SAINT COLUMBKILLE NEWS

Loyola Leaders of the Month Announced for October

Grade 6 student Lila Cownie and grade 7 student Evan Bwesige were named October’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.

“Lila brings such a positive attitude into the classroom and is always smiling,” says grade 6 Humanities teacher Ms. Smith. “She demonstrates leadership in the classroom and is consistently participating during discussions. She excels in group work with her peers and is a valuable member of our classroom community. I feel lucky to teach her this year.”

“Evan is an incredibly hard worker, undeterred by any challenge whether it be in sports or school,” says grade 7 social studies teacher Mr. Walsh. “In addition, he is always there to pick up his classmates when they are down through positivity and compassion, embodying Loyola Academy’s core principle of cura personalis.”

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.