Mayor Michael Nutter presented the Mayor’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Civic Engagement to Maura Quirk, a Fox Chase resident and recent graduate of Little Flower High School.
Quirk was one of 500-plus seniors who joined Nutter on June 1 in a procession from Broad and Pine streets to City Hall Courtyard.
Students with a B-plus average or better were invited to the parade. They wore matching blue T-shirts that read, “I did it.”
Quirk won the grand prize based on her essay.
Brianna Bennett, of George Washington High School, was among four runners-up. They received tickets to a U.S. destination on Southwest Airlines.
Nutter, teachers and district officials wore shirts that read, “And I helped.”
The procession was led by the drum lines from Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts and the High School of the Future.EndFragment