North Adams: McCann names top scholars

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NORTH ADAMS — Justin Kratz, principal of McCann Technical School, announces Vanessa Harrington as valedictorian and Emma Carpenter as salutatorian for the graduating Class of 2020.

Harrington, daughter of Tara Harrington, is in the Information Technology program. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and ranks first in her class with a 4.26 grade point average.

Harrington's many extracurricular activities include National Honor Society, Yearbook and Prom committees, Dancecapade School of Dance, Lenox Sportsmen's Club Archery, and volunteering at the Christian Center.

She will be attending Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., majoring in biology with the goal of working as a neonatologist.

Carpenter, daughter of Heather Carpenter and Chad Carpenter, is a senior 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.

Carpenter will be attending Westfield State University majoring in psychology with the future goal of working in forensic psychology.

Both students will graduate with high honors at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. Graduation will take place on the football field. Rain date is Aug. 6.

Graduates are allowed only four guests and those guests must be registered to attend. There will be no standing room. Information: mccanntech.org.

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