ASD's Amy Bewley Receives the NH Scholars Champion Award

ASD's Amy Bewley Receives the NH Scholars Champion Award
Posted on 12/05/2019
NH Scholars Award

NASHUA — The Academy for Science and Design Charter School (ASD), the state's top-performing public school and largest STEM-specialty school serving students in grades 6-12 announces that the New Hampshire Scholars program recently honored Amy Bewley, Coordinator of Marketing and Communications at the Academy for Science and Design (ASD), with its NH Scholars Champion Award. The award is in recognition of her leadership in workforce and career development for many years with students at ASD. Bewley has worked closely with the business community building partnerships and opportunities for her students to receive hands-on training and internship positions which have allowed her students to grow and succeed in their chosen careers.

Jenn Cava, Director of ASD states, "Not only does Amy seek opportunities for our students to have experiences with industry partners outside of the building, but she also finds many ways of bringing leaders from business and community organizations into the school to interact with students." Cava continued "It is common to walk past her office and see her meeting with a student to conduct a mock interview, going over a student's letter to a potential mentor and offering helpful suggestions for improvement, and providing students with the support they need to develop eye-catching resumes that will help them to truly represent the talents and skills that they could bring to a potential internship. All of these things take time, for which Amy always makes available, regardless of the thousands of other things on her plate. Students who head off to college often take a moment to send Amy thank you notes, as sometimes it isn't until they have time to reflect on how instrumental Amy was to their success that she is ever even recognized for the time and effort she puts into this important work."

In a letter Senator Maggie Hassan wrote, "Your work serving students at the Academy for Science and Design as they navigate entering the workforce and your dedication to their future success is inspiring."

NH Scholars currently oversees more than 400 business volunteers who actively give their time to help public high schools in New Hampshire, through job shadowing, internships and mentoring. New Hampshire Scholars is coordinated through a partnership between the New Hampshire College and University Council, Campus Compact for New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Department of Education. New Hampshire Scholars is part of the National State Scholars Initiative Network.

Serving as both a public, open-enrollment middle/high school with a STEM-specialty focus, the success of the Academy for Science and Design is based on its commitment to engage a diversity of student learners at both of these levels through an exemplary structure for broadening student access to STEM-focused learning opportunities.  Accordingly, ASD’s program design is focused on providing early exposure to opportunities in STEM that younger students may be unaware of, and then encouraging and supporting those students as they pursue a highly personalized pathway to a specialized STEM field in high school. More information can be found on ASD’s website at, or email Marketing and Communications Coordinator [email protected] For more information about NH Scholars, please visit

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