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Category: Student of the Month

May Student of the Month: Jaylin Bowens

May Student of the Month: Jaylin Bowens

MAY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Jaylin Bowens School: Philadelphia High School for Girls Nominated By:Megan McNamara, Joseph Marchetti, Louis Austin – Teachers Some people just seem to have it all – the talent, skills, personality, the works. It’s easy to assume that these individuals came by it all naturally and easily when in reality, having…

Lisa Cunningham

May Student of the Month: Lisa Cunningham

MAY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Lisa Cunningham School: South Philadelphia High School EOP Nominated By: Audrey Nock, Principal School District of Philadelphia students come from different molds and scenarios. Many fall outside the traditional profile and some have had to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges to get to graduation day. Lisa is precisely that kind…

April Student of the Month: Myon Butler

April Student of the Month: Myon Butler

APRIL STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Myon Butler School: Vaux Big Picture High School Nominated By: Leslie Flemming – Teacher at Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Service Center It’s easy to assume that “Seniors of the Month” fit into a nice tidy box, and check off a list of generic and universal criteria. We, of course, encourage our readers…

April Student of the Month: Jade Njie

April Student of the Month: Jade Njie

APRIL STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Jade Njie School: Science Leadership Academy (SLA) Nominated By: Nicole Gasser – Teacher When you meet Jade you realize right away that she is not only clearly comfortable and quietly confident, she’s even better at making you feel welcome and comfortable. That translates into everything that makes her this…

Jynita Woods Photo

March Student of the Month: Jynita Woods

MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Jynita Woods School: Philadelphia High School for Girls Nominated By:Kathleen DiTanna, Teacher – AP Language and AP Literature Jynita Woods came to Girls’ High from a co-ed school, and it’s clear from speaking with her that she credits a lot of her positive academic experiences over the last four…

March Student of the Month: Samirah Stephens

March Student of the Month: Samirah Stephens

MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Samirah Stephens School: Hill-Freedman World Academy Nominated By: Thomas Emerson – Teacher Some people make leaving a mark and being an inspiration seem simple. It doesn’t look like they work too hard at it, or that they are wrestling with the right moves to make next – they make…

Milan and her mom

February Student of the Month: Milan Dukes

FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Milan Dukes School: Central High School Nominated By: Mike Horwits, 281 Class Sponsor, AP Gov and Social Science Teacher When you meet Milan, you’re immediately struck by her delightful optimism, her underlying self-confidence, the maturity in her stories and the calm she seems to infuse in the room (even…

February Student of the Month: Vy Nguyen

February Student of the Month: Vy Nguyen

FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Vy Nguyen School: Philadelphia High School for Girls Nominated By: Megan McNamara & Joseph Marchetti – Teachers Every once in a while you meet a person who humbles you. Perhaps not at first, but after you speak to them, learn who they are and what they’ve experienced, witness their…

January Student of the Month: Malcolm Miller

January Student of the Month: Malcolm Miller

JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Malcolm Miller School: Masterman Nominated By: James Allen – Counselor When you meet Malcolm, you realize instantly you’ve met a kid who’s going places. In fact, many places–and constantly adding more! First, you have to keep up with his jet stream of enthusiastic chat. It’s jam-packed with excitement and optimism,…

January Student of the Month: Anyelo Taveras-Marte

January Student of the Month: Anyelo Taveras-Marte

JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Anyelo Taveras-Marte School: Furness Nominated By: Jihee Choi – Music Teacher Some of the most fascinating people are those who refuse to settle for the labels that the world places upon them. According to the world, Anyelo Taveras-Marte shouldn’t be thriving. He’s an immigrant, an English Language Learner from…