DeLissio recognizes local students in the 194th Legislative District

10 students honored with Peer to Peer and Unsung Hero awards

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 – As the 2021-22 school year wrapped up, state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., honored local students with Peer to Peer and Unsung Hero awards for those graduating middle school and high school.  

DeLissio’s Peer to Peer Award is in recognition of a student who, through an established program or on his or her own, helps another student through friendship or through other assistance such as tutoring or informal or formal mentoring.

The Unsung Hero Award is in recognition of a student whose good deeds and actions have made a difference in his or her school or community environment. 

The honors are awarded annually to students who live in the 194th Legislative District. They are nominated by their teachers, counselors and other school staff members.

“Each year, the public schools in the district are contacted, inviting them to identify two students who have excelled in contributing to good citizenship and/or displaying a behavior or action which may otherwise go unnoticed or unrecognized,” DeLissio said. “Congratulations to these students for their compassion and willingness to do the ‘right thing’ without expectation of recognition or an award. Our communities are the better because of their contributions.”

The following graduating students who live in the 194th Legislative District were identified and presented with a certificate of acknowledgment from DeLissio outlining their good citizenship actions or their display of character:

Unsung Hero awards

  • Aniah Spriggs, Cook-Wissahickon School
  • Nathan Cengel, Lower Merion High School
  • Jade Harhigh, The Academies at Roxborough High School
  • Zaeonah Howell, W.B. Saul Agricultural High School

Peer to Peer awards

  • Avery Lott, Cook-Wissahickon School
  • Spencer Rosenbaum, Lower Merion High School
  • Seth Antrom, The Academies at Roxborough High School
  • Azlyn Ceasar, Shawmont School
  • Mark Shasanmi, Shawmont School
  • Joshua Berry, W.B. Saul Agricultural High School

“It is an honor to recognize these students for simply doing the right thing and being of strong character,” DeLissio said. “At the end of the academic year when many honors are being awarded, particularly for scholastic and athletic achievement, these qualities are often overlooked. The ability to display kindness, fairness, generosity, and acts of civic or community engagement demonstrate the traits of true leadership and compassion.”