1Berkshire announces youth leadership class Business

PITTSFIELD – 1Berkshire has selected 32 beginning high school students to serve as a leading youth class in 2022-23.

They have been selected through a competitive application process and will launch an annual leadership development program in June with a three-day and three-day refuge at the newly refurbished Camp Arrow Wood in Pittsfield.

The 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program aims to help students in the Berkshire region develop and grow by realizing their career opportunities, developing leadership skills and designing and completing a 10-month collective impact project to make a positive impact on the Berkshires. Selected students demonstrated a significant ability to develop their leadership skills and a strong desire to have a positive impact on their communities.

This year’s participants are: Natalie Arnhold, Pittsfield High School; Shaun Astorino, McCann Technical High School; Nick Beckman, Lee Middle & High School; Alex Bills, Wahconah Regional High School; Mira Boyer, Mt. Greylock Regional High School; Ian Bridges, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School; Bella Garivaltis, Mt. Greylock Regional High School; Sophie Gentleman, Miss Hall’s School; Jack Goodman, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School; Che Guerra, Mt. Greylock Regional High School; Emma Kate Hane, Mt. Greylock Regional High School; Zoey Hawkins, Drury High School; Kira Johnson, Lee Middle & High School; Finn Jolly, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School; Kylie Knysh, Taconic High School; and Bella Kotek, Lee Middle & High School.

This year’s leadership class also includes: Emmett Krantz, Taconic High School; Svea Lawson, McCann Technical High School; Terra Lim, BART Charter Public School; Megan Linick, Avenues The World School; Abby Malumphy, Pittsfield High School; Cormac Mathews, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School; Lucy McWeeny, Mt. Greylock Regional High School; Aliza Munch, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School; Emily Ouellette, Mt. Greylock Regional High School; Amber Passetto, Wahconah Regional High School; Andrew Petropulos, Mt. Greylock Regional High School; Quin Repetto, Mt. Greylock Regional High School; Audra Rock, Taconic High School; Julianna Salinovici, BART Charter Public School; Amity Santiago, Pittsfield High School; and Claire Steinman of Wahconah Regional High School.

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