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McCann Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for Class of 2020

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Vanessa Harrington and Emma Carpenter have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the McCann Technical School graduating class of 2020, announced Principal Justin Kratz.
 
Harrington, daughter of Tara Harrington, was a student in the Information Technology Program. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence and the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and ranks first in her class with a 4.26 grade-point average. 
 
Her many extracurricular activities include National Honor Society, Yearbook and Prom committees, Dancecapade School of Dance, Lenox Sportsmans Club Archery, and volunteering at the Christian Center. 
 
Harrington will be attending Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., to study biology with the goal of working as a neonatologist.
 
Carpenter, daughter of Heather Carpenter and Chad Carpenter, was a student in the Computer Assisted Drafting Program. She is a recipient
of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and ranks second in her class with a 4.22 GPA.
 
She will be attending Westfield State, majoring in psychology with the future goal of working in forensic psychology.
 
Both students will graduate with their classmates from McCann Technical School with high honors on Aug. 6, 2020.

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Plans presented to the Planning Board in 2018.
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