December Students of the Month
December Students of the Month
Posted on 01/21/2018
December Students of the Month

Alexandra Douangvilay of Tyngsborough and Ethan Reed of Pepperell have been selected as December’s Students of the Month at Nashoba Tech.

Alexandra Douangvilay, daughter of Thoy and Sieu Douangvilay, is a sophomore in the Dental Assisting program. She is an honor-roll student who is interested in pursuing a career in either dental hygiene or dermatology.

Alexandra was nominated by two staff members. Science Instructor Andrea Knowles wrote: “Alexandra exhibits such caring and concern for other students in my class. She does a wonderful job explaining Biology to those around her in a way that the other students can understand when they are having difficulty. Her soft-spoken and kind behavior toward her peers should be commended.”

Dental Assisting Instructor Amanda Dangelo also nominated Alexandra “because of her caring and helpful attitude with students in my class. She always helps with eighth-graders. She is a great student.”

Ethan Reed, son of Casey and Heidi Reed, is a sophomore in the Biotechnology program, and he already knows what he wants to do with his life. Ethan plans to be a pediatric hematologist and work at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and for a very good reason — he spent a lot of time there as a patient as a young child. Ethan is a leukemia survivor, and he wants to help other children who have cancer. He plans to study Pre-Med at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, then go on to UMass Medical School.

At Nashoba Tech, Ethan is a high-honors student and plays football. Outside of school, he has been a Boy Scout since first grade and is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout.

He was nominated by Biotechnology Instructor Crystal Auger, who wrote: “Ethan is an excellent student with an inquiring mind. He is particularly interested in the medical applications of Biotechnology (finding cures for cancer). He volunteered for the November Open House and was very engaging with the visitors, making a very good impression on both student and adult guests.”