WESTFORD — Nykol Fischer and Brian McCall, both students in the TV & Media Production/Theatre Arts program at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, have been selected as February’s Students of the Month.
Nykol Fischer of Townsend, daughter of Timothy and Rebecca Fischer, is a sophomore who is very active in the Viking Theatre Company. She was slated to play the lead female role in the planned spring production of “Space Princess Wars” and was involved in the production of two other plays this year — “Elf” in December and “Challenger: To Touch the Face of God” in the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild competition.
Nykol also performs with the Stratton Players of Fitchburg and at the Theatre at the Mount at Mount Wachusett Community College. She plans to attend college to study Performing Arts with a minor in Education, then hopes to perform professionally.
Brian McCall of Pepperell, son of Stephen and Lisa McCall, is a junior who is very active in the Viking Theatre Company and won a Technical Excellence in Acting Award from the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild for his role in “Challenger: To Touch the Face of God.” That followed an acting award in last year’s METG performance.
Brian is an honor-roll student and received a gold medal in Audio-Radio Production at the State SkillsUSA Conference, earning a spot at the National Conference, where he won bronze. He was slated to play the male lead role in the planned spring production of “Space Princess Wars.” He plans to attend college after graduation to pursue a career in acting and directing.
Euler, Fraser are Athletes of the Month
Pamela Euler of Lowell and Donald Fraser, both seniors, are Nashoba Tech’s Athletes of the Month.
Pamela Euler of Lowell is captain of the cheerleading squad that made it to the North Regional Championship this past winter season. She is a consistent honor-roll student and a freshman mentor, selected by staff to help incoming students adjust to high school.
As a student in the Veterinary Assisting program, Pamela was one of several seniors who helped collect pet supplies last fall, through the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Nevins Farm, for residents that were displaced in the Merrimack Valley gas explosions of 2018. She has also been inducted into the National Honor Society.
Donald Fraser, son of Donald Fraser Jr. and Jean Fraser of Chelmsford, became the first wrestler in Nsahoba Tech history both to qualify for the New England Championships and to win a match there in the 195-pound weight class. He also recorded his 100th mat victory this season. He also plays center/linebacker for the football team and catcher/pitcher for the baseball team.
DJ was selected as Nashoba Tech’s nominee for the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators’ Top Vocational Student award. He is an honor-roll student who has been inducted into both the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. He is a student representative to the School Committee and a member of the Student Council. He is also a Freshman Mentor, helping younger students acclimate themselves to Nashoba Tech.