Miss Hall's graduates 14 local students


PITTSFIELD — Forty-seven students, including 14 from Berkshire County and nearby communities, graduated June 2 during Miss Hall's School's 121st commencement.

Ceremonies took place under a large tent on the front lawn of the school's Holmes Road campus. Kristina Delgado, a social impact strategist and the founder of Hearts on Fleek, a social change consultancy, as well as a member of the Miss Hall's School Class of 2009, delivered the commencement address.

Among the graduates were the following local students: Charlotte Adelson, Lee; Elizabeth Cachat, Dalton; Samantha Elliott, Pittsfield; Trudy Fadding, Glendale; Haylee Gleason, Pittsfield; Emily Grady, Pittsfield; Mary Howe, Pittsfield; Faia Kronick, Pittsfield; Allison Lamke, Lenox Dale; Zeta Lenhart-Boyd, Williamstown; Andrea Loehr, Pittsfield; Merriam Lrhazi, Lee; Sophia Shea, East Chatham, N.Y.; and Aysha Vadukul, Great Barrington.

Junior Ria Kedia of Pittsfield was recognized for her induction this year into the Cum Laude Society, joining senior Trudy Fadding who was inducted in 2018.

Rebecca Cook-Dubin, the Phoebe Goodhue Milliken '37 English Department chairwoman at Miss Hall's, was named the recipient of the Leonhardt Family Teaching Chair. Faculty, staff and students submit nominations for the honor, which is bestowed every four years.

The following awards were bestowed during commencement and related recognition ceremonies (students are seniors, unless otherwise noted):

Joseph F. Buerger Memorial School Spirit Cup: Aysha Vadukul

Margaret Witherspoon Award: Trudy Fadding

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Faculty Commendation Award: Haylee Gleason

Sylvia "Rusty" Shethar Everdell '38 Prize: Merriam Lrhazi

Horizons Prize: Charlotte Adelson

Mansfield E. Pickett Latin Prize: Trudy Fadding

Virginia Breene Wickwire '67 Reading Prize: Faia Kronick

Doris E. Pitman English Prize: Mary Howe

Susanna McCreath Music Prize: Trudy Fadding

Ceramics Award: Charlotte Adelson

Rising Distinction Awards for Juniors (Class of 2020): Angela Guachione of Pittsfield (Athletics); Kathryn Sirois of Stockbridge (Language)


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