A picture of the February Portrait of a Graduate Honorees

In the Spring of 2019, the London City School District published its Portrait of a Graduate, which highlights the key skills and attitudes necessary for district graduates to have success in college and careers. Our district uses the Portrait of a Graduate to help design meaningful teaching and learning experiences for our students.

The following students were recognized during the February Regular Board of Education meeting for substantially demonstrating the district’s Portrait of a Graduate. Congratulations to each of these students!

Yuina Kawamoto - London Elementary School (5th Grade)

Yuina is a talented and hard-working young lady. She exemplifies every aspect of the portrait of a graduate. She is one of the kindest, most helpful students I know. In gifted, she is a true leader. Quiet, but confident is how I would describe her. She leads by example and always makes well-thought-out choices. She is an amazing critical thinker and is very good at taking the time to plan, design, and work through a problem. She is not afraid to try something different and is exceptional at working on a problem in several different ways. She is a positive role model for all of her peers.

She has been selected as a finalist by the Ohio STEM Learning Network for a Sticker Design Challenge and the winner will be notified in January. This is a huge accomplishment and we are so proud of her!  

Jenesis Robertson - London Middle School (8th Grade)

Jenesis exemplifies all the skills, especially being an effective communicator, creative thinker, and respectful to self and others. For example, Jenesis volunteers her time to help a special needs student to navigate the building in the morning and the afternoon making sure they are to class and the bus on time. Subsequently, when asked to provide additional help in the classroom, she accepted without hesitation and was always willing to help her teachers and classmates; She is very polite, a model LCS student, and a positive example to others. According to her teachers, Jenesis excels as a strong reader and writer inside the classroom. Jenesis also asks excellent questions, uses feedback to improve her work, and makes meaningful contributions to the class. She is a responsible, reliable student. Outside of class, Jenesis is a part of the LMS Student Council, where she can positively impact our school.  

Ultimately, Jenesis exemplifies all the skills necessary to be recognized as a Portrait of a Graduate, especially being an effective communicator, creative thinker, and respectful to self and others. 

Phoebe Congleton - London Unlimited (8th Grade)

Phoebe is a current 8th grader and has been in the LU program for one year. Phoebe is a gifted student who uses her flexibility in the LU program to take high school courses while in middle school and carries a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the LMS band and is also a member of BalletMet, performing in BalletMet's The Nutcracker. She appreciates that London Unlimited allows her the time to work on her ballet and recovery. Phoebe spends over 24 hours per week dancing, which means she needs a lot of recovery time! The flexibility of the LU schedule has allowed her to practice her time management and the structure to start and finish projects. She has enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities LU has provided!

Gabi Wolverton - London High School (12th Grade)

London High School would like to congratulate Gabi Wolverton for being the LHS Portrait of a Graduate student of the month in January. 

Gabi is a senior at LHS who is involved with many activities and continues to be a great student and an even better person in the building and around the community. Gabi has a 3.4 GPA, has been involved with the drama department, and has appeared on stage for many shows. She is also involved with the Girls' Tennis team for three years and helped lead the team to a 2nd place finish in the CBC this past fall. 

Gabi always has a bright smile on her face and is respectful to everyone in the building. She has taken courses ranging from Art to Agricultural and is currently taking Ag Business. She has been involved in London’s FFA program all four years of high school, she takes horseback riding lessons, she has been part of the Prairie Riders 4-H Club for eight years, she volunteers at the stables she rides at, and she finds time to work at Tractor Supply Plus. In order for Gabi to be able to do all of these things she has been able to pass her classes as well as maintain a strict time schedule. Being flexible with different schedules, planning ahead, and taking the time to map out long-term timelines are common practices for her. Gabi also communicates with others to help prepare her for her future in the care of animals.