Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play professional baseball, has been used as a role model for the students at Amity Middle School in Orange. Jackie lived by non-violent actions and by values that the teachers, staff, and administrators at Amity use today as an example for the student body.
Courage is the “Jackie’s Nine” characteristic of the month for November at Amity Middle School in Orange. Zephaniah Abdus-Salaam, a seventh-grade student, defined courage as “being proud of yourself to really stand out and protect your friends from people you don’t know…people who may bully others.” Eighth-grader Patrick Coughlin said that courage is “staying on task during a test and studying even when you don’t want to, so you get the best result.”
The following students were recognized for demonstrating courage to do what is right, even when it is difficult. Zephaniah Abdus-Salaam, Claire Bath, Aditi Bhattamishra, Ari Chetwynd, Patrick Coughlin, Oliver Kusiak, Sam Sender, and Zshonna Singleton.