Chelmsford High School announces Rotary’s Students of the Month for April
Six seniors were honored recently as Chelmsford High School named its Lions Pride / Rotating Student of the Month award winners for the month of April, CHS Principal Stephen Murray announced.
Elders Sofia D’Agostino and Yash Samoo were named from House Emerson while Mary Hamilton and Sammy Kettani were honored from House Hawthorne, and twins Jenna and Zachary LaRochelle from House Whittier.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chelmsford for over 30 years, the Student of the Month program recognizes outstanding students from each of the three CHS Academic Houses – Emerson House, Hawthorne House and Whittier House – for their achievements in and outside the classroom.
A consistent student on the Honor Roll, D’Agostino balanced the rigors of playing three sports, taking AP classes and volunteering with DECA, Best Buddies and Class Reps. .
D’Agostino is currently standing out on the women’s lacrosse team – enjoying her first season in three years due to injury and COVID-19 – helping lead the Lions to a 13-0 clip, the n # 5 overall in the and their second Merrimack Valley Conference title in three years. She is an All-MVC star in both lacrosse and volleyball.
D’Agostino will attend UMass Lowell in the fall where she will study pharmaceutical science and play on her lacrosse team.
Samoo complied with a stellar resume long before graduation. He recently completed four AP courses and has divided his time between four clubs: the Science Club, Robotics Club, Badminton Club, and CHS Mentor for freshmen. In addition, he is a regularly distinguished student and has been inducted into both the National Honor Society and the National Science Honor Society.
Outside of the classroom, he is a member of the men’s football and track teams and spends time researching semiconductors and solar cells at UMass Lowell, where he will be majoring in chemistry this fall.
In addition, he runs IPARS, which offers pre-university students the opportunity to conduct research in STEM projects with experienced mentors.
A member of four National Honorary Societies, Hamilton has been a high honor roll student and has admirably balanced a full plate of academics (four AP classes), community engagement and athletics.
Although not in class, Hamilton is involved with Leaders In Motion Everywhere (LIME), the Directory staff and the CHS mentor program. Recently, she was named a co-recipient of the American Sign Language Above and Beyond Award and the CHS Yearbook Above and Beyond Award. At the end of May, she received the Chelmsford Board of Schools scholarship for her essay on the impact of ASL first-year teacher Meghan Fitzgibbons.
Additionally, Hamilton is a member of The Thursdays, which recently advanced to the national finals of the International A Capella High School Championship (ICHSA) for the fourth year in a row. Athletically, she has been a member of the varsity tennis team for four years.
Hamilton will be attending Assumption College in the fall and plans to major in elementary education.
Kettani has managed to navigate the rigors of four AP classes, with healthy involvement in athletics and the CHS community. Named captain of the boys’ varsity tennis team this season, Kettani has also served in the CHS and Best Buddies mentorship program, and has been an active member of CHSTv.
Kettani will be attending the University of Miami this fall and plans to major in biochemistry.
Also a member of four Honor Societies (NHS, English, Spanish and Science), LaRochelle has found a balance between a myriad of AP classes (which has earned him great accolades), campus involvement and competitive dance. .
A recipient of the CHS Emerging Leaders Award, LaRochelle has flourished in AP courses such as research, computation, environmental science and psychology, as well as dual-entry journalism and honors anatomy and physiology.
LaRochelle is also an active member of the class, yearbook and dance team representatives and sits on the CHS Executive Council of Mentors as well as the Secretary of the CHS National Honor Society. In the meantime, she enjoys tutoring other students and competing (and teaching) dance.
Although undecided about college, LaRochelle is considering a major in neuroscience or psychology, and aspires to become a psychiatrist or psychologist.
A four-year Honor Roll student at the CHS, LaRochelle managed a class load of three AP courses (Computing, Psychology and Physics C), as well as Engineering and Design, Senior Odyssey, and Biotechnology. II. He is a member of four National Honor Societies, including the NHS Honor Societies, Science, Spanish and English.
A three-sport athlete, LaRochelle has been a member of the cross-country ski and baseball teams for four years and a three-year member of the ski team. An Eagle Scout, he also finds time to serve as a freshman mentor and volunteer at area youth baseball clinics.
LaRochelle hopes to study biomedical engineering. He’s undecided about college.
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