CONGRATULATIONS! In spite of all that we had to work through this spring, we are glad to inform you that the seniors of the Berkshire Waldorf High School more than rose to the challenges that beset schools everywhere. We are very proud of all these seniors!
Gavin Blades plans to work and save money next year. For his project this spring, he built a raised-bed garden and trellis. Last year, his project was in automobile repair, renovating an old Bronco.
Sebastian Blades will work on his investment portfolio and save money next year. For his senior project, he designed a video game similar to “Subway Surfers.” Last year he built a database for municipalities in Connecticut.
Lucious Finston-Fox will attend MCLA next year, where he plans to major in performing arts and minor in anthropology. This year, he worked at Gould Farm during the coronavirus crisis. Last year, he helped Puerto Rico to rebuild after Hurricane Maria.
Max Rubinow Gill plans to take a gap year to travel, after which he intends to study business in Europe. This year, he studied piano and digital audio production with FL Studio. Last year, he worked with author Ted Siedle, “the Sam Spade of money management.”
Lucia-Rae Gerard Ginsberg will attend Skidmore College, where she plans to study Neuroscience and Health and Human Physiological Sciences. For her senior project she published a book of poetry and short stories, titled Trying to Catch the Sun. Last spring she studied at High Mountain Institute in Leadville, Colorado.
Isiah Thomas Goewey will attend Fitchburg State University, where he has been admitted to a 5 year bachelor’s plus master’s program in criminal justice. He has interned with the Sheffield Police Department for the past two years.
Miranda Alice Hastings will attend Bard College following a gap year, during which she intends to travel. Her senior project was a series of self-portraits. Last year, she interned with middle school math teachers at Monument Valley Regional Middle School.
Simon Hoel will continue work at Camphill Ghent, where he has been working with the maintenance and grounds crew for the past several years. His projects for the past two years also involved work at Camphill Ghent.
Dara Miller will continue work as a line cook at Prairie Whale after graduation, and she plans to attend culinary school in the next year or two. For the past two years, her projects have been creation of two self-published books of drawings.
Talia Claire Pott will attend Mount Holyoke College, where she plans to major in theater and history while preparing for a career in education. For her senior projects, she interned with the 3rd grade at Berkshire Waldorf School, worked on her novel, and built an outdoor bread oven. Last year, she interned at Construct, Inc., in Great Barrington.
Cora Faye Rydingsword will attend Trinity College and intends to study anthropology and sociology. Her senior project, Communicating Over Fears, was a series of dialogues among people with diverse backgrounds about fear and how they deal with it. Last year, Cora interned with 4th and 5th grade public school teachers.
Hannah Margaret Stanard will attend Bennington College next year, where she plans to major in psychology. Her senior project was completion of her first album, Teenage Girl, including five songs that she wrote during 12th grade, available now on iTunes.
Pia Michaela Whyte will attend UMass, Amherst next year, and plans to major in landscape architecture. This spring, she interned with Nature Works Land Care. Last year, she interned with Crae Akerson at Celebrating Children, a pediatric occupational therapy practice.
Myah A. Zabian will attend the Joshua Wilderness Institute next year, and then plans to continue her education at Berkshire Community College. This spring, she worked on her art portfolio, painting portraits, and she has been assisting with the care of her sister, who is recovering from an accident.
Other schools admitting members of the Class of 2020:
Central Connecticut State University, Drew University, Drexel University, Eastern University, Gettysburg College, La Salle University, Sarah Lawrence College, Simmons University, Smith College, Southern Connecticut State University, UVM, Westfield State University.
Also of note: Roman Louw, Class of 2019, will attend Marist College following a gap year, and Noah Meyerowitz, Class of 2016, will attend Columbia University after partnering in his family business for the past four years.