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Nashoba Tech Recognizes Fales and Wilson

December 16, 2018

WESTFORD -- Amanda Fales of Townsend has been selected as a November Student of the Month at Nashoba Valley Technical High School.

Amanda, daughter of Steve and Eilish Fales, is a senior in the Health Assisting program. She consistently earns high honors and has been elected president of the National Honor Society. She has also been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. She is a semifinalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars program, and has qualified for the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship.

As a junior, Amanda earned a bronze medal in First Aid/CPR at the SkillsUSA District Competition. She is a student representative to the Nashoba Tech School Committee. She participates in the school’s Cooperative Education program, working full time on alternating weeks at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton. She is also a freshman mentor and plays basketball for the Vikings.

Amanda plans to attend nursing school to become a registered nurse. She was nominated by English Instructor Bruce Sullivan, who wrote: “Amanda is an excellent student with a long history of academic success. She is currently taking a mix of rigorous Advanced Placement and Honors classes. Last spring, Amanda scored a perfect 5 on the AP Language and Composition Exam, earning college credits in the process. She currently has one of the highest GPAs in the school. She is always prepared, scores well on tests and quizzes, and writes with a thoughtfulness and maturity beyond her years. She contributes thoughtfully to class discussions, writes at an upper-college level, and is an outstanding contributor to group work. Amanda has logged countless hours of community service at school events, community events, games and as a mentor for incoming students.”

Health Assisting Instructor Vicki Ann Poulin wrote: “Amanda was certified by the American Red Cross to be a Certified Nurses Aide. As a senior, she continues to apply theory to practice by working 32 hours every other week at a skilled nursing home. Amanda is involved with sports, school activities, such as the newspaper and School Council, as well as tutoring her peers. Amanda also has a willingness to go beyond the usual role of a student. She demonstrates a commitment to continuity in caring for her patients and their families, and she took an interest in the residents with dementia, mental-health issues and memory-impaired residents.”

Alexander Wilson of Shirley, one of five senior co-captains on the Nashoba Tech football team, was named an Athlete of the Month.

Alex, son of Scott and Suzanne Wilson, played tackle and end for the Vikings, who finished the season 8-4 and won the State Vocational Small School Championship by beating Upper Cape Tech, 34-13. He also competes for the basketball and spring track teams.

Alex is in the Engineering Technology program. He plans to attend a five-year Master’s Degree program at either UMass Lowell or the University of Maine to study Electrical Engineering.

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