Pennsbury Honors Four District Students With LYFT Character Awards | Yardley area
PENNSBURY >> Four students from the district received LYFT Character Awards at the Pennsbury School Board May meeting.
In conjunction with the district’s ongoing character education initiative, elementary, middle and high school students are highlighted each month during the school year for positive character strengths.
The awards were announced by Gary Sanderson, school board member, and Steve Wittekind, pastoral intern at Faith Presbyterian Church in Fairless Hills, at the monthly school board meeting. Faith Presbyterian sponsors the LYFT Character Awards, which comes with a cash donation.
For the month of May, students Rowan Mulholland, Navya Patel, Thomas Morris and Sydney Becker were honored for exemplifying the character trait of “leadership”.
“This award recognizes the recipient as one who demonstrates initiative and motivates others to take action,” said Sanderson. “The fellow listens to and supports other students and makes joint decisions when possible. They accept responsibility and maintain a positive attitude, which can inspire others or he can lead the charge by organizing events and advocating for change.
Rowan Mulholland, a grade 11 student at Pennsbury High School, was nominated by Frank McSherry, Dave Murphy and Pete Sienko. They noted that although she was a junior, Rowan became the team leader for the Pennsbury High School softball team.
She leads drills and throwing drills. His teammates wait for him for instructions between innings or to lead them in team chanting. On and off the pitch Rowan is a role model for young players and with his guidance they improve their skills.
Rowan is also a class leader, maintaining a GPA of 4.5 despite spending six days a week with the softball team.
Thomas Morris, an eighth-grade student at Charles Boehm College, is the May recipient at the college level. It was nominated by Heather Mengert, Anita Quinn and Debra Diamond.
Tom is the class president and in this role he displays all aspects of leadership. He independently plans, communicates and directs Student Council meetings. He listens and ensures that all members are present and heard. And he proposed, planned and organized many events during this school year.
Thomas is an inspiration in the classroom. His personality allows him to easily take on leadership roles while working with his peers on problem-based learning opportunities.
Navya Patel, a fourth grader at Fallsington Elementary School, was nominated by Meagan Mauck, Katie Romig, Jenn Cornell, Kristen Cahill and Principal Vinny DePaola.
In naming Navya, teachers and administrators declared that she was a student of great character and a true leader. She holds herself to high expectations and consistently sets a positive example for her peers. She thrives in planning and organizing tasks. And she motivates her classmates when they get a right answer and helps them when they are confused.
Whenever there is a problem to be solved, Navya is the first to come up with solutions and strategies to help.
Sydney Becker, a fifth grader at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, is also honored at the elementary school level. She was nominated by Jason Miller and Samantha Young.
According to its proponents, Sydney is a leader in academia. She does her best in class and always goes above and beyond with homework. And his work ethic sets an example for his peers.
Within the school community, his positive attitude also motivates others. As a member of the Student Council, Sydney took her leadership responsibilities very seriously. She has created numerous videos to promote fundraising and has helped the school give back to the community.
LYFT, an acronym that stands for Lower Makefield, Yardley, Falls and Tullytown, is a community volunteer coalition made up of individuals from all parts of the community to support and strengthen the youth and families of the Pennsbury School District.
Its mission is to create a more positive community environment where young people are safe and can thrive by striving to reduce the risks young people face, such as bullying, drug and alcohol abuse. , mental health problems, school violence and delinquency. The coalition also provides support to parents and recognizes students who demonstrate a positive character.
Coalition members include representatives from the Pennsbury School District, local law enforcement, faith communities, civic organizations, local government, business, social services as well as parents, youth, professionals health, prevention and treatment.