Nicholas Piano, a senior in the Automotive-Diesel Technology Program, has been selected as Student of the Month at SCVTHS for June 2020. Nicholas is the son of Robert and Amy Piano of Branchburg.
Nicholas was nominated by three SCVTHS instructors for the Student of the Month award. Spanish Instructor Mr. Guillermo Renia nominated Nicholas stating, “I have known Nicholas for two years and have seen him grow as a Spanish student in his study and organizational skills. He just completed his Spanish writer project which he presented to the class on Zoom. It was an excellent performance. Kudos to Nick.” In-Class Support Instructor Mr. Charles Schade added that Nicholas is “steady, consistent, conscientious and has outstanding participation.” Science Instructor Ms. Shannon Melick said Nicholas “has shown a hard work ethic and dedication throughout the school year. With the abrupt change to virtual learning, he has continued to be an exemplary student.”
At SCVTHS, Nicholas has achieved Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications A1 through A8 in his Automotive Program and has assisted with the SCVTHS Proud To Be An American Day. Outside of school, Nicholas is an antique clock technician apprentice at Grandfather's Clock Shop in Glen Gardner and an entry-level automotive technician at Automotive Service Center in Whitehouse Station. Additionally, Nicholas volunteers at the Central Jersey Volkswagen Society and the Branchburg Rotary Club. Nicholas recently received a scholarship from the Branchburg Rotary Club for his “strong academic achievement, involvement in community service and his desire to continue his education.” In his free time, Nicholas enjoys playing guitar, working on cars and spending time with family and friends.
After graduating from SCVTHS, Nicholas plans to attend Raritan Valley Community College to pursue a business degree. Nicholas hopes to someday open his own automotive shop.
Nicholas stated, “It's an honor to be Student of the Month. SCVTHS has given me the opportunity to be able to follow my passion for working on cars and make friendships with people of similar interests. I learned valuable information and made memories I will never forget. I want to extend an extra ‘thank you’ to my auto teachers Mr. Creveling and Mr. Eng for everything they have taught me.”