Local Banks Donate Scholarships For Adult High School Credit Diploma Program Graduates
Two local banks donated scholarship funds to eligible graduates of the Plainville Adult High School Credit Diploma Program bound for college, technical, or trade school. Jill O'Brien, Coordinator of Plainville Adult Education explained as new students are orientated into the program, they are made aware of the annual scholarships. O'Brien said, “Students understand upon entry into the program, that higher education is within their reach.” Before graduation, students are required to write an essay explaining why they should be awarded the scholarship. A panel comprised of staff, including a certified guidance counselor, reviews the essays taking into account grades, character, and financial need. This year's Farmington Bank scholarship was awarded to Kelsea Brasile, $1,000. Liberty Bank recently opened a branch in Plainville, and has pledged to support graduates with an annual contribution of $2,000 exclusively for scholarships. Kathy Aubry-Bergonzi, manager of the Plainville office, was present at the graduation ceremony to award Jennifer Druin and Lauren Militariu with Liberty Bank scholarships for $1,000 each. O'Brien said, 'The scholarship recipients were revealed during the graduation ceremony. Applause, joy, and pride consumed the auditorium, as we celebrated realized dreams and a supportive community.'
"I am very proud of these students who have accomplished much in the adult education program as evidenced by their success in achieving scholarships," said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kathleen Binkowski.
-Posted on June 21, 2011 at 01:53 PM
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