|Mount Greylock Announces Student Speakers for Class of 2022|
|04:06PM / Thursday, June 09, 2022|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Alayna M. Schwarzer and Anthony J. Welch are the student speakers selected to address the Mount Greylock Regional High School class of 2022 at graduation exercises on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. in the school gymnasium.
Respected and highly regarded by her peers,
Schwarzer was chosen by her classmates to speak. She is respected and highly regarded by her peers and considered welcoming and outgoing. She is well-known to the senior class for her thoughtful and kind ways. Similarly, her staunch support and advocacy to build empathy and work to end bias and hate is valued and admired.
Academically talented and curious, Schwarzer has taken the most rigorous program of studies that Mount Greylock has to offer, complete by year end with nine Advanced Placement classes and dual enrollment, multi-variable calculus course at Williams College. She is a valued member of the Mount Greylock School community and has been recognized for her contributions including awards for academic excellence, leadership, and community service. She was selected to represent Mount Greylock as a Girls State Delegate, National Honor Society member, Peer Team member, and the Daughters of the American Revolution representative this year.
Schwarzer lives in Lanesborough with her father, Ralph Schwarzer. In the fall, she will study math and sciences at Northeastern University in Boston.
Welch was selected by the Mount Greylock faculty to speak at graduation. He has distinguished himself in multiple ways throughout his time at Mount Greylock, to include academic achievement, National Honor Society acceptance, and sportsmanship accolades on the playing field. He was chosen because he embodies goodwill, school and community spirit, preparedness, reliability, and enthusiasm for learning. He is a scholar, a musician, a leader, and an athlete. He possesses an exceptional warmth of personality, and an endearing sense of humor and is deeply respected by faculty and peers.
He has been an integral part of the Mount Greylock band for the past six years, and he is the captain of the robotics team and is the recipient of the Boy Scout Eagle Award. His integrity, perseverance, and responsibility are demonstrated daily; he is an exemplary role model and student.
Welch is the son of Jeffrey and Jennifer Welch of New Ashford. He will be attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the fall.