Hamilton High School senior Kayla Vogel was nominated to compete in the Principal’s Leadership Award (PLA) scholarship program. Hamilton Principal Candis Mongan announced the nomination, which places Vogel in the national competition. Some 150 national PLA winners will be chosen this spring to receive $1,000 college scholarships.
“Kayla Vogel regularly demonstrates strength of commitment,” Mongan said. “This is evidenced in her leadership, follow-through and communication with peers and staff members.”
Vogel is student newspaper editor, Sussex Leo Club vice-president and National Honor Society public relations officer. Mongan noted that Vogel leads by example.
“She takes a respectful stance on issues and is thoughtful and thorough in all of her communications,” Mongan said. “Kayla Vogel continues to positively impact those around her at Hamilton High School and in the community.”
High school principals from across the country could nominate one of their student leaders. Nominees were selected based on leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in the arts and sciences, employment experience and academic record. They also were required to write an essay.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), which administers the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, and the National Association of Student Councils, sponsors the program that is funded by Herff Jones, Inc.