Our school is named after the historic Thomas V. Nash, Jr. born on December 11, 1915; he attended and graduated from Weymouth Public schools. During his school years he had an impressive athletic career in football and wrestling. He went on to Mt. Hermon and also attended Brown University where he played football. Mr. Nash was considered "one of the most feared men on Eastern gridirons." He also achieved the status of All American in football.
Mr. Nash graduated from Brown with a B. A. in English and Education in 1940. He entered the Army Air Corps and was accepted as an Aviation Cadet in December of 1941. He was commissioned a lieutenant on January 3, 1943. His plane was lost in action on July 28, 1943. The Nash School was named in Thomas V. Nash Jr's name in the 1950s.