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Chelmsford High Picks Bellan, Lopez, Nickerson, Hayes, Segal, Huang for Decembee

December 31, 2018
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CHELMSFORD -- Chelmsford High School has announced its December 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.

Whittier House

Ariana Bellan, daughter of John and Sarah Bellan, is taking Advanced Placement courses in English Literature & Composition, Psychology, and Spanish Language and Culture. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society, English Honor Society and World Language Honor Society, and has received an Academic Excellence Award.

Ariana is an exceptional artist and musician. She plans to double-major in Psychology and Art so she can follow her passions after the completion of college.

Thomas Lopez, son of Cesar and Cathleen Lopez, is taking Advanced Placement classes in Calculus, English Literature and Composition, Physics, and Research. He is a member of the National Honor Society, English Honor Society and the World Language Honor Society. He is active in the orchestra, as well as the cross-country and swim teams, and is a freshman mentor.

Once shy about speaking publicly, Thomas presented numerous times and credits the AP Research and Seminar courses for the change. He is active in community service and in Boy Scouts. He will likely pursue a degree in the math or engineering areas.

Hawthorne House

Elizabeth Nickerson, daughter of Michael and Christi Nickerson, is enrolled in Advanced Placement classes in Physics, Spanish and Calculus, and is a member of the National Honor Society, English Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. She is a mainstay on the honor roll and has received a Highest Academic Achievement Award. She is a member of the Treble Choir and the Crescendos, and serves as secretary of the Theater Guild.

Beth is on the yearbook staff and is a freshman mentor. She volunteers for Haunt for a Cure, Red Cross blood drives and the walk for breast-cancer research. She hopes to attend either Salve Regina University, Fairfield University, Providence College, Boston College or UMass Amherst to major in History and Secondary Education, then become a history teacher.

Ryan Hayes, son of Patrick and Joanne Hayes, is taking Advanced Placement courses in English Literature, Psychology, and Spanish Language and Culture. He is a member of the National Honor Society, English Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. He has also been recognized as an Emerging Leader, a Most Worthy Representative and an AP Scholar. He is a class representative, a freshman mentor and a member of Best Buddies.

Ryan was captain of the cross-country this past fall as well as a Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star. He also competes for the swim and spring track teams, and was an MVC All-Star in track last spring. He participates in the 24-Hour Relay. He has listed Penn State University, Georgia Tech University and the University of Southern California as potential destinations next fall, and plans to major in either Biology or Neuroscience, then become a medical or scientific researcher.

Emerson House

Abigail Segal, daughter of John and Wendy Segal, is taking Advanced Placement courses in Literature, Research & Seminar, Physics, French and Psychology. She is near the top of the senior class, is a high-honors student and has been inducted into the National Honor Society. She is a member of the Chelmsford Theater Guild and the Art Club. She is also a freshman mentor and captain of the tennis team this spring.

Abigail is known around school as a magician, performing for retirement parties, birthday parties and fundraisers, and impressing crowds with her magic tricks. She is active at her temple and is president of its youth group. She plans to study Liberal Arts in college, with a concentration in Biology.

Zai-Yeu Huang, son of Paul and Teresa Huang, is taking Advanced Placement courses in Calculus, Physics and Computer Science. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is a freshman mentor. He is also a member of the swim team.

Felix, as he is known around CHS, is, according to Guidance Counselor Mariclare O’Neal, a “sculptor extraordinaire,” and his works can be seen around CHS, including a lion he sculpted from a log that is on display in the school foyer. He plans to attend college, making him the first in his family to do so.

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