WYBC “I Rise” Student of the Month!

WYBC “I Rise” Student of the Month!

94.3 WYBC, New Haven Public Schools, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Birks and Mayor Toni Harp are looking for the next “I Rise” Student!

Education can and should empower all students to rise up and pursue their dreams. Each month 94.3 WYBC will highlight a student who went the extra mile in pursuit of something extraordinary.

The segment is called “I Rise” because it highlights a student who rises above adversity, tackles a challenge or simply shines. We will recognize these incredible, hard-working young people, not just on the radio, but every day in our homes and in the community.

If you know a child deserving of this honor, submit an “I Rise” nomination form, click here to the NHPS Communications Dept. Make sure you make the effort to let them know how proud you are of their efforts, they could be the next “I Rise” Student. Together we can help all Kids Rise!

For more information about New Haven School Change go to www.nhps.net or visit their Facebook Page.


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This Month We Honor:

Leone Rodriguez

12th Grade Student at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School

Leone is a senior theatre major at Co-Op. He has a 4.83 GPA and he’s a member of the Thespians International Honors Society for high school theatre students. He performed in a school record 14 productions this year and for his senior capstone project he wrote, directed and performed in his own full length play “Within Us.”  Leone participated in an internship with the Elms Shakespeare Company and he earned a place in the theatre program at the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan. This fall Leone will be attending the theatre program at the University of Connecticut.

Job well done Leone!


Special thanks to Champion Awards & Promotions.