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Hill School senior captain Witter named as recipient of prestigious Citizenship Award by Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, 29th December 2009

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 12/29/09
From Press releases and Staff Reports

The Hill School’s Greta Witter, a senior captain and Academic All-American, has been named as a recipient of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s prestigious Student Citizenship Award.

Nominated by The Hill’s School Scholarship Committee, Witter is one of 100 high school seniors from Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties who were selected by the Philadelphia Inquirer as possessing the qualities of participation in civic or community activities, good scholarship, and school involvement.

Witter, of Douglessville, Berks County, is the president of the Student Philanthropy Club. This organization, established two years ago, allows Hill students to learn about the value and processes of philanthropy by raising money for non-profits. Last year, the organization provided grants totaling $10,000 to four organizations in the Pottstown area.

Witter also is a prefect in a dormitory and a Writing Fellow.

Witter is a four-year member of the lacrosse team and last year had 36 goals and 10 assists while being named US Lacrosse Academic All-American and Mid-Atlantic-Prep League All-Academic. She also was an All-Mid-Atlantic Honorable Mention pick and competed in the US Lacrosse Womens Division National Tournament in Baltimore, MD.

Witter also was a member of the field hockey team for three years and served as the 2009 team captain. She also participated in winter track for three years, lettering twice.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Student Citizenship Award aims to encourage other students to actively participate in their schools and communities.

Recipients of the awards receive a commemorative medallion and a $100 American Express gift card. In addition, each student will have their name published in a commemorative section of The Philadelphia Inquirer in March and each recipient’s school will receive a trophy plaque engraved with the student’s name.

On March 11, 2010, the recipients and two guests, along with community leaders, are invited to attend The Philadelphia Inquirer Student Citizenship Award breakfast at the National Constitution Center.



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