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The McCann Technical School postsecondary program graduates 21 students Monday night.
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The ceremony in the gym was for graduates in surgical technology, cosmetology and dental assisting.
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School Committee Chair Gary Rivers the graduates are 'battle-tested and battle-approved' because they stayed the course.
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McCann Postsecondary Graduates 'Battle Tested'

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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Superintendent James Brosnan tells the graduates to acknowledge those who helped them along the way. See more photos here. 
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann Postsecondary program graduated 21 students Monday night.
 
School Committee Chairman Gary Rivers addressed the graduates and told them they have already proven themselves.  
 
"You are battle-tested and battle-approved. You have stayed the course and successfully navigated the twists and turns that you have faced this year," he said. "It doesn't surprise me in the least that you are probably all sitting here this evening with a job ready to go as soon as you leave McCann." 
 
He told the graduates to value their life experiences.
 
"Remember experience is knowledge but knowledge is not experience, and I know you all have life experiences that will make you successful in your work or whatever path you follow," he concluded.
 
Superintendent James Brosnan welcomed the graduates and their families in his address and asked the graduates to acknowledge those who have helped them along the way. 
 
"The class of 2024, it is my honor to welcome you," he said. " …We are here to celebrate the class of 2024, and the hard work, and also the family and friends who supported you."
 
He asked the graduates to give a round of applause to friends and family in attendance.
 
Surgical Technology Graduates
 
Tessa Claire Zoito, North Adams:  Associates in Surgical Technology
 
Dental Assisting Graduates 
 
Ashley Marie Massey, Adams
 
Liliana Eve Pisano, North Adams
 
Blake Eric Smith, Lanesborough
 
Hayden E Therrien, North Adams
 
Katelyn Noelle Wojtaszek, Adams
 
Medical Assisting Graduates 
 
Laura Beth Corsi, North Adams
 
Cameron Violet Lutz, North Adams
 
April Marie Ureste, Pittsfield
 
Cosmetology Graduates 
 
Alyssa Nicole Baisley, Pittsfield
 
Michaela Jade Berry, Pittsfield
 
Malina Joy Foss, Pittsfield
 
Brianna Rose Goodrich, Pittsfield
 
Kaitlyn Hillebrand, Pittsfield
 
Maddison Houghtaling, North Adams
 
Emma Lynne Lear, North Adams
 
Jordan Elizabeth McDonald, North Adams
 
Tessa Neveah Thibert, Clarksburg
 
Jess Wiles, Adams
 
Ashlyn Wood, Dalton (absent from ceremony)
 
Nayeli Castaneda, Pittsfield
 
Skills USA Awards
 
State Competition, Dental Assisting
 
Gold: Blake Smith - Attending National Compition in Atlanta in June
Silver: Ashley Massey
 

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Blue Sox Hold Off SteepleCats in Ninth

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The North Adams SteepleCats scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but the Valley Blue Sox held on for a 7-5 win at Joe Wolfe Field in New England Collegiate Baseball League action on Friday.
 
Andrew Estrella went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double in an 11-hit attack for the visitors.
 
Darin Kuskie struck out four and allowed one run in five innings of work to earn the win on the mound.
 
For the SteepleCats, Monument Mountain graduate Jayder Raifstanger and Mount Greylock grad Derek Paris each doubled and drove in a run.
 
Taconic alum Sam Sherman went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs for North Adams.
 
And Pittsfield High grad Cam Sime was one of five pitchers for the SteepleCats.
 
North Adams (5-7) Sunday goes to Holyoke to play the Blue Sox.
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