THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 14, 2019 Page 7 Pioneer Charter School of Science graduates 37 from Everett campus T he Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) in Everett celebrated the school’s graduating class on June 6 in a ceremony at Faneuil Hall. Of the 37 seniors graduating, 100 percent of the students who applied received acceptance letters to college. The PCSS students were accepted into prestigious colleges and universities across the country, including Brown University, Tufts University and Boston University. This year’s graduating class earned a total of $2,847,588 in scholarships. Seyda Kilic of Melrose was this year’s valedictorian and achieved the highest GPA in the school’s history, and Gessy Leila Paul of Everett was the salutatorian. “We are proud of all of our graduates, who worked hard to make it to this stage,” said PCSS Executive Director Barish Icin. “We are excited to see what future they carve out for themselves as they take their next steps to college and beyond.” Greenfield Community ColThe 37 graduates from the Everett campus of the Pioneer Charter School of Science (Courtesy Photo) lege President Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernández delivered an inspirational commencement address. During her career, Salomon-Fernandez has served as President of Cumberland County College and Interim President of City’s Chapter 90 allocation at an eight-year low By Christopher Roberson or the upcoming fiscal year, Everett will be entitled to $636,592 in Chapter 90 funding to maintain its roadways. In addition to being $9,311 less than last year’s amount, the new figure is the lowest appropriation since 2011. “Every dollar counts when the F city of Everett has 150 lane miles to maintain,” said Gregory St. Louis, executive director of Public Works & Engineering. “Last year, the state issued an additional $40 million above the typical $200 million, of which Everett received $129,000 in additional dollars.” St. Louis said he would also like to see a $100 million increase in the state’s overall Chapter 90 package. “With 351 municipalities splitting the $200 million authorization, cities and towns continue to advocate for the state to increase the financial commitment as these assets continue to depreciate faster than they can be improved,” he said. “Chapter 90 funding is the lifeblood of most capital improvement programs. We will continue to advocate for a $300 million multiyear commitment from the state.” St. Louis said those funds should be available every year on April 1 so that Public Works crews can take advantage of the full construction season. In the meantime, he said, the city uses a number of “pavement preserCHAPTER | SEE PAGE 11 Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 61 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roof • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com •Roo ng Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! MassBay Community College. Salomon-Fernández has also held research, management and executive positions at private, selective and public research institutions as well as open access community colleges. She spent a decade teaching as an adjunct professor at various colleges, including Boston College, Salem State University and Cambridge College. The school’s curriculum focuses on developing strong math J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. Spring! and science skills, and many of the graduates plan to pursue careers in those fields. The students must pass five math and five science classes in order to graduate. Students must also complete 40 hours of community service. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping

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