The staff and students at the Donald McKay School in East Boston were finalists last year for the prestigious EdVestors Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize, but they fell short.

Donald McKay School Principal Jordan Weymer and the McKay’s Director Michael Munroe immediately jump up, fists pumping in the air, and make their way to the stage to accept the prestigious Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize.

“We were one of the top three finalists last year,” said McKay Principal Jordan Weymer. “When we got chosen again to participate this year we were like, “Nah, we going to pass”. It’s such a grueling process but we came around. We had a great team of teachers that put together the school’s narrative and the application. We really changed the narrative from last year and wanted to tell our story and successes through the eyes of our students, teachers and families.”

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