This banner above it the beginning of tradition started by Principal Bernsley. It will hang in the BMHS main hallway and be moved to a different location in the school building when next year’s Academic Top 10 is revealed.

On April 17, 2024, a reception was held at the Berlin Middle High School to honor the members of the Class of 2024 who will graduate ranked academically in the top ten of their class.

The gathering was hosted by Berlin Middle High School Principal Mr. David Bernsley, along with BMHS Counselors Mrs. Rachel Harrison and Mrs. Melissa Cleary.


BCSD Superintendent Dr. Maureen Long was also in attendance along with several Berlin CSD staff members. They were all gathered to congratulate the Mountaineers on their academic success, and honor and celebrate them along with family and friends.

Congratulations to the students who were honored during the evening. Learn more about them in their video reflection below.

Stay tuned for full bios coming soon on the 2024 Valedictorian Nikki Minkler and Salutatorian Elizabeth Hunt!


Special thank you to Mrs. Rachel Harrison, Mrs. Melissa Cleary, Mrs. Amie Decker, and Mr. David Bernsley for making it a special evening for the students. 

Thanks go to the families, friends and staff for being their to honor and lift up these outstanding Mountaineers.



Congratulations to the Berlin High School Class of 2024 Top 10 Scholars:








Nikki Minkler, (Valedictorian)
Russell Sage College


Nikki’s Video Reflection 








Elizabeth Hunt (Salutatorian)
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Hudson Valley Community College
Pediatric Dentistry





Elizabeth’s Video Reflection 











Jake Collen
College – Undecided
Biology (pre-med track)



Jake’s Video Reflection 









Katelyn Miller
Hudson Valley Community College
Surgical Technician




Katelyn’s Video Reflection 









Josephine Cummings
Russell Sage College
Graphic and Media Design




Josephine’s Video Reflection 









Lorelai Goodermote
Vermont State University
Inclusive Childhood Education



Lorelai’s Video Reflection









Lindsey Oswald
Occupational Therapy




Lindsey’s Video Reflection 









Abigail Thela
Russell Sage College
Southern New Hampshire University
Graphic Design




Abigail’s Video Reflection 







Vivian Whelan
SUNY Cobleskill
Environmental Studies




Vivian’s Video Reflection 







Ashlee Evans
Hudson Valley Community College


Ashlee’s Video Reflection 





Please find an album from the reception below.