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Operation Royal Pride

he staff and students at Upper Darby High School are proud of an initiative designed to promote positive school culture and recognize student role models in our secondary schools.  Teachers and administrators suggested a recognition program at a Fall 2013 School Improvement Committee Meeting. The group wanted to assure that the negative actions of a small percentage of our students were not overshadowing the positive contributions of the majority. Operation Royal Pride launched in January 2014 at the start of our second semester. We distributed t-shirts to 60 exemplary students, including class officers and others who demonstrated leadership and pride in Upper Darby High School.  The t-shirts were designed by then- junior Michelle Hua and feature the motto: “I Get It…I’m In.  UD Royal Pride.”  We host Operation Royal Pride Recognition Ceremonies once each month, and on those days new honorees will join those already selected in wearing their t-shirts throughout the day.

Many area business partners sponsor Operation Royal Pride.  Many thanks to our community partners for their generous contributions:

  • Marchese Opticians
  • John Hauser Auto Repair
  • Sonshine Christian Academy
  • Drexel Hill Pizza
  • Barbara’s Dance Studio
  • Watts Investments
  • Jano’s Pizza
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
  • Upper Darby Square Club

Additionally, many administrators and faculty members have also sponsored this program with financial contributions.

Students are nominated by their teachers for reflecting pillars of character such as respectfulness, responsibility, and safety. Below are some of the teacher comments that accompanied their nominations of students: 

  • Madison is a great example of why we should be proud of our students.  As our first block center aide in the Sophomore Center, Madison was proactive, respectful, responsible, and efficient.  She brought sunshine with her everyday.  It has been my pleasure to get to know her and work with her each day.  I know the rest of the center staff feels the same.  Thank you, Madison!

  • Peter exemplifies "Royal Pride" by his persistence in class, and his respectful behavior towards his peers and myself.  He never gives up when the work is challenging.  He always says "please" and "thank you" to me, and is genuinely grateful for any assistance, and he will extend help when asked.  He follows classroom routines, and contributes to the overall smooth functioning of the class, which helps all students.  Peter is a pleasure to have in class, and at UDHS!

  • Brianna is an incredible student in my Digital Arts class. She is always focused, respectful, incredibly positive, and consistently creative! She set a high bar for her peers and an even higher bar for herself. Brianna's projects were one of the best in the class. She spent every single class perfecting her designs, and collaborating with me to make them more interesting. Her enthusiasm about Digital Arts and life was contagious. I enjoyed having her in my class! 

  • Mohamed is one of the hardest working students in my Block 1 class. He is willing to try all work, even if it is very challenging work. Mohamed is making huge strides in my classroom with his work. Mohamed is always polite and respectful towards teachers and his peers, greeting everyone with a smile on his face. I am happy to have Mohamed as an addition to my classroom!

January 2017 Operation Royal Pride Students 


Sharmin Akter

Meghan Bruhn

Sean Burke

Hafiz Day

Thomas Dickson

Beatrice Duopu

Haley Fleming

Blessed Gbolo

Ben Landis

Madison Linaweaver

Ramatu Massoqui

Erica Neri

Kyle Overton

Josiah Schell

Passion Tapfuma


Kaitlyn Stone

Michele Stetyick

Jose Zurita Astudillo

Oshane Higgins

Jalen Persaud

Rosa Lydon-Quiroz

Amara Camara

Aminata Fofana

Jimmy Logan

Alex Cappa-Barrientos

Peter Graham

Vamuyah Fofana

Graciela Calderon-Blemings

Josh Dearing

Jackie Hua


Allena Hand

Max Cephas

Justin DiPrimio

Rose Lauria

India Wannamaker

Brianna Dow

Chanda Bhusal

Chris Grant

Clinton Madu

Ling Zheng

Jabou Kora

Karaneer Singh

Davon Gilmore

Steven Ervin

Nya Evans


Javon Powell

Rahmeyah Johnson

Nelson Davis

Gennie Bruce

Kalifala Konneh

Christian Smith

Gabriella Liberio

Sanaullah Kahn

Killian Everly

Imani Johnson

Mohamed Berete

Ciara Crossan

Iveniel Mercure

Charelle Freeman

Suharni Segar

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