BArT Seniors Receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

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ADAMS, Mass. — Half of the BART Charter Public School senior class are recipients of the John and Abigail Adams scholarship.

Recipients of these scholarships, upon acceptance, are entitled to attend any Massachusetts state school tuition-free for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education.

The recipients are Isaiah Albright, Ruth Bristol, Natalie Celebi, Thomas Cook, Dylan Dermody-Battaini, Joshua Donovan, Joshua Doubiago, Matthew Failla, Macie Fitch, Shanique Maloney, Braydon Peterson, Hannah Stringer, Caitlin Terpak and Abel Ward.



To be eligible, students must score at the advanced level on one of the three Grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assesment System (MCAS) tests English Language Arts, Mathematics tests, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics or Technology / Engineering) and score at the proficient level or higher on the remaining two MCAS tests. Additionally, public charter school students must have combined scores from the three tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students at the school they attend or the district in which they reside.

The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship is awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Scholarship recipients must also be enrolled full-time and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for continued eligibility.

 


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Adams Cemetery Commission Appoints Caretakers

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
ADAMS, Mass. — The Cemetery Commission appointed two residents to take care of two historic cemeteries.
 
The commission last week appointed residents Allen Mendel and Johanna Maxwell as the caretakers of Daniels Court Cemetery and Bowens Corner Cemetery. 
 
"It is an extension of a back yard," Commissioner Bruce Shepely said about Bowens Corner Cemetery. "It has historical implications that go back to the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The latest burial is 1865."
 
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