By Dave Eisenstadter, Town correspondent
The Dedham Public Schools awarded 53 high school seniors with John and Abigail Adams Scholarships.
Superintendent June Doe, with the help of the students’ teachers and guidance counselors, spoke about each individual student, recognizing academic achievements, awards won, sports involvement, community service, and a few other individual traits.
Students had gone on trips to Guatemala, coached youth baseball, helped develop the Dedham Public Schools website, and one bakes and designs cakes and cupcakes.
As each student was called, he or she joined Doe and Dedham High School Principal Ron McCarthy on the Dedham Middle School Auditorium stage. In the audience were School Committee members and the students’ parents.
“To the parents, thanks for joining us,” Doe said. “You don’t get talented students without great parents and it is time to say thank you to each of you. It’s a lot of hard work and sometimes it doesn’t feel like fun, but you’ve done a great job. These students are fine representatives of Dedham.”
The recipients, in alphabetical order, are: Miroslava Abramchuk, Gabriella Amato, Sarah Beaudoin, Caitlyn Brennan, William Carroll, Jamie Carty, Katelyn Conlon, Kayla Costa, Andrea Crowley, Conor Curran, Anthony Del Monaco, Carol Deleconio, Laura DiRaffaele, Kristen Donahue, Kerianne Downing, Hayley Driscoll, Michael Gaetani, Megan Gallagher, Renee Gassler, Hadi Ghantous, Jessica Girgis, Ryan Goodwin, Olivia Gullotti, Emily Hill, Richard Jonson, Karine Keyrouz, George Kokinidis, Alexander Kyriakis, Kristin Lebovitz, Stacy Louissaint, Scott MacNeil, Annelise Mahoney, Ellen Masalsky, Angel Morales, Colin Murphy, Alexander Naeve, Katie Nosky, Marko Onyskiv, Madeline Perez, Zachary Perez, Matthew Pezzone, Nicholas Ray, Anne Reardon, Veronica Rose, Nicholas Rumpp, Kevin Rush, Joseph Ryan, Kayla Sharpe, Bryan Simone, David St. Cyr, Mary St. Cyr, Mark Turner, Justin Vitiello.
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university.