Monday, June 04, 2007

Antionetta Kelly wins first Payzant Prize

Antionetta Kelly, a senior at Fenway High School, has won the inaugural Thomas W. Payzant Public Service in Education Prize, created in honor of the former BPS Superintendent. Antionetta, a resident of Roslindale, will receive a $2,000 scholarship toward her tuition at Smith College next year. The selection committee cited Antionetta's participation in her school's efforts two years ago to prevent the deportation of Obain Attouman, a teacher at Fenway High School. Antionetta and several classmates traveled to Washington, D.C., where they successfully lobbied on Capitol Hill to allow Mr. Attouman to remain in the United States. Picture here, Antionetta (center) receives the prize at the Valedictorians Luncheon from School Committee member Michele Brooks (left) and Dr. Payzant (right).

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