CHELMSFORD, MA (Jan. 13, 2022) – Six seniors were recently honored as Chelmsford High School named its Lions Pride/Rotary Student of the Month recipients for the month of December, announced CHS Principal Stephen Murray.
Seniors Kara DeMoulpied and Michelle Mwangi were named from the Emerson House while Rania El-Hakkaoui and Michael Khela were honored from the Hawthorne House, and Sankalp Bhoyar and Hailey MacMillan from the Whittier House.
Sponsored by the Chelmsford Rotary Club for more than 30 years, the Student of the Month program recognizes outstanding students from each of CHS’s three academic houses – Emerson House, Hawthorne House and Whittier House – for their achievements in and out of the classroom.
Currently enrolled in five AP courses, Ms. DeMoulpied’s excellence in academics has been rewarded with inductions in four national honor societies: the NHS, National Science Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and the National Spanish Honor Society. She has been a High Honor Roll student each semester of high school.
Outside of the classroom, Ms. De Moulpied has been an exemplary volunteer, serving as a Class Representative since her freshman year and a member of the CHS mentoring program. She is also a four-year Color Guard member and has donated her time to causes such as the Free to Breathe Lung Cancer Walk, Table of Plenty and multiple Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) events.
Ms. De Moulpied received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) in 2020 and attended the RYLA Conference last summer, which teaches leadership skills to students representing school districts statewide. Though undecided on a college, she plans to major in biology. She is the daughter of David and Hana De Moulpied.
Ms. Mwangi has balanced the rigors of classes such as Quantitative Reasoning, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Physics and Reality Check, among others, with a full slate of leadership and volunteerism. She is the president and founding member of the CHS Black Student Union, which strives to provide a safe environment for students to discuss the climate of the school and its community.
Over the summer, Ms. Mwangi completed an online summer course, Black Girls Lead, through Middlesex Community College, which focuses on female empowerment and leadership. She also serves in the CHS mentor program.
Currently the Emerson House Career X intern, Ms. Mwangi also works two jobs and plans to study criminal justice in college. She is the daughter of John and Irene Mwangi.
A member of three national honor societies – the NHS, English, and Spanish – Ms. El-Hakkaoui has thrived in challenging classes such as AP Literature and Composition, AP Calculus, AP Research, AP Psychology, Honors Physics and Honors Anatomy & Physiology.
Athletically, she is the captain of the CHS cheer squad and a member of the gymnastics team, earning All-Merrimack Valley Conference honors and Team Most Valuable Player. Along with athletics, Ms. El-Hakkaoui is active in the CHS community with the Freshman Mentor program, TedEd Club, Peer Tutoring, Leaders In Motion Everywhere (LIME) and Class Representatives.
Ms. Hakkaoui plans to attend Northeastern, where she will study Psychology and Health Science with the goal of attending medical school and to become a pediatrician. She is the daughter of Bouchra Elidrissi and Zakaria El-Hakkaoui.
A High Honor Roll student in each of his terms at CHS, Mr. Khela has been an exemplary student at CHS who has taken full advantage of opportunities in and out of the classroom. While excelling in challenging AP courses such as Literature and Composition, Statistics, Psychology and Calculus, along with Biotechnology, he has earned induction in three national honor societies: the NHS, Science and English, the latter for which he serves as a board member.
Mr. Khela is an active contributor to several clubs and causes at CHS, including the Dean Council and GIVE Club (for which he serves as treasurer). He founded The Door Project, a group of students which paints murals on classroom doors, describing the teacher’s personality traits and interests. In the summer of 2021, he traveled to Santa Cruz de la Serra, Bolivia where he helped educate youths in underprivileged communities. That summer he also helped construct dormitories for a monastery in Sandia, Texas.
Additionally, Mr. Khela has been a four-year indoor track and field athlete as well as a two-year member of the soccer team. Undecided on a college, he plans to major in either chemistry or biochemistry and later attend medical school to study neurology.
Mr. Khela is the son of Hala Takla and Emil Gendi.
A mainstay on CHS’s High Honor Roll, Mr. Bhoyar has earned induction into four national honor societies, including the NHS, as well as those for English, Spanish, and Science. An AP Scholar, he belongs to several CHS organizations – both the LIME and GIVE clubs, DECA and Freshman Mentor program as well as the Science Team and Class Representatives.
Mr. Bhoyar was elected as the Vice President of the Class of 2022 and serves as a board member for each of the National Science Honor Society, Science Team and Freshman Mentor program. He is also a two-year captain of the track and field teams, and currently ranks fourth in the latest MVC shot put list with an effort of 43 feet, 11 inches.
Mr. Bhoyar plans to major in biomedical engineering and to pursue a career in nephrology. He is the son of Ajeet and Rajeshree Bhoyar.
A member of both the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society, Ms. MacMillan balances a healthy load of challenging coursework – three AP classes – as well as involvement and leadership in several CHS clubs. In addition to AP Calculus, AP Literature and Composition and AP U.S. Government, she is also enrolled in Honors Physics, Honors Band, Spanish III and Forensic Science.
Outside of her classes, Ms. MacMillan is involved with the CHS Mock Trial Team, LIME and CHS Mentors. She has been a two-year board member with Melting Pot Club and is a saxophone section leader with the CHS Marching Band.
Yet to decide on a college, Ms. MacMillan plans to major in psychology and cognitive/brain sciences. She hopes to pursue forensic psychology or psychiatry with a focus on criminal justice and human rights.
Ms. MacMillan is the daughter of Anne MacMillan.
About Chelmsford Public Schools
The Chelmsford Public School District provides all students with multiple pathways to optimize their own potential for academic excellence, leadership, and social and emotional wellness. The mission of the Chelmsford Public Schools is to educate, engage, prepare, and empower well-rounded and knowledgeable learners to PERSEVERE through challenges, demonstrate RESPECT and INTEGRITY in their words and actions, are DEDICATED to their community, and display EMPATHY as global citizens while discovering and pursuing their full potential. This PRIDE-driven culture enables all members of the school community to support the growth and development of students. For more information, please visit www.chelmsfordschools.org.