Tourtellotte’s Class of 2010 top student headed to WPI this fall

Tourtellotte’s Class of 2010 top student headed to WPI this fall

By Sarah L. Hamby - Staff Writer

“There are other people out there who are doing it…you can do it, too.”

These are words of encouragement from the mother of Tourtellotte Memorial High School’s Class of 2010 valedictorian, Brett M. Kenneson.

Kenneson, a soft-spoken, life-long resident of North Grosvenordale, is the son of a retired Woodstock postmaster and a stay-at-home mom who encourage Brett and his 16-year-old brother to “just do the best we can,” Brett explained.

The graduate seeks perfection, however, and always hopes to do and say the right thing, carefully weighing the answer to any question before giving a response. This meticulous attitude will no doubt serve the 17-year-old well, as he pursues a career in engineering, possibly civil, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.

“There’s really nothing else that interested me,” said Kenneson, who performed especially well in math and physics. “The whole design process…it’s something I like.”

In his free time, the new graduate likes to read and occasionally plays computer games. As for his success in school, Kenneson said simply, “I just did what had to be done.”

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