Berkshire Arts & Technology Awards & Scholarships 2020

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ADAMS, Mass. — The following awards and scholarships for Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School were announced at graduation.

Adams Community Bank Scholarship: William Schrade & Kylie Taylor

Adams Lions Club Scholarship: Grace Krzanik

Berkshire Association for Paralegals and Legal Secretaries Scholarship: Sean Salinovici

Berkshire Bank NeXt Gen Scholar: Driss Bourzgui

Berkshire County Selectman's Association: Sarah deBethune

Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service Scholarship: Gianna Sondrini & Kylie Taylor

Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires: Youth of the Year: Ryleigh McGovern

Dalton Lampro Award for the relentless pursuit of excellence in Arts & Technology: Sarah deBethune

Father Robert F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Viggiano

Greylock Federal Credit Union: Community Enrichment Scholarship: Ryleigh McGovern & Philip Williams

John & Abigail Adams Scholarship: Alyssa Anderson, Driss Bourzgui*, Sarah deBethune, Gwendolyn Farnsworth, Miles Fippinger, Andrew Gillman*, Grace Krzanik*, William Peets, Ashley Pixley*, Finley Root*, Luke Salinovici*, Sean Salinovici*, Alison Sanchez*, William Schrade IV, Gianna Sondrini, Kylie Taylor, Nicholas Viggiano*, and Philip Williams

(*Denotes student will apply scholarship at attending institution)

Massachusetts Elks Scholarship: Driss Bourzgui

Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship: Kylie Taylor

Sons of the American Legion Post 125 Scholarship: William Schrade IV

Stephen Philips Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Viggiano

 

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