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

Samantha Cooper, of Middletown, attends Caravel Academy and has made a difference by fundraising and organizing efforts for school clubs that service health and well-being.

Sadera Webster, of Bear, attends Howard High School of Technology and has made a difference by fostering inclusion and friendship for peers at her school.

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