“Our biggest mistake was that even though we’ve made countless memories together, we didn’t make more in a time of uncertainty, in a time where we can’t even be together as a class and experience the things we have been looking forward to as kids: prom, graduation, Class Night.” -Suriana Lee, valedictorian of the Lee High School class of 2020
“People knew going into it that there was a lot of potential money at stake, and the kids who were contending for the scholarship, that money meant a lot to them, because they didn’t have a trust fund or something. So it was a little bit nerve-wracking.” –Stone Murphy
She had worked for the Peter J. Schweitzer Paper Company and Marian Fathers in her early years before going to work to for the town of Otis as an assessor’s clerk, from which she retired after 30 years of service.
Those who run the county’s three access channels say the new rules, which would severely impact their revenue streams, would likely put them out of business and deprive the public of valuable programming available nowhere else.
Students have the opportunity to develop skills in stage combat, performance aesthetics, dance, technical theater, costuming, stage management, marketing and publicity during the Fall Festival experience.
Charles and Diane were married Oct. 21, 1953, and, after raising five children, traveled the United States and Canada in their fifth wheel RV and wintered in the Ancient Oaks community of Okeechobee, Florida.
There was not the population for a dedicated vocational school and, over time, the number of programs offered dwindled. Now individual fields will not be stressed so much as the habits of mind and preparation to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
Community Television for the Southern Berkshires will produce the show initially, with the goal of having entirely student-run programs in the near future. The hope is to air at least one show per month.
There are many reasons why young people aren’t going into carpentry in greater numbers. But locally there are at least two programs beginning, perhaps, to change that, at Lee High School and at Monument Mountain Regional High School.