Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick is pleased to announce that 86 seniors at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School have earned a John and Abigail Adams Scholarship this year. The Adams Scholarship is a recognition of academic success.
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.
“We are proud of these students for their dedication and determination in earning this achievement,” said Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick. He noted that BVT views a college education as a continuation of learning for its students to further develop the skills that are needed in future career paths. Often students simultaneously pursue a post-secondary education while retaining employment in their vocational industries. Students also strategically seek private financial aid. Last year, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarships were among the nearly six million dollars in renewable scholarships and awards earned by BVT graduates.
The following BVT seniors have earned a John and Abigail Adams Scholarship (students are listed alphabetically by town):
William Callery, Nathan Dynko, Camryn Krusz, and Jacob Krusz.
Jada-Jane Chapman, Avry Guilbert, Sean Tasker, and Grant Van Dyke.
Mya Ackerman, Andrew Benoit, Giannah Dowen, Daria Hamelin, Abigail Horne, Ryan Masoud, and Luke Morrison.
Rebecca Ashmore, Audrey Karyabdi, Catherine Rozanas, and Emily Valoras.
Gabriel Chaves-Silva, Madison Deppe, Tyler Doyle, Matthew Hayes, Rohit Kaushik, Madeleine Poitras, and Vivian Staheli.
Gabriel Asacker, Cameron Duncan, Keeley Farmer, Abigail Murphy, RobinSage Murphy, Elizabeth Pontzer, and Santiago Vazquez.
Jackson Alves, Adam Boulos, Amanda Ellis, Alaina Gobbi, Donovan Henkel, Jack Mahoney, Jacob Manor, Christopher Mason, Connor Murphy, Ryan Shaw, and Joseph Tutela.
Dylann Rebidue, and Nicholas Terp.
Trent Allan, Ryan Caddell, Aaron Canali, Zachary Desrosiers, Nicholas Kirby, and Hayley Vecchione.
Emery Amtmann, Haley Berkowitz, Brian Bisaillon, Melanie Bisbee, Kevin Downing, Brenden Elder, Samuel Flanagan, Meghan Griggs, Kayleigh Labrecque, Michael Maietta, Luke Malkasian, Donna Ross, Kevin Sawyer, and Matthew Trenholm.
Trin Astrella, and Erin Fitman.
Mark Driver, Cameron Eugster, John Lemieux, Richard Randall, and Kaitlyn Rankins.
ShyAnn Baillargeon, Madeleine Bleyhl, Nicholas Boisvert, Thomas Breau, Isaac Curley, Madison Gannon, Casey Goyette, Katherine Kloczkowski, John Lowrey, Raymond Makynen, Khushi Patel, Owen Silvestro, and Ella Yaroshefski.
About Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT):
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School serves the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton, and Uxbridge. Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, BVT creates a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of rigorous vocational, technical, and academic skills. The school’s website is www.valleytech.k12.ma.us.