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Laura Forero
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  • Laura Forero

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  • Laura Forero is at her best when she's learning. In addition to what she learned in her classes, the Class of 2016 Valedictorian gained a valuable lesson - hard work pays off.
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Jose Alfredo Cruz's Spotlight Photo
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  • Jose Alfredo Cruz

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  • Jose Alfredo Cruz had a secret aspiration before he even officially enrolled at Berkshire Community College. The 28-year-old, originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, Cruz is the first in his family to go to college. After graduating high school, he moved to Wilmington, N.C. He later relocated to the Berkshires where he has relatives.
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John Collingwood's Spotlight Photo
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  • John Collingwood

  • Becoming an Eagle Scout takes dedication. On average, approximately seven percent of Boy Scouts achieve the ranking, which typically happens in early adulthood. Berkshire Community College (BCC) student John Collingwood, 18, earned the Eagle Scout rank in October of 2015 while being a full-time student and working part-time.
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Bob Heck's Spotlight Photo
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  • Bob Heck

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  • You may not know his face, but chances are you know his voice. Bob Heck has graced Berkshire County's airwaves for more than 10 years. A DJ, entertainer, businessman and entrepreneur -- he recently added another title to his roster of work --Berkshire Community College student.
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Tonya Pupo's Spotlight Photo
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  • Tonya Pupo

  • Tonya Pupo's road to earning an associate's degree was long and full of challenges. The Hinsdale native dropped out of high school and eventually earned her GED (now known as HiSet).
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