Williamstown: Ziemer receives award for academic excellence
High school senior Aaron Ziemer has been selected as this year’s Mount Greylock recipient of the Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.
Superintendent Rose Ellis selected Ziemer for the award and will present it to him during the School Committee Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Ellis commended Ziemer for his "tenacious pursuit of excellence during [his] high school career."
"This award recognizes not only Aaron’s academic success, but also his leadership qualities and strong school spirit," Ellis said in the news release announcing the award.
Ziemer is the treasurer, parliamentarian, and technical coordinator for the Massachusetts State Junior Classical League, student council vice president, photo editor of the school newspaper The Echo, member of the garden club, and co-president of the youth environmental squad.
He has a black belt in karate and has served as the lighting designer for 10 theatrical productions at Mount Greylock in his years as a student there.
Ziemer hopes to attend Deep Springs College, an alternative college in California.
The criteria for the Certificate of Academic Excellence include a distinguished three-year cumulative grade point average, membership in the top 10 percent of seniors, recommendation by a faculty member, and final selection by the superintendent.