Washington & Jefferson College Honors 16 Outstanding High School Students for Exemplary Leadership

Created: June 16, 2023  |  Last Updated: August 28, 2023  |  Category:   |  Tagged: ,

Washington & Jefferson College hosted the Leadership Society for 16 high school students who have demonstrated remarkable leadership skills within their communities, schools or athletic teams.

The Leadership Society, held Thursday, June 8, at W&J, was an inaugural event recognizing the leaders at several local high schools.

Each student was nominated by a school administrator based on their ability to significantly impact and inspire others.

“It was a privilege to meet each student and an honor to recognize their contributions,” said Dr. Tracey Sheetz, vice president of enrollment. “At W&J, we believe that ethical leaders are made, not born, and we are committed to developing leaders who are prepared to make decisions guided by conscience and an informed sense of social responsibility.”

The following students were recognized:

  • Wyatt Barnhart, Mount Pleasant Area High School
  • Amiya Dennison-Washington, The Neighborhood Academy
  • Nathaniel Homan, Jeannette High School
  • Alicia Kolson, Chartiers-Houston High School
  • Kayla Larkin, Jefferson Morgan High School
  • Brianna MacFann, Bethlehem Center High School
  • Ashley McCoullum, The Neighborhood Academy
  • Lyniah McFadden, The Neighborhood Academy
  • Alexandra Meier, Saint Joseph High School
  • Max Mell, Valley High School
  • Knije Middlebrook, Saint Joseph High School
  • Noah Neil, California Area High School
  • Molly Schuetz, Chartiers-Houston High School
  • Cheyenne White, Bethlehem Center High School
  • Adia Wiley, The Neighborhood Academy
  • Nick Wrenshall, Bethlehem Center High School

The Leadership Society aims to foster a culture of leadership, excellence and community engagement. The event served as a platform to acknowledge the remarkable accomplishments of the selected students and to encourage their continued growth as they embark on their future endeavors.

“Each student has demonstrated the ability to lead and inspire others. Their actions and achievements have made a lasting impact on their communities, schools and athletic teams. These young leaders set an outstanding example for their peers,” added Dr. Sheetz.

The honored students were presented certificates to celebrate their achievements.

W&J is committed to empowering and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. By recognizing these outstanding high school students, the college aims to inspire others to embrace their leadership potential and make a meaningful impact in their communities.