WESTFORD -- Zachary Dwyer of Townsend has been selected as a Student of the Month for December at Nashoba Valley Technical High School.

Zachary, son of Stephen and Tracy Mitchell, is a junior in the Design & Visual Communications program. He is an honor-roll student. He plans to attend college to study video game development, and is considering Fitchburg State University and Full Sail University.

Zach was nominated by English instructor Rebecca Laughlin, who wrote: "Zach is consistently hard-working and well-behaved, and he always has great contributions to discussions and questions. He's helpful and friendly with peers and staff, and he's a great addition to our English class. I'm very proud of him and how hard he works."

Design & Visual Communications instructor Derik Rochon added: "Zach is a wonderful student who never shies away from a challenge in Design & Visual. I can always depend on him to get his work done and go the extra mile."