Left to right: State Rep. William C. Galvin, Adams Scholars Arianne Crossen and Michaela D’Angelico, both of Canton, and State Sen. Brian A. Joyce. Photo by Judy Bass.
By Judy Bass
Blue Hills Regional Technical School honored what Principal Jill Rossetti called some of its “best and brightest” recently at a ceremony recognizing the school’s 47 John and Abigail Adams Scholars from the Class of 2015.
Representing the school in addition to Rossetti were Superintendent James P. Quaglia, Blue Hills Regional District School Committee Chairman Aidan G. Maguire, Jr. of Canton, Dedham Representative to the Blue Hills Regional District School Committee Thomas R. Polito, Jr., and many other staff members. There was also a capacity audience made up of the students’ family members.
Legislators representing towns in the Blue Hills Regional District who were present included Sen. Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton), Sen. Michael F. Rush (D-West Roxbury), Rep. William C. Galvin (D-Canton), and Rep. Walter F. Timilty (D-Milton), who delivered the keynote address.
Supt. Quaglia cited the role played by parents, guardians, teachers, staff, and administrators in the students’ success, which he said was also “evidence of academic diligence on your part.”
Principal Rossetti said, “You are the best and brightest and we are proud of you.”
“The Adams Scholarship you have earned proves that you are clearly on your way to being ready to take on the rigors of college, the workplace, and our increasingly complex, competitive world,” said School Committee Chairman Maguire in his closing remarks. “That’s a significant achievement in itself.”
Rep. Timilty praised the students and Blue Hills enthusiastically, saying, “Our Adams Scholars will continue to raise the bar of excellence…you will be our great success stories of tomorrow.”
The ceremony went off flawlessly, thanks to the superb planning done by the Guidance Department, led by Lead Guidance Counselor Sarah Titus, who was Master of Ceremonies, assisted by Guidance Counselors John-Henry Davis and Emily Stempler.