I was honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to attend and speak at last week’s Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School ground breaking ceremony. The school, which is a merger of the Essex Agricultural High School and the North Shore Technical High School, will feature a new state-of-the-art school building that is expected to be completed for the start of the 2014 school year.
Due to the schools’ popularity, there is an extensive wait-list and unfortunately there are many prospective students turned away. With the construction of the new school building, more students from across the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to study at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School.
The collaboration between state, local, and school officials has been exemplary, and without dedication and cooperation, the dream of a modern, unified school would never have come to fruition. I was joined by my colleague in the Senate, Senator Fred Berry, and Representative Theodore Speliotis at the ceremony. Also in attendance were Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray; Treasurer Steve Grossman; Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, John McCarthy; and many local officials.
Posted here is a video of me speaking at Wednesday’s ceremony taken by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.