Mount Greylock grad wins Pearl scholarship
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—A Mount Greylock Regional High School graduate who wants to travel the world "for the sake of truth and knowledge, for humanity and for freedom" is this year's recipient of the Daniel Pearl Berkshire Scholarship.
Naomi LaChance, editor-in-chief of the Williamstown school's newspaper, plans to major in written arts at Bard College.
The scholarship is named for Pearl, the former chief of the Wall Street Journal's South Asia bureau who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in January 2002 while researching a story on Islamic extremists.
The scholarship was established by the North Adams Transcript and The Berkshire Eagle, the two western Massachusetts newspapers where Pearl started his journalism career. It is awarded to a senior who plans to major in journalism or music, Pearl's two passions.