Lenox names top scholars

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Andrew Bravo

James Zuber

LENOX -- Susan Strong, principal of Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, has announced that Andrew Bravo, son of Albert and Janis Bravo of Lenox, and James Zuber, son of Anne and Robert Zuber, also from Lenox, have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the 2011 graduating class.

Both students will speak at graduation ceremonies at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Tanglewood.

Bravo is an accomplished scholar-athlete. He has played on the LMMHS varsity soccer team, varsity basketball team and the varsity baseball team, serving as captain for all three teams. He has been an All-Eagle selection in each sport and has served as LMMHS's senior MIAA Student Ambassador.

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In addition, he is president of the National Honor Society, has been in Peer Education since 10th grade and is a member of the Quidditch team. He was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award and the CIAO Soccer Scholarship.

Bravo plans to attend Williams College in the fall where he will be majoring in biochemistry.

Zuber is also a talented student and athlete. He served as captain of the LMMHS Varsity Downhill Ski Racing team and finished as a top skier from the Tri-State area in Super Giant Slalom event at the Junior Olympics. He is a regional top 10 and state finalist USSA skier. He also played on the LMMHS varsity soccer team as well as other premier and traveling teams.

Zuber volunteered for a number of organizations including the school's Student Relief Club, Berkshire Medical Center and the Youth Health Service Corps. He also participated on the school's Quiz Team, Quidditch team, and Peer Education. He served as a sixth grade mentor, tutored math and Latin, and wrote for the school newspaper.

Zuber plans to attend Princeton University in the fall and is pursing a career in medicine.

Both students are National Merit Finalists and are members of the National Honor Society.


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