Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2019 - MyPhillyLawyer is pleased to announce that Amirah Syders is the recipient of the 2019 MyPhillyLawyer Justice Scholarship. The scholarship is $2,000 annually with the recipient receiving $2,000 each year, for a period of four years.
Amirah, a senior at Central High School of Philadelphia, applied for the scholarship and was successfully interviewed as the 2019 recipient. She obtained a 3.94 GPA in addition to extensively participating in a wide range of extracurricular events such as: Joi’s Back-to-School Donation Drive, the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition and school track and field.
Her track and field accomplishments are significant and showcase Amirah attaining the title of Public League Track and Field Champion on three occasions, 2018 District 12 Track and Field Champion and Central High School’s 4x100m record holder.
Syders also served in the position of Judicial Intern at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, interning with Joel Michel, Esq. Her responsibilities included organizing a Transition Case List for future clerks, observing courtroom proceedings, delivering documents to the Clerk’s office and creating Court Orders and Rule 16 Memorandums for the Honorable Judge Petrese B. Tucker.
Syders plans to attend Drexel University as a first-generation college student to prepare for law school with plans to become a civil rights attorney in Philadelphia. A first-generation college student is one who is the first in their family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor's degree.
MyPhillyLawyer looks forward to having Syders join them next summer as the first scholarship recipient summer intern. She will learn firsthand what legal advocacy is while at MyPhillyLawyer.
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