Meet Kiara, a 5th grader from St. Matthew School who loves cheerleading and gymnastics and wants to become a teacher!
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: Play school, cheerleading and gymnastics.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your school?
A: The teachers and the students.
Q: What is your favorite subject at school?
Q: Who is your favorite teacher and why?
A: Mrs. Salwach, because she is so nice and a great teacher.
Q: Who is your role model and why do you look up to them?
A: My mom- she works hard to give me things and is always there for me.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: A teacher.
Melissa, Kiara’s Mother
Q: What are your hopes for your child(ren)?
A: To be successful in whatever she chooses and to be the kindest person she can be.
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: She has such great manners, loves God and has learned so much from being in Catholic School.
Q: How does your CSFP scholarship affect your family?
A: It would not be possible to send my daughter to Catholic School without this scholarship. I was recently hurt and not able to work and we are so very thankful and grateful for this opportunity.
Q: How did you feel when you were notified that you won the CSFP lottery? What was your reaction?
A: Ecstatic and my daughter was thrilled knowing that she could continue her education at the school she was already enrolled in.
Q: What would you tell others about CSFP?
A: Fill it out every year! This is the best scholarship out there and we love our school and because of Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia my daughter has become a bright, lovable and smart girl!