Medford, NJ – Shawnee High School Senior Nicholas Wagner was recognized as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Award.
The program, in its ninth year, recognized 160 students for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong, and make a difference in their communities or schools.
Nicholas was recognized for making a difference by serving as a student ambassador for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, where he works to improve relationships between student athletes, coaches, and officials to enhance high school sports programs.
Shawnee Principal, Matthew Campbell, commented “Nicholas is not only a tremendous student but also an outstanding leader in the school and in the community. This award simply brings to light what we have seen for the last three years. I know Nicholas will be successful as he continues his academic journey”.
The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 6,800 students from eight communities in Burlington County, NJ.
The communities served include Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, and Woodland.
The Lenape Regional District is among the highest-achieving districts in the state, with an average graduation rate of 96% and an average combined SAT score of 1144.
A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.