DeLissio announces Peer to Peer, Unsung Hero awards in the 194th Legislative District

PHILADELPHIA, July 9 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio honored local students with Peer to Peer and Unsung Hero awards for the 2020-21 school year.

“I established these recognitions about nine years ago. My purpose for establishing these awards was to encourage schools to identify students who are not being recognized for any other awards that the schools or other organizations may be granting,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila.

The Peer to Peer award recognizes students who, through established programs or on their own, help other students through friendship, tutoring or mentoring.

The Unsung Hero Award recognizes students whose good deeds and actions make a difference in their school or community.

“It is an honor and pleasure to identify and recognize student excellence in the classroom, in leadership, in citizenship and in any type of behavior making a positive impact in our community,” DeLissio said. “My congratulations go to these young men and women for their compassion, their determination and their willingness to help, even without expectation or the promise of recognition. These students make our community a better place and inspire hope for our future.”

These honors are awarded to graduating students who reside in the 194th Legislative District. Students are nominated by teachers, counselors and other staff members.

The following students were identified and presented certificates of acknowledgment from DeLissio outlining their good citizenship actions or their displays of character:

Unsung Hero awards

  • Maxine Antinucci, W.B. Saul High School.
  • Devon Sowisdral, Roxborough High School.

Peer to Peer awards

  • Esteban Penados, W.B. Saul High School.
  • Byron Holley, W.B. Saul High School.
  • Hannah Brotherton, Roxborough High School.