Berkshire Country Day School Awards & Graduation

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Class of 2016

STOCKBRIDGE/LENOX, MA (06/16/2016)(readMedia)-- Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade, celebrated an Awards and Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Members of the Class of 2016 are:

  • William Hakan Blomquist, Hillsdale, NY
  • Nicolas Frederic Capala, Spencertown, NY
  • Samantha Veta Mavis Elliott, Pittsfield, MA
  • Samuel Maher Ferrone, Spencertown, NY
  • Maxwell Bradshaw Kittredge, Dalton, MA
  • Tibor Kane Lazar, Kinderhook, NY
  • Rosemary Elizabeth Lindsay, Lakeville, CT
  • Finn Iverson Mathews, Lenox, MA
  • Dorree Sainoi Ndooki, Great Barrington, MA,
  • Jordan Pembroke Orloff, Ghent, NY
  • Hayley Madeline Syrett, Great Barrington, MA
  • Henry David Taylor, Lenox, MA
  • Rufus Logan Fitzsimons Taylor, Lenox, MA
  • Tobias Prothers Van Schaick, Pittsfield, MA

Mr. Blomquist received the Donald T. Oakes Citizenship Award

Mr. Ferrone received a G. James Fawcett English Prize, the Ramsbotham History Prize, the Philip Potter Classics Prize, the Adeline Cowhig Mathematics Prize, and the Butler Academic Prize for the achieving the highest GPA in the ninth grade.

Mr. Kittredge received a Theater Ensemble Prize and the Judge Citizenship Award

Mr. Lazar received the Excellence in Spanish Prize

Ms. Ndooki received a G. James Fawcett English Prize, and the Phillips Citizenship Award

Mr. Orloff received the Marilyn Orner Cromwell Art Prize

Mr. Henry Taylor received a Viv Murray Caputo Music Prize in Instrumental and Vocal

Mr. Rufus Taylor received the Thomson Science Prize

Mr. Van Schaick received the Madame Grad French Prize

Next year Mr. Blomquist will attend Berkshire School; Mr. Capala, Northfield Mount Hermon; Ms. Elliott, Miss Hall's School; Mr. Ferrone, Middlesex School; Mr. Kittredge, Lenox Memorial High School; Mr. Lazar, Mr. Mathews, Mr. Orloff, Ms. Syrett, and Mr. Van Schaick, Monument Mountain Regional High School; Ms. Lindsay, Millbrook School; Ms. Ndooki, Concord Academy; and Mr. Henry Taylor and Mr. Rufus Taylor, Milton Academy.

Awards were also presented to seventh and eighth grade students:

Grade 8:

Emily Carmel, Pittsfield and Adams, MA, the Eighth Grade Science Prize, and the newly formed Gail Heady Citizenship Award. Mrs. Heady, a beloved teacher, advisor, and colleague, retired this year after teaching at BCD for thirty-eight years. The prize will be awarded yearly to an eighth grade student who contributed to the quality of the school community, demonstrating integrity, citizenship, support for others, and an unwavering commitment to the values and culture at BCD.

Alex Currie, Dalton, MA, a Viv Murray Caputo Music Prize in Instrumental

Fiona Ferrone, Spencertown, NY, a Viv Murray Caputo Music Prize in Vocal

Jack Glantz, Lenox and Pittsfield MA, a Steffi Fletcher Creative Writing Prize

Wilder Harwood, East Chatham, NY, Excellence in History Prize

Ria Kedia, Pittsfield, MA, a Steffi Fletcher Creative Writing Prize, the Ned Douglas Mathematics Prize, and the Eighth Grade Spanish Prize

Lanna Knoll, Great Barrington, MA, the Marcia V. Jones Latin Prize, and the Anna Zaffanella French Prize

Grade 7:

Cass Combs, New Marlboro, MA, the United States History Prize

Shayna Kantor, Lenox, MA, the Nancy Cowhig Growth in Mathematics Prize, and the Virginia I. Peterson Citizenship Award

Colby Lederman, Pittsfield, MA, a Seventh Grade English Prize, and a Eugénie D. Fawcett Classics Prize

Jasmine Light, Pittsfield, MA, the Dawn Masiero Graphics Art Prize

Julia Mammen, Housatonic, MA, a Theater Ensemble Prize, and a Seventh Grade English Prize

Miriam Miller, Pittsfield, MA, the Seventh Grade Growth in French Prize

Harrison Seeley, Richmond, MA, the Seventh Grade Growth in Spanish Prize, and the Seventh Grade Science Prize


Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade, exists to inspire the individual promise of every student so that each may become an exemplary citizen of the world. More information about BCD can be found at