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RCSD Commemorates Women’s History Month Paying Tribute to Local Leaders and Recognizes Outstanding Young Women Scholars

Every year, the Rochester City School District and the Board of Education recognize young women scholars who have excelled academically and have showcased exceptional leadership qualities and commitment to community service and are recipients of the Susan B. Anthony Award.   RCSD is excited to present the Community Service Award to Dr. Seanelle Hawkins and pay special tribute to long time educator, advocate, and community activist Dr. Iris Banister.


Congratulations to the scholars on their incredible commitment to their education and academic success.  RCSD extends a special thanks to all parents, family members, mentors, teachers, and other school staff who support our students each day.  


This event will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2024, 4:30 p.m. at Central Administrative Offices, 131 West Broad Street, Rochester, NY 14614 in Conference Room 3A/B. 


Awards will be presented to the following scholars:


  • Camille Varela, East Upper School, Edward Mascadri, Principal

  • Annah Konie, Edison Career & Technology High School, LaCassa D. Felton, Acting Principal

  • Samiyah Baxter, Franklin Upper School, Richard Smith, Principal

  • Kiara Vega, James Monroe Upper School, Jason Muhammad, Principal

  • Anihya Vick, Northeast College Preparatory High School, Nakia Burrows, Principal

  • Ariane Cisse, Rochester Early College High School, Uma Mehta, Principal            

  • Kethelim De Paula Rocha, Rochester International Academy, Mary Andrecolich-Montesano, Principal

  • Thalea Rivera, School of the Arts, Alan Tirré, Principal

  • Lah May Paw, School Without Walls, Aylin Rodriguez, Principal

  • I’Aisha Elsaw, Joseph C. Wilson Commencement Academy High School, Gary Reynolds, Principal 

  • Maeve Delehanty, World of Inquiry School No. 58, Kwame Donko-Hanson, Principal


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