Congratulations goes out to Senior Morgan Scott, Junior Hannah Espinosa and Sophomore Lucas Stoddard for strong finishes in the recent Americanism Test, a nationwide exam given to more than 65,000 across the country, demonstrating the importance of citizenship and governance education and to encourage students to become well versed and to help develop leadership skills and qualities that the next generation can use to keep our democracy healthy and safe. All three students won on the county and district levels and their tests were sent into Columbus to compete among 84 other students across the state. Lucas Stoddard scored in the top 3 of all sophomore male students in the state to take the test, and was offered an all-expenses paid trip to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. This is not new territory for Berkshire students, as a tradition of strong finishers has emerged. Four students have placed in the top 18 students over the past four years, including Jarrod Malkus who placed in the top 3 for seniors last year. During the 2017-18 school year, we had two winners. Congratulations to these students!