Meet Courtney Simmons

Courtney Simmons at Constitution High School, smiling as always. (Alejandro A. Alvarez / Staff Photographer)

My column today about Constitution High School senior Courtney Simmons doesn't begin to do justice to the 18-year-old cancer survivor who also lost her beloved mom and sister to the disease.

So I'm grateful to the Philadelphia School District for this video of Courtney, which was produced when she was selected the district's Office Depot Senior of the Month. Give a click and meet Courtney, one of the strongest young women I've ever met.

To watch the video, click here.