McCann Tech Sees 29 Adams Scholarship Winners
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School has had 29 students named as John and Abigail Adams Scholarship winners.
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. The scholarship covers tuition only; fees and room and board are not included. The scholarship must be used within six years of a student's high school graduation.
In order to be eligible for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, Massachusetts public high school students in the class of 2015 or earlier must have scores of Advanced and Proficient on grade 10 MCAS tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (at least one score must be Advanced) and have combined scores on MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in their district.
Beginning with the class of 2016, in order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must score at the Advanced performance level on one of the three high school state assessment tests in ELA, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, or Technology/Engineering); and score at the Proficient level or higher on the remaining two high school state assessment tests; and have combined scores from the three tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in their district.
Scholarship eligibility is based on each student's first attempt at taking the spring grade 10 MCAS tests in ELA and Mathematics (and for students in the class of 2016 and beyond, first attempt at taking one of the four STE tests). In order to receive the scholarship, a student must be enrolled in a Massachusetts public high school in his or her senior year. Students who qualify for the scholarship will receive award letters and further information in the fall of their senior year.
The McCann 2016-2017 winners are: Salvador Alcala, Chelsea Caron, Samuel Delmolino, Mason Field, Alexis Foley, William Galipeau, Nicholas Garrity, Katie Gigliotti, Madison Gigliotti, Connor Guyette, Brandon Hartman, William Kipp, Nikki Kirk, Claire Klammer, Kevin Mears, Jacob Oakes, Blaize Pandell, Ryan Parada, Brenden Piaggi, Mitchell Poirier, Alanza Quinones, Amelia Renaud, Corbin Richardson, Matthew Banks, Nicholas Saunders, Nathan St. Pierre, Alexander Wojcik, Emily Shanley and Mackenzie Gardner.