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Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
One More Round: BART Holds Its 9th Annual Fundraising Trivia Competition
Amy Krzanik reports from Adams. All of Northern Berkshire County’s biggest brains were at BART Charter Public School on Saturday, April 9 for the annual “Get BART Smart” trivia night. Now in its 9th year, the school’s largest annual fundraising event supports its college preparatory program. And it must be working, because, to date, 100% of BART graduates have been accepted into college prior to graduation, and, last year, US News & World Report ranked BART the 7th best high school in the entire state. Teams of supporters toured the school, including its new makerspace, gymnasium and backstage area, while competing in the categories of STEAM, BARThropology, SAT, and general quizziness. A double tie-breaker was held at the end of the evening to crown the winning team. Shown left, North Adams city councilor and BART’s college readiness coordinator Kate Merrigan, BART’s executive director Julia Bowen, whose broken leg didn’t slow her down one bit, and the school’s administrative assistant Amy Shapiro-Van Dusen.
The Solomon’s Furniture team, who made custom t-shirts for the occasion, won “Best Dressed.” Team members included Jim Solomon, Emily Maher, Joe Solomon, Michael Rolleigh and Syed Ashuar.
The Mezze Catering + Events menu received rave reviews from guests; Kevin Thomas, BJ Johnson, Julie Zhu, Karen Anderson, Chris Sink and BART co-founder Pam Johnson.