2024 Superintendent Award - Kennedy Juardo Calvario

Southwest Preparatory School is proud to recognize Kennedy Juardo Calvario, a Northwest Early College High School student whose exemplary character and dedication make him a standout member of our school community. Kennedy embodies patriotism, integrity, and a commitment to positive character, making him a role model for his peers.

Kennedy’s deep love for his country is evident in his active participation in school events that honor veterans and his engagement in discussions about civic responsibility and democracy. His patriotism is not just about national pride but also about fostering community and duty among his classmates.

2024 Superintendent AwardIntegrity, kindness, and empathy are hallmarks of Kennedy’s character. He is always willing to assist needy classmates, showing genuine concern for their well-being. His respectfulness shines through in his interactions with others, as he treats everyone courteously and courteously, regardless of their background or opinions. Kennedy listens attentively to diverse viewpoints in group settings, promoting an inclusive and supportive environment.                                                                                                                                                                                      Self-discipline is one of Kennedy’s greatest strengths. He sets high standards for himself and diligently works towards achieving his goals. Kennedy’s dedication and perseverance are evident in academics, extracurricular activities, and personal development. He manages his time effectively, prioritizing tasks and responsibilities with careful planning and organization.

Kennedy takes accountability seriously. He owns his actions and accepts responsibility for both successes and failures. When faced with challenges, he demonstrates resilience and learns from his mistakes, viewing them as opportunities for growth and improvement.

Kennedy embodies the principles of the seven habits of Highly Effective People:

  1. Be Proactive: Kennedy takes initiative in his education and personal development, actively seeking opportunities for growth and success.
  2. Begin with the End in Mind: He sets clear goals and works diligently towards achieving them, always keeping his long-term aspirations in sight.
  3. Put First Things First: Kennedy prioritizes his commitments and responsibilities, balancing academic pursuits with extracurricular activities and social engagements.
  4. Think Win-Win: He collaborates with classmates, seeking mutually beneficial solutions and fostering cooperation and teamwork.
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood: Kennedy listens attentively to others’ perspectives, demonstrating empathy and compassion in his interactions.
  6. Synergize: He values collaboration and diversity, recognizing the collective strength of working together towards common goals.
  7. Sharpen the Saw: Kennedy prioritizes self-care and personal growth, regularly engaging in activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

In summary, Kennedy Juardo Calvario is a student who exemplifies core values such as patriotism, positive character, respectfulness, self-discipline, accountability, and the principles outlined in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He is a role model for his peers and a valuable asset to the ECHS community.