Love Letters from the Science Leadership Academy (Part 2)

Below are more of the many love letters written by Meenoo Rami’s students at the Science Leadership Academy. To read more and to see what Philadelphia students have to say about their city, check out their website.

Michael Sanders
Favorite spot: Mt Airy Playground
Neighborhood: Mt. Airy
Address: Sprague Street

I am: A student at Science Leadership Academy and an Editor for MightyPost. I love watching and playing sports in general, but I also enjoy videogames, bike riding and watching Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Current Home: Mt Airy

Eagles-SLA

Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC

My Love Note:

Dear Philadelphia Eagles,

Thank you for ruining the last 13 years of my life. I thought that you guys were SuperBowl contenders, but I can see that I was wrong. Now I am quitting being an Eagles fan. Hahahaha just kidding. Even though the Eagles have disappointed me since 2004, I am still a die hard fan. I can still remember the 4th and 23rd and the Miracle at the New Meadowlands like they were yesterday. After watching every game since 1999, I can say I have some great memories and some awful ones.

I remember the first game I went to in 2002, which was 20-10 win against the Bucs. That was one of my favorite games as a young kid. It was a game that made me believe that the Eagles were the best team in the NFL. I also remember SuperBowl XXXIX. Even though you guys lost it, it was a great experience watching my favorite team in one of the biggest games ever.

Though the Eagles haven’t had the same success since 2004, I still have high hopes for the birds. I have full confidence in Chip Kelly and I believe he can be the coach to take us back to the promised land. I know the Eagles are a work in progress, so there is nothing I can do but support what ever decision Chip Kelly makes. And what ever happens in the near future, I will always have the song stuck in my heart. E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES! 

Marley Utzig
Favorite Spot: Back of the 25 bus
Neighborhood: Port Richmond

I am: Philly high school senior, book worm, spot seeker, street art appreciator
Years in Philly: 11

Septa-bus-SLA

My Love Note:

Dear 25 Bus,

I love you. Even when you leave me out to face the aggressive weather alone. I love you.

I was an awkward California girl when the harsh city swept me up. I was never around public transportation but when it came time to fall into travel it was you that I fell in love with.

I look out the windows and see memories of my past flash by. You have been with me through everything. You have taken me to concerts and clubs. Tried not to be bumpy while I scribbled my late homework down. You held me while I cried from a broken heart or just a stressed mind. You made me love public transportation. You take me to anything I need to go to.

My friends and I loudly goof around on the way to the movies or all the way up to North Philly.  I can fall asleep on you and my body knows where we are. With each turn I feel the curve of you moving. Without you I do not know what I would do. How different my life would be. I love you so much I accept your faults, which really is what love is all about.

~Marley


Samantha Zeisloft
Favorite Spot: The Crik
Neighborhood: Roxborough

I am: a Philly explorer
Adress: hermitage

Wissahickon-SLA

My Love Note:

Roses are red violets are blue, theres no other city, that I love more than you. I’ve spent the last 18 years in you dear Philly, and you have made me nothing less than happy. Your beautiful sunny skies and hectic city life never fail to bring a smile to my face. When I think of my home, I think not of a house or a bed. I think of you, and all of your beautiful varying sceneries. From your crazy inner city, to your beautiful, peaceful woods, its nearly impossible to dislike something as amazing as you. <3

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