First Literacy celebrates 43 new adult scholars at Faneuil Hall ceremony

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The scholars gather for a group photo after the ceremony held in The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall. PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF

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.

Read the full article written by Globe Correspondent Maeve Lawler.

Learn more about the 2023-2024 scholarship recipients.

Photo Credit: Greg Ciccarelli

August 21, 2023

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