high school leadership awards

High School Leadership Awards

The awards, founded in partnership with NBC10, recognize the region’s high school students who embody Widener’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders who affect positive change.  

Next Steps

How to Nominate a Student

Principals and administrators in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware are encouraged to nominate one current high school junior who exhibits strong leadership skills, academic excellence, and exceptional character by completing the Principal Nomination Form. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, December 13, 2019.

Leadership and a commitment to foster positive change in the school and community can be shown through activities such as taking a leadership role in extracurricular activities, volunteering for a purpose, and/or demonstrating an intentional positive influence on their peers and associates.

Only one high school junior in good academic standing is eligible to be nominated from each school. Students may be nominated even if the school does not calculate GPA. Principals and administrators must submit the Principal Nomination Form below.

Nominate a Student

What should you do if you have been nominated?

Once you receive confirmation of your nomination, you must complete the Student Registration Form below. The deadline for student registration is Friday, December 20, 2019.

If you have been formally nominated, the awards committee will contact you and provide instructions for you to complete the Student Registration Form.

If you have submitted your registration but have not been formally nominated, the awards committee will contact your school to inquire about your candidacy.

Complete Your Registration


1. Absegami High School, Courtney Gaston

2. Atlantic Christian School, Paige Hoover

3. Egg Harbor Township High School, Erin Kee

4. St. Augustine Preparatory, John Malaszecki

5. St. Joseph's High School, Frank Donio


6. Berks Catholic High School, Margaret McCann

7. Daniel Boone Area High School, Katrina Robbins

8. Exeter Township Senior High School, Luke Hoffman

9. Muhlenberg High School, Brianna Beavens

10. Reading Senior High School, Abigal Sensenig


11. Archbishop Wood High School, Michelle Sicard

12. Council Rock High School South, Quinn Sajeski

13. Palisades High School, Paige Kukowski

14. Pennridge High School, Henry Leopold

15. Pennsbury High School – West, Benjamin Wachspress

16. Quakertown Community High School, Shawn Newswanger

17. Villa Joseph Marie High School, Olivia Glunz

18. William Tennent High School, Quame Moore


19. Bordentown Regional High School, Bailee Pierson

20. Burlington City High School, Tyler Carroll

21. Cherokee High School, Dayna Schubert

22. Cinnaminson High School, Katharyn Mackiewicz

23. Delran High School, Ryan Wachter

24. Doane Academy, Aaron Schwager

25. Holy Cross Academy, Cassie Zulueta

26. Northern Burlington County Regional High School, Madison Sisz

27. Palmyra High School, Jayme Livingstone

28. Pemberton Township High School, Alexandria Henrickson-Turley

29. Riverside High School, Cole Cerchiaro

30. Seneca High School, Madison Miller

31. Shawnee High School, Isabella Turner


32. Audubon High School, Mia Koehl

33. Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Connor Reed

34. Camden Big Picture Learning Academy, Kayviana Catoe

35. Camden Catholic High School, Nicole Renn

36. Camden County Technical School- Pennsauken, Yasmin Ramirez-Vazquez

37. Collingswood High School, Marissa Waters

38. Eastern Regional High School, Karen Le

39. Gloucester Catholic, Noah Dawson

40. Gloucester City High School, Sydney Hancock

41. Haddon Township High School, Luca Severino

42. Overbrook High School, Anabella Linane

43. Paul VI High School, Juliana Sweeney

44. Pennsauken High School, Rebecca Stallard

45. Timber Creek Regional High School, Madeline Lolli

46. Triton Regional High School, Carina Gerace

47. Winslow Township High School, Lily Samoyan


48. Ocean City High School, Haley Stanks

49. Wildwood High School, Christopher Beitel


50. Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Meagan Gildner

51. Weatherly Area High School, Ashton Gerhard


52. Avon Grove High School, Alexander Zurl

53. B. Reed Henderson High School, Megan Baker

54. Bayard Rustin High School, Brent Long

55. Bishop Shanahan High School, Joseph Rafter

56. Conestoga High School, Simone Skinner

57. Delaware Valley Friends School, Maya Taylor

58. Downingtown East High School, Ivy Chang

59. Downingtown STEM Academy, Savannah Miller

60. Downingtown West High School, Monico Williams

61. Great Valley High School, Isabella Buonanno

62. Kennett High School, Milady Lagunas

63. Owen J. Roberts High School, Lillian Minor

64. Oxford Area High School, Ashley Navarrete

65. Phoenixville Area High School, Timothy Eisenhauer

66. Unionville High School, Kyle Quain

