WESTFORD — Rebeka LaRosae of Pepperell and Nicholas Anderson of Chelmsford have been selected as Nashoba Tech's February Students of the Month.
Rebeka LaRosae, daughter of Keith and Nicole LaRosae, is a senior in the Cosmetology program. She is an honor-roll student and has been inducted into both the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. She is a Kick-Off Mentor, helping incoming freshmen adjust to high school, and she played soccer for the Vikings. Rebeka hopes to attend either the University of Massachusetts Lowell or Framingham State University to major in Criminology and minor in Forensic Science.
She was nominated by two staff members. English Instructor Bruce Sullivan wrote: “Rebeka is an outstanding student who excels in Advanced Placement English. She is an accomplished writer and is already performing at the college level. I know that she is valued in her technical area, Cosmetology, for her leadership and skill, and she is very involved in our school community and athletics.” Also, Cosmetology Instructor Donna McMahon wrote: “Rebeka is a pleasure to have in Cosmetology. She comes into class every morning with a smile on her face and a great attitude. She gets right to work and is always ready for the next task. In addition to her great attitude and hard work ethic, she is also kind to her classmates.”
Nicholas Anderson, son of Larry and Fran Anderson, is a senior in the Health Assisting program. He is an honor-roll student, a cheerleader and a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions. He has also run cross-country for the Vikings. Nicholas recently achieved the level of Eagle Scout, and his Eagle project was to build a patio for the school’s new athletic complex where visitors can enjoy a snack at the concession stand while attending a game. He planned, budgeted and helped build the patio. He is currently taking classes to become an EMT, and he plans to continue on and become a paramedic, then work as a firefighter.
Nicholas was nominated by Health Assisting Instructor Vicki Poulin, who wrote: “Nick just received his Eagle Scout, and he is the perfect student for this honor as he models wonderful citizenship, character development and personal fitness. He is on the NVTHS cheerleading team and in EMT training all while earning high grades in Health Assisting and academics.”