Friday, June 4, 2010

Galas to celebrate our students' success!

Simon Elementary School Young Leaders Gala

The Young Leaders Gala, organized by the City Year corps members serving at Abram Simon Elementary School, was held on Thursday, May 6 to honor 30 students, who exemplify leadership. The theme for the night was all about leadership, encompassed by the vision of “transforming tomorrow by celebrating the young leaders of today.”

Honoree students and guest were treated by City Year to a night of fine dining right in the school auditorium. Dr. Lindsay Marsh, graduate of George Washington University undergraduate and medical programs, anesthesiologist, and founder of the nonprofit organization the Worth the Wait Revolution, was the keynote speaker. She encouraged students to dream big and set their sights on attending college. Each student received a leadership award in order to commemorate their diligence and willingness to stand out among their peers throughout the year. The City Year team at Simon this year knows this event was memorable for all in attendance, and believes that it will inspire many further acts of leadership in the years to come.

Francis-Stevens Education Campus Star-Student Gala

The Star-Student Gala held on May 13 at Francis-Stevens Education Campus brought together families, teachers, and community members to celebrate the achievements made by students over the 2010 academic school year. Complete with a red carpet, velvet rope, paparazzi, and a photography station, the school was transformed into a venue worthy of the Oscars. Over 200 people were in attendance to watch students receive awards in academics, athletics, service, and leadership. The event successfully united the school and local community members to recognize students for their achievements and promote their continued development as life long learners and young leaders.

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