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McCann Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for 2019

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Emma Marino has been named this year's valedictorian and Megan Goyette the salutatorian for the McCann Technical School class of 2019, in an announcement by Principal Justin Kratz.
 
Marino, daughter of Joy Marino and Eric Marino is a senior in the Business Technology Program. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence,
the Rensselaer (N.Y.) Polytechnic Institute Medal and the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and ranks first in her class with a 4.28 grade-point average.
 
Her rigorous course of study includes three years of Project Lead the Way courses that are above and beyond the required course load, as well AP Calculus and AP English, two summer college courses and is a member of the National Honor Society. Marino also is involved in many extracurricular activities including Business Professionals of America, School Council, Ambassador leader, Youth Advisory board, competitive dancing, varsity soccer, varsity basketball, junior varsity softball as well as her generous volunteer work.
 
Her many accomplishments include being nominated for Girls State in 2018 as well as being the recipient of numerous awards in Business Technology, SkillsUSA and Business Professionals of America. She will be attending Assumption College majoring in pre-law.
 
Goyette, daughter of Rebecca and Andrew Goyette, is a senior in the electricity program. She is a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and ranks second in her class with a 4.23 GPA. She is four-year varsity softball athlete, president of the school's National Honor Society chapter, vice president of the SkillsUSA Chapter, and a member of the Electricity Advisory Board. She also is a junior member of the board of PopCares Junior and is actively involved in fundraising for the cancer support group and for Meals on Wheels. 
 
She will be attending Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., in the fall to major in nursing.
 
Both students will graduate with high honors on Wednesday, June 5, during ceremonies at the Amsler Campus Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. 

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MCLA Women Win Home Opener

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- MCLA's Hannah Mazzeo recorded a double double of 13 points and 15 rebounds as the Trailblazer women's basketball team held off a charging Cobleskill team 53-52 Wednesday in non conference action.
 
Neither team could muster up much offense in the opening half of play, but MCLA held a slim 23-22 halftime advantage. MCLA (1-1) increased the margin to 41-36 after three quarters of play as Emily Burke canned a three and DiAsia Smith converted a layup at the horn.
 
The fourth quarter quickly saw Cobleskill (1-1) rally behind Anna Post.  She scored 10 straight points for the Tigers to take the lead at 47-46 with 6:22 left to play. MCLA would regain the lead quickly on a pair of Kylah Langston free throws. After the MCLA defense held Cobleskill without a point for the next five minutes, they would increase the lead to 53-47 with just 53 seconds left to play. After a Cobleskill timeout, Nylasia Sutton drilled a triple to slice the margin to 53-50.  
 
MCLA missed a pair of free throws giving Cobleskill a chance and when Sutton drove the lane and converted, it was just 53-53 in favor of MCLA with under 35 seconds to play. The Trailblazers held possession but missed a pair of shots giving the ball back to Cobleskill. The Fighting Tigers had a few chances late, but could not get off a quality shot and MCLA held on for the win.
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