|McCann Tech Names Top Students for Graduation 2017|
|04:10PM / Wednesday, June 07, 2017|
|McCann Technical School has named William Andrew Peter Kipp and William David Galipeau as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School has named William Andrew Peter Kipp and William David Galipeau as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, as announced by Principal Justin Kratz.
Both students will graduate from McCann with high honors on Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Amsler Campus Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Kipp, son of Aaron and Wendy Kipp, is a senior in the Machine Technology Program. He is a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence. He is a member of the pre-engineering program, Project Lead The Way, the National Honor Society and the Robotics Team, and chapter co-vice president of SkillsUSA
He has been enrolled in Advanced Placement courses in English, calculus and physics and has been awarded numerous undergraduate awards of academic and technical excellence, and earned several gold, silver and bronze medals in automated manufacturing technology, including a gold medal at the SkillsUSA state competition in April. He willl be competing at the National level in Louisville, Ky., in June.
Kipp is a firefighter and emergency medical responder with the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department, a committee member of the Cruisin' for a Cure car show, was president of Village Ambulance Explorer Post 911 in 2016, and was a CNC (computer numerical control) technician at Marland Mold in 2016. He was published in Smoke Showin' for his firsthand account of a junior fire academy in West Virginia, and is a rental supervisor at Jiminy Peak Ski Resort.
In the fall, he will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he will minor in communications and major in biomedical engineering and biochemistry for his pre-med program with the future goal of attending medical school.
Galipeau, son of David Galipeau and Susan Galipeau, is a senior in the Computer Assisted Design program, and is a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal. He has received undergraduate awards for Excellence in Computer Assisted Design as well as bronze and silver medals in automated manufacturing technology at the SkillsUSA District competitions.
He is a member of the pre-engineering program and Project Lead The Way and was enrolled in AP English and calculus courses. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National Youth Leadership Council, Massachusetts Project 351, Business Professionals of America, varsity basketball and cross country. He is currently employed as a draftsman at Cord Master Engineering.
Galipeau will be attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the fall, majoring in mechanical engineering.