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Healthy Hawk reporter is ‘Making a Difference’ in Upper Darby
November 5, 2016

November 2016… A Healthy NewsWorks student reporter has been recognized as someone who’s “Making a Difference” in Upper Darby School District. Gabriela Fiorentino Wong is featured in a 5-minute school district video highlighting her involvement in the Healthy Hawk newspaper and the chorus, band, and orchestra programs at Highland Park Elementary School.

“There are students who are exemplars, and she’s one of them,” says Dr. Leslie Isaacs, a fourth grade teacher and the Healthy Hawk editor.

“I help people stay healthy and I interview leaders and learn about them,” Gabriela says in the video. As a fourth grader last year, she was a reporter for the newspaper and helped interview one of the health leaders featured in the book Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2016. This year, she is helping new reporters learn interviewing techniques such as “how to look them in the eye, speak loudly and clearly, and just not be nervous,” she says.

The Making a Difference series highlights students, teachers, staff, parents, and others who are making important contributions to the 12,000-student school district in Delaware County. The video appears on the school district’s website.

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Making a Difference: Gabriela Fiorentino Wong

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