NORTH ADAMS -- Justin Kratz, principal of McCann Technical School, has named Marinna Burzimati, daughter of Frank Burzimati and Ann Kozik, as valedictorian, and Michael Gancarz, son of Michael and Laurie Gancarz, as salutatorian for the graduating class of 2013.
Burzimati is a senior in the Culinary Arts Program. She is a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence, and an active member and chapter historian of SkillsUSA.
Burzimati has been awarded numerous undergraduate awards and is a member of the National Honor Society and McCann Book Club. She has participated in many volunteer activities including Meals on Wheels, SkillsUSA Adopt a Family, and assisted with the McCann Tech Book Fair.
Burzimati will attend Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the fall, majoring in psychology.
Gancarz, a senior in the Machine Technology program, is the recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and numerous undergraduate awards. He is an active member of SkillsUSA earning gold and silver medals at the School and District competitions in Automated Manufacturing Technology.
Gancarz is also a member of the National Honor Society, and has been an officer in SkillsUSA for the past two years. He will be attending Westfield State University in the fall, majoring in criminal justice.
Both students will graduate from McCann Technical School with high honors on today, June 5. Graduation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. at the MCLA Amsler Campus Center.