Rustin Student Presented with Widener University Leadership Award

Rustin Student Presented with Widener University Leadership Award

Nicolette PaglieiRustin High School senior Nicolette Pagliei was recently presented with the 2014-15 Widener University High School Leadership Award.

WCAU-TV NBC10 and the Widener University High School Leadership Award Committee selected Pagliei to receive the award, which recognizes high school students in good academic standing who exhibit strong leadership skills, academic excellence, and exceptional character. Recipients of the award have stood up for what’s right, found ways to address what’s wrong, and made a difference in a significant way within their school community.

Pagliei, who is captain of the cheerleading team and a member of Student Council, is the first student at Rustin High School to be presented with the Widener University Leadership Award. To recognize her for being a recipient of the award, Pagliei was invited to join other recipients from across the region at a special leadership conference held at Widener University, She was also invited to a prestigious awards ceremony held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. And, should she choose to enroll at Widener University, Pagliei will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship over four years.

“Nicolette has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities throughout her time here,” said Mike Marano, principal of Rustin High School. “She is a young lady of substance, determination, and personal courage, and she brings spirit and energy to the school. Nicolette’s positive presence sets an outstanding example for her classmates.”

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