The eighth graders of St. Cornelius School, Chadds Ford, received Leadership Crosses from the parish’s pastor, Msgr. Gregory Parlante, Sept. 8 at the Opening School Mass in St. Cornelius Church.

The crosses symbolize the students’ role as leaders in the school. The students promised to the school community that they will care for one another throughout the school year by recognizing good deeds via the school’s Twitter account. In this way they hope to model good behaviors for the younger students. (Photos by Sarah Webb)