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Northwestern student wins Widener leadership award

Widener University, one of the nation’s premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, recently honored Zachary Rosamalia from Northwestern Lehigh High School as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Award.

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.

Rosamalia has made a difference by dedicating his time to student council and leading inside and outside of the classroom.

“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,” Widener University President Julie E. Wollman said. “This year we are extremely proud to recognize students like Zachary Rosamalia, 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 student, including Zachary, this well-deserved recognition.”

Winners were invited to a celebratory program at the National Constitution Center March 28 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.

PRESS PHOTO COURTESY WIDENER UNIVERSITYZachary Rosamalia (center) from Northwestern Lehigh High School was recently honored as the winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Award.