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Student recognized by Widener University

Thursday, March 17, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

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 Alexander Diamond, of Allentown, as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

In its fifth year, the program recognized 159 students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.

Diamond, who attends Salisbury High School, has made a difference in the community by participating in student government and literary club while also serving as manager of the swimming and track and field teams.

“The personal accomplishments, courage and leadership demonstrated by this year’s group of award recipients is truly inspiring,” Dr. Julie Wollman, Widener University president said. “Widener University is committed to developing leaders who affect positive change. Through the High School Leadership Awards, we get a preview of the future leaders of our communities, our nation and our world. It is my pleasure to give each student, including Alexander, this well-deserved recognition.”

Winners are invited to a celebratory breakfast at the National Constitution Center March 23, as well as a leadership conference at Widener University in the fall.

Most notably, winners will receive a scholarship of $20,000 over four years should they enroll at Widener University for undergraduate studies.

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