CHS student selected for Senior Student Spotlight

Ilaria Palella was recognized for her academic achievement and compassion

Cherokee High School senior Ilaria Palella

Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield has selected Cherokee High School (CHS) senior Ilaria Palella as November’s Student Spotlight. Stanfield and Assemblyman Ryan Peters recognize exemplary high school seniors through their monthly Student Spotlight program.

Palella is highlighted on Stanfield’s Facebook page as a student who cares passionately about helping others, excels academically and gives back in whatever way she can. The CHS senior completed a monthlong community service program in Costa Rica, as well as a
language and culture appreciation study abroad program in Palma de Mallorca.

Stanfield writes: “I know [Palella] is going to make a huge impact on the world and I am sure everyone is excited to watch her flourish in her future endeavors.”

According to CHS counselor Steve Orihel, “Ilaria has been stellar in everything she has done at Cherokee and most impressive is her humble nature.”

Ilaria will receive a Letter of Recommendation for college from Stanfield and Peters.