high school leadership awards

High School Leadership Awards

The awards, founded in partnership with NBC10 and Telemundo62, recognize the region’s high school students who embody Widener’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders who affect positive change.  

Next Steps

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 HSLA Nomination Form. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, December 17, 2021.

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 HSLA Nomination Form below by Friday, December 17, 2021.

Complete Your Nomination

Once you receive confirmation of your nomination from the Awards Committee, you must complete the HSLA Application Form. The deadline for the student application form is Friday, January 14, 2022.

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

Complete Your Application

The HSLA event will be held in-person on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA starting at 8:00 a.m. 


(Note: All event plans are subject to change to remain compliant with all federal, state, and local guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic).

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