Widener University, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, recently announced the winners of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards. In its eighth year, the program recognized 163 students from high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware who demonstrated courage and leadership within their communities.

Carroll junior Skylar Smith was among the honorees.

Students were selected for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools. Among the winners, the Widener University High School Leadership Awards recognized students who started initiatives to advocate for LGBTQ rights, mental health awareness, school gun control, and racial equality, created apps to monitor chemical waste in waterways, initiated K-9 trainings for local police officers, established clubs to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent drug use and who volunteered as educational tutors, mentors, and coaches in local communities.

Winners are invited to a celebratory program at the National Constitution Center on Thursday, March 28, 2019.