MOHAWK—Emma Guyette of Buckland would very much like you to support the Junior Class Auction Saturday, April 25. Her class is putting in a lot of hard work on the fundraiser and has plans for the proceeds.
“We really want to have fun senior year and not worry about money for prom and graduation and yearbooks and stuff like that,” she told the Flow recently.
Her class also would like to plan a class trip somewhere beachy — perhaps Cape Cod — as they’ve never taken such a trip.
“We always take our class trips to the Buckland Rec,” she said. “That’s nice too. Not as nice as Cape Cod, maybe…”
Guyette, who plans to run for class secretary in her senior year, is accustomed to hard work. She has her course load at Mohawk, works one day a week after school, and studies French at Greenfield Community College three days a week.
She also participated in Mohawk’s Peer Leadership Program, “helping kids at Sanderson feel positive about being great kids.”
The BSE alumna says she plans to pursue a degree in American studies or international relations, which would give her options in everything from political science to teaching history to publishing:
“I like knowing how the world works and I really want to be part of that. I’m in tune politically.”
For now her main extracurricular focus is the class auction.
“This is a way to get the money we need. It’s not the easiest way for us, but it’s beneficial and a fun way to bring the community together. We also have a tag sale planned, and then a color run going on where you get dye thrown at you as you run so you look like a tie-dye person,” she said.
At BSE, she recalls her teacher Jacqui Goodman with fondness: “She was great… All the other teachers I had aren’t there anymore.”
She also said that she wishes she had been more alert socially as an elementary school student. Her brother, Will, is a Mohawk student athlete, and he always knew kids from all over.
“I also wanted to arrive here in the more challenging classes. I didn’t know I was in the lower classes at the time. But I’ve made up for it and have had a really positive experience at Mohawk,” she said.
She also praised BSE as it stands today.
“I know people there, and their experience sounds amazing. They have great after-school activities like the newspaper [The BSE Flow] and stuff, and it would have been so beneficial to me when I was there. But we didn’t have anything like that. I feel like so many teachers there are amazing. BSE is doing a great job right now from what I’ve gathered.”