Micah 6:8 Leaders
"He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you?
To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."
Welcome to our Micah 6:8 Leaders campaign!
Throughout the fall semester, SSCA showcased some of our Micah 6:8 Leaders who are in Grades 6-12! Read their stories below to learn more about our students and the SSCA community.
What is a Micah 6:8 Leader?
A Micah 6:8 Leader is someone who impacts their community by showing others what it means to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly. They are not conformed by the things of this world or want to exalt themselves above others. Instead, they show what true leadership looks like by serving others and exalting God above all else.
Micah 6:8 Student Leaders
Meet Lyla DiStefano - Grade 6
Lyla has been at SSCA since the 3rd grade – about 3 years. According to Lyla, “a great leader acts out of love and not selfishness. They also look out for people and protect them.” Lyla is making a difference in her community by helping and supporting the school and her peers as much as she can. At SSCA, Lyla has helped with a Bake Sale for the Garden Club and often helps her teachers when they need assistance. White at SSCA, Lyla has learned that it is important to be humble and to put others first. She has also learned that it is important to do the right thing even when it is difficult.
Meet Judah Snyder - Grade 6
Judah has been at SSCA for more than a year. According to Judah, “a great leader is someone who lays down their life for someone else and who lends a hand when needed. They also give their time to others and bring people together around a common goal.” Judah is making a difference in his community by setting a good example for his peers by helping them understand certain class concepts when needed. He also helped pave the way for students to learn more about film at SSCA by being one of the founders of the Film Club at SSCA. During his first year at SSCA, Judah was strongly impacted by his 5th grade teacher, Ms. Hoang. Ms. Hoang taught Judah how to walk closely with God, how to be helpful towards others, and how to lead others towards Christ.
Meet Jalena Mirabal - Grade 12
Jalena has been at SSCA for a total of 9 years. According to Jalena, “a great leader is someone who is responsible and kind towards others.” Jalena is making a difference in her community by setting a good example for younger students and her peers. She is currently a Student Ambassador at SSCA and is also in the Prefect Council, SOCA (Student of Color Alliance), and the National Honor Society. While at SSCA, Jalena has learned what it means to go deeper in faith and how to have a continual relationship with God.
Meet Cole Winer - Grade 7
Cole has been at SSCA for a total of 9 years and first came to SSCA when he was in Pre-Kindergarten. According to Cole, “a great leader is someone who has a number of great qualities. They are often humble, a good listener, a good role model who teaches others by example, and they learn from their mistakes.” Cole is making a difference in his community by setting a good example for younger students and by making sure that everyone's voices and ideas are heard while working in a group setting. While at SSCA, Cole has learned “how to build relationships with people from other cultures and towns. If I did not attend South Shore Christian Academy, I would not have learned this important quality”.
Meet Karly Friday - Grade 9
Karly has been at SSCA for almost 2 years. According to Karly, “a great leader is someone who is willing to take charge and set a good example for others. They are also a role model and help others when they are in need.” Karly is making a difference in her community by serving her peers and by setting a good example for the younger students. She is currently serving her peers by helping them understand the class material if they need help while in class. Karly is also setting a good example for the younger students by showing them that hard work pays off. During her first year at SSCA, Karly won the Academic Excellence Award, the Micah 6:8 Award, an English Award, and a Spanish Award. While at South Shore Christian Academy, Karly has learned that it is good to have a support group and a team of people to encourage you. For Karly, the teachers at SSCA have been her support group since they made her feel welcome and were supportive when she came in as a new student last year.
Meet Matt De Paula - Grade 8
Matt is in the 8th grade and has been attending SSCA for 3 years. According to Matt, "a great leader leads by example and puts others first. They also empathize with others and with their needs." He enjoys taking STEM, robotics, engineering, and 3D printing classes at SSCA and has played the saxophone for 4 years. Matt is making a difference in his community by setting a good example for his younger siblings, peers, and church community, and enjoys sharing his life experiences with others. At SSCA, Matt has learned that "although everyone has different backgrounds and futures, we all have the same opportunity to point someone towards the light of Jesus Christ, which is the most rewarding thing anyone can ever experience."
Meet Finley Smith - Grade 12
Finley has been attending SSCA for 10 years. According to Finley, "a great leader leads by example and heeds their own advice." Finley is currently a part of the Prefect Council and the National Honor Society. In NHS, he and his classmates have contributed to multiple fundraisers, such as the Christmas Toy Drive, and will help organize a drive that supports homeless mothers. Outside of school, Finley serves at local churches by helping the VBS programs at South Shore Baptist in Hingham and the First Baptist Church in Duxbury. At SSCA, he has learned that "it is more beneficial to work with others, as a team, than to work by yourself."