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Housatonic students of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. This week’s student portrait was taken by HVRHS 11th-grader Caroline Sullivan. In the interest of avoiding turmoil in the McGuire household, sisters Patricia and Gillian are both this week’s Students of the Week at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Joking aside, it would be difficult to choose one over the other. These two soft-spoken redheads admire and respect each other, and with good reason: They are both outstanding students, yet they each have unique talents.Patricia, a junior, is the consummate musician. She participates in band, jazz band, and the woodwind quintet, and she is currently in auditions for the Northern Regionals as a flute player, though she also plays the piano and saxophone. As if that weren’t enough, Patricia is auditioning for a role in the Housatonic Musical Theatre Society spring musical (in which she performed beautifully last year).Gillian, a freshman, prefers English and history. She is fascinated by people and how they once lived, and she is considering applying that curiosity to the field of journalism. She is more interested in athletics than Patricia, and plans on following up her cross-country season with basketball in the winter and track and field in the spring.These sisters have far more in common than not, though, and their politeness, deference and cheerfulness distinguish them in all of their interactions. They share their home in Sharon with their parents and two younger sisters, all of whom are glad to be done with the recent spate of bad weather. Who would not be tickled by Gillian’s response to the recent school “vacation”: She was glad to be back in school, where she could be challenged and engaged in meaningful work after so many days off. We are glad to have them and all of our students back under our roof.

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