ICL ACADEMY STUDENT AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
ICL Academy students have earned numerous awards and achievements, and our students have shown themselves to be fully prepared to pursue their passions and to achieve success both within and beyond the classroom.
ICL Academy students have received distinguished achievement awards in special recognition of their brilliant accomplishments.
ICL Academy students benefit from opportunities to, in addition to honing their studies, pursue their passions. Many of our students strive to positively impact their respective communities. The ICL Academy curriculum prepares students to engage in experiences that emphasize collaboration and cooperation.
Summer is a fun loving energetic young lady. She is passionate about the environment, philanthropy, and fighting against social injustice. Summer is also an entrepreneur, with a growing e-commerce business. She has studied at one of New York City’s top culinary schools and is very interested in pursuing a career that allows her to build a business and share her skills in the kitchen. Lastly Summer is a very enthusiastic student and loves to be challenged. She’s excited about her future and preparing for college with ICL.
Caiden Steinkamp is a NYC resident who enjoys playing baseball (pitcher and 1st base), recreational downhill skiing, boating, wake surfing and just generally being outdoors. He also has a passion for food and enjoyed exploring and developing his culinary skills during quarantine. Academically he enjoys studying history and the reading part of English. Potential future aspirations include law school or sportswriting/broadcasting, as well as launching his mobile.
Declan is joining ICL from Newton, Massachusetts. He loves soccer, flag football, and cross country running, but his true passion comes in the winter when he skis with the Attitash race team in the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Hamilton B. Akabueze was born on NYC, but has been lucky enough to live in Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas as well. Outside of his adventures in many US time zones, he has also traveled to Europe and Japan, loving the opportunity to explore and appreciate different cultures, architecture, foods and transportation systems. Hamilton is an ardent Formula 1 fan and has aspirations to be a part of the motorsports world as a driver, and has had the opportunity to spend time in Lewis Hamilton and Valteri Bottas’ pit during the F1 race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin. He is also an avid gamer and you can catch him racing every Sunday with live commentary on the rF1RacingLeague Twitch channel. He’s excited to join the ICL community and looking forward to learning and growing with you all.
Jessica has many interests and passions. I’d say her life’s passion is alpine skiing. She also loves her family and friends. In her spare time she enjoys hunting, hiking, riding horses, wake surfing, working out and socializing.
Katie is an extremely hard worker whose passion is dance. She spends 20 plus hours a week at her dance studio. She hopes to work professionally as a dancer and choreographer. She is extremely driven and very intelligent!
ICL Students have developed and produced an incredible variety of award-winning projects. The following gallery is a selection of our many talented, deserving, and prestigious student projects.
ICL Academy’s impressive results are evident in students’ success. ICL has made an incredible impact to inspire and educate youth around the world. Over the last 2 decades, ICL has been the recipient of numerous distinguished achievements, including the following outstanding awards:
6 Congressional Medals of Service: The Congressional Award for Service was signed into law in 1979, and is the highest honor given to America’s youth by the United States Congress, rewarding medals for community service and personal development. This award offers youth the opportunity to set personal benchmarks and achieve them in areas that include: voluntary service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition or exploration.
The Dale Earnhardt Leadership Award: The Dale Earnhardt Legend Leadership Award is presented to students who exemplify leadership qualities who present impactful solutions to a problem they have identified. Recipients of this trophy and prize offer both awareness to the issue and actively worked towards a creative solution to an identified need or problem in their community.
The Alcoa Social Entrepreneurship Award: The Alcoa Social Entrepreneurship Award is presented to social entrepreneurs whose innovations are set forth to fearlessly create a significant impact on the world’s most pressing issues and courageously drive sustainable, transformative change.
The UN CyberSchoolBus Award: The UN Cyberschoolbus Award is presented to celebrate contributions for public service and recognizes the value of tolerance and public service in the community and worldwide. Exemplary youth from around the world engage in cross-cultural summits that lay the foundation to help build a culture of peace using online school networks to bridge the global digital divide.
The Honor of Ringing the Opening Bell of the NASDAQ Stock exchange: The iconic honor to ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ Stock exchange is bestowed to select individuals and organizations. This prestigious honor was granted to ICL in recognition and celebration of students’ outstanding service and entrepreneurship.