Widener Recognizes MNHS Student For Civic Contributions, Leadership
With nominations from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the High School Leadership Program at Widener University recognizes young leaders who have made a difference in their communities.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Widener University, one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize AlexandraAdams of Newtown Square as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.
In its second year, the program recognized 93 students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.
Alexandra Adams from Marple Newtown High School has made a difference in the community by obtaining the authorization to host the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Leadership Conference at her school. Adams also serves on student council as junior vice president and president of the Interact Club.
"This year, the High School Leadership Awards program has exceeded our expectations and it's refreshing to see that there are so many students in our area who are demonstrating courage and leadership within their communities," said Widener University President James T. Harris III. "This award embodies Widener University's focus on developing strategic leaders and responsible citizens who demonstrate the capacity to lead outside their comfort zone, and it's one that we are extremely proud of."
"This year's winners are involved in wonderful initiatives in the communities they serve, and it's an honor to be a sponsor of the High School Leadership Awards," said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC10 Philadelphia. "These local students deserve to be in the spotlight, as they are shining examples of how we can all work together to improve our communities and help those in need."
Winners are invited to a celebratory breakfast at the National Constitution Center on February 19, as well as a leadership conference at Widener in fall 2013. Most notably, winners will receive a scholarship of $20,000 over four years should they enroll at Widener University for undergraduate studies.
For more information regarding the Widener University High School Leadership Awards and to view a complete list of winners, please visit: http://bit.ly/Wrrlrr.
This press release was provided by Widener University.