In its eighth year, the program recognized 163 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. The honorees include:
Lindsay Lorenzo, who attends Clearview Regional High School and made a difference by excelling and advocating for females in the STEM and robotics field.
Erin McShea, who attends Gloucester County Institute of Technology and made a difference by establishing and leading dance programs at a local school for children with special needs and developmental disabilities.
John Malaszecki, who attends St. Augustine Preparatory and made a difference by using adversity as motivation to succeed and support his peers.
Winners were invited to a celebratory program at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on March 28, and a leadership conference in the fall of 2019 presented by the Oskin Leadership Institute, Widener University’s world-class leadership program that aims to inspire and prepare students to become strategic leaders and responsible citizens. Recipients will also receive a scholarship of $20,000 over four years to the university, should they enroll at Widener University as a freshman for undergraduate studies and will be named an Apogee Scholar. As an Apogee Scholar, students will participate in a leadership development program at the Oskin Leadership Institute, which will include earning a Widener Leadership Certificate and participating in a variety of on-campus leadership development activities.
For more information regarding the Widener University High School Leadership Awards and to view a complete list of winners, visit www.Widener.edu.