Northeast Times

Little Flower grad is a grand prize winner

Edu­ca­tion of­fi­cials and May­or Nut­ter present the May­or’s Schol­ar­ship for Aca­dem­ic Ex­cel­lence and Civic En­gage­ment to Fox Chase res­id­ent, Maura Quirk (cen­ter), of Little Flower Cath­ol­ic High School for Girls, Phil­adelphia, Pa. (photo cour­tesy of Linda Quirk)

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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.

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