Academic Achievements

Bridgewater State University announces that Anne Smith of Mattapoisett, a senior in the Commonwealth Honors Program, is one of 36 undergraduates to receive the Adrian Tinsley Program Summer Research Grant. The grant is a $4,000 stipend sustaining 10 weeks of intensive research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. For her ATP grant, Smith will investigate the utility of young adult literature as gateway reads to canon texts in the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework by creating a unit plan that uses literature circles in the high school English classroom. The ATP grant is the first semester of Smith’s honors thesis for her bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education.

Bridgewater State University also announces that Smith received the following three scholarships: The Dr. Wallace L. Anderson Scholarship is presented to a junior in the humanities and creative arts who has an excellent academic record (GPA over 3.0) and who has shown evidence of artistic or literary ability or has demonstrated leadership in the academic major. The Professor Thomas M. and Anne M. Curley English Scholarship was established in 2001 to benefit a student who majors or minors in English and demonstrates excellence in English studies. The Class of 1953 Scholarship Fund in Memory of J. Leo Mulready benefits a full-time student enrolled in the College of Education and Allied Studies who demonstrates academic achievement (2.5 GPA or higher) and a desire to become a teacher. Smith was also named to the Dean’s List.

Mattapoisett, MA resident, Corey Singleton Visotski, has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the spring 2014 semester. Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899. Singleton Visotski is a 2014 graduate from James Madison University with a degree in Computer Info Systems – BBA. He has accepted a position with Fast Enterprises in St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents, Cindy and Joseph Visotski, along with his family members, are all extremely proud of his accomplishments.

Claire Martin, daughter of Beth and Louis Martin of Mattapoisett, graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude degree in Media Studies and Digital Arts at the college’s 107th commencement exercises held on the college campus May 11. Claire was also named to the spring 2014 Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College.

Gabrielle Kondracki of Mattapoisett, daughter of MaryAnne and Michael Kondracki of Mattapoisett was named to the spring 2014 Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College.

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