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The Community Shows Its Smarts At The BART Trivia Fundraiser
Amy Krzanik reports from Adams. A combination of light drinking and heavy thinking occurred at the Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School (BART) on Saturday night, May 3 as the school held its 7th annual “Get BART Smart” team trivia fundraiser. The school’s atrium held a crowd of supporters as they snacked on food from Mezze Catering and refreshments provided by Spirited, and browsed silent auction items, which included signed Red Sox memorabilia, a private tour of the High Line in New York City, passes to Disney World and other items. Kate Drew Miller Photography took “class photos” in between the 20-minute rounds, which saw teams traveling between classrooms answering questions in the categories of citizenship, technology, SAT and pop culture. BART, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall, has a current enrollment of 320 students in grades 6-12 and boasts an amazing 100 percent college acceptance rate. Proceeds from the event go to fund the award-winning, tuition-free school’s academic programming. Shown above left: North Adams City Councilor Ben Lamb and BART’s Executive Director Julia Bowen.
Cindy Brown, Vice President of Academic Affairs at MCLA and a BART trustee, Maura Delaney, Liberal Arts Program Advisor at BCC, and Joan Mayes and Maureen Sullivan of Syracuse, NY; North Adams City Councilor Kate Merrigan with Christian Tenczar.
Teams show their stuff in one of the BART classrooms.