Students have been hard at work all year, and it’s time for some well-deserved recognition.


Before the words “summer vacation” start echoing through hallways, the South Philly Review and the Young Chances Foundation are looking to recognize the Rising Stars —some of the top performers in grades K through 12. Principals, guidance counselors, teachers, and community members – it’s your job to make sure your worthy candidates make the nomination list.

Nominees must be from South Philadelphia or attend a school in the 19145, 19146, 19147 or 19148 zip codes. Being a straight-A student or valedictorian is a strong point, but not the only criteria we will consider.

Maybe your student has made a dramatic academic turnaround since the first semester or overcome a personal hardship.

We also want to hear about the talented individuals who excel in the classroom as well as numerous extracurricular activities. It can be anything from athletics to school clubs to volunteer work.

Nominations can come through e-mails to, hand-written submissions addressed to South Philly Review, 2448 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19148, or faxes to 215-336-1112.

The submission deadline is noon May 5th, with the winners appearing in our special June 2nd issue.