HANOVER, N.H. (AP) – In a historic first, three graduating seniors share valedictorian honors at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, including two from Massachusetts.

Three students graduate Sunday with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. College spokeswoman Susan Knapp said the salutatorian just missed joining the group with a 3.99 average.

She identified the students as Nicholas Christman of Falmouth, Mass., Jean Ellen Cowgill of Lexington, Ky., and Margaret Fitchet of Etna, N.H. Daniel J.K. Mahoney of Brookline, Mass., is the salutatorian.

The three valedictorians will receive the Mina Warren Prize.

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