PITTSFIELD — Fifty-six students, including 20 from Berkshire County and nearby communities, graduated on May 30, during Miss Hall’s School’s 123rd Commencement.
The hybrid ceremony took place in the Anne Meyer Cross ’37 Athletic Center’s Thatcher Family Gymnasium on the school’s campus and was shared worldwide via Zoom and Facebook Live. Sunny Hostin, a three-time Emmy Award-winner, New York Times bestselling author and co-host of ABC’s “The View,” delivered the commencement address via video.
Hosted by Miss Hall’s Head of School Julia Heaton, the ceremony included remarks from Senior Class President Nya Mielke of Richmond, School President Hannah Holt of Long Island, Maine, and Board of Trustees President Nancy Gustafson Ault, Miss Hall’s Class of 1973.
Among the Class of 2021 graduates are the following local students:
Sarah Briggs, Williamstown; Hadley DeVarennes, Lee; Olivia Doerr, Chatham, N.Y.; Nicole Forman, Pittsfield; Hazel Grallert, Cummington; Katherine Kerwood, Pittsfield; Meredith Kestyn, Pittsfield; Anna Claire Korenman, Pittsfield; Shawo Lhabdon, Pittsfield; Paige Mickle, Pittsfield; Nya Mielke, Richmond; Gabriela Nicholson, Hancock; Shanyse-Yasmine Reed, Pittsfield; Shairai Richards, Pittsfield; Dillon Rodgers, Pittsfield; Sammy Rusk, Lenox; Kylie Soper, Pittsfield; Brooke Telfer, Pittsfield; Olivia Witter-O’Neill, North Adams; and Paige Wright, Pittsfield.
The following awards were also bestowed on local members of the Class of 2021:
Faculty Commendation Award: Shairai Richards
Sylvia “Rusty” Shethar Everdell ’38 Prize: Nicole Forman
Paul C. Cabot Jr. History Prize: Sammy Rusk
Horizons Prize: Dillon Rodgers
Spanish Prize: Hadley DeVarennes
Monique Jalbert French Prize: Anna Claire Korenman