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6 Seniors at CHS Selected for June

July 29, 2018 GMT

CHELMSFORD -- Chelmsford High School has announced its June Students of the Month. All are 2018 graduates. All Chelmsford High Students of the Month are honored at a luncheon by the Chelmsford Rotary Club and recognized at Activities Night.

Emerson House

Aachal Gunda, daughter of Nilesh Gunda and Jaishri Labshetwar, was on the National Honor Society as well as the National Speech and Debate Honor Society, and was a star on the CHS Speech and Debate team. As a senior, she took four Advanced Placement courses -- Environmental Science, American Government & Politics, English Literature and Statistics.

Aachal volunteers at a local soup kitchen and tutors young children. Counselor Mariclare O’Neal said, “Aachal is as delightful and determined a student as I have worked with, and I have no doubt that she will be highly successful in college and beyond.”

Christian Finn, son of Andrew and Deanne Finn, was a freshman mentor and served as captain of the football and lacrosse teams his senior year. He is preparing to attend Saint Anselm College, where he plans to continue his lacrosse career.

Counselor Mrs. Mariclare O’Neal said, “Christian really enjoys working with younger students, and takes it very seriously, always being conscious of being a strong and positive role model, as he understands that his actions can impact and influence others.”

Hawthorne House

Hannah Kunze, daughter of Joseph and Heidi Kunze, maintained honor-roll status her entire CHS career and was inducted into the National Honor Society. She took four Advanced Placement courses her senior year -- Statistics, Physics, Literature and Composition, and French her senior year.

Hannah was active in the Theater Guild and was recognized with an acting award. She was also a member of the Newspaper Club, was a freshman mentor and is active at her church. She plans to pursue a dual Bachelor of Arts through Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and Columbia University in New York, majoring in English.

Samuel Orphanos, son of Scott and Christine Orphanos, maintained honor-roll status all four years at CHS, and was inducted into the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and World Language Honor Society. He took four Advanced Placement courses his senior year -- Government, Literature and Composition, Physics and Music Theory -- and was an integral member of the CHS Orchestra, earning a silver medal at the MICCA competition in violin.

Samuel was a member of the International Relations Club and Theater Guild, and was a freshman mentor. He volunteers at Chelmsford Crossing, for Friends of Music bottle and can drives and for the 24-Hour Relay Challenge. He will attend Brandeis University to major in English.

Whittier House

Julianna Ruff, daughter of Albert Ruff and Lisa Schmidt, was inducted into the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. She was active in the Theater Guild as an actor, makeup artist, costume designer and writer. She won a TAMY Award this year for makeup design.

Julie is described as energetic, empathetic, intelligent and hard-working. She plans to attend Reed College, in Portland, Ore.

Peter Driscoll, son of David and Betsey Driscoll, was a class representative, and a member of the Theater Guild and Marching Band. He is active at his church and is described as a student who put 100 percent into everything and whose work ethic is perhaps surpassed only by his positive attitude.

Peter will attend UMass Lowell to study History.