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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...
March Student of the Month: Ali Shabazz

March Student of the Month: Ali Shabazz

Name: Ali Shabazz School: Central High School Nominated By: Benjamin Hover – Teacher There’s a feeling you get when you are in the presence of greatness. The feeling can manifest differently — pride, respect, even jealousy. For this writer, the feeling during my conversations with Ali Shabazz was awe. Ali is awesome. The humility and…

February Student of the Month: Goddess Wiggins

February Student of the Month: Goddess Wiggins

Name: Goddess Wiggins School: Vaux Big Picture High School Nominated By: Vivian Shaw – Teacher Ask someone what their hopes and dreams are, and they could probably tell you. But ask them what their plan is to accomplish those hopes and dreams, and the answer might not be as easy. It’s been said that “a…

February Student of the Month: Youma Diabira

February Student of the Month: Youma Diabira

Name: Youma Diabira School: Central High School Nominated By: Kelly Coutts – Counselor When you love something or someone, you want it to be the best that it can be. It is a difficult concept for many. It means that sometimes you have to admonish, reprimand or discipline what you love. Sometimes it means having…

January Student of the Month: Kamilah Gordon

January Student of the Month: Kamilah Gordon

Name: Kamilah Gordon School: Randolph Technical HS Nominated By: Chef Michael Bell - Culinary Arts Teacher How do we know that we are here, on this earth, for a purpose? We’ve all asked ourselves that question, and for many the answer is elusive. For many it takes years, lifetimes, to find that purpose. Some even...
January Student of the Month: Joseph McCaffrey

January Student of the Month: Joseph McCaffrey

Name: Joseph McCaffrey School: Walter B. Saul HS Nominated By: Kelsey Romano - Teacher Stephen Hawking once said, “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” This quote is profound, and immediately forces a recollection of the quietest people you know. They often evoke the question -- “what is on your mind?” -- the answer is usually,...
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)…