The Express Newspaper – June 14, 2018

The Express Newspaper – June 6, 2017

Mechanicville Valedictorian and Salutatorian Honored – by Sandy McBride

A reception was held in the Mechanicville High School library on Wednesday afternoon to honor Megan Billert, valedictorian, and David Coreno, salutatorian, of the class of 2016.  Called “. . . two of the finest young people I’ve had the good fortune to teach . . .” by English teacher Michael Daley, Megan and David were presented with plaques commemorating their achievement.

Article in the 06-16 edition.

The Express Newspaper March 24, 2016

Claeys & VonFricken Honored at MHS – by Sandy McBride


 Jesalyn Claeys and Leah Von Fricken were honored on Wednesday as the top honor graduates at Mechanicville high School for 2014.  Jesalyn, with a weighted average of 99.137 and a total of 31 college credits already earned, will be the valedictorian.  Leah, whose weighted average is 97.238 and who has earned 10 college credits, has been named salutatorian.

   High school principal Kevin Kolakowski welcomed the gathering, which included the girls’ parents and siblings along with administrators, teachers and friends, saying that “This is the fun part of what we do.  This day has been thirteen years in the making.”

   Dr. Michael McCarthy, Superintendent of Schools, told the girls’ parents, William and Mary Claeys and Ronald and Jacqueline Von Fricken, that their daughters have earned phenomenal averages, and that as parents, they should be very proud.


Read the entire article in the June 12th issue of the Express.