Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Celebrates 86 Recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
Merit based scholarship awards students credit toward tuition at a MA state school
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School proudly acknowledges the outstanding achievement of 86 seniors who were honored with the prestigious John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. The school held a special assembly to recognize these exceptional students, where they were welcomed by Guidance Director Jim Carlson. Each recipient was presented with their official DESE notification letters by their guidance counselors, in the presence of Principal Jessica Cook, Academic Director Danica Johnston, and Superintendent Tony McIntosh.
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship is a distinguished merit-based program that extends credit toward tuition for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. This scholarship program evaluates merit based on scores from the 10th-grade Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test.
The criteria for qualifying for this honor include scoring in the Advanced category in one of three high school state assessment tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, or Technology/Engineering). Additionally, students must achieve a score in the Proficient or Advanced category in the remaining two high school state assessment tests. The final criteria is securing a combined MCAS score on these assessments that ranks within the top 25% in their school district.
Guidance Director Jim Carlson said, “Shawsheen is proud of our seniors and those receiving the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship award. It is a testament not only to them and their hard work but to our teaching staff who assisted them along the way.”
The Shawsheen Valley Technical School community takes immense pride in congratulating the following individuals from the class of 2024, for their exceptional achievement as recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship: Jake Amoroso, Camden Atwood, Jace Avery, Naomi Balazs, Cade Barron, Zachary Blonigen, Alice Bollinger, Reagan Bowden, Jacob Breitenbach, Roderick Burdette, Aidan Calvo, Anthony Canadas, Jonathan Chisholm, Cassandra Conti, Michaela Crowe, Mikayla Day, Jacara Degree, Daniel Devasto, Adrianna Digiacomo, Brianne Dillon, Allison Dinelli, John Dipietropolo, Anna Doughty, Skyla Doyle, Kevin Dusablon, Arianna Farrell, Matthew Flavin, Brenna Follett, Luis Henrique Galicia, Kaytlin Cannon, Nicholas Gerasimov, Morgan Gilman, Quinn Guinane, Nicole Hatch, Noah Healey, Everett Healy, Brendan Heos, Elizabeth Ingram, Jasmine Johansen, Sarah Johansen, Haylee Johnston, Cole Kelley, Jared Krueger, Emily Lafond, Janice Lam, Gabriella Lentini, Liliana Lewis, Matthew Lombardo, Shane MacArther, Tyler Mantey, Anthony Marra, Jake Martins, Aiden Mason, John McLaughlin, Sarah McLaughlin, Helen Meehan, Trevor Middleton, Layne Miller, Sean Molyneaux, Seamus Naughton, Chloe Nicholas, Gordon Noble, Allie Oliver, Eva Oppedisano, Mason O’Rourke, Christiana Poirier, Logan Pyles, Matthew Ramsey, Ava Rega, Zachary Rogers, Adam San Clemente, Jason Scaringi, James Shepherd, Benjamin Skorik, Roland Spengler, Kaitlyn Spoto, Ryan Stevens, Patrick Tassone, Methun Thayaaparan, Angelique Troisi, Gabrielle Troisi, Gabriella Walazek, Joseph Wallace, Mackenzie Ware, Daniel Watne, and Brady Wheeler.
These accomplished scholars have showcased exceptional dedication, academic competency, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Their achievements stand as a testament to their hard work, serving as exemplary models for students achieving great success through career and technical education.
About Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District
Established in 1965, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (SVRVTSD) stands as a beacon of educational excellence, placing students at the center of its mission. Proudly serving the communities of Billerica, Bedford, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington, Shawsheen caters to the diverse needs of over 1,300 students in grades 9-12.
Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, Shawsheen seamlessly integrates academics with a dynamic range of over 20 vocational-technical career pathways. Located in Billerica, Massachusetts, Shawsheen's expansive 100-acre campus hosts an exceptional school building adorned with high-end and industry relevant equipment, athletic fields, twenty-four varsity sports, and a plethora of extra-curricular clubs and activities.
With a passionate faculty and staff, Shawsheen remains committed to its mission: "to provide a positive learning experience in a safe educational environment that encourages all students to reach their full potential, emphasizes the value of a strong work ethic, and prepares them for adult life in a competitive world."
Beyond its traditional academic offerings, Shawsheen Valley Technical School extends its educational reach through Adult Education, Afterschool Enrichment Programs, Community-focused Events, and Summer Programs. The district continually strives to expand its rich and diverse programming, embracing the belief that education is a lifelong, continuous process with numerous paths leading to a successful and fulfilling life