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Student of Character: Alyssa Klepacki

HATFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Like other students of character, Alyssa Klepacki stands out for many reasons.

She’s a top student, co-editor of the yearbook, and senior class vice-president. But one of the most unique things she’s a part of is the Farmers Rally to Enhance Student Health. Klepacki coordinates food donations for school lunches from Hatfield area farms like Nourse and Golunka’s.

“It’s fresh and it keeps our farms in business,” said Klepacki.

Klepacki’s also active in cancer awareness. Her second cousin died several years ago of cancer leaving a family behind. Going through this sad time inspired her to be a part of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life since she was a freshman.

Klepacki said, “It’s a very good experience because you see the people around you and you see them fighting. Just seeing them, so strong makes you want to be stronger and make you give back as much as you can.”

Klepacki hasn’t decided on a college major. She’s thinking about something in business.

“I like this area,” said Klepacki. “Maybe if I could go to college and come back and work around with farms and produce.”

“I know she’s going to get into a good school,” said Smith Academy Guidance Counselor. Casey Pescitelli. “I’m more excited to see what Alyssa does in four years, five years. I know this isn’t the last we hear about her. I know she’s going to do great things.”

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  • Mz. Porta

    Unfortunate that this piece was prematurely cut off…The glitch hardly does justice to this young woman, or the entire Student of Character enterprise. Alyssa Klepacki ranks among the rarest, finest, hardest-working, and most genuinely respectful and decent souls in a day and age where many of her contemporaries [and others!] lack the sense of self-responsibility and consideration that should be everywhere, making this world a better place. She is truly a gem, and certainly one in the crown shared by all Students of Character. It should be noted that – even without the public recognition or acknowledgement – each of these students do good things for much higher purposes. Still, we need to encourage that sort of thing so it may flourish..

  • Mrs. G

    I was disappointed to find the segment cut off. Alyssa is such a wonderful young woman, accomplished student and athlete, and I was looking forward to watching her video. I imagine many others in our community would like to see one of our own recognized for their accomplishments as well. Good for you Alyssa, you earned this!