CHELMSFORD, MA (Feb. 17, 2023) – Six seniors were recently honored as Chelmsford High School named its Lions Pride/Rotary Student of the Month recipients for the month of February, announced CHS Principal Stephen Murray.
Seniors David Barber and Diana Snider were named from Emerson House while Narissa AlDayaa and Isabella Mirasolo were honored from Hawthorne House, and Jonah Abraham and Malena Lombardo from 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.
A member of both the National Honor Society and the National Science Honor Society, Mr. Barber is currently enrolled in three AP courses – Calculus, Physics and Psychology – along with Environmental Studies and Programming, among others.
Mr. Barber is omnipresent around campus between several clubs and athletics. He is a member of the Physics and Engineering Club, Robotics Team, and Class Representatives and volunteers in the Chelmsford Public Schools Information Technology Department repairing computer equipment. A three-year soccer player, he is also a member of the tennis team.
Off campus, Mr. Barber volunteers at the Grace Community Church and Living Waters, a family outreach center in Lowell. Additionally, he is a captain of Stormgears, a robotics team based in Boxboro, and serves as a robotics coach at CodeWiz in Westford.
Though yet to decide on a college, Mr. Barber plans to study mechanical engineering and hopes to work in the transportation industry. He is the son of Andy and Rosalia Barber.
Ms. Snider has achieved induction into three national honor societies – NHS, English, and French – while thriving in rigorous course such as AP American Government, Biotechnology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Pre-Calculus among others.
A three-sport athlete, Ms. Snider is a member of the soccer, unified basketball and softball teams, the latter for which she earned the Coaches Award. Despite suffering a concussion in the fall, she remained with the soccer team as its manager, and also served in the student-athlete training club.
Ms. Snider’s volunteerism extends across many areas of the campus. She is a member of the Resiliency program, offering mentorship to underclassmen, as well as the CHS PAVE program (Providing Academic and Vocational Experiences), an independent study in which she worked with CHS special education educators.
Additionally, Ms. Snider is a member of the community service-based Leaders In Motion Everywhere (LIME) and Get Involved Volunteer Everywhere (GIVE), as well as the Door Project, a group which paints murals on classroom doors.
Ms. Snider plans on majoring in biology at a college to be decided upon, and aspires to work in the medical field. She is the daughter of Robert and Shelley Snider.
A campus leader enrolled in four AP courses – Government and Politics, English, Calculus and Research – Ms. AlDayaa is a member of the NHS as well as the English and French national honor societies.
Ms. AlDayaa’s campus involvement runs deep and impacts many areas, notably in the arts where she serves as the president of the CHS Band. A saxophonist, she is also a member of the marching, jazz and pep bands (which she leads) and performs with the pit orchestra for musicals and plays.
A four-year member of the swim and dive team, Ms. AlDayaa served as a captain and received several plaudits including the Coaches Award, Scholar-Athlete Award, and all-star billing from the Merrimack Valley Conference and The Lowell Sun. Additionally, she has been a member of Class Representatives, LIME, CHSTv and the TedEd Club.
Outside of CHS, Ms. AlDayaa has volunteered with the McCarthy Middle School Drama Club as a costume designer.
Ms. AlDayaa plans to major in international relations at a college to be determined. She is the daughter of Hani AlDayaa and Jana Mitri AlDayaa.
A High Honor Roll student throughout high school, Ms. Mirasolo is an inductee of three national honor societies – NHS, English and Spanish – and thrives in courses such as Calculus, Studio Art 3, MoneySmart, Quantitative Reasoning and E-Commerce Marketing, among others.
A two-sport athlete in both basketball and spring track and field, Ms. Mirasolo is captain of a Lions team that is currently 13-5 and ranked No. 15 in the latest MIAA Division I Power Rankings. A sprinter/ long jumper, she is also a member of the Athletic Training program.
Ms. Mirasolo’s involvement extends far outside athletics. She is a member of the Freshmen Mentors and the GIVE Club. Off campus, she is involved in causes such as Toys for Tots and Lions League basketball. In the summer of 2021, she helped raise $1,850 to purchase seven shopping carts full of non-perishable food items for Table of Plenty food pantry.
Undecided on a college, Ms. Mirasolo plans to major in accounting, later attend graduate school and become a certified professional accountant. She is the daughter of Frank and Giovanna Mirasolo.
The vice president of the CHS Class of 2023, Mr. Abraham is a member of the NHS and is currently enrolled in challenging courses such as AP Spanish, AP Physics and AP Psychology, Calculus and Digital Photography, among others.
Along with his work with Class Representatives, Freshman Mentors and the GIVE Club, Mr. Abraham is a two-sport standout with in soccer and volleyball, the latter which he helped to the first round of the MIAA Division I State Tournament last spring. A captain of the soccer team, he was named the team’s scholar-athlete recipient for having the highest grade point average.
Mr. Abraham is also active outside CHS with his volunteerism with TOP Soccer and as a diving instructor.
Mr. Abraham will attend Western Michigan University next fall where he will major in flight science. He is the son of Sohan and Romana Abraham.
A member of three national honor societies – NHS, English, and World Language – Ms. Lombardo is active in several clubs and causes while enduring the rigors of year-round athletics. She currently carries a full courseload which includes AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Research, Honors International Relations and The Holocaust and Genocide Studies, among others.
Ms. Lombardo is an active member of the Freshmen Mentor program (for which she serves on its leadership board), Class Representatives and the GIVE Club. She is also a member of the Dance Team as well as the cross country, indoor and spring track, and field teams.
Ms. Lombardo is equally as charitable off campus, volunteering for the Youth Action Coalition, TOP Soccer, and her local Boo Bash.
Yet to decide on a college, Ms. Lombardo plans to study political science and eventually work for a non-profit organization. She is the daughter of Gary and Leslie Lombardo.
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.