SPENCER – The top-ranked senior at David Prouty High School was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.
James McNicol received the association’s Academic Excellence Award. The state association celebrates top students during the early portion of their senior year instead of at the usual spring award ceremony so that the distinguished honor can be included on college applications.
School Principal Nathaniel Malone noted that, “James has demonstrated exceptional academic achievements, leadership qualities, and a commitment to extracurricular activities.
As the top-ranked student at David Prouty High School, he consistently shows an unwavering commitment to academic excellence, actively seeking challenging courses and displaying a drive for success, Malone said.
James is vice president of the student council and president of the National Honor Society.
School Superintendent Paul Haughey credited James with having “quiet confidence and determination” which will prepare him “thoroughly for life after high school.”
James is also a member of the varsity soccer team and the varsity track team, Assistant Principal Sara Kinnas said, adding that he also dedicates a great deal of time to Boy Scouts where he earned the prestigious Eagle Scout rank.