Marlton student wins Widener University High School Leadership Award

Alyssa St Jean of Cherokee High School was recognized for an ability to address wrongs and make a difference locally.

Widener University, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is recognizing 174 area students, including one from Marlton, who won of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

In its sixth year, the program recognizes students from high schools throughout the region for their abilities to “stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.”

This year’s local Marlton winner is Alyssa St Jean of Cherokee High School.

According to Widener, St Jean has made a difference by being a patient listener and enthusiastic team player who is able to effectively communicate and work with others. Her leadership style involves tremendous courage; telling people what they need to hear, instead of what they want to hear.

“This year’s group of award recipients is comprised of true leaders who show dedication to not only their hometown communities, but communities around the world.” Widener University President Julie Wollman said. “Widener University is committed to developing leaders with strong character who become engaged citizens. Through the High School Leadership Awards, we get the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the region’s best and brightest future leaders. It is my pleasure to give each student this well-deserved honor.”

Winners were invited to a celebratory breakfast at the National Constitution Center on March 23, as well as a leadership conference at Widener University in fall 2017.

Winners will also receive a scholarship of $20,000 over four years, should they enroll at Widener University for undergraduate studies.