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Lee High Names Tops Students for Class of 2023

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LEE, Mass. — Tyler J. Moran and Isabella G. Lovato have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Lee High School's class of 2023.  
Graduation ceremonies will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood.
Moran is the son of Bruce and Sherri Moran of Lee. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was a French tutor and an elementary school robotics coach; he also regularly volunteers at the local food pantry. He is a recipient of the Rensselaer Medal and the Elmira Key Award.  
Moran will be attending the University of Massachusetts at Boston, majoring in business.
Lovato is the daughter of Ron Lovato and Jeannine Salvatore of Lee. She is a member of the National Honor Society; the soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams, and student government, and serves on the class steering committee. She represented Lee on the Berkshire District Attorney's Youth Advisory Board.  Lovato is a recipient of the George Eastman Young Leaders Award and the Cornell University Award.  
She will be attending Sacred Heart University in Connecticut to study biological science.

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CHP Readying for New Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — With a second mobile medical van now on the road, CHP Berkshires' mobile health teams are preparing to reach more Berkshire residents in more locations this fall with vaccines for flu, Covid-19 and, for eligible patients, the respiratory virus (RSV) vaccine. 
CHP anticipates receiving its Covid-19 vaccines in the coming weeks, while flu clinics are well under way. 
"We are fielding many calls and inquiries about the new Covid-19 vaccine, and we are as eager as everyone to get this new vaccine on the road," said Melanie Wickwire, mobile health manager at CHP.  
Once available, Covid-19 vaccines will be available to CHP and non-CHP patients on the CHP mobile health vehicles. This can be given at the same time as the seasonal flu shot. In addition, the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines is available to eligible CHP patients. 
Covid-19 vaccines will be available for those six months and older. The new RSV vaccine is for adults 60 and older with certain underlying health risks; pre-screening is required for RSV vaccines with CHP. Flu shots are available starting at 6 months of age. 
"We are incredibly fortunate to have this arsenal of prevention against serious illness," said Dr. Laura Need, CHP associate medical director and pediatrician at Berkshire Pediatrics. "We urge everyone to get vaccinated for themselves, their families, friends and workplace colleagues. And parents should be sure their children are protected against other preventable contagious illness like measles, pertussis and others." 
CHP will keep the public notified of its vaccination resources throughout the fall and winter season, through its mobile health calendar at and with reminders on social media channels, radio and other outlets. 
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