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Yuvaraj (Yuva) Gambhir - March Student of the Month

Yuvaraj (Yuva) Gambhir – March Student of the Month

MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Yuvaraj (Yuva) Gambhir School: Masterman Nominated By: Gilda Abney – School Counselor Some people have a knack for giving back, without even realizing they are doing it. Almost as if they have an innate understanding that if they are given much, they should give much in return. Yuvaraj (Yuva)…

Christopher Facenda-Torres - March Student of the Month

Christopher Facenda-Torres – March Student of the Month

MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Christopher Facenda-Torres School: Carver Engineering & Sciences HS Nominated By: Ted Domers – Principal The most influential people in history held the deep belief that they were meant for a higher purpose. They understood that they alone were not perfectly equipped, but with guidance, perseverance and faith, they were…

Leysha Santiago - FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Leysha Santiago – FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH

FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Leysha Santiago School: Philadelphia Military Academy Nominated By: Sarah Bruce – Teacher, Russell Gallagher – ROTC Commander You might not notice Leysha Santiago on the street. She’s quiet and observant. Upon meeting Leysha though, you realize that her drive and her influence on others contrasts her unassuming first impression….

Treasure Jackson - February Student of the Month

Treasure Jackson – February Student of the Month

FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Treasure Jackson School: The Workshop School Nominated By: Jere Tobias – School Counselor Every generation needs a beacon, a buoy, a stalwart – someone who has the compassion and the will to uplift, uphold and be the voice for others. Treasure Jackson might be that beacon for her generation…

Myah Blume - January Student of the Month

Myah Blume – January Student of the Month

JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Myah Blume School: West Philadelphia HS Nominated By: Tonya Oniyama – Dean of Students Rosa Parks, Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer – all influential and powerful black female civil rights leaders. Each fought bravely for the empowerment of others, without regard for their personal safety or success. It…

Sybrie Cofield - January Student of the Month

Sybrie Cofield – January Student of the Month

JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Sybrie Cofield School: South Philadelphia HS Nominated By: Nicole Monsalud – Teacher Certain stories humble you. They force you to think about the opportunities you have been handed, the favors you’ve been given, the blessings that you have – and then to consider what some amazing and influential people…

Charles Blain - December Student of the Month

Charles Blain – December Student of the Month

Charles Blain – December Student of the Month Name: Charles Blain School: Academy at Palumbo Nominated By: Cait Kay – Teacher Charles Blain is a renaissance man. “I was taught from a young age that hard work and being well-rounded will pay off as I get older,” says Charles. “Sometimes it’s overwhelming, but I’ve learned…

Horace Ryans - December Student of the Month

Horace Ryans – December Student of the Month

Horace Ryans – December Student of the Month Name: Horace Ryans School: Science Leadership Academy Nominated By: John Kamal – Advisor Some people are natural born advocates. You can tempt them with distractions and you can present them with other things that require their attention, but they are committed, they are dedicated – they want…

Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval

Student of the Month – Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval

Name: Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval School: Franklin Learning Center High School Nominated By: Christine Garvey – Teacher Every once in a while, someone surprises you. Not simply a “she’s not what I expected” surprise, but a shocking, eye-opening, humbling surprise. Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval is one of those people. Jennifer is polite, kind, and a bit shy. After only…

Ashley Maldonado

Student of the Month – Ashley Maldonado

Name: Ashley Maldonado School: Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical HS Nominated By: Olga Torres – Teacher Olga Torres, long-time teacher at Mastbaum High School, describes Ashley Maldonado in two words — “Quiet Leader.” In the brief time we got to spend with Ashley, we learned that she is quiet and unassuming. But she carries…