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NASHOBA TECH'S MACLEAN EARNS AWARD AS TOP POST-GRADUATE STUDENT IN THE STATE
NASHOBA TECH'S MACLEAN EARNS AWARD AS TOP POST-GRADUATE STUDENT IN THE STATE
Posted on 03/09/2016
 NASHOBA TECH'S MACLEAN EARNS AWARD AS TOP POST-GRADUATE STUDENT IN THE STATEMVA Postgrad Maclean
Emerald MacLean of Littleton, a post-graduate student at Nashoba Tech, is the Massachusetts Vocational Association’s Post Secondary Student of the Year.

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Emerald MacLean of Littleton, the Massachusetts Vocational Association’s Post Secondary Student of the Year, styles the hair of Nashoba Tech student Makaela Vertigans, a junior from Pepperell, in Nashoba Tech’s in-school salon, Cosmo Cuts.

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Donna McMahon, left, Cosmetology teacher at Nashoba Tech, celebrates with Emerald MacLean, a Cosmetology postgraduate student who received the Massachusetts Vocational Association's Post-Secondary Student of the Year Award at an event in Sturbridge.

WESTFORD — Emerald MacLean, a post-graduate student at Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School from Littleton, has been named the Massachusetts Vocational Association’s Post Secondary Student of the Year. Every year, each vocational-technical school in Massachusetts can nominate a post-graduate student for the MVA’s Post Secondary Award. MacLean is this year’s nominee from Nashoba Tech, and she was selected as the state’s top post-secondary student.

MacLean is a 2015 graduate of Littleton High School who is interested 
in a career in cosmetology. After graduating from high school, she was looking for a way to earn her certificate and heard of Nashoba Tech’s successful Post-Graduate program, which is free for students within the school’s district.

“I always wanted to go to cosmetology school,” said MacLean, 19. “One of my mom’s friends told me about the program at Nashoba Tech, so I decided to go for it.” MacLean started in the Cosmetology program at Nashoba Tech in September 2015 and attends school every day. She has earned hands-on experience in Nashoba Tech’s in-school salon, Cosmo Cuts. “I love it,” she said. “I get a lot of one-one-one training, and it’s
been a great experience.”

She will receive her cosmetology certificate in May. From there, she plans to work at the salon her mother owns in Acton, Sean Nicole Salon.

MacLean praised Nashoba Tech’s Cosmetology instructors, Donna McMahon and Sheriley Farrand. “They’re such great teachers,” she said. MVA’s Post Secondary Award is based on a post-graduate student’s commitment to post-secondary vocational-technical education; success in vocational-technical clinical affiliations; success in academic
components of the technical program; evidence of good personal character and leadership; and involvement in school and community activities.

Nashoba Tech’s district includes Ayer, Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford. Nashoba Tech accepts post-graduate students in all 18 of its technical programs. For more information on Nashoba Tech’s Postgraduate program, call Kyla Callahan, Director of Guidance and Admissions, at 978-692-4711, ext. 1122.