The Pittsfield FSC


     2021 Graduating Senior

             ​Briana Palmieri



Briana is a high honors senior at Pittsfield High School. She is the President of the National Honors Society and Vice President of the PHS Student Council. Briana was recognized sophomore year for her outstanding performance on numerous AP exams, receiving the AP Scholar with Honor Award. Upon completion of AP Research and Seminar classes in July 2020, Briana is also the recipient of the AP Capstone Diploma. 

Briana has been skating with the PFSC for 11 years. She is currently working on her Novice moves in the field, Intermediate Solo free dance, Juvenile freestyle, and Pre-Silver partnered dances. Over the past 11 years, Briana has had many skating achievements. Some of her most memorable ones include placing first with the Pittsfield Pinwheels in the 2017 Lee Ann Miele Competition, placing second in the 2017 Lake Placid Figure Skating Championships, and placing second in the 2019 State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia. Outside of skating, Briana is also a member of the Berkshire County U18 Volleyball Team, and the Pittsfield High School Varsity Volleyball Team. 

In the Fall, Briana will attend Williams College in Williamstown, MA with a plan to study Political Science and Economics. She hopes to continue skating next year in her freetime, as well as returning to PSFC to help with the Learn to Skate program over school breaks.

“I would like to thank my Mom for supporting me throughout the duration of my skating career and my Dad for never missing a competition (or an opportunity to take pictures.) I would not be where I am today without you. I love you both. I am also incredibly thankful for all the life long friendships I have built at the Pittsfield Figure Skating Club. We will always be the skating sisters. Lastly I would like to thank my amazing coach, Tracy Fancher. You have always been there for me, on and off the ice and you have motivated and pushed me in times when I wanted to give up. Thank you for supporting me through it all, being patient, and never giving up on me. My time at the PFSC has helped shape me into the person I am today and I am so thankful for everyone who has been part of this journey. I will never forget the endless memories made with my skating family.”