Spear, Austin lead BMR Class of 2017

Spear, Austin lead BMR Class of 2017

BLACKSTONE, Mass. – Saralynn Spear is the valedictorian and Abigail Austin is the salutatorian of the Blackstone Millville Regional High School Class of 2017.

Spear, pictured left, is the daughter of Charles and Sherri Spear of Blackstone. According to officials from BMRHS, Spear “upholds the standards of excellence in academia, leadership, community service and character that BMR expects of its students.”

Spear played soccer for the Chargers all four years of high school. During the winter months, she ran indoor track, and she also ran spring outdoor track all four years. Spear served as captain during her senior year of soccer, indoor and outdoor track. She is also a member of the BMR Student Council.

During her junior year, Spear was recognized by the Harvard Club of Boston for being awarded the Harvard Book. She was also recognized by the superintendent of Blackstone-Millville Public Schools, who awarded her with the Superintendent’s Award for Academic Excellence.

In the fall, Spear will be attending Wheaton College, located in Norton, Mass., and will be majoring in environmental science.

Austin, the salutatorian, pictured right, is the daughter of George and Tammy Austin of Millville, Mass. Her mother, Tammy, works as a sales representative for The Valley Breeze.

She is the president of the National Honor Society, and has participated in the 2015 and 2016 National Champions Chargers Marching Band since 8th grade. She has been a section leader since her sophomore year. She was also a member of the BMR Jazz Band.

Austin has played roles in the student directed productions of “Aladdin,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Footloose” and “Into The Woods.” She has a part-time job as an associate trainer at Panera Bread.

Austin was awarded the Bryant University Book Award, and is a recipient of the Abigail Adams Scholarship, as well as the UMass Chancelor’s Scholarship. She has also received the BMMA Scholarship.

In the fall, Austin will be attending the University of Massachusetts Boston majoring in nursing.