A small number of students at Middleburgh hope to join Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s wrestling team, BKW officials say.

In the same meeting where Nathan Elble was elected Berne-Knox-Westerlo school board president, he voted to appoint his wife to a teaching position, a decision school staff backed, saying that she is the best of 100 candidates for the job.

The new school board president says communication is key.

Chasity McGivern is the area representative for the American Scandinavia Student Exchange, known as ASSE, a not-for-profit organization that places foreign-exchange students around the world. Cameron Goss, from Australia, and Julia Solé, from Spain, were both high honor students at Berne-Knox-Westerlo this year.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduate

“When you throw up your diploma and your cap, you have commenced to ‘we,’” said Berne-Knox-Westerlo Superintendent Timothy Mundell, at the Class of 2019’s graduation on Saturday.

Nicole Carr

Nicole Carr, the Class of 2019 valedictorian at Berne-Knox-Westerlo, enjoys drawing comics. One revolves around a character she said somewhat resembles her. Another is titled “Meet Stu,” about her cat named Stuart.

“You can’t skip chapters,” advises Adrianna Fahd, the Class of 2019 salutatorian at Berne-Knox-Westerlo. “You have to live through everything, even if it’s hard.”

Madison Love, who will be a senior at Berne-Knox-Westerlo in the fall, hopes to eventually train dogs professionally, and is in the process of training her own service dog now.

BERNE — These Berne-Knox-Westerlo seniors won awards:

This year’s Agriculture Fair at Berne-Knox-Westerlo included a menagerie of animals, many of whom were brought by BKW students.


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