Sixteen Shawsheen Valley Technical High School students from Wilmington were recently awarded John and Abigail Adams scholarships, which grant tuition waivers at Massachusetts universities to seniors who are among the top scorers on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam. In all, 88 Shawsheen students received scholarships, which were awarded by the state Department of Education. The Wilmington students were: Brianna Anderson, Amelia Arbeely, Jason Baldwin, Nicholas Brown, Jillian Davidson, Thomas Feindel, Justyce Galoway-MacCormack, Brandon Gentile, James Gibb, Michaela Herra, Sarah McSheehy, Scott Mellen, Zachary Patz, Tyler Peters, Nicole Rose, and Zachary Tingdahl. Recipients of the scholarships scored in the advanced category in either the mathematics or English language arts portion of the MCAS test, and proficient or advanced in the second subject. The students also have a combined MCAS score on those two sections that ranks in the top 25 percent in their school district.