First Literacy celebrates 43 new adult scholars at Faneuil Hall ceremony
On August 16 the Office of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu hosted the 2023 First Literacy Scholarship Ceremony at The Great Hall in Boston. The ceremony celebrated the 43 adult learners who were awarded First Literacy Scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year.
August 18, 2023 – The Great Hall filled with applause when Lilian Thimotti announced she works as a nurse, despite the long and difficult journey she faced to get her college degree. “Motivation made me believe that what was impossible for me was possible. And today, I am exactly where I planned to be,” Thimotti said, addressing students, families, and friends seated before her in the famed venue at Faneuil Hall.
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