Widener University, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, recognized the 2019 winners of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

In its eighth year, the program recognized 163 students from high schools throughout the region for their ability to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools. The honorees include:

— Harrison Dexter, of Wilmington. Dexter attends Cab Calloway School of the Arts and has made a difference by creating a service project to help his local police department train K-9 units to keep the community safe.

— Max Newman, of Wilmington. Newman attends Delaware Military Academy and has made a difference by guiding his peers and excelling as a company commander in the Delaware Military Academy Corps of Cadets.

— Mikei Johnson, of Wilmington. Johnson attends Delcastle Technical High School and has made a difference by maintaining academic and social leadership on her school's student council and bowling team.

— John Kepley, of Wilmington. Kepley attends St. Elizabeth High School and has made a difference by standing up for what is right and making sure his peers do not feel left out.

— Alexis Smith, of Wilmington. Smith attends St. Georges Technical High School and has made a difference by leading a support group that provides education on coping skills for those who have experienced trauma and by empowering victims through advocacy.

— Hayley Miller, of Wilmington. Miller attends Thomas McKean High School and has made a difference by serving as the president of her school's Best Buddies chapter and working hard to make a positive impact at her school.

— Molly Clark, of Wilmington. Clark attends Ursuline Academy and has made a difference by spearheading programs to promote change within her school and devoting her free time to volunteer around the community.

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