On Thursday, Dec. 9, Norton High School Principal Ethan Dolleman and Superintendent Dr. Joseph Baeta recognized eleven NHS seniors receiving the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship in a brief presentation in the NHS auditorium. The names were also presented to the Norton School Committee at their 6 p.m. meeting.
This merit-based program provides a credit toward tuition at a Massachusetts state college or university. Recipients must score in the Advanced category on one of three high school state assessment tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics or Technology/Engineering), score in the Proficient or Advanced category on the remaining high school state assessment tests, and have a combined MCAS score on these assessments that ranks in the top 25% in their school district.
"It is always a pleasure to recognize outstanding students. These eleven students all opted to take the MCAS assessment during COVID that they did not have to take," said Dr. Baeta. "They did and their individual accomplishment I believe defines, not only their academic performance on this assessment, but their character."
The 2021-2022 recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship are: