On September 23, the faculty and students at P.S. 160 wore gold in support of childhood cancer awareness. September is recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the international awareness symbol for childhood cancer is the gold ribbon. P.S. 160 chose this day to raise money to honor and remember children and families affected by the disease.
The money raised will be donated to the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, known as “Frankie’s Mission,” and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Frankie’s Mission is dedicated to helping families of children with cancer and provides direct financial assistance. Going Gold is part of P.S. 160’s dedication to the Service in Schools initiative and giving back to the community.
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Fontbonne Hall Academy Principal Mary Ann Spicijaric announced that Isabella Grillo has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).