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Seven students earn final monthly honors of year at Nashoba Tech

Seven students earn final monthly honors of year at Nashoba Tech
Seven students earn final monthly honors of year at Nashoba Tech

WESTFORD — Seven students closed out the school year at Nashoba Valley Technical High School with monthly honors.

Damon Abetz

Damon Abetz of Littleton, son of Shawn and Wendy Abetz, is a Student of the Month after finishing his freshman year in the TV & Media Production/Theatre Arts program. He is a high-honors student who likes to work behind the scenes in Viking Theatre Club productions. He also films sporting events for the Vikings and has DJ’d events for Littleton Middle School.

Damon was nominated by TV & Media Production/Theatre Arts Instructor Eric Stevenson, who wrote: “Damon Abetz is an outs

tanding student. He has a passion for all things video. Damon has been determined to learn as much as he possibly can and use as many different types of cameras that he can manage to get his hands on. He is definitely a talented student whom you can always depend on.”

Shaun Driscoll

Shaun Driscoll of Westford, son of Shaun and Malvena Driscoll, finished his freshman year in style, being named a Student of the Month. He is an honor-roll student in the Plumbing & Heating program. He also competes for the football, basketball and spring track teams. He plans to enter the plumbing field after graduation.

Shaun was nominated by Guidance Counselor Jessica Lamond, who wrote: “I was able to meet Shaun when the track and field season started, and I was immediately impressed with how polite and kind he is. He is always willing to lend a hand to help out his team and the coaches. He brings positive and uplifting energy to the team and the Nashoba Tech school community.”

Max Fitzgerald

Max Fitzgerald of Chelmsford, son of Edward and Diane Fitzgerald, finished his junior year in the Programming & Web Development program with a Student of the Month recognition. He is a high-honors student and was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. He has been a member of the Outdoor Club and the Digital Media Club. He plans to enter the programming field, perhaps as a game designer.

Max was nominated by Chemistry Instructor Bryan Barzage, who wrote: “Max consistently advocates for his classmates. He always has all of his work completed, engages in class discussions and is a real pleasure to have as a student.”

Athletes of the Month

The final Nashoba Tech Athletes of the Month of the 2020-2021 school year are Matthew Collins, Anthony DeBenedictis, Lindsey Parise and Adley Philips.

Matthew Collins

Matthew Collins of Pepperell is a 2021 graduate who was nominated by spring track coach Bruce Sullivan, who wrote: “Matt is an outstanding leader, captain and athlete. Matt not only excels in his events, but his leadership ability has helped to create a culture of excellence. The boys track team owes much of its success to the captains and seniors like Matt Collins.”

Off the track, Matthew is an honor-roll student in the Engineering Technology program and was inducted into both the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society.

Anthony DeBenedictis

Anthony DeBenedictis of Chelmsford, son of James and Janie DeBenedictis, finished his sophomore year with a stellar wrestling season. He also plays football for the Vikings. He is an honor-roll student in the Plumbing & Heating program.

Coach Bill Corr wrote: “Anthony has taken his leadership role as captain of the wrestling team to the next level. He has shown the ability to learn quickly. Anthony is first to practice and makes sure the team is ready to go.”

Lindsey Parise

Lindsey Parise, a 2021 graduate from Townsend, was a star on the cheerleading squad for the Vikings and equally stellar in academics and in Health Assisting. Lindsey spent the final two years of high school as a student at Middlesex Community College, earning her Associate’s degree through Nashoba Tech’s Dual Enrollment program two weeks before graduating from high school.

At Senior Awards Night, in addition to being honored for her work at MCC, Lindsey received the President’s Award for Academy Excellence and the Bemis Associates Scholarship. She was also inducted into the National Technical Honor Society and was a freshman mentor.

Adley Philips

Adley Philips of Chelmsford, son of Dave and Erica Philips, is a freshman standout for the tennis team. He also plays basketball and football and runs cross-country. He is a high-honors student in the TV & Media Production/Theatre Arts program.

Tennis coaches Lynnsey Shaughnessy and Sayda Betsold wrote of Adley: “A strong player, Adley has been playing first singles this year for the Vikings. Adley is a polite and friendly team player who gives his all at every practice and in games. He demonstrates excellent sportsmanship on and off the court and is a leader among his teammates.”

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