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Hoosac Valley Names Top Students for Class of 2019

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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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Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Mulls Possible Expansion

By Jeff SnoonianiBerkshires Correspondent
ADAMS, Mass. — The solid waste district is hoping for a decision from North Adams, and possibly Dalton, before considering service contracts.
 
The Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management Commission on Thursday discussed the bid process for servicing the district and, with the possibility of North Adams coming on board, Program Coordinator Linda Cernik wants to ensure they use every resource available.
 
"This is a very, very important bid coming up. There can't be any mistakes, any hiccups, nothing. With the possibility of North Adams joining the district, and maybe Dalton, we have to get this right," Cernik said. "We met with Williams College and the four students doing the study (about North Adams joining the district) and they are going to present to the City Council in December."
 
The possible inclusion of North Adams and Dalton would be especially convenient this year as both municipalities' solid waste contracts expire on June 30, the same date as the district's.
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