WESTFORD — Kaleigh Walsh and Danielle Watman, both Chelmsford residents, served as the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Nashoba Valley Technical High School Class of 2020.
The two were also selected as Nashoba Tech’s honorees at the Merrimack Valley Superintendents Association Award.
Kaleigh Walsh graduated from the Engineering Technology program as well as from Middlesex Community College with an Associate Degree through Nashoba Tech’s Dual Enrollment program. At MCC, she created her own course of studies because she is interested in environmental engineering, a major that MCC does not offer.
At Nashoba Tech, Kaleigh was an honor-roll student, and a member of the Digital Media Club and Robotics Club. She has competed in SkillsUSA and won a bronze medal last spring in the State Conference. Kaleigh qualified to receive the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship, which provides free tuition for four years to any Massachusetts public college or university.
At Nashoba Tech’s virtual Senior Night awards ceremony, Kaleigh received the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Certificate of Academic Excellence, the President’s Award for Academic Excellence, the Chelmsford Commission on Disabilities Scholarship, a DCU Scholarship and a Friends of Nashoba Scholarship.
She will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she has been accepted and has been offered a scholarship worth $28,000. She was also accepted to the University of Vermont and the University of New Hampshire and is also interested in Northeastern University.
Danielle Watman, daughter of Ronald and Azlin Watman, graduated from the Programming and Web Development program. She was a high-honors student and a member of the school’s Outdoors, Digital Media and Culinary clubs.
At Nashoba Tech’s virtual Senior Night awards ceremony, Danielle received the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Certificate of Academic Excellence, the Academic Excellence Award for Mathematics, the Academic Excellence Award for Physical Education, the Technical Proficiency Award for Programming & Web Development, the Presidential Certificate of Merit, the President’s Award for Academic Excellence and a DCU Scholarship.
Danielle plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall to study Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence.