Nine BArT Scholars receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School announced that nine students were awarded John and Abigail Adams scholarship. 
Recipients can attend any Massachusetts state school tuition-free. Audrey Aka, Jacob Bristol, Olivia Case, Jonathan Harford, Elizabeth Laurin, Caitlin Moriarty, Michael Perkins, Maximilian Poirot and Shelby Reynolds all received this award.
In order for a student to qualify they must score at advanced and proficient levels on their grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System English language arts and mathematics tests. Additionally their combined ELA and math scores must place them in the top 25 percent of their classmates within the district. The waiver is good for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education and does not expire until 6 years after the student's graduation date.
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CHP Adds Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker at Northern Berkshire Medical Practices

ADAMS, Mass. — Community Health Programs has expanded its Northern Berkshires practices with two new health care providers: a social worker and nurse practitioner.


Thomas R. Plunkett, LICSW, is now seeing patients at CHP Adams Internists and CHP North Adams Family Medical and Dental. His position is part of CHP's expansion this year into behavioral health care.

Most recently a private practitioner in Williamstown, Plunkett provides psychotherapy for adults, children, couples and groups, as well as diagnostic evaluation. He has previously practiced in Pittsfield, with a focus on addiction counseling. He was also co-founder of a residential addiction treatment center in Connecticut and previously served as a behavioral health specialist at Canyon Ranch in Lenox and Pittsfield Futures, a drop-out prevention program.

Plunkett earned his B.A. at Hampshire College and his MSW from Simmons College in Boston.  

Adult nurse practitioner Jeffrey Bialobok has joined the CHP Adams Internist practice, where he is now accepting adult patients.

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