WESTFORD — Nashoba Valley Technical High School has announced its students and athletes of the month for October.
Students of the Month
Students of the Month are selected based on the school’s “Portrait of a Graduate” attributes: Resourceful, Responsible, Resilient, Respectful and Ready.
Catarina Silva, of Pepperell, daughter of Jose Dasilva and Maria Silva, is a junior in the Veterinary Assisting program. She is an honor-roll student who hopes to attend college after graduation and work in the veterinary field.
Catarina was nominated by English instructor Angela D’Allesandro for being ready and resourceful.
“Not only is she a polite, well-behaved young lady, but she is a diligent worker and is helpful to others. She displayed such help when there was a recent visit to the school by a Portuguese-speaking family who were having trouble understanding and Cathy translated for them. This is an example of excellent citizenship and readiness that NT promotes in its students.”
Gilberto Figueroa, of Chelmsford, son of Gilberto Figueroa and Keleigh Silva, is a junior in the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program. He is an honor-roll student and hopes to become either a preschool teacher or a police officer.
Gilberto was nominated by Superintendent Denise Pigeon, who wrote that she observed Gilberto displaying several of the Portrait of a Graduate attributes in the cafeteria.
“Gilberto was escorting another student through the cafeteria serving line and teaching the student how to navigate getting a school lunch,” Pigeon wrote. “His kind actions really stood out to me as a great example of the Portrait of a Graduate. He went above and beyond to ensure a student received their lunch and was comfortable navigating the cafeteria serving area. He was respectful, responsible and resourceful.”
Athletes of the Month
Julia Chamberlain, of Chelmsford, daughter of Michael and Jennifer Chamberlain, is a senior captain and four-year member of the cross-country team. She has also competed for the basketball and spring track teams. She is a high-honors student in the Health Assisting program, has been inducted into both the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society, and is a freshman mentor.
Julia was nominated by cross-country coach Bruce Sullivan, who noted that she has been the top finisher in most of the team’s meets this fall.
Samuel Hesketh, of Westford, son of David Hesketh and Shannon McGrath, is a cross-country runner and a CAC All-Star who placed seventh in the league meet. He is a high-honors student in the Carpentry program.
Sam is excited about the team. “We have a young team this year, and I know we’re going to be good next year with this good freshman-sophomore crew,” he said.
Sam was nominated by cross-country coach Bruce Sullivan, who said he is a leader during practices and meets.