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Berkshire Country Day School Holds Grade 8 Awards Ceremony
04:00PM / Monday, June 18, 2018
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LENOX, Mass. — Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade, celebrated its seventh- and eighth-graders at an awards and end-of-year closing ceremony held Wednesday, June 13.
Certificates for completing the course of study through eighth grade were presented to Aurora Benson, Symaira Elliott, Donald Miller, and Will St. John, all of Pittsfield; Abbey Boyd of West Stockbridge; Anje Capala of Spencertown, N.Y.; Halle Davies of Lenox; Esme Lazar and Ryan Sonsini, both of Great Barrington; Jamie McDonnell of Old Chatham, N.Y.; Clara Mollerus of  Otis; Keely O'Gorman of Lee; Alex Rodriguez-Benjamin and Sean Sylbert, both of Monterey; and Henry Van Schaick and Chase Vermeulen, both of South Egremont.
Eighth-graders were recognized for the following academic accomplishments:
  • Abbey Boyd, Gail Heady Citizenship Award
  • Anje Capala, Anna Zaffanella French Prize
  • Halle Davies, Marilyn Orner Cromwell Art Prize
  • Symaira Elliott, a Steffi Fletcher Creative Writing Prize
  • Esme Lazar, Eighth-Grade Science Prize
  • Clara Mollerus, Excellence in History Prize, Ned Douglas Mathematics Prize, and Eighth Grade Spanish prize
  • Keely O'Gorman, Viv Murray Caputo Vocal Music Prize and a Steffi Fletcher Creative Writing Prize
  • Chase Vermeulen, Marcia V. Jones Latin Prize
Seventh-graders were also recognized for academic accomplishments:
  • Sam Creelan, East Chatham, N.Y., a Eugénie D. Fawcett Classics Prize
  • Gus Geremia, Great Barrington, a Seventh Grade English Prize
  • Miles Goldfarb, Hudson, N.Y., Virginia I. Peterson Citizenship Award
  • Rafi Karpowitz, Hudson, U.S. History Prize, a Eugénie D. Fawcett Classics Prize, and Seventh-Grade Growth in French Prize
  • Eli Mamousette, Craryville, N.Y., Theater Ensemble Prize and a Nancy Cowhig Growth in Mathematics Prize
  • Esme Mamousette, Craryville, a Nancy Cowhig Growth in Mathematics Prize
  • Lilah O'Neil, Stockbridge, Seventh-Grade Growth in Spanish Prize
  • Petra Orloff, Ghent, N.Y., Seventh Grade Science Prize
  • Samantha Seeley, Richmond, a Seventh-Grade English Prize
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