Chelmsford High School announces January Students of the Month

CHELMSFORD, Massachusetts (January 19, 2024) – Six seniors were recently honored as Chelmsford High School named its Lions Pride/Rotary Student of the Month recipients for January, announced CHS Principal Stephen Murray.

Students receiving recognition were Jack MacPhee and Ethan Bean from Emerson House, Stella Lamson and Matthew Kaplan of Hawthorne House and Brendan Keough and Brinley Williams from Whittier House.

Jack MacPhee

A National Honor Society (NHS) and Science National Honor Society (SNHS) inductee, Mr. MacPhee is currently enrolled in Modern World Literature, Money Smarts, Statistics, AP Spanish AP Psychology and Computers and Programming.

When not focused on academics, Mr. MacPhee can be found on the court or in the water, as he is a vital member of the CHS volleyball and swim teams.

Described as “the friendly person that other students and I have looked forward to seeing each class,” Mr. MacPhee’s future plans are to attend a four-year college to study computer science and cybersecurity.

He is the son of Jennifer and John MacPhee.

Ethan Bean

A member of NHS, SNHS and National Spanish Honor Society, Mr. Bean is enrolled in AP Calculus, AP Psychology, AP Computer Science Principles, Nutrition, TV and Broadcasting, Modern World Literature and AP Physics.

He is also a member of Interact Club, the CPS Tech Team and the CHS Theatre Guild, and works with the crew at CHSTv.

When not in the classroom, Mr. Bean can be found volunteering at the Catholic Heart Workcamp and Pioneer Disciples.

Described as “a learner and a doer” with a “strong ability to adapt to challenges,” Mr. Bean plans to attend a four-year college to study cybersecurity after graduation.

He is the son of Cheryl and Matthew Bean.

Stella Lamson

Currently taking in a rigorous course load that includes AP Psychology, AP Calculus, AP Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, Environmental Studies and Digital Music, Ms. Lamson is described as “an extraordinarily bright, confident and dedicated person.”

Inducted into the NHS, SNHS, National English Honor Society (NEHS) and World Language Honor Society, Ms. Lamson was also selected by the guidance department and administration to participate in the Resiliency program.

Ms. Lamson’s extra-curriculars include GIVE Club, TV Club and CHS Theatre Guild; she was also the recipient of the CHSTv Legacy Award and the CHSTv Media Award.

In the fall, Ms. Lamson plans to attend college to study neuroscience and continue on to medical school to earn her doctorate and practice as a psychiatrist.

She is the daughter of Karin and Kyle Lamson.

Matthew Kaplan

A member of NHS, SNHS, NEHS and National Spanish Honor Society, Mr. Kaplan is taking a challenging course load that includes AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English, AP Calculus, Introduction to Digital Photography and American History Through Film.

Outside the classroom, Mr. Kaplan has participated in numerous extracurriculars including Mock Trial, Class Representatives and Future Generation of Readers; he’s also a member of the varisty hockey and lacrosse teams.

Described as a “wonderful young man,” Mr. Kaplan also served as a Chelmsford Open Space steward.

Mr. Kaplan plans to attend college to double major in economics and finance while minoring in psychology.

He is the son of Helaine and Mark Kaplan.

Brendan Keough

A dedicated student who has earned membership in the NHS, Mr. Keough is currently enrolled in AP Literature and Composition, AP Government and Politics, AP French, Spanish 2 Honors, Calculus, Reality Check and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

In addition to being the president of the CHS Chapter of Best Buddies, Mr. Keough has also been involved with Model United Nations, and was a member of the hockey, tennis and rugby teams.

Outside of school, Mr. Keough can be found volunteering his time at TOPSoccer and Saint Mary’s Church.

Described as a “young man with great intellectual curiosity,” Mr. Keough plans to attend college, majoring in international relations, and pursue a career in the government or United Nations.

He is the son of Matthew and Megan Keough.

Brinley Williamson

A “one-of-a-kind student and person,” Ms. Williamson is currently enrolled in AP Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, Clay Studio, Introduction to Statistics and Nutrition.

A member of NHS and NEHS, Ms. Williamson’s name is consistently on the High Honor Roll; she has also been very involved with CHSTv.

Outside of school, Ms. Williamson can be found volunteering at Household Goods, assembling dish sets for families in need.

After graduation, Ms. Williamson plans to attend college to major in communications with hopes of working in advertising or design.

She is the daughter of Kristin and Scott Williamson.


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