Megan Nicholson of Pepperell and Angel Rolon of Chelmsford are May’s Students of the Month at Nashoba Valley Technical High School.
Megan Nicholson, daughter of Travis and Marianne Nicholson, is an incoming senior in the Engineering Technology program. She is a high-honors student and has been inducted into both the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She also plays softball for the Vikings.
Two teachers nominated Megan for the honor.
Math Instructor Jaclyn Leroy nominated her for “being overall awesome, both academically and athletically.”
English Instructor Dan Ford, who is also the varsity softball coach, wrote: “She is one of the smartest, most hard-working students I have had in my many years at Nashoba Tech. Her lowest grade this year is a 97. What makes her even more unique is that she is soft-spoken and behaves perfectly. Add to her list of accomplishments that she is probably the most improved player on this year’s very successful varsity softball team. This has everything to do with her work ethic.”
Angel Rolon, son of Luis Rolon and Jennifer Melendez, is finishing his sophomore year in the Veterinary Assisting program. He is an honor-roll student and has been selected to be a mentor for incoming freshmen. He is also a member of the Student Council.
Angel was nominated by three staff members.
Veterinary Assisting Instructor Kate Hawkins wrote: “He is kind, compassionate and thoughtful. He is always considerate of his classmates, and his goal is to make people happy. We have a saying in Veterinary Assisting: ‘Be like Angel.’”
Veterinary Assisting Instructor Jessy Cudabac wrote: “He is consistently such a positive force in the classroom and to all his peers.”
And Health Assisting Instructor Theresa Ristaino wrote: “There are not enough adjectives to describe how awesome he is. He is always friendly, pleasant and encouraging. He is the Student Council vice president, and in that role he is motivating and welcoming. As he puts it, he’s an ‘idea guy,’ pumping out suggestions for events and initiatives to improve school culture and the overall high-school experience. He really wants to make Nashoba Tech a better place and for students to feel supported and connected. He’s just the best.”