NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Elli Miles and Madeline Nesbit have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Drury High School class of 2022.
Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at the school.
Miles, daughter of Maria Bartini and Ronald Miles of Clarksburg, has earned many academic awards and had many accomplishments during her three years at Drury and completed her fourth year of high school on the campus of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship for high academic achievement on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exams, was inducted into the Nu Sigma Honor Society and received the Principal's Award, which is given to the top five students in the class. She also was the recipient of the Superintendent's Award.
She represented her class and the Drury student body for three years on Student Council. She also participated Project 351 statewide leadership and service program. Miles started playing with the Drury soccer team in Grade 8 and, by the time she was a junior, became captain of the team through her senior year. This is also the year that she completed 100 points in soccer. Since 2017, she has played soccer with the Black Rock Football Club.
Miles plans to continue her education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
Nesbit is the daughter of Patti and Stephen Nesbit of North Adams and also has had many academic achievements. She also studied three years at Drury and completed her fourth year on the campus of MCLA. She was inducted into the Nu Sigma Honor Society, earned the Principal's Award each year and qualified for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship for high academic achievement.
She was active in sports and activities as a member of the soccer team for four years and the softball team for three years. In her senior year, she was chosen to be a captain of the soccer team. She also made the All-Southern Berkshire Second Team and the Pioneer South All-League First Team in soccer. In addition to sports, Nesbit was a representative on Student Council for four years, class secretary for two years and class vice president during her senior year. She was the secretary of the Youth Board at the Roots Teen Center, a participant in the 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Team, was accepted to the two-week St. Thomas Aquinas Great Books Summer Program and participated in the Haiti Plunge.
Nesbit plans to continue her education at Villanova (Pa.) University.