Esperanza is proud to announce that Dernaly Peralta, Esperanza Academy High School student, received on January 28th the Widener University and NBC10 High School Leadership Award.
This recognition is given to the region’s high school students who embody Widener University’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders who affect positive change.
“Each year, principals of high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware are encouraged to identify one current high school junior who has demonstrated courage by standing up for what is right, found a way to address a wrong, or made a difference in a significant way at his or her school or community. Each year winners are recognized at the National Constitution Center and invited to participate in a leadership development conference at Widener,” reads the institution’s website.
If Dernaly chooses to enroll in this university she will be granted a $20,000 scholarship over four years.