Cheshire: Hoosac Valley names top scholars

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CHESHIRE >> Autumn C. Fetridge has earned the distinction of being named valedictorian and Marlena R. Horton salutatorian for the Class of 2016 at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School.

Commencement exercises will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the high school gymnasium.

Fetridge is the daughter of Frank and Monica Fetridge of Cheshire. During her high school career at Hoosac Valley, she was a member of the Leo Club for four years, National Honor Society and Student Council for two years, and the marching and concert band, playing the clarinet for four years.

Her leadership roles include two years as the treasurer of the Class of 2016 and current treasurer for Student Council.

Fetridge is a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. She has received several Presidential Awards for Academic Excellence: AP Chemistry; Physics; Spanish; and Pre-Calculus.

Fetridge will attend University of Massachusetts in the fall where she will major in animal science.

Horton is the daughter of Wayne and Judy Horton of Adams. During her high school career at Hoosac Valley, she was a member of the Leo Club and National Honor Society for two years.

Her athletic history includes three years playing junior varsity soccer and two years junior varsity basketball. In her senior year, she was a manager for the girls varsity basketball team.

One of her most important leadership roles was a peer tutor for all four years.

Horton is also a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. She also received several Presidential Awards for Academic Excellence: AP Chemistry; Algebra II Honors; Chemistry Honors; Literature and Composition II Honors.

In her junior year, she was awarded the Williams College Book Award and the University of Rochester Xerox Award.

Horton was accepted by early decision to Williams College where she will attend this fall.


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