Audrey Rucker of Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown received the Widener University High School Leadership Award. A plaque her name will be displayed in the school. Rucker was selected from among 17 nominees from high schools in the tri-state area to receive the award, along with a $20,000 scholarship to Widener where she will study nursing.
In partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, Widener University encouraged principals to identify a student who exhibits strong leadership skills, academic excellence and exceptional character through participation in extracurricular activities, volunteering and/or demonstrating a positive influence on their peers.
Sister Maureen McDermott, I.H.M., principal of Bishop Shanahan, nominated Rucker for the award.
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