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Pinkerton Academy student honored as “Outstanding Adolescent”

CONCORD – A Pinkerton Academy student was recently honored as a “Champion Child/Outstanding Adolescent” at a state-wide event honoring young people who overcome serious, chronic health conditions.   Nicholas Plourde was nominated by School Counselor Chantel Vaillancourt for his spirit and resilience and then selected by the State Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions.   She wrote in his nomination:

“Nicholas should be commended on how he has handled the extremely difficult news of being diagnosed with leukemia, right from the get go Nick was very communicative with the school regarding missed classwork, as his academics are of the utmost importance to him. Nick and his family displayed a positive attitude, mature decision making, and an unshakable poise in the wake of devastating news. I am happy to report that Nick is in full recovery and back at school earning an “A” average in his academic classes. Nick is admired by his peers, and academic staff at Pinkerton Academy for his tremendous strength and perseverance.”

Each year the Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions honors several children and youths.  Most are nominated from school nurses and other professionals that engage regularly with children with serious health care issues.