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Mount Everett's Top Students Announced for 2023

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SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Mount Everett Regional School has named Kelsey Eichstedt as valedictorian and Jay T. Seward-Dailey as salutatorian of the class of 2023.
Graduation exercises will held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Tanglewood in Lenox. 
Eichstedt has completed a rigorous course of study during her years at Mount Everett that includes one Advanced Placement course, 13 honors courses, two early college courses, and one dual-enrollment course. 
She is an active member of her community and grew up tending to dairy cows on her family's Twin Rivers Farm. She has been a member of the River Valley 4-H Dairy Club for the past 11 years and a member of the New Marlborough Volunteer Fire Department for the past two years. She is also a current member of the Great Barrington Fish and Game Club and enjoys hunting, fishing, landscaping, and gardening. 
Eichstedt will be attending Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield in the fall to pursue a nursing degree.
Seward-Dailey has also completed a rigorous course of study during his years at Mount Everett including three AP courses and 11 honors courses. He is an active member of the Mount Everett community and a three-sport athlete as a member of the varsity tennis team and as captain for the varsity soccer and hockey teams.
In addition to athletics, he is also a member of the Rotary Interact Club and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). He also was the host and technician for the "Mount Everett Morning Show," as well as the treasurer for the school's National Honor Society chapter. He has been the editor of the Mount Everett Yearbook Committee for the past two years. 
Seward-Dailey will attend University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the fall in pursuit of a degree in
legal studies. He hopes to someday practice law as a criminal defense attorney.
"Kelsey is a hard worker and has much to be proud of regarding her accomplishments in the classroom," said Principal Jesse Carpenter. "Jay T. has contributed greatly to the Mount Everett community, on and off the field, in the classroom, his work with the 'Morning Show,' yearbook, and other activities."

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Egremont Awarded MVP Action Grant

EGREMONT, Mass. — The Egremont Select Board announced that it has received a $81,500 climate resilience grant to "Bring Climate Action Home" by the Healey-Driscoll Administration's Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program.
The Action funding builds on the Egremont MVP climate resilience planning process completed in 2022, which identified the top climate change impacts being felt locally, that require further study or mitigation.
The program is administered by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).
These competitive grants support communities in identifying climate hazards, developing strategies to improve resilience, and implementing priority actions to adapt to climate change. 
Egremont's is one of 79 projects to have received Action grant funding in the latest round of applications. 
"We're excited to start implementing our climate resiliency priority actions," Egremont MVP Committee Co-Chair Juliette Haas said. "...This funding will enable us to conduct baseline engineering studies on Karner Brook to protect our water supply, strengthen our Town Bylaws and Policies and teach residents Best Practices they can adopt at home - to save energy, combat invasives or protect wetlands or ponds in their neighborhood." 
Community members interested in getting involved in "Bringing Climate Action Home" Workshop planning should contact the Town Hall. 
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