Hoosac Announces Adams Scholarship Recipients

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CHESHIRE, Mass. — Hoosac Valley High School has announced this year's class of 2019 John & Abigail Adams four-year scholarship recipients.

The scholarship is based on the student's high academic achievement on the MCAS exams and is awarded upon acceptance to a participating Massachusetts public institution of higher education, including all four undergraduate campuses of the University of Massachusetts, all nine state universities and all 15 community colleges.

The exact amount of the scholarship will depend on the institution in which each student enrolls.

The recipents are: Dominic Acquista, Victoria Alibozek, Jamie Barthe, Lucas Bradley, Brendan Braica, Katherine Braman, Kelsey Charon, Nolan Christen, Dejia Cook, Breanne DeLuca, Marina Fortier, Jacob Halverson, Arianna Harrington, Kendra Hayden, Paolo Kareh, John Krol, Brady Larkin, Suki Liang, Chloe Martel, Ashlee Meczywor, Casey Meczywor, Alexander Rondeau, Cassidy Smith, Cameron Wagoner and Haley Winchell.


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