Grade 6 student Aiden Wheaton-Ware, Grade 7 student Miles Clark and Grade 8 student Lila Fitzgerald were named November “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.
“From day one in 6th grade, Aiden has been a leader among his peers!” says Loyola teacher Ms. Foley-Holmes. “He has lived out the Jesuit value of Magis, always striving to do more. He consistently volunteers to help, and has taken initiative to help himself, peers and teachers. We are proud to have him as a community member, and know that he will continue to lead and to be a role model!”
“As a new student this year, Miles has contributed positively to Loyola Academy,” says Loyola teacher Mr. DeVito. “Miles has actively sought out opportunities to form relationships with both teachers and students. Through his desire to participate in school activities, combined with his persistent effort in class, he has demonstrated the Jesuit value of Magis. Miles consistently makes great strides, pushing himself to do more and be more. We are proud to say that he has emerged as a Loyola leader.”
“Lila has handled all of the stresses of 8th grade with such grace and poise,” says Loyola teacher Mr. Walsh. “Always looking to help improve her community, Lila has taken on the Ignatian value of Magis by donating some recess time to help K2 with stations. This is just one of the many ways Lila has contributed to her learning community so far this year and we all look forward to see which areas Lila will continue to impact.”
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.