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Mount Greylock Accolades - Second Quarter - 2017-2018
Posted 03/01/2018 10:44AM

Berkshire Medical’s Society’s Doctor for a Day Program included five Mount Greylock seniors.

  • Isabelle Bote
  • Kayla Cerveira
  • Reece Gillette
  • Tara Kristensen
  • Emily Little

58 members of the Class of 2019 (63% of the junior class) are eligible to apply for the Koplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction. The certificate is a non-need based tuition waiver at Massachusetts’ public colleges and universities that recognizes outstanding academic achievement.

Cross Country coaches Larry Bell and Scott Burdick were voted winners of the 2017 Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association WMASS Coach of the Year for Cross Country.   Larry garnered the Girls Coach award, and Scott won the Boys Coach Award.

Best wishes to Ellen Kaiser and Jeffrey Welch.  Each faculty member has been selected to enter the final stage of two prestigious award programs. 

  • Ellen – Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award
  • Jeffrey – James C. Kapteyn Prize

The Robotics Club heads back to Worcester this weekend for their first formal 2018 Robotics First competition. The mixed grade team has been supported by grants from the SEE Fund, Olmsted Fund, Williams College Fund and General Dynamics.  The Team just learned that they will receive a $2,000 2018 grant from General Dynamics. Thanks to both Ken McInerney and Keith Fahlenkamp for their work with the team and as liaisons with General Dynamics.

  • Anthony Welch
  • Amelia Murphy
  • Teague Murphy
  • Beatrice Pedroni
  • Clarissa Louis
  • Elliot Louis
  • Cailean Fippinger
  • Emma Mathews
  • Benjamin McMahon
  • Nelson Nnodim
  • Brody Baumgartner
  • Noah Shin
  • Brandon Fahlenkamp
  • John Werner
  • Grace Sanchez
  • Kayo Rosse

The 32nd Annual Normal Rockwell Museum’s High School Art Show highlighted work from nine Mount Greylock artists.

  • Shaelyn Roberts
  • Helen Greenfield
  • Kelly Ann Egan
  • Alex Babcock
  • Olivia Winters
  • Elizabeth Westerdahl
  • Hazel Scullin
  • Angela Baumgartner
  • Alexis Yarter

The Middle School club, Students Organizing Change ran Operation Boxes of Love to gather toiletries and personal items for soldiers deployed overseas.  Ellen Kaiser, Sue Strizzi and Mary Angelo-Roberts managed the project that gained momentum with a motivating song composed by Sam Tucker-Smith & Krishan Rai. Thank you to all students and staff for their contributions.

Eileen Belastock, Director of Academic Technology, has collaborated with Pittsfield PS and Gateway RSD tech directors to present first Western Mass Edcamp.  It will take place Saturday April 28th.  Edcamps are free “unconference” events where teachers learn from each other and have the opportunity to highlight what they are doing in their districts. They provide both valuable opportunities to network and collaborate with fellow educators.

This winter’s iBerkshires’ Athletes of the Week included:

  • January 1, 2018 – Brandi Gill (Nordic Skiing)
  • January 8, 2018 – Hobie MacWhinnie (Hockey)
  • February 26, 2018 – Sean McCormack (Basketball)

Students completing service projects this winter include Taylor Cornell, Lauren Jacobbe and Kathryn Wilson who spent February Break on a mission trip to Haiti to work to support sustainable living.

Cameron Winters spent his February Break working with a grassroots group of students, community members and doctors for a service trip to the Dominican Republic focusing on medical care, teaching and building houses. Cam has campaigned to gather baseball equipment donations from a variety of people and institutions including MCLA to donate to the children to expand their baseball program.  

This year’s spring musical, Once Upon a Mattress, is directed by Jeffrey Welch with musical support from Lyndon Moors (pit band director) and Jean Hirsch (musical instructor), and Ann-Marie Rodriguez (choreographer). The musical will take the Main Stage at Williams College’s ’62 Center of Theatre and Dance on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 pm.

The cast include:

  • Minstrel -- Victoria Melkonyan
  • Wizard -- Morgan Nottke (understudy: Julia Donati)
  • Princess Number 12 -- Isabella Nicastro
  • Lady Larkin -- Cedar Keyes (understudy: Olivia Winters)
  • Prince Dauntless the Drab -- Finn Ellingwood
  • Queen Aggravain -- Ashtyn Faas        (understudy: Marleigh Briggs)
  • King Sextimus the Silent -- Sabrina Templeton    
  • Jester -- Sam Tucker Smith
  • Sir Harry -- Jacob Hane
  • Princess Winnifred -- Ruth Weaver (understudy: Eliza Goldsteen)
  • The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Knights, Soldiers, Kitchen Maids, etc: Annie Art; Erika Bolton; Marleigh Briggs; Maggie Brody; Julia Donati; Briana Dowling; Sarah Egan; Eliza Goldsteen; Claire Hall; Jonah Hane; Lucy Igoe; Lauren Jacobbe; Grace Kelley; Saville Keyes; Juliet Kornell; Felicia LaRoche; Charlie Myers; Isabella Nicastro; Avery Powers; Andres Sanchez; Grace Sanchez; Emma Stankiewicz; Molly Sullivan; Olivia Winters

Stage Manager: Madison vanDeurzen

Crew: Emily Durant; Grace Kelley

The Pit Orchestra includes:

  • Hallie Anderson
  • Mariko Bolton
  • James Brannan
  • William Broadwell
  • Lily Edge
  • Tara Kristensen
  • Jack LeBlanc
  • Karen McComish
  • Grace Miller
  • Beatrice Pdroni
  • Krishan Rai

The Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office sponsors a day-long youth leadership conference, S.T.R.I.V.E. - Students Teaching Respect, Integrity, Values and Equality.  Representing Mount Greylock from the 8th grade will be:

  • Jamie Golin
  • Troy Michalak
  • Derek Paris
  • Jamie Rhinemiller
  • Aireanna Shaw
  • Josephine Smith
  • Christian Sullivan
  • Anthony Welch

Cole Kuster qualified to compete at the USA Swimming Winter Junior Championships at the University of Tennessee, which is a highly competitive meet in which Cole will compete against the best junior swimmers on the eastern half of the United States.

Lauren Howard, Sean McCormack and Sam Dils have been selected for the 2018 Western Massachusetts Senior High School All-Star Games at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Lauren Howard has been honored further by being named the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award presented by the Berkshire County basketball officials at the Berkshire County All Star Game at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club.


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