Racial justice alliance awards Shields students

Moniya Cephas, Jermaine Miller earn school honors
January 25, 2022

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice recently honored Shields Elementary second graders Moniya Cephas and Jermaine Miller for their demonstration of leadership, improvement, effort and excellence.

Moniya has worked very hard this year by trying her best in class and following directions well. Her instructors say she is a pleasure to teach and the class enjoys her personality. Teachers say Moniya has shown much growth and made tremendous progress.

Jermaine is a wonderful student who takes responsibility for his learning. Teachers say he strives to do his best every day and loves to ask questions to take his learning to the next level. Jermaine is well-liked by all his classmates, as he treats everyone with fairness and understanding.

Each student received a $20 gift card to Browseabout Books in Rehoboth and a book about the first Black Supreme Court, Justice Thurgood Marshall.

SDARJ’s education committee initiated the award to recognize students in the Cape district who represent ideals of leadership, effort and excellence in their schools. A nonpartisan organization, SDARJ educates, informs and advocates for racial justice, equality and fair opportunity. For more information, go to

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