Text and photos by Steev Riccardo
OXFORD – Oxford High School senior class president Lisa Iudiciani has done just about everything you can do in high school, all while maintaining outstanding grades and a top-three ranking in her class for academics.
Ludiciani moved to Oxford in the fifth grade and began attending Oxford Middle School. Upon completing middle school, she started an illustrious high school career when she was elected president of her class as a freshman, a title she would hold for all four years.
From there she would get involved in many more activities, including cheerleading and student council, that would, along with the class presidency, become her “pride and joy” in school.
“I met a lot of my friends through cheerleading and student council,” said Iudiciani, who was also a member of the distinguished National Honor Society for three years.
She took part in many other clubs and activities: the prom committee, the homecoming committee, two years on the track team and the girls’ softball team, and as many as six fundraisers. One was the Tab Committee, which collected soda can tabs and donated them to Shriner’s Hospital.
Iudiciani attended a statewide student council conference in Hyannis and won awards three years in a row for program and tee shirt design. She also won the Commonwealth Award for community service in the Student Council.
Amazingly enough, she also has time to teach CCD classes at Saint Roch’s church, help out at food pantries, and work at Subway.
Classmate, friend, and fellow cheerleader Jenna Bird said, “Lisa is such a hardworking person, not only in class but in all her extracurricular activities. She always puts 100% effort in everything she does.”
Now that has been able to reflect on her high school career, Iudiciani knows well what she will be leaving behind. “I will most certainly miss the comfortable atmosphere of high school and being familiar with everyone around me.”
“I will miss the cheerleading, track, and softball practices that brought me together with my closest friends, as well as the student council and national honor society meetings,” said Iudiciani. “The things I will miss most about high school are definitely homecoming week, pep rally, prom, and Friday night football games, the events that brought all of us together to create the most memorable moments.”
Oxford High School Principal Kevin Wells praised Iudiciani and called her “one of the young women who has exceptionally entrenched herself in more than just academics and it’s those types of kids that become great citizens in the community. I couldn’t be more proud of what she brings to the table on a daily basis.”
With her high school career almost over, the perfect scenario for Iudiciani to follow up this near-perfect high school career would be to attend Boston University, major in communications and eventually live in Boston, where she hopes to work in the Advertising/Design field. There is little doubt that she will achieve her goals.
Iudiciani lives with her mother Diane and stepfather Mike, and is part of a huge extended family of ten kids. Her dad Michael lives in Boston and if the plan falls into place, he may be seeing a lot more of his daughter in the fall.
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- Tuesday, 19 February 2013