Student Spotlight – Robert McGuire
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Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) senior Robert McGuire was one of 160 students across the Philadelphia region to be recognized with a Widener University High School Leadership Award, presented in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10.

In its ninth year, the awards program celebrates students for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools. Honorees gathered for a virtual award event Friday, Nov. 6.

An Honor Roll Student, McGuire serves as treasurer of the PWHS Best Buddies Club and is a member of the Interact Club, Rotary International's service club for high school students. He is also a member of the Student Council, the Robotics Club and the Prom Committee at PWHS.

Outside of school, McGuire is an active volunteer in his church and has participated in the United States Naval Academy Sea Cadets Corps. As a sophomore, he passed the Petty Officer Leadership Academy course, which is designed for Sea Cadets who are rising leaders within the USNSCC.

As a recipient of a Widener University Leadership Award, McGuire is eligible to receive a scholarship of $20,000 over four years should he choose to enroll at the university as a freshman for undergraduate studies. Honorees who choose to attend Widener are known as Apogee Scholars. As Apogee Scholars, students will have an opportunity to receive four years of valuable leadership programming and experiences.