RHS Senior Recognized for Leadership

Guidance Counselor Denise Davidson, RHS Asst. Principal Kathy Paulding congratulate senior Mike Leavitt for his award.

Guidance Counselor Denise Davidson, RHS Asst. Principal Kathy Paulding congratulate senior Mike Leavitt for his award.

On Wednesday, March 11, at the 26th annual YMCA Leadership Conference held at Bridgewater State University, RHS senior Michael Leavitt was presented with the first annual YMCA Core Values Award.

This award is given to that student who most exemplifies the core values of the YMCA. The student is also a positive role model, is involved and supportive of the community and illustrates the qualities of a leader.

Leavitt was nominated by RHS Guidance Counselor, Denise Davidson and was chosen from among many candidates who were submitted by each of the schools attending the conference. In her nominating letter, Ms. Davidson said, “Michael Leavitt exemplifies the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.” She also said, “Mike has set high standards for academic excellence. He has tackled challenging subjects successfully, placing him in the top half of his graduating class.” Ms. Davidson also alluded to Leavitt’s recent award of $68,000 by Nichols College. This is the NEPLA Merit Scholarship also known as the New England Principal Leadership Award.

Leavitt was also recognized for the time he has devoted to working with the youth in the community as a coach, referee, umpire and as a Bulldog Mentor.

One of his good friends and teammates, Dennis McPeck is not surprised that Mike would receive such an award. He said, “The YMCA core values are not something Mike is consciously aware of because he is simply wired to be honest, caring, respectful and responsible.” McPeck added, “I am so proud to call him my friend.”

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