HATHORNE — Essex Tech is pleased to announce its Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian, and speakers for its graduation ceremony next month.
- Valedictorian Molly McDonald is an Environmental Technology student from Swampscott. McDonald plans on attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., where she will major in Engineering and minor in Environmental Science. She will also play varsity lacrosse and serve in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.
- Salutatorian Helen Clark, a student in Biotechnology and also lives in Swampscott. Ellie plans on attending Salisbury University, where she will major in Biology.
State Sen. Joan Lovely, a distinguished alumnus from Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute, will deliver the school’s seventh Commencement Address. Sen. Lovely represents the 2nd Essex District. She also delivered the Commencement Address for North Shore Technical High School’s Class of 2011.
Two Essex Tech students also will speak.
Kevin Rush, an Advanced Manufacturing student from Salem, is the winner of the Massachusetts Vocational Association Outstanding Vocational Student Award. Kevin will be attending the University of Rhode Island studying Mechanical Engineering in the Honors program in the fall.
The closing speaker at the graduation ceremony will be Class President Tyler Geary, a student in Carpentry from Salem who plans on attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study Civil Engineering..
Essex Tech graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 4, at 6 p.m., with a rain date of Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Attendance is by invitation only.