Diverse Minds Writing Challenge:
Whitney Grinnage-Cassidy '20 and Leslie Ramirez '20 won honorable mention in the Diverse Minds Writing Challenge. The contest is sponsored by B'nai B'rith and encourages tolerance and equality of all people. Their children's book,
The Name on the Plane,
wove in a theme of the need for diverse images in our books. Each student won $250 for their wonderful writing and beautiful illustrations. Pictured with Whitney and Leslie are Carly Palkon
'19 and Alexa Scotto '19 who won the first prize of $5,000 in 2017 for their book, Cami's Secret Talent. Congratulations to all!
Young Heroes Award: Jane Lyons '19 was a recipient of the Young Heroes Award, which is given annually at the Liberty Museum in Philadelphia to 14 young people from around the U.S. Jane was recognized for her work with adjudicated youth who are transitioning back into the community from the juvenile detention facility in Wilmington and need support to remain on the right track. She also received a special award, the Spark Award, given by the Johnson-McNutt family in honor of their deceased son, for Jane's "spark" in helping a segment of the population that is often overlooked. Pictured are:
Patricia and Garry Lyons, Jane Lyons, National Liberty Museum Executive Director Gwen Borowsky, and Dr. Trisha Medeiros. Congratulations to Jane for her wonderful work in the larger Wilmington community!
Check out these online articles featuring Jane's story!