NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Justin Kratz, principal of McCann Technical School, has announces that Makenna Lindsey Arnold has been named valedictorian and Jessica Sue-Ann Lesure as salutatorian for the class of 2014.
Arnold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Arnold, is a senior in the Computer Assisted Drafting and Design Program. She is a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence. She has been awarded numerous Undergraduate Awards for Excellence in CAD and science, is a member of both the National Honor Society and SkillsUSA.
Over the past four years at McCann, she has set high standards for her performance. School officials said her excellent attitude toward learning will help her in her future endeavors at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the fall.
Lesure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lesure, is a senior in the Machine Technology Program and the recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. She was the first female student from McCann to become a Rensselaer (N.Y.) Polytechnic Institute medalist.
Among her many accomplishments, she has also earned Undergraduate Awards for Excellence in Honors precalculus and Honors history, is the chapter secretary of SkillsUSA and has earned bronze medals at the district and state levels of competition in Automated Manufacturing Technology and a bronze medal at the school level for Related Technical Math. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, is a member of the varsity cross country team and volunteered at the former North Adams Regional Hospital this past summer.
She also will be attending UMass-Amherst in the fall, majoring in pre-med.
Both students will graduate from McCann Technical School with high honors on Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
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