Building Upon Their Successes: Revere High School Seniors Raffa, Cravotta Receive ACE Scholarships

Two of Revere High’s most outstanding students, seniors Julianna Raffa and Nicholas Cravotta, received scholarships as the result of their excellent achievements in the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston.

The well-known, after-school ACE program is run by award-winning design and construction professionals with the goal of encouraging high school students to pursue careers in the architecture, construction, and engineering industries.

Both Raffa and Cravotta attended the program for the past two years. While the 2019-20 program was held at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, this academic year’s program was completely virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Supt. of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly congratulated the two Revere scholars on their impressive accomplishments.

“We are really happy for Julianna and Nick,” said Dr. Kelly. “Both of them went above and beyond to earn these well-deserved scholarships which I’m sure will help them along their future paths.  I’m sure they will both do great things and we hope they will return to Revere and help the next generation of learners along their paths.”

This year, the ACE program was grateful to have continued support from their sponsors, all of whom contributed to a scholarship for a student. The sponsored scholarship donors include Consigli Construction, Prellwitz Chilinski  Associates, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Superior Plumbing, ARUP, PIDC Construction and D.A. Bosworth Company. “In what has been such a challenging year for so many students and families, the exponential growth of the ACE program is nothing short of spectacular,” said Casey Williams, president of the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston. “We are beyond thankful for all our donors, sponsors, and partners for supporting us throughout the pandemic. This year, we were able to not only help more students on a financial level, but we have been able to connect with more students than ever before and teach them about these evolving industries.”

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