SAINT COLUMBKILLE NEWS

Loyola Academy Honors February “Loyola Leaders of the Month”

Grade 7 student Esmeralda Mejia and grade 6 student Draylin Beaudrault were named February’s “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.

“Esmeralda fully embodies our core principle of ‘Cura Personalis’,” says Loyola teacher Mr. Walsh. “Not only does she work tirelessly in her classes, but also takes time to check in with friends and students in her class. She is incorporates her faith seamlessly into class discussions.”

“Draylin has such a positive attitude and he is a leader in the classroom,” says Loyola teacher Mrs. Smith. “He is always willing to help out his peers and volunteer to read aloud to the class during “popcorn reading.” His determination and drive in the classroom is inspiring. I feel very lucky that Draylin is a part of our 6th grade class this year.”

Each month, one male and one female 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.