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WA Announces Class of 2021 Co-Valedictorians

The Woodstock Academy recently announced their 2020-2021 co-valedictorians, Zhiyan (Stella) Du and Ethan Bove.

Du, from Foshan Guangdong, China, has been a student at The Woodstock Academy for four years. She has worked hard to make the educational and cultural transition to both The Woodstock Academy and the United States. Du has achieved high honors for all four years at The Academy and has been a member of a variety of clubs such as the Medical Club, Science Olympiad, and Class Council. Additionally, Du is a member of over 6 Honor Societies at WA. Prior to the pandemic, Du earned a biology internship at Harvard Secondary School working with a Harvard Medical School Doctor. She will continue her educational journey next year at the University of California – Los Angeles.

Bove, from Woodstock, has been a student at The Woodstock Academy for four years. Along with achieving high honors in the classroom, Bove has also been a key member of the Nationally-ranked Woodstock Academy Model United Nations team. He is also a member of the boy’s lacrosse team amongst a number of clubs at The Academy. Additionally, Bove is an active member of the community where he strives to help better the lives of those around him and embodies the school’s mission of growing into a global citizen. He plans to attend Northeastern University in Boston next school year.


The Woodstock Academy is an independent, day and boarding, co-educational, college preparatory high school for grades 9–12 and postgraduates located in Woodstock, CT. The mission of The Woodstock Academy is to prepare all students by providing diverse opportunities through a rigorous curriculum and a variety of programs in order to cultivate the necessary skills to become lifelong learners and global citizens.