WESTFORD -- Sara Perry, of Shirley, and Zachary Connell, of Ayer, have been named December's Athletes of the Month at Nashoba Valley Technical High School. Perry, daughter of Mark and Sue Hilberg, is a senior guard/forward for the girls' basketball team. She has also competed for
the soccer and cheerleading teams in the past. Perry is in the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program. She hopes to attend Mount Wachusett Community College to study either Nursing Assistant or Psychology. Connell, son of Michael and Phyllis Connell, is a junior guard on the boys basketball team. He also plays football for the Vikings. Connell is a Kick-Off Mentor, helping incoming freshmen acclimate themselves to Nashoba Tech. Connell is enrolled in the Electrical Technology program.