Forty-six students, including nine local girls, graduated Sunday, June 1, during Miss Hall’s School’s 116th commencement. Ceremonies took place under a large tent on the front lawn of the school’s Holmes Road campus.
Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the co-founder and president of The School of Leadership, Afghanistan, the first girls’ boarding school in Afghanistan, delivered this year’s address.
Among the Class of 2014 graduates were the following local students: Sara Ann Brennan of Hinsdale; Rebecca Luisa Fasciano of Hillsdale, N.Y.; Meagan Deanne Fraser of Lee; Courtney Madison Gamache of Lenox; Abigail Rita Guterman of East Chatham, N.Y. ; Harnoor Kaur Mann of Dalton; Kelsey Anne Rich of Pittsfield; Caroline Isabel Saltzman of Williamstown; and Rebekah Ann Spence of Pittsfield.
Additionally, students were recognized for their induction earlier this year into the Cum Laude Society, the national organization honoring scholastic achievement at secondary schools. Local students inducted this year include senior Caroline Isabel Saltzman and juniors Julia Bianchi of Cheshire; Emma Bullock of North Bennington, Vt.; and Elizaveta Kravchenko of Hinsdale.
The following awards were also bestowed to local students during the commencement:
Margaret Witherspoon Award: Harnoor Kaur Mann.
Christine Fuller Holland ‘33 Service Prize: Meagan Fraser.
Sylvia "Rusty" Shethar Everdell ‘38 Prize: Caroline Saltzman.
Joseph F. Buerger Memorial School Spirit Cup: Harnoor Kaur Mann.
Meus Honor Stat Keys: Meagan Fraser, Harnoor Kaur Mann, Kelsey Rich, Caroline Saltzman.
Angela Kalischer Theater Prize: Kelsey Rich.
Doris E. Pitman English Prize: Harnoor Kaur Mann.
Virginia Breene Wickwire ‘67 Reading Prize: Rebecca Fasciano.
Monique Jalbert French Prize: Caroline Saltzman.
Mansfield E. Pickett Latin Prize: Julia Bianchi ‘15, of Cheshire.
Rouse Science Award: Harnoor Kaur Mann.
Art Purchase Award for Studio Art: Natalia Soborski ‘16, of Dalton.
Rising Distinction Awards: Expressive Arts: Elizaveta Kravchenko ‘15, of Hinsdale. Language: Hanila Novak ‘15, of Richmond. Science: Emma Bullock ‘15, of North Bennington, Vt. Horizons: Hanila Novak ‘15, of Richmond.