Operation Royal Pride

  • The 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.  Students are nominated by their teachers for reflecting pillars of character such as respectfulness, responsibility, and safety.

    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.