First Literacy scholarship winners celebrated at Faneuil Hall

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After the scholarships were handed out, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu (second left from podium) posed with the group. Also pictured are board chair Jim Nolan (far right) and program director Bryan McCormick (partially hidden). PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF

On August 18 Boston Mayor Michelle Wu hosted the 2022 First Literacy Scholarship Ceremony at the Great Hall in Boston. The ceremony celebrated the 33 adult learners who were awarded First Literacy Scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year.

August 19, 2022 – Flanked by busts and portraits of great American scholars and orators, Kherrina Francis took the stage at Faneuil Hall and offered her own inspiring words of encouragement to her fellow students. “We all have that finish line we must get to,” she said to her peers, many of whom sat with spouses and children. “Our achievements began with a dream – and those dreams can become reality, when we possess the willingness to work hard and the desire for excellence.” Francis was one of 33 recipients of a $1,500 scholarship from First Literacy, a Boston-based adult education program, honored Thursday during a ceremony held for the first time in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall …

Read the full article written by Globe Correspondent Camilo Fonseca.

Learn more about the 2022-2023 scholarship recipients.

August 25, 2022

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