Pittsfield: Miss Hall's graduates 16 local students

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PITTSFIELD — Sixty students, including 16 from Berkshire County and nearby communities, graduated on Sunday, May 31, during Miss Hall's School's 2020 graduation.

Because of the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the program this year was held online, with students and their families from around the globe joining via Zoom. The event, which was also livestreamed, included remarks from board of trustees President Nancy Gustafson Ault, MHS Class of 1973; Head of School Julia Heaton; Senior Class President Ria Kedia of Pittsfield; and School President Ayla Wallace, of York, Penn. Actress Jayne Atkinson, selected by the Class as its speaker, sent special words of wisdom to the seniors.

The Class of 2020 included the following local students: Ella Biancolo, Pittsfield; Emily Carmel, Pittsfield; Hannah Chrzanowski, Dalton; Maya Creamer, Pittsfield; Angela Guachione, Pittsfield; Meredith Hall, Adams; Olivia Irion, Washington; Ria Kedia, Pittsfield; Lanna Knoll, Great Barrington; Emma Kotelnicki, Dalton; Isabelle Lapierre, Dalton; Soleil Laurin, Pittsfield; Jenna Maces, Pittsfield; Tea Mazzeo, Pittsfield; Kathryn Sirois, Stockbridge; and Charlotte Smith, New Marlborough.

The following awards were also bestowed on local members of the Class of 2020:

Joseph F. Buerger Memorial School Spirit Cup: Emily Carmel

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Meus Honor Stat Keys Awarded for MHS Core Competencies: Voice — Ria Kedia

Sylvia "Rusty" Shethar Everdell '38 Prize: Angela Guachione

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Iive Rouse Science Award: Isabelle Lapierre

James K. Ervin Mathematics Prize: Ria Kedia

Spanish Prize: Isabelle Lapierre

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Mansfield E. Pickett Latin Prize: Ria Kedia

Monique Jalbert French Prize: Emily Carmel

Susanna McCreath Music Prize: Ria Kedia

Angela Kalischer Theater Prize: Emily Carmel

Ceramics Award: Soleil Laurin


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