Caden Adams of Chelmsford (pictured) and Amira White of Pepperell are February’s Students of the Month at Nashoba Tech, based on the school’s “Portrait of a Graduate” attributes: resourceful, responsible, resilient, respectful and ready.
Caden Adams, son of Scott and Robyn Adams, is a senior in the Culinary Arts program. He is an honors student and has been inducted into both the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. He is a freshman mentor and is competing in the SkillsUSA competition this year. He recently was named the student with the best knife skills at the National ProStart Invitational, the country’s premier competition for high-school students focused on restaurant management and culinary arts, held at Gillette Stadium.
Caden will soon earn standing as an Eagle Scout and works at a Groton restaurant through the school’s Cooperative Education program. He plans to attend the Culinary Institute of America to study Culinary and Business Management.
Caden was nominated by English teacher Bruce Sullivan, who wrote: “Caden has shown remarkable resilience and skills when it comes to literary analysis. He is able to find deeper meaning in poetry and prose, and write about it at a high college level. His senior research paper on how one would open a successful restaurant displays his resourcefulness and responsibility.”
Amira White, daughter of Albert White and Sherine Haughton-White, is a sophomore in the Programming & Web Development program. She is an honors student and a member of the Student Council and Art Club. She participates in SkillsUSA and hopes to qualify for Early College, a program that gives upperclassmen a chance to earn college credits while still in high school.
She plays tennis for the Vikings and volunteers at Lawrence Library in Pepperell.
Amira was nominated by Programming & Web Development instructor Chris Egan, who wrote: “Amira is one of the brightest students in Programming & Web. She always comes to class prepared, takes notes, answers questions during the morning discussions and is, overall, a great student to have in class.”