Morgan Park Academy was pleased to once again host our friends and neighbors April 27 for the 19th Ward’s annual breakfast for student leaders from local middle schools.

Nineteen eighth-graders, including MPA students Angela Cabrera and Jonah Dobrutsky, were the honored guests of Ald. Matt O’Shea, state Sen. Bill Cunningham, and state Rep. Fran Hurley. After breakfast, the students worked in groups to debate several bills currently in the state legislature and presented their positions to family, friends, and teachers in attendance.

Angela and Jonah were selected by MPA faculty and staff for this honor because of their history of leading by example. Both respectful and humble, teachers said, they are determined students whose character and integrity are evident in their interactions with both classmates and adults.

Read more about this event at DNAinfo.com.