4 score at Nashoba Tech: Fifield, Rand, Tang, Farah
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WESTFORD — Mya Fifield of Chelmsford and Benjamin Rand of Shirley are October’s Students of the Month at Nashoba Valley Technical High School.

Mya FifieldCOURTESY NASHOBA TECH

Mya Fifield, daughter of Brady and Valerie Bennett, is a sophomore in a nontraditional technical program, Automotive Technology. She is an honor-roll student who competes for the basketball and spring track teams. She said she chose Auto Tech because it will provide a good future for her. She plans to attend college after graduation to solidify her skills.

Mya was nominated by Fine Arts/Programming & Web Development Instructor Robin Monaco, who called her a “hidden gem” of the school. “Mya is one of the most reliable, trustworthy and hard-working students I have,” Monaco wrote. “We are working remotely, and when students are having issues, I can rely on Mya to help them out. She freely volunteers her time so that other students will not get behind, and works with them to resolve their issues. She is a great help to everyone — students and teachers alike.”

Benjamin RandCOURTESY NASHOBA TECH

Benjamin Rand, son of Brian and Susan Rand, is a sophomore in the Engineering Technology program. He is an honor-roll student who enjoys studying engineering because he would like one day to be a municipal engineer and design buildings.

Benjamin was nominated by English Instructor David DeSantis, who wrote: “Ben has consistently turned in exceptional work with exceptional effort all year. He was in my homeroom last year so I got to know him, and he was very polite and attentive. This year, it’s a pleasure to have him in class. He’s an absolutely tenacious academic rock-star in the virtual classroom. His strong work ethic and positive attitude will be great assets no matter what he does in the future.”

Anna Tang and Michael Farah, both seniors from Chelmsford, are October’s Athletes of the Month.

Anna TangCOURTESY NASHOBA TECH

Anna Tang, daughter of Mike and Meg Tang, is a senior who joined the golf team this year because her regular fall sport, volleyball (of which she was named captain), was not playing due to the pandemic. Coach Dave McCloskey wrote: “Anna has shown dedication and determination at the early practice sessions. I believe she is the first lady golfer to play in a match here at Nashoba Tech and has enjoyed her time playing golf.”

Anna was named Most Improved on the golf team and also plays softball. She is a high-honors student in the Health Assisting program, is a member of the Student Council, a freshman mentor, a student representative to the district School Committee and a Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association student ambassador. She hopes to attend college, then medical school to become a doctor.

Michael FarahCOURTESY NASHOBA TECH

Michael Farah, son of Michael Farah and Jessica Allen, was the top golfer for the Vikings this fall. Coach Dave McCloskey said of the senior, “He consistently is our top point scorer and has been our most reliable golfer. He has taken up golf this season because the other fall sports were not running. He shows an enthusiastic interest in improving his game and has played extra on weekends to get better.”

Michael was named MVP of the team. He also plays basketball and baseball for the Vikings and enjoys BMX. He is in the Plumbing & Heating program and hopes one day to own a plumbing company.