Widener University Recognizes Local High School Student for Outstanding Leadership and Civic Contributions

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 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:

Margaret McCann of Reading. McCann attends Berks Catholic High School and has made a difference by serving as a leader in her school and church community by volunteering to help younger students, assisting with the Vacation Bible School program, and leading her congregation in song as a cantor.

Katrina Robbins of Birdsboro. Robbins attends Daniel Boone Area High School and has made a difference by devoting her time to assist military families at home and abroad by leading a military aide organization.

Luke Hoffman of Reading. Hoffman attends Exeter Township Senior High School and has made a difference by devoting his time to assisting others in need and having a positive impact on his peers.

Abigal Sensenig of Reading. Sensenig attends Reading Senior High School and has made a difference by advocating for civil rights and social equity while dedicating time to extra curriculars.

“Through the High School Leadership Awards, Widener University has the pleasure of honoring the inspiring young leaders within our community who demonstrate courage and strong leadership,” said Widener University President Julie E. Wollman. “This year we are extremely proud to recognize students who embody our university’s core principals of character and leadership and work to create positive change in their communities. It is my pleasure to give each one of them this well-deserved recognition.”

Winners are invited to a celebratory program at the National Constitution Center tomorrow, March 28, 2019 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 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.

“NBC10 is proud to partner with Widener University to recognize these young leaders from across our region,” said Ric Harris, President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “These extraordinary individuals demonstrate integrity and inspire positive change in their schools and communities.”

For more information regarding the Widener University High School Leadership Awards and to view a complete list of winners, please visit the High School Leadership Awards page.

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