Mount Greylock names senior speakers
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Mount Greylock has named Harrison James Dilthey and Emily Conway Kaegi as speakers for the school's graduation ceremony scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, in the Mount Greylock gymnasium.
Dilthey, son of Michael and Ellen Dilthey of North Adams, was selected by members of the Class of 2014 to speak. The title of his speech is "Goals."
A musician playing the double bass, Dilthey participated in a Tanglewood program sponsored by Boston University for aspiring future musicians. He was chosen to perform a solo by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Since the eighth grade, he has participated in a CBS broadcast of holiday music to help raise money for cancer research. While at Mount Greylock, Dilthey participated in orchestra, pit orchestra and band and was recommended for All-District and All-State.
He will be attending Ithaca College.
Kaegi, daughter of Keli Kaegi and Dr. Thomas Kaegi, both of Williamstown, was selected by the faculty to speak at graduation. The title of her speech is "10 Lessons Greylock Taught Us Without Textbooks."
Kaegi is a scholar, athlete, artist and leader. She has served as class president for four years, sports editor for the school newspaper, and a member of the District Attorney's Youth Advisory Board.
She has received numerous academic awards including the RPI Book Award and top scholar in art, wellness and leadership. In her junior year, along with another student, Kaegi helped organize a drive collecting 923 used stuffed animals to be distributed to children caught up in the court system and foster care.
She has excelled in cross country and track and field; she has won many awards on local, district and state levels. She was recently awarded Berkshire County Most Valuable Player.
Kaegi will be attending Carleton College.