Students of Bartlett School in Haverhill Win Award From Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

Bartlett School and Assessment Center (Jay Saulnier file photograph for WHAV News.)

Some students at the Bartlett School and Assessment Center were instrumental in helping their school receive a $500 grant from an organization affiliated with a well-known Boston area sports figure.

The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, named for the son of the renowned NFL quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner, presents awards to groups and individuals who make a difference in the lives of people living with autism. Haverhill School Committee member Richard J. Rosa explained how the school got the Dougie Award.

“The Dougie Award honors people who help people with autism live life to the fullest and at the Bartlett School, the students there applied for a grant with the help of their teacher, Amanda Robinson, and they were awarded a Dougie Award and the school got a $500 grant,” he said.

Tim Archer, Health Plan CEO of United Healthcare Commercial, made the presentation.

“This award recipient is a collective group. These young adults are students. So, congratulations to the students of the Bartlett School in Haverhill, Massachusetts for winning a Dougie Award for their school.”

One student who helped earn the grant expressed her gratitude.

“My name is Samantha Sanford and I am from Haverhill, Massachusetts. It feels really great to win $500 for our school. Thank you very much.”

Bartlett School Principal Kenneth McDowell told the School Committee it was the students that made the grant possible, making their teachers aware of the contest and making and submitting videos to the Flutie Foundation.

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