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File #: 171056    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/30/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/30/2017
Title: Honoring, recognizing and congratulating Hazim Hardeman for being named a 2018 Rhodes Scholar.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Signature17105600.pdf
Honoring, recognizing and congratulating Hazim Hardeman for being named a 2018 Rhodes Scholar.

WHEREAS, Hazim Hardeman was selected as one of the 32 students, out of over 850 applicants, to be awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a Master's Degree at Oxford University in England; and

WHEREAS, Growing up in North Philadelphia, near 23rd and Diamond with his mother and three siblings, he plans to study Sociology or Political Theory while at Oxford; and

WHEREAS, Searching for a better opportunity for her son, his mother Gwendolyn, falsified their address to get Hardeman into a better public elementary school, transferring to Shawmont in the third grade in the City's Roxborough Section; and

WHEREAS, The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world; and

WHEREAS, Applicants elected by the Rhodes Trust must meet rigorous standards of academic excellence, personal energy, ambition for impact, an ability to work with others to achieve goals, leadership promise, a commitment to making a difference for good, a concern for the welfare of others, and a consciousness of inequities-requirements outlined in the will of British philanthropist and African colonial pioneer Cecil Rhodes; and

WHEREAS, After a rough time in high school at Murrell Dobbins due to personal family issues, Mr. Hardeman eventually transferred to Hope Charter School, however he was unable to gain admittance to Temple University after graduation; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Hardeman enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia where he was selected for the Honors Program and received an Associate's Degree in Communications in 2015, while serving as the Vice President of the Student Government Association; and

WHEREAS, After graduating from Community College of Philadelphia, Mr. Hardeman enrolled at Temple University where he was accepted into their Honors Program as well, graduating in 20...

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