CHS Houses Select September Students
CHELMSFORD -- Chelmsford High School has selected its September Students of the Month. All Chelmsford High Students of the Month are honored at a luncheon by the Chelmsford Rotary Club and recognized at Activities Night.
Kelly Ly, daughter of Peter Ly and Van Luong, is enrolled in Advanced Placement classes in English Literature and Composition, Calculus, Environmental Science, Biology, Statistics and Seminar. She is a high-honors student, has been inducted into the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, and has received the Smith College Book Award, the University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award, the CHS Most Worthy Representative Award and the CHS Highest Academic Achievement Award.
Kelly served as a class marshall for the 2018 graduation ceremony. She is president of the Eco Club, captain of the Robotics Club, a member of the Coding and Science teams, and a class representative. She is also a member of The Voice newspaper staff and the Pit Orchestra, and is a freshman mentor. She plans to study in a STEM-related field n college, and list Northeastern University and UMass Lowell as possible destinations.
Benjamin Cote, son of Ian and Kiki Cote, is taking Advanced Placement classes in English Literature and Composition, Psychology, Calculus, and Spanish Language and Culture. He has maintained high-honors status and has been inducted into the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. He has received the Yake Book Award, the Excellence in Music Award and a CHS Most Worthy Representative Award, and was a class marshall for the 2018 graduation ceremony.
Ben is a flute player in the Marching Band and a drum major. He is a member of the All Town Wind Ensemble, the CHS Wind Ensemble and the CHS Symphony Orchestra. He has also been recognized as a Sun All-Star, Boston Herald All-Scholastic and Boston Globe All-Scholastic in swimming. He is captain of the swim team and a Merrimack Valley Conference All-Conference swimmer and a CHS Scholar Athlete. He is a freshman mentor, a member of Leadership in Motion Everywhere, and participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference. He plans to major in Cognitive Science and is considering Pomona College, Wesleyan University, Carleton College and Tufts University.
Esha Mukherjee, daughter of Subroto Mukherjee and Rajshree Sukhi, takes Advanced Placement classes in Literature, Anatomy & Physiology, Calculus, World History and Spanish. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. She received the Cornell Book Award in June and has been a consistent high-honors student. She served as a class marshall for the 2018 graduation ceremony, and is treasurer of the International Relations Club and Leadership in Motion Everywhere.
Esha is a member of the cross-country team, earning a scholar-athlete distinction, as well as the indoor and spring track teams. She volunteers at the 24-Hour Relay, Tewksbury Senior Center, Power for Flowers Foundation and the townwide cleanup. She plans to attend college to pursue a Liberal Arts education with a Pre-law concentration.
Ethan Nelson, son of Scott and Pamela Nelson, is enrolled in Advanced Placement classes in Statistics, Research, Calculus, Literature and Psychology. He is a consistent high-honors student and a member of the National Honor Society. He has received the Excellence in English Award and the Brandeis Book Award. He served as a class marshall for the 2018 graduation ceremony.
Ethan is a member of the Science and Math teams as well as the Robotics Club. He is a class representative and a freshman mentor. He volunteers at The WISH Project and Haunt for a Cure. He plans to study Psychology with a Pre-med concentration in college.
Sumana Sithalam, daughter of Sathishkumar and Satyavani Sithalam, is enrolled in Advanced Placement classes in Calculus, Physics, Psychology and Computer Science. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society, and has received a CHS Most Worthy Representative Award. She is a high-honors student and was a class marshall for the 2018 graduation ceremony. She placed third in the Boston Business Plan Competition.
Sumama is president of Key Club, vice president of Lead Like a Girl, a member of the Yearbook Committee and Leadership in Motion Everywhere, and is a freshman mentor. She volunteers for Bighelp for Education, Power of Flowers, Benchmark Senior Living, and the Paul Center for Recreation, and with the Girl Scouts. She hopes to enter a career in a STEM-related field, and plans to apply to Northeastern University and several schools on the West Coast.
Carlos Bejar-Garcia, son of Carlos and Miriam Garcia, is enrolled in Advanced Placement classes in English Language and Composition, Calculus, Statistics, Physics, Research and French. He is a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society, and is president of the English Honor Society. He has received the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award and Harvard Book Award, and was a class marshall for the 2018 graduation ceremony.
Carlos is co-president of the International Relations club, co-captain of the Math team and a member of the Marching Band, and is a class representative and freshman mentor. He is an Eagle Scout and has embarked on a campaign to have Chelmsford Public Schools start later in the day. He plans to attend a four-year college and major in a science field, possibly Biology.