Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Outstanding Graduates 2013

Jewish Journal Staff

June 5, 2013 | 4:09 pm

Every year, we shine a spotlight on a group of outstanding high school seniors, culled from many nominations submitted by local educators, clergy, community leaders and, of course, you, our readers. And each year we find that the real difficulty is not in identifying those with spectacular accomplishments, but in choosing among the enormously talented graduating teens around us.

But, choose we did. And, once again, this year’s group has shown an impeccable ability to change the world — on a scale both small and large. They have not only shown the value of excellence in academics, but they have proven the importance of making a difference in the lives of others. They have reached out to those with special needs; counseled teens struggling with life’s challenges; brought joy to others through the arts; taken the reins of an international Jewish youth organization; blazed a trail on the gridiron; planned dinners at a shelter for mentally disabled homeless women; found a voice on Huffington Post; and gone running to do good. They discovered their life’s passions — drama, music, athletics, Judaism, politics — and harnessed them to inspire others. 

Just imagine what they’ll do as adults.

 

Ruth Maouda
Putting the pieces together
 

Gabe Freeman
A leading player
 

Michael Sacks
Leading the way
 

Sepora Makabeh
Using gift of gab for good
 

Rose Bern
A passionate voice
 
Rachel Arditi
Family inspiration
 

Sam Lyons
Finding his voice
 

Raphi Heldman
Lessons on the run
 

Joelle Milman
Transforming herself
 

Daniel Schwartz
Grad’s goal: A better world
 
 
Tracker Pixel for Entry

COMMENTS

We welcome your feedback.

Privacy Policy

Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.

Terms of Service

JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.

Publication

JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE