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Paul Robeson High School Principal Named Top Principal

Paul Robeson High School Principal Named Top Principal

Paul Robeson High School For Human Services’ Principal Richard M. Gordon, IV will receive the 2020 Distinguished Service to Education Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) during the organization’s Virtual Recognition Awards Program on Monday, July 20. Gordon, who has led Robeson since 2013, was selected as Pennsylvania’s top principal by...
5 Masterman students secure historical marker commemorating 1967 school walkout

5 Masterman students secure historical marker commemorating 1967 school walkout

Philly students secure historical marker commemorating 1967 school walkout notorious for Rizzo brutality – Click here to read the WHYY story YESTERDAY’S PROTESTS, TODAY In 1967, thousands of students marched to protest inadequate schooling for Black Philadelphians. In this new moment of racial uprising, a group of high schoolers won the right to honor them. Click here…

Senior Stories: Terrell Bullock-Wallington

Senior Stories: Terrell Bullock-Wallington

Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Terrell Bullock-Wallington School: Edison High School Nominated By: Student Advisory Board Sometimes life can feel like a series of unfortunate events. Things can be going well and you might finally feel like you’re getting somewhere, then seemingly out of nowhere, an obstacle, misadventure or bad decision. Terrell Bullock-Wallington knows this all...
Senior Stories: Quaasha Artis

Senior Stories: Quaasha Artis

Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Quaasha Artis School: Lincoln High School Nominated By: Student Advisory Board One could argue that among the most valuable of life skills are the ability to learn from experiences, the maturity to gain understanding from hardship, and the foresight to take advantage of opportunities instead of taking them for granted....
Senior Stories: Zanett Davila

Senior Stories: Zanett Davila

Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Zanett Davila School: Philadelphia Military Academy Nominated By: Kalomo Vanterpool - School Counselor A typical conversation with Zanett Davila would not reveal that she is a senior in high school. She possesses wisdom and boldness that belies her age, and has a clear vision for her future that many parents...
Senior Stories: Javier Adorno

Senior Stories: Javier Adorno

Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Javier Adorno School: The LINC Nominated By: Laval Pinckney - School Counselor Javier Adorno has a lot on his plate. He lives with his aunt, and is the oldest of 8 other siblings and cousins that live in the house. He feels responsible for helping to take care of them...
Senior Stories: Sara Shuaipi

Senior Stories: Sara Shuaipi

Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Sara Shuaipi School: Northeast High School Nominated By: Student Advisory Board For many young people today, it is easy to feel like circumstances are forcing them to grow up too fast. Sole focus on one thing is nearly impossible - various societal realities have made multi-tasking a necessity. It’s why...
Senior Stories: Tracy Chen

Senior Stories: Tracy Chen

Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Izaz Mahmud School: Widener Memorial School Nominated By: Joseph Brazino and Aimee McCann - Teachers Tracy Chen has always had to work harder than the average kid. She was born with a neuromuscular disorder, and needs a ventilator to help her breathe and a power wheelchair to help her get...
Senior Stories: Izaz Mahmud

Senior Stories: Izaz Mahmud

Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Izaz Mahmud School: Benjamin Franklin High School Nominated By: Hope Worthy - School Counselor Students worldwide will say that it has been a challenging year, and students Philly-wide will whole-heartedly agree. For seniors from Benjamin Franklin High School, challenging might be an understatement. And for Izaz Mahmud, the challenges might...
Senior Stories: Naderia Johns

Senior Stories: Naderia Johns

Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Naderia Johns School: West Philadelphia High School Nominated By: Crystal Little - School Counselor Some strength is derived from outside circumstances, while some is innate. The strength that Naderia Johns has displayed through her high school years - derived from life’s circumstance and from within - might put her in...