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Recruitment Signings for Soccer, Basketball

We celebrated some recruitment signings this week!

Three student-athletes were recruited by Division III schools. Although they aren’t eligible for athletic scholarships due to NCAA Division III rules, all three students were highly sought after for their respective new teams.

Mason Baral ’18 of Palmer, MA will play soccer for Dean College in Franklin, MA. He’s a three-year varsity player who has played a variety of positions, including goalkeeper, striker, and central defender. He was named Most Improved Player in 2016 (Fall Sports Awards) and was a 2017 SENE All-League Selection.

Two members of the Varsity Prep Basketball team signed their recruitment papers. Neville Lee ’18 of Yonkers, NY will play at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Khalyen Mahdi ’18 of Holyoke, MA will be play for the Wooster College team in Wooster, OH.  “I think both Khaylen and Neville will be stellar student-athletes at their respective schools,” said Coach Rivera. “I think they’re ready to help their teams as freshmen and will have a presence on campus from Day 1.”

Congratulations, boys!

7th Annual Run for Hope 5K & Color Run

We had a very successful–and colorful!–Run for Hope 5K last month. Lucky number 7? It would seem so: We had a great turnout and some cooperative weather (in the midst of some not-so-cooperative days). Congratulations to Ms. Cressotti for finishing first overall, and congratulations to Ethan Deecher ’18 for finishing as the first male!

Proceeds for this year’s event will go to Enlace de Familias of Holyoke. Thank you to all who organized, set up, sponsored and organized the event.

Full results are located on Cool Running. Photo contributions by Mrs. Albanese, Ms. Hoffman, and attendee Mr. Stuart Burnett.

Science Fair Presentations

Our annual Science Fair took place on Friday, April 27. Students created poster presentations and stood beside them, ready to explain their projects to curious attendees (and there were many!).

Congratulations to all who took part, and thank you to our judges from the community for offering insight and thoughtful commentary. We even spotted a familiar face among the judges…Mr. Stella, our physics teacher “emeritus” (he retired last year) who founded the Science Fair several years ago.

Thank you to Mrs. Styspeck for coordinating this event!



Diversity Day 2018

On April 25, we held our annual Diversity Day tradition celebrating the customs, cultures, hobbies, and interests of our community. We had dozens of workshops, from “Collagraphy, Ruins, and the Arts in Cuba” and “Israeli Music as Dialogue” to “Nintendo’s Greatest Hits” and “Mastering the Rubik’s Cube,” as well as food and culture presentations about China, Desi, Poland, Puerto Rico, Turkey, and Vietnam. Our keynote speaker was James Deutsch, Curator of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. We also welcomed the BHMA (Berkshire Hills Music Academy) performance troupe.

Thank you to all who made it happen!