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Danielle Radosh of Wilson Excessive College is the recipient of the Berks’ Finest 2023 Taylor Seitzinger Award for Neighborhood Service and Management. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)
When the Wilson College District lately held a candidates’ discussion board by which all 11 of these working for college board made their circumstances to be elected, it was senior pupil Danielle Radosh who led that occasion.
That was nothing new for Radosh, who volunteers usually for work that helps enhance her college and neighborhood, who leads quite a few civic efforts, and is well-known within the district for her optimistic contributions.
It was that willingness to assist others that earned Radosh the excellence of being named the winner of the Berks’ Finest 2023 Taylor Seitzinger Award for Neighborhood Service and Management class.
Radosh stands out as a pacesetter in lots of pupil organizations, together with pupil authorities, Pennsylvania Mannequin Senate, the psychological well being council, and because the pupil consultant on Wilson’s college board.
“Dani has separated herself from her friends by constantly exhibiting the qualities of integrity, kindness, compassion, dedication and trustworthiness,” mentioned Dr. Chris A. Trickett, Wilson superintendent, in his letter of advice for her.
For instance, he mentioned, she lately served on a committee that developed a brand new fairness coverage for Wilson that acquired board approval and can enhance the standard of the experiences for her classmates for years to come back.
She additionally challenges herself with an exceptionally demanding tutorial schedule and creates true worth by means of the considerate and deep conversations she helps foster within the classroom setting. he mentioned.
“She provides to and enriches the lives of everybody she interacts with by means of her grace, open-mindedness and compassion,” he mentioned. “Her lecturers love her, and her friends attempt to emulate her because of her optimistic affect on our faculty tradition.”
One in every of her tasks that Radosh is proudest of is the organ donation drive she began at the highschool after being impressed by a buddy of her mother’s who wanted a brand new coronary heart.
Radosh raised consciousness about changing into an organ donor, recruiting others to unfold the phrase throughout lunch durations within the cafeteria, educating classmates and flooding social media with info.
She was additionally motivated by a 16-year-old household buddy lately identified with pediatric most cancers to work as operations captain for Wilson’s Mini-THON, an annual 12-hour dance marathon for pediatric most cancers analysis that final 12 months raised $74,000.
She additionally has helped her friends and neighborhood as a ninth-grade orientation chief, psychological well being council member and a Western Berks Free Medical Clinic volunteer.
Radosh plans to attend Tulane College this fall and can proceed her neighborhood engagement, together with service-learning courses and volunteer alternatives similar to being concerned in pupil authorities and selling voter registration.
She is going to double main in communication and public coverage and minor in Spanish on a regulation observe with a profession purpose of training communication regulation.
She is especially serious about how the media impacts adolescents, a topic she has studied in depth, and her hands-on internship with a neighborhood legal protection legal professional bolstered her curiosity in authorities and politics.
Her very best place, she mentioned, can be working for the Federal Communications Fee, significantly making certain protected media for youngsters and equal entry to know-how for underserved populations.
Within the meantime, she is going to proceed to dedicate herself to public service, she mentioned, a mindset impressed by her dad and mom, Lee and Jodi Radosh.
“They taught me the significance of kindness, of being good to individuals,” she mentioned. “And so they modeled it.”
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