Top Teen--Nicholas Holt

Nicholas Holt is a WTOC Top Teen.
Nicholas Holt is a WTOC Top Teen.

SAVANNAH, GA--Always willing to lend a helping hand. That's what teachers at St. Andrews school say about this week's Top Teen, who rises above and beyond expectations.

Nicholas Holt is getting ready for tomorrow's opening night Macbeth performance. From rehearsing to dressing the part to helping fix up the stage, Nicholas has worked on this performance for weeks.

In fact, he has already won a state award for it. "We didn't expect a whole lot, but it worked. We went to state, both Sarah and I got awards and it was really astounding," said Nicholas.

Nicholas says he grew up around theater, but he never thought he would enjoy it so much till recently. "I had sworn it off and I decided I didn't want to be a part of it and somehow the whole thing just shifted and I went up there for the first time and I was hooked," he said.

So hooked that now Nicholas says he couldn't imagine his life without it  "I may not pursue it as career but I will always be around it," he said.

But it's not just acting that makes this teen stand out. He is the president of the student council at St. Andrews and is a member of the National Honors Society

"He is very talented with languages but is a wonderful person," said teacher Flo Thurston. "I see him with other students, he is always trying to make everybody happy, especially those students who don't have a big social life he always reaches out to them."

That type of attitude is why Nicholas Holt is a WTOC Top Teen.

"This is an amazing day, I just found out 12 hours ago," he said. "I am so stoked and just so excited."

Nicholas also shares his giving spirit in our community. He volunteered with the Goodness and Mercy foundation packing medicine and supplies as they prepared for the medical mission to Nigeria.

He's a pretty special young man to all of us here at WTOC. Nicholas is also our own Jody Chapin's son.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley,