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Zoey Greenbaum from Kent and Linus Barnes of Sharon are the winners of the Superintendent’s Award from Housatonic Valley Regional High School for the 2022-23 school year. (See more student awards on town pages.) Photo by Riley Klein

Greenbaum, Barnes are Superintendents Award winners for HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE —  Housatonic Valley Regional High School has announced that Linus Barnes and Zoey Greenbaum are this year’s winners of the Litchfield County Superintendents Award. Barnes and Greenbaum are both set to graduate later this year and were given the award for their devotion to the community.

Barnes, who is from Sharon, said he is looking forward to majoring in history at Vassar College next year. Barnes interns at the Sharon Historical Society and has a passion for public speaking. He also serves as captain of the Quiz Bowl at HVRHS.

“Quiz Bowl is trivia. It’s an array of questions on different subjects and we compete against different schools across the country, just battling it out with really obscure knowledge,” said Barnes.

Barnes also works as a camp counselor at Camp Sloan each summer.

Greenbaum, from Kent, had yet to make a final decision on college and was town between Skidmore College and University of Vermont. Greenbaum serves on the local environmental action group, is a member of the LGBTQ+ Alliance, and hopes to work with animals in the future.

“I worked at an elephant reservation in Cambodia. Experiences like that kind of hit me because I’m going into environmental science and I hope to work with animals my whole life,” said Greenbaum.

When asked what this award means to them, Barnes said, “It’s nice to be recognized by the school. Knowing that people take into consideration all we do, it feels good.”

Greenbaum said, “I think that the biggest thing for me is that it’s not just grade-based. I think it’s really cool that it’s an award based on citizenship and stuff you do for the community around you.”

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