Weber and Andy Zheng.
Honors: Josafeena Bell, Tavian Brazeau, Bishop Casey, Riley Columna, Victoria Drysgola, Isabella Gibson, Frederick Grant, Enjelah Haecker, Dareen Hage, Alonna Hall, Amalia Lamb-Gardiner, Audrey Larkin, Hailey Loynes, Emerson Maloney, Vincent Miksic, Logan O'Connell, Kylah Perras, Brandon Petell, Molly Richard, Zachary Tetreault, Kaden Toomey, Madison Walker and Ahmet Yildiz.
Chairman Peter Hoyt was cautious and noted the town just implemented Tobacco 21. He said it may be worth waiting to see how this has impacted youth smoking before taking any additional action.
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The rapidly deteriorating property at 20 East St. has been empty since the Youth Center Inc. moved its operation to the former Cheshire School that was closed as part of the district's consolidation in 2017.
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