More than 80 receive scholarships at Shawsheen Tech
For the second straight year, more than 80 seniors at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School were honored with John and Abigail Adams Scholarships.
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship awards non-need-based state-supported undergraduate tuition waivers to students who are awarded John and Abigail Adams Scholarship by the Department of Education. In other words, Shawsheen Tech seniors receiving these awards get full tuition to state universities.
Eligible students score in the Advanced category in either the Mathematics or the English language arts section of the Grade 10 MCAS test and score in the Proficient or Advanced category on the second subject (Mathematics or English language arts). These students also have a combined MCAS score on these assessments that ranks in the top 25 percent in their school district.
In all, 83 Shawsheen Tech seniors were awarded the scholarships this year, more than 25 percent of the school’s seniors.
Last year, almost 90 seniors were honored with the awards.
“The incredible success of the Shawsheen Tech seniors have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition to state universities,” said Superintendent/Director Charles Lyons. “I believe this is one of the largest number of Shawsheen students in a single year to receive these four-year scholarship offers to the Massachusetts state college system. My congratulations to the students for their outstanding achievement, and my sincere thanks to Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester for honoring them and their parents with his presence.”
On the heels of a visit to Shawsheen Tech by Chester last week, Lyons proudly spoke of Shawsheen’s academic success including MCAS results that were the highest in the state among vocational technical high schools as well as 40 percent of the school’s graduates moving on to four-year colleges.
Bedford’s Kimberly Barriss was an Adams Scholarship recipient.
Two Burlington scholarship winners were Christine O’Brien and Andrew Tierney.
The 15 Wilmington residents receiving the scholarships included Joseph Anderson, Richard Cushing, Michael Daley, Taylor Emerzian, Nicholas Jackson, Tyler MacDonald, Catherine Miclette, Alex O’Reilly, Kalli Savvas, Hannah Stebbins, Charlene Sullivan, Alexander Terk, Ashley Walsh, Shannon Walsh and Nicolette Weber.
Billerica had 35 recipients including Christian Aliperta, Charlotte Ardini, Morgan Belanger, Tyler Bernard-Farrell, Daniel Blake, Robert Boermeester, Amanda Carlson, Christopher Clayton, Jennifer Curtis, Nicholas D’Entremont, Joshua Dascoli, Katie Dienes, Makayla Dimauro, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Sean Heasley, Danielle James, Amy Lamont, Samantha Leverone, Jessica Lloyd, Nicholas Martin, Derek McLeod, Brittany Medeiros, Christa Mixon, Patrick Nowlan, Jordan Oliver, Jacob Pilla, Thomas Price, Philip Richard, Shelby Rivers, Derrick Sa, Bryan Shedd, Timothy Spurrell, Christopher Tribou, Amanda Vance and Amanda Winitzer.
The 30 Tewksbury scholarships winners were William Abbott, Rebecca Abele, Cameron Ahearn, Joshua Barbera, Elizabeth Bonyman, Samantha Cacciola, Francesco Catizone, Heather DeLucia, Sarah Forest, Justin Fortier, Ryan Frautten, Joseph Glavin, Keenan Goodwin, Stephanie Hart, Christopher Illsley, Dayna Jean, Jessica Kenney, Shannon Lavargna, Julia Madden, Francesca Pesantes, Erin Plunkett, Ronald Popp Jr., Stephanie Powers, Nicole Sessa, Nicholas Sheehan, Bailey Taylor, Joseph Tower, Brianna Tuccinardi, Megan Walsh and James Walton.