Grade 6 student Selena Daley, Grade 7 student Arianna Aguilar and Grade 8 student Sophia Helena de Oliveira were named December “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.
“Selena earned the Loyola Leader of the Month award for December due to her consistent hard work and dedication to her studies at home and at school,” says Ms. Harmon, Loyola Academy teacher. “She truly embodies being a Woman For Others, because she is always keeping her classmates in mind when lending a helping hand. She is insightful, responsible, and encompasses all of the Jesuit values in her daily life.”
“Our 7th Grade Loyola Leader for December is Arianna Aguilar for her hard work, kindness in our community, and for always giving a helping hand,” says Ms. Phelps, Loyola Academy teacher. “She is a wonderful example of our Jesuit values of Magis and Men and Women For Others. She worked incredibly hard to finish off Trimester 1 strong, and always takes the lead on cleaning up after lunch, which we appreciate so much. We can count on Arianna for a positive attitude and a smile any day of the week.”
“Sophia is being recognized as our Loyola Leader for the month of December,” says Ms. O’Brien/Fonte. “Every day she comes to school ready to learn and help others. She is very empathetic, and demonstrates the Jesuit Value of ‘Cura Personalis,’ or care for the whole person. We are excited to recognize Sophia this month.”
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.