The following Jamaica Plain individuals, businesses and organizations have received recognition.

The Dimock Center received a $75,000 grant from Mass Housing for the Askia Academy at Dimock.

Boston Latin School has been named one of America’s best high schools by U.S. News & World Report.

Michael Arroyo has been selected as a Posse Scholar at Hamilton College. Out of 1350 applicants, he was one of ten to receive the $140,000 full-tuition scholarship.

Laura Toni Holsinger and Jessye Joyce and their Little Sisters, Antoinette and Genasia celebrated their one year anniversaries.

Max Ricci was named to the all-league team by coaches in the Independent School League, and MaxPreps selected him as their Player of the Year. Ricci, along with his Lawrence Academy teammates, had an undefeated football season this Fall.

Kecia Gifford Lifton was named “Woman of the Year” in Architecture and Construction by the National Association of Professional & Executive Women.

Alex Mundo achieved high honor roll grades at Weston High School.

“Skin and Bone,” from Milk and Cookie Productions, won “Best Comedy Drama Over 30 Minutes” at COMMFFEST (Global) Community Film Festival in Toronto.

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