Crossan principal, student are honored

  • Principal Lynne Millard received a Pennsylvania House of Representatives citation from Boyle for winning the Lindback Distinguished Principal Leadership Award.

  • Twice as nice: Kennedy Crossan Elementary School fourth-grader Andrew McShea was the runner-up in the Presidents Day Essay Contest. Pictured are (from left) state Rep. Brendan Boyle and Kevin, Andrew, Kristy and Allison McShea.

Lynne Mil­lard, prin­cip­al at Burholme’s Kennedy Crossan Ele­ment­ary School, last week re­ceived a Pennsylvania House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives cita­tion from state Rep. Brendan Boyle for win­ning the Lind­back Dis­tin­guished Prin­cip­al Lead­er­ship Award.

The present­a­tion was made on April 15 as Crossan stu­dents, staff and school ad­vis­ory coun­cil pres­id­ent Nancy Os­tro­ff gathered in the yard be­fore classes star­ted for the day.

“It’s an in­cred­ible achieve­ment, and it de­serves re­cog­ni­tion from the state House,” Boyle said.

Mil­lard won $20,000 for her school, and plans to use it to up­grade tech­no­logy in the classrooms and the com­puter lab. She was honored dur­ing a ce­re­mony this past Tues­day at the Wilma Theat­er.

Mil­lard has worked for the School Dis­trict of Phil­adelphia for 27 years. She’s been prin­cip­al for the last five years.

Mean­while, Crossan fourth-grader An­drew Mc­Shea was the run­ner-up in the second an­nu­al Pres­id­ents Day Es­say Con­test, sponsored by state Rep. Brendan Boyle.

An­drew wrote about John F. Kennedy. Last year, he and his fam­ily vis­ited the John F. Kennedy Pres­id­en­tial Lib­rary and Mu­seum when his dad, Kev­in, was run­ning in the Bo­ston Mara­thon.

An­drew re­ceived a cer­ti­fic­ate of achieve­ment signed by Reps. Brendan Boyle and Kev­in Boyle, and the school will treat An­drew’s classroom to a pizza party. He was joined in the present­a­tion by his dad; his mom, Kristy; and his sis­ter, Al­lis­on, a Crossan first-grader. ••

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