Students, staff members, and alumni recognized at Glen Mills Schools Educational Awards‚ÄąCeremony

     In front of a large audience of Board members, family, classmates, faculty, and special guests, the proud students of the Glen Mills Schools Class of 2018 were recognized at the Educational Awards Ceremony on June 28th. Additionally, outstanding staff members were honored while new members of the Bulls For Life Club Wall of Fame were introduced.
     Jim Chobany, the Director of Education at the Glen Mills Schools, was excited to recognize the Class of 2018.
     “We’re gathered here for a special reason, to celebrate our students’ achievements,” Chobany told the audience.
     Kebba Jagne, who is bound for Northampton County Community College, earned Class of 2018 Valedictorian honors.
     “We are gathered here to celebrate the academic success of your child and to celebrate the adversity and willingness to succeed that each and everyone of my classmates have overcome,” Jagne said as he addressed the award recipients, parents, and guardians of the Class of 2018. “And I think we deserve a round of applause.”
     Students were recognized in a wide variety of areas, including their academic and Career and Technical Education classrooms. Meanwhile, outstanding staff members Tony Colletti, Graham Desmond, Russ Johnson, James Mansi, Art Sandora, Alex Shoemaker, and Brian Smothers were also honored for their contributions to student achievement at the Glen Mills Schools and received various Teacher of the Year awards (See Page 7).
     A big year for the Class of 2018, and a big year for the school as well. In fact, Glen Mills has earned Middle States and CARF International accreditation. Additionally, Glen Mills was recognized for implementing Tier 1 Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), with fidelity.
     Additionally, members of the Bulls For Life Club, a unique alumni group consisting of successful former Glen Mills students, were in attendance to support the Class of 2018 and wish them the best.
     Dr. Randy Ireson, the Executive Director of the Glen Mills Schools, closed the ceremony by congratulating the award recipients as they move onto their next challenge.
     Congratulations to all!