Vanessa Newbold of Littleton and Thomas Jerman of Chelmsford have been selected as November’s Students of the Month at Nashoba Tech, based on the school’s “Portrait of a Graduate” attributes: Resourceful, Responsible, Resilient, Respectful and Ready.
Vanessa Newbold, daughter of Scott and Elisabeth Newbold, is a senior in the TV & Media Pruduction/Theatre Arts program. She is vice president of the Viking Theatre Company and a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She is an honor-roll student and a freshman mentor.
Vanessa was nominated by two staff members. Theatre Arts instructor Emily Smith wrote: “Vanessa has proven time and time again over the course of this fall that she is a model student, from helping to develop a new science course based on her career goals, to leading a team of 25 student technicians through a complicated production, to captaining a lighting crew to create a vision based on her own light design, to fixing an audio issue at the Women in Trades conference. She has continually proven that she has mastered all of these areas and is more than ready to depart our school for her next step toward being a professional theater technician.”
Also, Music teacher Laura Lamore nominated her for her work as stage manager for the recent play, “The Lightning Thief,” and for her performance as a member of the chorus.
Thomas Jerman, son of Jeff and Heidi Jerman, is a senior in the Design & Visual Communications program. He volunteers for The Wish Project, a local agency that provides families in need with basic furniture, home goods and baby goods while also recycling used goods. He plans to attend college and hopes to run his own business.
Thomas was nominated by Design & Visual Communications instructor Derik Rochon, who said Thomas returned to school this year ready to turn things around. “This year, Tom came in with a new attitude and is working hard. He has taken a huge step forward this year,” Rochon wrote.