Grade 6 student Bobby Mackerron, Grade 7 student Elise Donnino and Grade 8 student Draylin Beaudrault were named February “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.
“Bobby has earned the Loyola Leader of the Month award due to his hard work and dedication to schoolwork as well as his commitment to and passion for justice,” says Loyola teacher Ms. Harmon. “Bobby truly embodies the term Men and Women with and for Others, as he is incredibly vocal about current events and is an active change-maker inside and out of the classroom. He is always kind to his peers and consistently lends a helping hand without being asked. We are so proud of Bobby!”
“Elise has earned the Loyola Leader of the Month award due to her dedication to excellence, leadership among her peers, and kindness that positively impacts every room she’s in,” says Loyola teacher Ms. Phelps. “Elise is an enthusiastic learner who is always eager to share her knowledge with others. She also uses her voice to advocate for others, and brings positivity into every space. She is mature beyond her years and is an inspiration for others. Elise is an exemplar of Magis: always striving to be more and to do more. Keep shining!”
“Draylin demonstrates leadership every day, and he has certainly made a mark on our school community,” says Loyola teacher Mrs. Fonte. “He is a loyal friend and supportive classmate who is always willing to speak up for others. Draylin reminds us what it means to be Men and Women for Others. He is inclusive, kind, and caring. We are proud to call him a Loyola Leader. Congratulations, Draylin!”
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.