Widener University Recognizes Kendra Fix of Birdsboro for Outstanding Leadership and Civic Contributions

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 Kendra Fix of Birdsboro as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

In its third year, the program recognized 134 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.

Kendra Fix who attends Twin Valley High School has made a difference in the community by serving as the junior leader for the new student organization, Aevidum. As a leader of the organization, she works to empower students to care for one another, increase awareness of symptoms of depression, support those who need support and create a school climate of tolerance, kindness and acceptance of others to decrease bullying . Outside of this organization, she excels as a leader, stepping up to challenges with grace and patience.

“We are thrilled to see that the High School Leadership program is continuing to grow because there are so many students in our area who are demonstrating courage and leadership within their communities,” said Widener President James T. Harris III. “This award embodies Widener University’s focus on developing strategic leaders and responsible citizens who demonstrate the capacity to lead outside their comfort zone, and it’s one that we are extremely proud of.”

“It’s an honor to be a sponsor of the High School Leadership Awards and recognize students who are involved in wonderful initiatives in the communities they serve,” said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC10 Philadelphia. “This year’s winners deserve to be in the spotlight, as they are shining examples of how we can all work together to improve out communities and help those in need.”

Winners are invited to a celebratory breakfast at the National Constitution Center on March 20, as well as a leadership conference at Widener in fall 2014. 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, please visit: http://bit.ly/1kAys0R.

About Widener University: Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,300 students. Widener is proud to be a tobacco-free university. Visit the university website, www.widener.edu.