Grade 6 student Elijah Beaudrault, Grade 7 student Leni Phelps-Coco and Grade 8 student Natalie Lima-Silva were named October “Loyola Leaders of the Month” (LLM), a program that promotes self-awareness, the Jesuit philosophy, and an opportunity to develop a greater sense of community among the middle school community.
“Elijah’s selflessness has been noticed by both classmates and teachers,” says Loyola teacher Ms. Capobianco. “He is often the first to offer to help a teacher with an errand or assist a classmate who can’t figure out something with their Chromebook. Each day he demonstrates the Jesuit value of being Men and Women for Others. His positive attitude and enthusiasm, along with how he encourages others, helps to make our 6th grade community a wonderful place to learn.”
“Leni is being recognized as an outstanding friend and classmate,” says Loyola teacher Ms. Tapanes. “She takes every opportunity to help those around her, and she does it with pure joy! She models being a woman for others through her compassion, and she exhibits Cura Personalis when she genuinely cares for her classmates. Leni’s positivity brings a smile to so many faces each day!”
“Natalie always goes above and beyond to help others and do what is right,” says Loyola teacher Mrs. Fonte. “Natalie loves to participate in class and is very supportive of her peers. She is a hard worker and puts 100% effort into everything she does, bringing creativity into her work wherever possible. She is considerate of others and represents our core value of Cura Personalis each and every day.”
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.