SAINT COLUMBKILLE NEWS

Loyola Academy Honors November “Loyola Leaders of the Month”

Grade 6 student Stephen Moises Connolly and grade 7 student Katherine Adelina Duque-Maquiz were named November’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.

“Stephen has continued to work extremely hard through the month of November,” says Loyola Math and Religion teacher Mr. Jaehing. “He offers help to other students in math class when needed and is always polite and respectful to his classmates and teachers. Stephen is willing to go above and beyond what is expected of him and is a great example of what it means to be a Loyola Leader.”

“Katherine was recognized as Loyola Leader of the Month for her compassion and kindness toward her peers,” says Loyola English and Language Arts teacher Ms. O’Brien. “At school, she can be found checking in with and helping others with things like stuck lockers, dropped binders, and forgotten pencils. She is a friend to all and her kindness is an inspiration to those around her.”

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.