When I walked down the aisle and saw my future husband waiting for me, it was an emotional moment. It finally hit me that I was going to be his wife – it was surreal and perfect.
-Stephanie, Belchertown

My favorite part was getting to run to 1st base!
-Lauren, Easthampton

I’ll forever cherish and remember the incredible people I met at Smith Academy.
-Izzy, Hatfield

That experience empowered me to keep challenging myself to do things I think I don’t have the guts to do.
-Lauren, Westfield

Despite all the self-doubt and fear, performing at Carnegie and achieving this goal has encouraged me to keep going, dreaming, and trying my best.
-Samantha, Worthington

The success of our business today is because of the supportive atmosphere of the community.
-Nate, Florence

What sets a dog apart from a human is that the dog provides ‘quiet companionship.’
-Cynthia Hinckley, Executive Director, Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

I like being one of the only girls in my league that plays goalie – it makes me work harder to be the best!
-Sophia, Chicopee

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