Wahconah names its top seniors

Editor's note: This article was updated on June 6, 2014 to reflect the correct name of Valedictorian Rose L. May. Due to erroneous information provided to the Berkshire Eagle, May's first and last names were transposed.

DALTON -- Rose L. May, daughter of Jeffrey May and Kara Thornton of 194 Sleepy Hollow Road, and Eleanor M. Cherry, daughter of Michael and Mary Cherry of 34 Patricia Ave., have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the 2014 graduating class at Wahconah Regional High School.

Both will speak at the graduation ceremonies at 1 p.m. Sunday, in the school gymnasium.

May is a member and president of National Honor Society and the Latin Club. She participated in cross country running where she was a captain.

She also participated in track. Within the community she has been an active member of the Buddy Program, Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program and vice president of Rotary Interact.

May received the Dartmouth Book Award, the St. Michael's College Award and was selected as a representative to Girls' State. She plans on attending Bates College in the fall.

Cherry is a member of National Honor Society, student council, student representative to the School Committee and mock trial where she was a captain.

She is involved with dance at the Dalton Ballet Studio as a dancer and assistant teacher. She also teaches dance at the Buddy Games and the Craneville Extend Program.

Cherry received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award and the Mount Holyoke College Book Award. She plans on attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges in the fall.


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