Corrao, Eaton are top two students in BHS Class of 2021


BURRILLVILLE – Jack Corrao is the valedictorian and Hannah Eaton is the salutatorian of the Burrillville High School Class of 2021.

Corrao, the son of James and Diane Corrao of Oakland, has been recognized as an outstanding student in Principles of Biomedical Science and Medical Interventions. He was the recipient of the University of Rhode Island Alumni Book Award and the Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award last year. Corrao is an active member of the National Honor Society and gives back to the community through his work at St. Theresa’s Parish.

“Jack is a student who works extremely hard in his school and personal endeavors,” noted a release from the school announcing the achievement. “He is a role model for his peers as a leader on the boys ice hockey and lacrosse teams.”

An accomplished high school athlete, Corrao has played on the lacrosse team since 2017 served as assistant captain on both teams this year.

BHS’s top student plans to major in biology or neuroscience with the goal of becoming a physician.

Salutatorian Eaton, the daughter of Shari and Brian Eaton of Mapleville, has been named outstanding student in Honors English 9, Honors English 10, Honors Physics and Art Foundations II. As a junior, Eaton was the recipient of the Claiborne Pell Award for Excellence in U.S. History and the Smith Book Award.

“She is well-known for her passion and contributions to music,” noted the school in a release.

A four year member of the BHS Wind Ensemble, Eaton is also a member of the Southern New England Honor Band, the Providence College Honor Band and a three-year participant in the RIMEA Senior High School Band festival, playing clarinet.

During her time at BHS, Eaton has contributed to the Book Club, Class Officers, Swim Team, Spring Musical, MADD, and National Honor Society. She has had perfect attendance through her senior year.

Eaton plans to study journalism at Boston University.

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