School Committee member Mike Pietrowski and Guidance Counselor Jan Combs addressed attendees with compliments about the students’ academic success and achievements. The night transitioned into a Financial Aid Seminar with the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), which allowed students and their families to explore the financial aspect of the college planning process.
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program helps Massachusetts students with tuition waivers to public colleges and universities within Massachusetts. Its purpose is to “reward Massachusetts students who do well in school, to encourage high-performing students to attend public colleges and universities in the state, and to help families pay for higher education,” according to massresources.org. The waiver can be used for 4 years (8 semesters) of undergraduate studies.
Recipients of the scholarship are required to score Proficient or better, with at least one at the Advanced level, in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, on their first attempt at their grade 10 MCAS test. Combined scores placed these students in the top 25% of students in the graduating class. Qualifying students at SRVTHS received an award letter and information in the fall. In January, they will receive assistance in completing the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the SRVTHS Guidance Department, although the John and Abigail Adams scholarship is based on merit rather than financial need.
John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients for the Class of 2014 include the following, by community of residence:
Brockton: Talisa Albanese, Angel Aponte, Karinelis Ayala, Tyoviginou Beauvais, Alayna Dauwer, Kasey Dean, Rodney Dukes, Joseph Gallagher, JohnHamelburg, Justin Harris, Cody Howie, Jolina Jean-Philippe-Kava, Ana Johnson Escauriza, Clay Killachey-Seaver, Sierra Lewis, Jamesha Lewis, Gwenevere Marchand, Brendan Martin, Anthony Mendes, Alanna Noyes, Gabriel Pereira, Destiny Pina, Yasmeen Rahman, Carl Raimondi, Anaik Reid, Lizender Santos Afonso, Manuel Shaw, Brandon Thellen, Colin Weaver, Nicholas Whitcher, Zachary Willett, Jason Xavier, Angelino Xenos, Linda Yanes Velasquez
East Bridgewater: Ryan, Adams, Alyssa Duncan, Micheal Hoppe, Hannah Jamieson, Scott Miller, Courtney Owen, Nathan Stewart, Christopher Sullivan, Mark Wilburn
Easton: Richard Alger, Jonathan Berry, Joseph Hazel, Nicholas Rivera, Dylan Spender
Foxboro: Ryan Curran
Mansfield: Cathal Delaney, Alexandra Downey, Jonathan Drew, Brendan McCormick, Robert Wilcox
Norton: Craig Arsenault, Kristina Beatty, John Callahan, Sean Campbell, Cassandra Coughlin, Casey Ferreira, Crystal Hayden, Zachery, Mitchell, Chelsea Reynolds, Emma Sparks
Sharon: James Townsend
Stoughton: Russell Fraine, Alexandra Giomaki, Thomas Hanrahan, John Musto, Thales Oliveira, Jennifer Resendes, Brendan Russell
West Bridgewater: Matthew Niklason, Samuel Pike, Morgan Prendergast
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School is a public 9-12 vocational high school located in South Easton, Massachusetts, serving approximately 1,277 students from the city of Brockton and the towns of East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxborough, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater.