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Miss Hallís Students Named Pickett Scholars
02:34PM / Monday, June 29, 2015
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall’s School seniors Emma Bullock, of North Bennington, Vt., and Ifunanya Okeke, of Hillside, N.J., have been named by the Lenox School Alumni Association as recipients of this year’s Mansfield Pickett Scholarships.

The awards are named in memory of Mansfield E. (Peter) Pickett, who was a longtime teacher both at the former Lenox School and at Miss Hall's School. The scholarships are given to two seniors who exhibit outstanding performance in academics and extracurricular activities. This is the twelfth year the association has honored Miss Hall’s students.

Paul Denzel, Edward A. Miller, Jr., and Robert J. Sansone, all representatives

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Awards $257,175 in Scholarships
01:04PM / Monday, June 29, 2015
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SHEFFIELD, Mass.—The Board of Directors of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has announced that 32 scholarship funds for Berkshire County students have awarded a total of $257,175 in scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.

For specific schools and school districts:

Charles and Elinore Agar Scholarship Fund (Monument Mountain): Terrance W. Powell; Caligari Family Scholarship Fund (Monument Mountain): Audriana Esperat; Zenas Crane Fund for Student Aid (Central Berkshire Regional School District) Year 1: Marco Vincent Anastasio, Eric Archambault, Sarah Elizabeth Bachli, Kevin Ronald Boino, Matthew Bourdon, Rachel Marie Burgess, Nicholas John Clayton, Courtney Jean Corbett,

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Pittsfield Schools Promote West To SPED Director's Post
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
09:38AM / Thursday, June 25, 2015
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Committee is offering the director of special education job to Gretchen West.   West is currently a unit leader for the related services unit, which includes occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologies, teachers of the hearing and visually impaired. She was chosen over another in-house finalist, AnnMarie Carpenter, the district's unit leader for psychologists and school adjustment counselors.   "We were doubly blessed in our two finalists, AnnMarie Carpenter and Gretchen West. These two finalists represent the very best in public education — deep expertise, tireless devotion to students,

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State Senate President Hears Berkshire's Challenges, Successes
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
07:27PM / Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College President Ellen Kennedy watched her email with baited breath over the last few months.

Gov. Charlie Baker had put a cap on bonding levels, which put her project to renovate Hawthorn and Melville halls on the chopping block.

The state had earmarked $21 million to renovate the campus's two major classroom spaces in 2012 and Kennedy saw those on the list of projects eyed to be delayed.   Luckily for BCC, work had already begun and the state administration agreed to keep the funding in place.   But, Kennedy says many other community colleges had their funding pulled and the renovation of Hawthorne and Melville represents

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Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List and Honor Roll
12:41PM / Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall’s School has announced 42 local students among the 131 girls schoolwide named to the Head’s List and Honor Roll for the second semester, which ended May 22.

For Head’s List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus.

For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.

HEAD’S LIST

Grade 12: Julia Bianchi, of Cheshire; Emma Bullock, North Bennington, Vt.; Ginger Ciaburri, Hinsdale; Elizaveta

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