|Mount Everett's Top Students Announced
|04:58PM / Friday, June 03, 2022
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Mount Everett Regional School is proud to announce that Nadia Makuc has been named valedictorian and Grace Makuc has been named salutatorian of the class of 2022. They will graduate at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, during ceremonies at Tanglewood in Lenox.
Nadia Makuc has completed a rigorous course of study during her years at Mount Everett that included five Advanced Placement courses, 12 honors courses, and four early college courses. She has demonstrated leadership with her involvement in the following groups: Interact Club, National Honor Society, Model United Nations, Competitive Vex Robotics, and Student Council. She has received many accolades, including the President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest recipient, and the Seal of Biliteracy for her proficiency in English and Spanish. Makuc has been a member of the Mount Everett varsity volleyball and tennis teams and a longtime member of the band and chorus. She has been considered an inspiration to students and faculty at Mount Everett.
Makuc will attend Princeton University in the fall where she looks forward to exploring her passion for politics and philosophy.
Grace Makuc has also completed a rigorous course of study during her years at Mount Everett that included six AP courses, 12 honors courses, and two early college courses. She has been a leader with her involvement in the following groups: National Honor Society, Model United Nations, Interact Club, and Student Council. She is also an athlete, having participated in tennis, cross country, and gymnastics over the years. She also has demonstrated her musical talents as a longtime member of the Mount Everett band and chorus. She is a recipient of the President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, and the Mount Everett Mathematics Department Award. She is said to have a drive and a level of determination that has served to inspire the Mount Everett community. She will attend Northeastern University in the fall to study pre-med in pursuit of a career in the medical field of orthopedics.
Principal Jesse Carpenter called the two cousins "amazing scholars."
"Nadia is a great representative of everything Mount Everett stands for. She has been a leader for many years. Her character is unparalleled. She is driven in everything she does. She cares about her peers and adults in the building. We are so proud of her accomplishments," he said. "Grace has been a strong student at Mount Everett, but she is a better person. She is kind to everyone. She is a hard worker in and out of the classroom. She embodies the values that Eagle Nation prides itself on. We are so proud of her."