Barrett was selected by the Mount Greylock senior class to speak at the graduation. His speech is titled "Who Knew?"
An avid sportsman, Barrett served as captain of the basketball, football and lacrosse teams during his senior year. He was Mount Greylock's recipient of the DAR Good Citizen's Award and served as an MIAA student ambassador.
Barrett attended a week-long World Affairs Seminar in Wisconsin sponsored by the Rotary and described the experience as "eye-opening and life-changing and broadened my global awareness."
He served as vice president of the National Honor Society and is also a four-year member of the Student Council, a two-year Peer Team member and a member of S.M.I.L.E., the Pep Club, and Greylockappella.
Barrett has received numerous school academic, athletic and spirit awards during high school. His interests include politics, economics and business and he will attend Wesleyan University in the fall. He is the son of Paul and Liza Barrett and resides in Hancock.
Venolia was selected by the Mount Greylock faculty to speak at the graduation. Her speech is titled "Lucky Number 13."
Venolia is a member of the National Honor Society, chorus, and the editor of Iris, Mount Greylock's literary magazine.
Venolia has interned with the Hoosic River Watershed Association surveying stream crossings and shorelines. Having a passion for marine biology and ocean conservation, she attended a two-week summer oceanography course through Cornell's Shoals Marine Lab and SEA.
She is a member of the Berkshire Dance Theater. Her interests include ballet (including pointe), modern, jazz, tap and choreography.
She has received numerous awards including the Ester Mirallegro Memorial Scholarship (2010), Alec Frese Memorial Modern Awards (2011), and the BDT Student Choreography Award (2012). She is a member of the Girl Scouts and volunteers at the local library.
Venolia resides in Williamstown with her parents, John Thoman and Lee Venolia. She will be attending Smith College.