More than 100 Everett High School seniors will be heading off to college next year, the recipients of John and Abigail Adams Scholar awards.
The scholarship provides free tuition to any Massachusetts state college, university or community college.
For the parents of these children who have done so well, the scholarships are prized possessions that make college entirely possible.
All the recipients had to score in the advanced category in one subject area and to be proficient in the another subject area.
They also must be in the top 25% of their class and must enroll in college on the first semester following graduation.
In order to receive the full measure of the scholarship, the students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
The net result of these scholarships has been to attract more high performing students to Massachusetts public higher education.
In Everett, parents of recipients are still delighting in their childrens’ good fortune.
“With hard work and study and the desire to achieve, these 100 Everett students are going to go to college without having to search for money to pay their tuition,” said Superintendent of Schools Fred Foresteire.
“It doesn’t get much better than that,” he added.
And he’s absolutely correct.
Congratulations to the scholarship winners. That’s a job well done!