A Thumbs Up for Adams Scholars
81 BVT students earn John and Abigail Adams Scholarships
As college acceptance letters begin arriving in students’ mailboxes, a tuition-free college education is one of the many options available to 81 Blackstone Valley Tech students named recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship.
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship is awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. To be eligible, students must earn Advanced and Proficient scores on the grade 10 MCAS exams in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science and Technology/Engineering (with at least one score of Advanced) and earn a combined score within the top 25 percent of their school district.
Students who accept the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and enroll as full-time students in a Massachusetts state college or university will receive a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters, which must be completed within six years of the recipient’s high school graduation. Recipients must also maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average during their enrollment.
Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick noted that BVT views college as a continuation of learning for its students. Often, students simultaneously pursue a post-secondary education while retaining employment in their vocational industries. Students also strategically pursue private financial aid. Last year, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarships were among nearly six million dollars ($6 million) in renewable scholarships and awards earned by BVT graduates.
The following members of the BVT Class of 2019, listed alphabetically by town, were recently informed of their eligibility for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship:
Tyler Brindamour; Kirsten Flavin; Jessica Giordano; Saddaf Sabir.
Jack Clem; Joseph Martinelli; Colin Norcross-Joyce; Alexandra Patterson; Thomas Watson.
Noah Boudreau; Natalie Fenoff; Theron Howe; Aaron King; Natalia Podstawka.
Gabrielle DeCosta; Rainer Djohan.
Molly Grassey; Olivia Pellegrini.
Meghan Altavilla; Madeleine Asacker; Taylor Burroughs; Conner Christensen; Zachary Comer; Christopher Machione; Jessica McKenzie; Stephen Morelli; Zachary Rivernider; Thomas Snow; Sebastian Vazquez.
Demitri Almeida; Jessica Boroczky; Christopher Calvao; Adam Cavanaugh; Alex Goldberg; Taber Grose; Cameron Hakesley; Joshua Palomares; Cameron Pelletier; Pamela Pereira; Dawson Potter; Rachel Vachon.
Madison Durand; Juliana Gambach; Styles Pickering.
Victoria Byrne; Anthony Carneiro; Skylar Chase; Andrew Regan; Sylvia Rodriguez; Vella Ross; Jonathan Whittaker-Smith.
Lauren Gray; Peter Guertin; Neve Johnson; Victoria Kacerik; Natalie Kirouac; Justin Limanek; Olivia Mahoney; Zoe Mahoney; Rose Mandella; Grace Peters; Kevin Queally; Nicholas Reed; Sarah Stafinski.
Adele Brochu; Luke Carey; Ryan Conrad; Maia Giglio; Olivia Harris; Katie Houskeeper; Mackenzie LeClaire; Maxwell Lynnworth; Kairat O'Toole; Patrick Ober.
Jaylin Bodell; Thomas Campanelli; Jenna Dagle; Mara Eisenhardt; Galina Jaros; Christian Verla.