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Big Honors for Venti, McKenna at Nashoba Tech

April 28, 2019 GMT

WESTFORD -- Matthew Venti and Luke McKenna, both seniors from Shirley, have been recognized at Nashoba Valley Technical High School.

Matthew Venti, son of Adam and Patricia Venti, has been selected as a Student of the Month. He is a senior in the Engineering Technology program and has been accepted into Wentworth Institute of Technology to study Mechanical Engineering. He also hopes to continue playing sports in college, then pursue his Master’s degree.

He is an honor-roll student and a member of the National Technical Honor Society. He is a three-sport star, competing for the soccer, hockey and spring track teams. He was captain of soccer and hockey, and was named team MVP and a league All-Star for the hockey team.


Matthew was nominated by English Instructor Bruce Sullivan, who wrote: “Matt has a long history of academic success. In Advanced Placement Literature and Composition class, Matt writes at a high college level. He is always prepared, and performs well in group work. Matt scored a qualifying score on the AP Language and Composition test last May, and has plans to pursue Engineering in college.”

Luke McKenna, son of Tim and Jean McKenna, has been named an Athlete of the Month at Nashoba Tech. He is a senior captain for the spring track team. He specializes in the 100-meter dash, long jump, triple jump and 110-meter hurdles, the latter three of which he was undefeated in through the first few meets. He has run the hurdles twice in 16.3 seconds, just one second off the school record for that event.

Luke also played football for the Vikings. This is the second time he has been selected as an Athlete of the Month.