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Senior Stories: Izaz Mahmud

Senior Stories: Izaz Mahmud

Posted on May 27, 2020
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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

Posted on May 25, 2020
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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...
Senior Stories: Faheemah Russell

Senior Stories: Faheemah Russell

Posted on May 22, 2020
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Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Faheemah Russell School: Parkway Center City Middle College High School Nominated By: Michelle Ludlow - School Counselor “Do you know who I am?!” exclaimed Faheemah Russell, as we discussed why graduation means so much to her – her passion and pride emanating through Zoom. “Do you know who I am?”...
Senior Stories: Dylanger Thomas

Senior Stories: Dylanger Thomas

Posted on May 20, 2020
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Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Dylanger Thomas School: Penn Treaty High School Nominated By: Patricia Fine – Counselor Dylanger Thomas is not going to be stopped. Plain and simple. He’s been through a lot, and with the help of some key people in his life, he’s come to see that though the odds seem against...
Senior Stories: Tahmina Akhter

Senior Stories: Tahmina Akhter

Posted on May 18, 2020
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Class of 2020 Senior Stories: Tahmina Akhter School: Carver High School of Engineering & Science Nominated By: Tatiana Olmedo – Counselor What do you do when the odds are stacked against you? Many School District of Philadelphia students are faced with that question every day. What’s inspiring though, is that so many of them never...
Yuvaraj (Yuva) Gambhir - March Student of the Month

Yuvaraj (Yuva) Gambhir – March Student of the Month

Posted on April 13, 2020
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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…

Student Musicians From Throughout Philadelphia Perform in All City High School Musical Festival

Student Musicians From Throughout Philadelphia Perform in All City High School Musical Festival

Posted on March 5, 2020
Categories: District News

Student Musicians From Throughout Philadelphia Perform in All City High School Musical Festival More than 400 students participated in a night of extraordinary performances with renowned conductor Marin Alsop. The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of The Arts & Creative Learning, in partnership with The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, presented the “All City High…

Mary Franz - February 2020 Teacher of the Month

Mary Franz – February 2020 Teacher of the Month

Posted on March 5, 2020
Categories: District News, Teacher of the Month

Mary Franz – February 2020 Teacher of the Month   Mary Franz is a 9th grade English and 12th grade Social Sciences teacher at Robeson High School. Mary’s nominator, Teacher Resident Daniel Reyes, says that she goes above and beyond to create a classroom environment that promotes equity and appreciates differences. “She has the capacity to directly confront prejudices…

Leysha Santiago - FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Leysha Santiago – FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Posted on March 2, 2020
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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….