Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play professional baseball, has been used as a role model for the students at Amity Middle School in Orange. Jackie lived by non-violent actions and by values that the teachers, staff, and administrators at Amity use today as an example for the student body.
Courage is the Jackie’s Nine characteristic of the month for November at Amity Middle School in Orange. Zephaniah Abdus-Salaam, a seventh grade student, defined courage as “being proud of yourself to really stand out and protect your friends from people you don’t know…people who may bully others.” Patrick Coughlin, an eighth grade student, said that courage is “staying on task during a test and studying even when you don’t want to, so you get the best result.”
The following students were recognized for demonstrating courage to do what is right, even when it is difficult (pictured, left to right): Zephaniah Abdus-Salaam, Zshonna Singleton, Sam Sender, Aditi Bhattamishra, Claire Bath, Ari Chetwynd, Oliver Kusiak and Patrick Coughlin