HONOR ROLL QUALIFICATIONS
Students are placed on the honor roll when their quarterly letter grades average a B or better, and when the student receives no grade lower than a B- in all graded classes. If students earn any grade of a C+ or lower, their names will not be placed on the honor roll. The student must be carrying a minimum of four graded courses to be eligible. Students who withdraw from a course are not eligible for the honor roll for one semester.
Massachusetts Boys State is designed to teach democratic values, improve knowledge of government and encourage citizen involvement through an intensive week-long program that immerses students in grass roots democracy. Over the course of seven days, students create and manage their own municipalities and work to understand how our government functions. In addition, they form political parties, create a platform, and vote in a slate of officers that mirrors state government. They also elect two senators to represent them at Boys Nation, a gathering held every July in Washington, D.C.
Cole Kuster, MGRHS class of 2019 and a sophomore at Harvard University, qualified and competed at the U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska this week for the 2021 Olympic team selection. He represented Harvard and the Coronado Swim Club. He achieved personal bests in his 3 events and 2 time trials with significant time drops. Cole finished 11th overall in the 1500 freestyle, 14th overall in 800 freestyle and 20th overall in the 400 freestyle.
In the past few years the American Legion has provided the colors for the naturalization ceremony that takes place for Berkshire County residents who have immigrated to the United States from around the world. In the past the ceremony had been held at the Normal Rockwell Museum but this year it will be held at Naumkeag in Stockbridge.