67. West Chester East High School, Lia Fourakis

68. Woodlynde School, Wayne Ireland

69. Valley Forge Military Academy, Isaac Debrosse


70. Cumberland Regional High School, Sarah Stanger

71. Millville Senior High School, Amanda Stellwag


72. Bishop McDevitt High School, Eric Wilson


73. Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Eva Kraus

74. Academy Park High School, Anna Conrad

75. Archbishop John Carroll High School, Skylar Smith

76. Cardinal O'Hara High School, Kathleen Till

77. Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Carina Fichera

78. Garnet Valley High School, Reece Gabriele

79. Haverford High School, Gwendolyn Pfister

80. Marple Newtown High School, Hanna McDermott

81. Penn Wood High School, Lowoe Samolu

82. Penncrest High School, Ann Crockett

83. Radnor High School, Kian Bina

84. Ridley High School, Ethan McKellar

85. Springfield High School, Elizabeth Lynch

86. Strath Haven High School, Grayson Ray

87. Sun Valley High School, Bryson Eldridge

88. Upper Darby High School, Raisa Sharif


89. Clayton High School, Miranda Yanzuk

90. Clearview Regional High School, Lindsay Lorenzo

91. Delsea Regional High School, Allison Franklin

92. Deptford Township High School, Chinmayee Narayan

93. Gateway Regional High School, Joseph Harrington

94. Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Erin McShea

95. Kingsway Regional High School, Samantha Delmar

96. Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Elizabeth Myers

97. West Deptford High School, Brooklyn Castellano


98. Smyrna High School, Mia Davis


99. Northwestern Lehigh High School, Zachary Rosamalia

100. Salisbury High School, Olivia Hoeing


101. Nottingham High School, Patrick Luckie


102. Abington Senior High School, Colleen Rath

103. Germantown Academy, Sasha Capers

104. Jenkintown High School, Yusra Ali

105. Lansdale Catholic High School, Christian James

106. Lower Merion High School, Katherine Rockford

107. Merion Mercy Academy, Danielle Nardella

108. Methacton High School, Matthew Matour

109. Norristown Area High School, Adrianna Wright

110. Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, Max Wittenberg

111. Pope John Paul II High School, Giacomo Badalamenti

112. Pottstown High School, David Hicks

113. Springfield Township High School, Ivy Greene

114. Spring-Ford High School, Lillian Evasew

115. St. Basil Academy, Gabriella Rossi

116. The Baldwin School, Noor Bowman

117. Upper Dublin High School, Matthew Michels

118. Upper Merion Area High School, Jillian Demcher

119. Upper Moreland High School, Christopher Mason

120. Upper Perkiomen High School, Madeline Albright


121. Archmere Academy, Thomas Carney

122. Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Harrison Dexter

123. Caravel Academy, Samantha Cooper

124. Delaware Military Academy, Max Newman

125. Delcastle Technical High School, Mikei Johnson

126. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School, Michael Sulecki

127. Howard High School of Technology, Sadera Webster

128. Newark High School, Lelah Tehmeh

129. Padua Academy, Meaghan O'Brien

130. Salesianum School, Daniel Bransfield

131. St. Elizabeth High School, John Kepley

132. St. Georges Technical High School, Alexis Smith

133. St. Mark's High School, Aedan Locke

134. The Charter School of Wilmington, Taiwo Olatunji

135. Thomas McKean High School, Hayley Miller

136. Ursuline Academy, Molly Clark

137. William Penn High School, Rachel Gray


138. Bethlehem Catholic High School, Mary O'Reilly

139. Freedom High School, Damian Almonte


140. Central High School, Enoch Tariku

141. Cristo Rey High School, Makani Thornhill

142. Franklin Towne Charter High School, Olivia Nelson

143. Friends Select School, Marina Garagozzo

144. G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science, Cira Diop

145. Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Amber Trimber

146. Mariana Bracetti Academy High School, Alyssa Smith

147. Nazareth Academy High School, Kathryn McGinn

148. Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School, Dernaly Peralta

149. New Foundations Charter High School, Jayda DeNofa

150. Paul Robeson High School, Chaka Matthews

151. Philadelphia Academy Charter High School, Kathryn Neibauer

152. Roman Catholic High School, Tyler Markward

153. Roxborough High School, Samuel Johnson

154. Science Leadership Academy, Justin Peccina

155. Universal Audenried Charter High School, Shneider Bouillon

156. West Catholic Preparatory High School, Ethan Fletcher


157. Marian Catholic High School, Nadiya Sieger

158. Schuylkill Haven High School, William Minnig

159. Shenandoah Valley High School, Abby Conroy

160. Tamaqua Area High School, Rebekah Hromyak

161. Williams Valley Jr. Sr. High School, Stevie Unger


162. Kennard-Dale High School, Grace Shaw

163. William Penn Senior High School, Tobee Stokes

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