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City of Allentown Honors ASD Students

City of Allentown Honors ASD Students
Posted on 03/01/2019
The 40 winners of the City of Allentown’s “Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right” campaign were honored at a reception on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Allentown's City Hall.
The Allentown School District congratulates all of the winners and recognizes that a number of the students selected represent our schools. 

Launched in 2012, the “Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right” campaign is a way to recognize young people who contribute to the well-being of Allentown.
Mayor Ray O’Connell said, “Allentown is a diverse city that is proud to be home to so many young people who are hitting the books and/or looking out for the well-being of others.  It is a privilege to recognize their achievements and acknowledge the teachers, neighbors, mentors and others who took the time to bring them to our attention.” 
Each of the honorees will receive certificates from the mayor.

Winners are honored in the following categories: Volunteerism – for assisting someone or improving a neighborhood or the community in general. Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty – for doing more than following the rules, such as making a good decision even when peers chose otherwise and for showing leadership skills, critical thinking, problem solving, maturity or conflict resolution. Scholarship – Notable academic improvement and or academic excellence.

In the category of “Going Above and Beyond” the following ASD students were honored:

• Dallanara Flores (Allen HS), Harmoney Lightfoot (Harrison Morton MS), Isabella Scheirer (Ritter ES), Richarch DeLos-Santos (Building 21), Lam Doan (Allen HS), Jhon Castro (Dieruff HS), Leela Rivera(Roosevelt) and Elenis Claudio (SMMS)

In the category of “Scholastic Achievement” the following ASD students honored:

• Josiah Melendez (Allen HS) and Julia Eschner (Trexler MS) 

Two individuals and three groups were honored in the category of “Volunteerism”

• Gisselle Miranda (Central ES) and Jasmine Beck (Trexler MS)
• South Mountain Middle School Builder's Club- Chantall Pereira-Eras, Katherine Cordero, Jasmin Reyes, Leiliani Sykes, Sophia Colon, Sarah Schweyer, Mia Hein, Mary Rodriguez and Nicole Merly
• Dieruff High School Sew What Club - Jenise Gonzalez, N’dia Escobales, Sherlin Cruz, Aida Penn and Emma Vanderbilt
• Dieruff HS Boys Basketball Team - George Gibbs, Ralph Elias, Lavon Johnson, John Jordan, Nelson Mieles, Tavontaye Tucker, Honor Huff, Talal Jarrah, Leroy Johnson, Isiah Jetter and Daniel Quiones