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Kadiatou Sacko Student of the Month

December Student of the Month: Kadiatou Sacko

DECEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Kadiatou Sacko School: Palumbo High School Nominated By: Charlie McGeehan – Social Science & US History Teacher When you think of a change-maker, you might envision someone iconic, with a forceful presence and an almost militant dedication to their cause. So when you meet Kadiatou, it may come as…

December Student of the Month: Bendu Borbor

December Student of the Month: Bendu Borbor

DECEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Bendu (Bebe) Borbor School: Frankford High School Nominated By: Joseph Fraioli – JROTC Teacher & Jonathan Michels – Basketball Coach When we think about unstoppable forces, we usually think about fictional characters first – Juggernaut, Superman, James Bond, etc. Then, perhaps we think of titans of industry like Tom Brady or…

November Student of the Month: Cherilynn Chow

November Student of the Month: Cherilynn Chow

NOVEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Cherilynn Chow School: Masterman High School Nominated By: Gilda Abney – Counselor The past few years have been challenging. As if continuing to battle the uncertainty of a global pandemic wasn’t enough, for some in our Philadelphia communities, the trauma has just continued to pile on. Masterman senior Cherilynn…

November Student of the Month: Nathaniel Gordon

November Student of the Month: Nathaniel Gordon

NOVEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Nathaniel Gordon School: Gateway to College Nominated By: Monifa Young – Director Former Senator, Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton once said, “Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward.” What Ms. Clinton expressed — and what the intelligent and mature among us know — is that…

October Student of the Month: Abdoulaye Kamagate

October Student of the Month: Abdoulaye Kamagate

OCTOBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Abdoulaye Kamagate School: Frankford High School Nominated By: First Sergeant Joseph Fraioli (retired) – Army JROTC Instructor, Counselor Some students are front-line leaders, who have an energy you can see and feel from a mile away. Still others are quietly doing all the right things — modeling exemplary leadership, academic…

October Student of the Month: Dahlia Tarver

October Student of the Month: Dahlia Tarver

OCTOBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Dahlia Tarver School: Central High School Nominated By: Christine Soda – Counselor Think of the words that describe the most inspiring people that you know. Coach? Champion? Catalyst? Most of us would be happy to be labeled just one of those things. Central High School senior Dahlia Tarver could…

May Student of the Month: Caleb Autry

May Student of the Month: Caleb Autry

Name: Caleb Autry School: George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science Nominated By: Kaitlyn Bradley – Teacher Caleb Autry is the kind of natural leader who just gets things done. He sees an opportunity, figures out what needs done and who should do it, and without hesitation starts making connections. That’s exactly what…

May Student of the Month: Malajah Moore-Lane

May Student of the Month: Malajah Moore-Lane

MAY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Malajah Moore-Lane School: West Philadelphia High School Nominated By: Crystal Little – Counselor Sometimes, for various reasons, one can unintentionally end up bearing the weight of representation. Malajah Moore-Lane never asked to represent the best of West Philadelphia High School, nor was she assigned that responsibility, yet she does…

April Student of the Month: Lelah Benn

April Student of the Month: Lelah Benn

Name: Lelah Benn School: Philadelphia Military Academy Nominated By: LTC Russell Gallagher - JROTC Commandant Redemption stories are usually written about weathered and time-tested adults. One could argue that this is because redemption, deliverance from past missteps or mistakes, takes a long time -- sometimes a lifetime. Cadet Lelah Benn’s redemption story spans her four...
March Student of the Month: Noor Rana

March Student of the Month: Noor Rana

Name: Noor Rana School: Masterman High School Nominated By: Heather Marcus - School Counselor Many of us would consider ourselves lucky if we knew our purpose, all the more so if we were able to articulate it. That profound clarity often escapes even the most determined people. So listening to Masterman senior Noor Rana clearly...