Nashoba Tech Quartet Springs Forward

May 26, 2019 GMT

WESTFORD — Kaylin Patterson-Soar of Ayer and Austin Stankiewicz of have been selected as Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s April Students of the Month.

Kaylin Patterson-Soar , daughter of Richard Soar and Karen Patterson, is a senior in the Cosmetology program. She has been a consistent high-honors student throughout high school, and has been inducted into the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She is also a Freshman Mentor.

Kaylin has earned her Cosmetology license and has been working at an Ayer salon through the Cooperative Education program, but she plans to take a different path after graduation, attending Framingham State University to study Food and Nutrition.

She was nominated by English Instructor Bruce Sullivan, who wrote: “Kaylin is a remarkably positive and diligent student in my Senior AP Literature class. She always comes to class prepared and ready to work. Her positive attitude is contagious, and she participates well in many of our class discussions. Kaylin’s literary analysis has improved tremendously, and her senior paper is very well-written and interesting.”

Austin Stankiewicz , son of Jason Stankiewicz and Kathryn Nelson, is a junior in the Veterinary Assisting program. He is an honor-roll student who volunteers at a soup kitchen in Lawrence. Austin runs cross-country in the fall and competes for the spring track team. He plans to enlist in the U.S. Army upon graduation.

Austin was nominated by Veterinary Assisting Instructor Tracey Warren, who wrote: “Austin has become a strong leader in Veterinary Assisting. He is getting A’s in both theory and technical. He is first to get his work done and done well. He is always willing to help others and take on a leadership role. His group has started in the vet clinic and they love him as well! I have recommended him for a co-op position in the clinic starting in the fall. He is a go-getter, has a solid work ethic, and has a desire to learn and grow! Austin has also done volunteer work for a soup kitchen and is a varsity member of the track team.”


Skyelar Snook of Billerica and Kyle Desjardins of Townsend have been selected as Nashoba Tech’s Athletes of the Month for April.

Skyelar Snook , daughter of Scott and Sue Snook, is a midfielder for the girls lacrosse team. She is also a two-season cheerleader for the Vikings.

Skyelar is a high-honors student in the Health Assisting program, through which she performs community service at various care facilities and at Bridges by EPOCH, an assisted-living facility in Westford whose residents suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other forms of memory loss. Skyelar is also a Freshman Mentor. She plans to attend college after graduation and remain in the medical field.

Kyle Desjardins , son of Craig and Beth Desjardins, is a sophomore goalkeeper for the boys lacrosse team. He also plays defense for the hockey team.

Kyle is an honor-roll student in the Robotics & Automation program within Nashoba Tech’s Engineering Academy, and is a member of the school’s Robotics Club. He plans to attend college after graduation.