Three Mullica Hill students awarded at Widener University for leadership, civic contributions

Press release from Widener University.

Widener University, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, has recognized the 2019 winners of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

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