Meet Anthony, a 5th grader at Saint Frances Cabrini. Anthony loves to read and aspires to become a veterinarian or an actor. In his featured photo Anthony is seen wearing a surgical hat, given to him by medical students during his day trip to the UPenn College of the Sciences. Anthony loves to help people and was his 4th grade class representative where he designed and distributed flyers about the flu and preventative measures!
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: I like to play games on my X-box and read.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your school?
A: The library is right across the street from my school and I like going to the library to finish my homework and to read.
Q: What is your favorite subject at school?
A: Religion class is my favorite subject in school
Q: Who is your favorite teacher and why?
A: My Favorite teacher is Ms. Anita. She teaches Art class. Ms. Anita is fun and a very nice teacher.
Q: Who is your role model and why do you look up to them?
A: My role model is Michael Jackson. He was an excellent singer and dancer.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I would like to become a Veterinarian or an Actor.
Christina, Anthony’s Mother
Q: What is the name(s) of your child(ren), grade(s), and school of your child(ren)?
A: Anthony DeVoue, 5th grader at Saint Frances Cabrini.
Q: What are your hopes for your child(ren)?
A: My hope is for my son to receive a great education to succeed in his future endeavors.
Q: Why do you think it is important for your child(ren) to attend a tuition-based school in Philadelphia? Are there any improvements you have seen since choosing a tuition-based school?
A: My son is able to receive the individual guidance and concern that is needed to help him reach his goals. My son attends a school that not only provides a safe environment but has zero tolerance for violence. My son is able to learn, grow academically and have his ideas voiced and utilized in a positive way. Anthony became his 4th grade Class Representative last year and we are very happy. He is a young politician and loves to help people- he shows a great concern for keeping the school that he attends clean and germ free. As the Class Representative, he expressed his concern about the flu season by developing a flyer that expressed preventative measures to stop the spread of germs.
Q: How does your CSFP scholarship affect your family?
A: Without the CSFP scholarship I could not financially afford to send my son to a tuition based school. I would have to send him to the public school in my area that is unsafe, academically challenged, overcrowded, and lacking funds.
Q: How did you feel when you were notified that you won the CSFP lottery? What was your reaction?
A: We were both overjoyed. I felt a sense of relief that my son will get a better education in a safe environment.
Q: What would you tell others about CSFP?
A: I would tell others to apply, to donate, to help give children a better education, and to help children to succeed.