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Elijah Hall and Alice Hood Receive Making A Difference Awards

April 30, 2019

Radnor High School Student Elijah Hall and Ithan Elementary School Teacher Alice Hood Receive Making A Difference Awards

Alice Hood and Elijah Hall Radnor High School student Elijah Hall and Ithan Elementary School teacher Alice Hood have each been awarded a 2019 Making a Difference Award sponsored by the Delaware County Right to Education Task Force. They were honored at a ceremony on April 29 at Northley Middle School in Aston, PA. 
The award recognizes students who have demonstrated exceptional support, friendship, acceptance and understanding to ensure the inclusion of classmates of all abilities; students who have persevered and overcome challenges to be successful; and adults who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts through their exceptional work to promote acceptance and understanding to ensure the inclusion of children of all abilities.
For the award, the Delaware County Right to Education Force welcomes nominations for anyone in a school system who has impacted the person submitting the nomination. The nominations are then reviewed and the honorees selected.

"Elijah was nominated because he is such a strong role model to his peers," said Matthew White, the supervisor at The County Alternative High School who nominated Elijah. "He can always be counted on to help a friend in need [and] is excelling in his culinary arts program and is an overall leader."

Elijah was also recently named second runner-up for the Global Teen Health Week's Teen Champion Award

"Alice is the truest definition of an educator," said Jordan Kofsky, the Marple Education Center teacher who nominated Ms. Hood. "She is able to meet each child at their emotional and academic level, and give them the confidence and tools to learn and grow, both as students and young adults."
Earlier this year, Alice's 5th-grade class was one of 12 finalists from the Greater Philadelphia area in the Citizenship Challenge presented by The Rendell Center for Civics and Civics Engagement, the National Constitution Center, and The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Delaware County Right to Education Task Force is comprised of parents, agencies and district representatives and was established to assist in improving education for all school-age children with learning disabilities, physical handicaps, emotional difficulties, vision, speech, language and hearing impairments.
Congratulations, Elijah and Alice!