NEW LONDON — Superintendent Winfried Feneberg is pleased to announce Kearsarge Regional High School’s October Student of the Month.
Lily Cicoria, a senior from Newbury, was selected based on nominations from faculty. Faculty described Cicoriaas an enthusiastic leader who embraces learning, and who supports her peers.
“Lily is a student that leads through her actions both in and outside of the classroom as part of the Kearsarge community,” said Assistant Principal Dr. Christopher Geraghty. “She has the respect of her peers and teachers alike. She is an excellent performer with the Kearsarge Actors Guild and demonstrates athletic and student leadership. She is a grounded and impressive student who supports her peers and will collaborate with anyone in the classroom. She regularly displays a positive attitude and seeks out opportunities to challenge herself.”
Students of the Month are recognized for their positive moral character and their contributions to the school community.
Cicoria has participated in a variety of extracurricular activities while at the High School. She has played on the varsity field hockey team, and has participated in the Kearsarge High School Actors Guild and the Poetry Out Loud competition. Outside of school, she has worked as a docent for two summers at the John Hay Estate at The Fells, located on Lake Sunapee.
“I’ve really enjoyed my role in student leadership as the class secretary for all four years,” Cicoria said. “Events such as Homecoming are a fun way to see our hard work and organizing come together into something we can all enjoy.”
“I’ve had the pleasure to teach Lily in three different classes over her time at KRHS. She is very well-spoken with her steady, calm, and kind demeanor,” said Biology Teacher Erik Anderson. “Lily absolutely takes her academics seriously to the highest standards, and maintains a nice sense of humor while doing so. She frequently offers her insights and shares experiences through class participation. She is not only a responsible leader in the classroom setting, but for her entire class as well.
Cicoria is considering her options post-graduation, and is exploring liberal arts colleges on the East Coast.
“I know I want a career in something that will allow me to tap into my creativity,” Cicoria said. “I feel like I am most inspired and motivated when I’m able to use creativity in working with others, producing art, or approaching a challenge.”