Taconic names top scholars

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PITTSFIELD — Principal Matthew Bishop has announced that Taconic High School's 49th commencement exercises will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Boys and Girls Club, 16 Melville St.

Trisha Victor, daughter of Laurraine and Shorn Victor, has been named valedictorian with a grade point average of 102.6. Kailey Sultaire, daughter of Jennifer and Sean Sultaire, has been named salutatorian with a GPA of 101.6.

Victor has been recognized for her academic excellence in Advanced French, as well as numerous other advanced courses. She received the Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence, the Smith College Book Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award, and is also a National Merit Commended Scholar.

Victor is treasurer of the National Honor Society and is a member of the National French Honor Society, Social Justice Club, French Club, Student Council, Class Council, Green and Gold Club, and Berkshire Youth United. Additionally, she was named a QuestBridge National College Match Finalist.

Victor will be graduating as an AP scholar with honors and plans to pursue a global affairs major at Yale University in the fall.

Sultaire participates in Spanish Club, Student Council, Class Council, Green and Gold Club and Berkshire Youth United. She volunteers with multiple organizations in her spare time, was awarded the Williams College Book Award, and has been recognized for her academic excellence in six advanced level courses.

Sultaire has held numerous leadership roles at Taconic, including Student Ambassador, president of the National Honor Society, and serving on the Executive Board for the Pittsfield Dollars for Scholars Program.

She is also a member of the cross country and track and field teams. She too will graduate as an AP scholar with honors.

In the fall, Sultaire will attend Simmons University, where she will major in social work.

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