A second student liaison has joined the Board of Selectmen. Granby Memorial High School senior James Kuhnly has always been interested in world happenings, and closer to home, local government, having an uncle who served 40 years on Simsbury’s Planning and Zoning commission. His dad has been in public service in Granby for 25 years, currently as First Selectman. James sees the position of student liaison to the BOS as a great way to learn about Granby government and also to inform the board of the positive things taking place at the high school.
Although James enjoys many of his classes, he particularly likes his AP environmental science and AP psychology courses. Possible future careers might be in business or animal science. He has applied to several colleges, his top three being the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of New Hampshire and Marist.
A well-rounded student, James has been active in athletics since his freshman year. He is captain of the lacrosse team and enjoyed a successful soccer season this past fall.
In addition, he started the Outdoors Club which now has 40 members. Club activities might include skiing, hiking, biking, swimming and photography.
Outside of school activities, James enjoys taking care of his two pet goats. Originally a 4-H project, they have become members of the family.