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SLSHeroes: 5th Grade Type 1 Diabetes Club

Proving that even our youngest students can find the confidence to lead, the 5th Grade Type 1 Diabetes Club has not let the Coronavirus crisis or the move to St. Luke’s at Home interfere with their club’s essential work.
In the words of co-advisor Mary Kate DeRienzo, “They have been working hard and staying engaged; the transition from in-person meetings to distance mode has been seamless for them and entirely self-directed. I often joke that they do not need me very much. The girls schedule their own Zoom calls, invite me, and even send us out into breakout groups for discussions. They're organized, professional, and very driven.”
Head of School Mark Davis spoke with the club as part of the Center for Leadership’s SLSHeroes profiles:

(Above is the edited video. To see the complete, unedited interview, click here).
5th Grade Diabetes Club: Daphne Antonioli, Ellie Briggs, Sabrina Cannaliato, Posey Fox, Olivia Gaumer, Annabel Geraci, Charlotte Harris, Izzy McAnany, Lucy Millones, Addie O'Reilly, Adriana Picon, Cara Sato-Connell, Alex Shaplen, Caroline Sproule, Chloe Staikos.
Advisors: Mary Kate DeRienzo & Elaine Juran
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