Michaella Walsh Libby
Michaella Walsh Libby was a 2010 Hudson High School graduate. She was a honor roll student and peer mediator. She was president of the Junior National Honor Society. She competed for the gymnastics and cheer-leading team and also played field hockey and track and field. She loved her work as a bank teller at St Mary’s Credit Union and later on as a waitress down Cape Cod at the Orleans Waterfront Inn. She went on to study at University of Maryland and joined the Pi Delta Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. She loved being a member of Pi Delta and moved into the chapter house the semester after she was initiated. Everyone loved her immediately. She was known to leave treats in the refrigerator with encouraging notes. She was also known as the “laundry angel”, neatly folding the laundry of other Pi Delta sisters and delivering it to their rooms when they had forgotten it. One sister describes her as “the smiling face that was the best thing to come home to after a long day of class.”
She was also a member of the Primannum Honor Society, the Medical Brigade and was an Ambassador for Public Health. She initially was going to study Pre-Med, she later decided she wanted to take a different approach and switched to Public Health. Her passion for helping others shone brightly in her involvement with other organizations in the community. She volunteered with Kids Power Tutoring and Students Helping Honduras.
Michaella was very compassionate from a young age, always befriending the new kids in class and those that were picked on. She wanted everyone around her to be happy and her goal in life was to work for Doctors Without Borders. Friends describe her as a hard worker who focused intently on her academics. She wanted to change the world but sadly passed away at the age of 20. Her favorite quote was
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”