Grade 6 student Emma Civil, Grade 7 student Dylan O’Neill, Grade 7 remote student Kayla Dam, and Grade 8 student Rachab (Rockie) Yewendwossen Golle were named May’s “Loyola Leaders of the Month” (LLM), a program implemented to promote self-awareness, practice the Jesuit philosophy, and develop a greater sense of community among the middle school community.
“Emma earned the Loyola Leader award for May for her tremendous growth as an individual and her commitment to her community, inside and outside the classroom,” says Loyola teacher Ms. Foley. “Her diligence, good humor and work ethic was especially evident this month - she has embodied what it truly means to be a woman with and for others! She is quick to help others, volunteer her time and is an asset to our community. We are so proud of Emma and all of her hard work this year!”
“Dylan was chosen by the teachers as Loyola Leader of the Month for May because of his effort and positive attitude in the classroom,” says Loyola teacher Mr. Jaehnig. “He is polite and respectful to his teachers and other classmates and is willing to lend a hand. Dylan is a good example of what it means to be Magis (striving to be and do more) at Saint Cols!”
“We’re proud that Kayla is our Remote Loyola Leader of the month for May,” says remote Loyola teacher Ms. Capobianco. “Throughout this whole year of remote learning, Kayla has been a dependable, positive influence in our classroom community. She pushes herself to strive for more academically across all subjects. Each day she brings kindness to our remote classroom and study hall with her willingness to help others and her thoughtfulness. Congratulations, Kayla!”
“Rockie earned the Loyola Leader of the Month for May for truly personifying being a Woman for Others,” says Loyola teacher Mr. Walsh. “At a stressful time of transitions and final exams, Rockie acted maturely and confidently in her own studies while also donating parts of her review time to aid her classmates. Rockie should be proud of her achievements in the past month and also comprehensively for the past year.”
Each month, a student from each grade who have distinguished themselves and exemplify the two core values of Loyola Academy (“Magis” and “Women and men for and with others”) are recognized by the Loyola Academy team. Students also have the opportunity to submit votes for their peers who they feel have shown great strides in becoming a leader in our community.