Liverpool High School senior Nneamaka Nwaezeapu recently was honored by New York State Senator John Mannion with a NYS Senate Youth Leadership Award.
Nwaezeapu was nominated for the award by LHS school counselor Jeremy Fryer because of her leadership within several organizations that promote awareness of global humanitarian issues, especially as it relates to inequity and race.
This school year, Nwaezeapu served as a student liaison to the Liverpool Central School District Board of Education. She has been a facilitator for the Community Wide Dialogue Program, secretary for the LHS UNICEF Unite Club and student leader for the Student Coalition on Race and Equity (SCORE) in Syracuse. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society, has been awarded Student of the Month (more than once) and has received Science and Math Academic Awards.
Nwaezeapu was born in Nigeria and grew up in Trinidad, and is always excited to share regarding her cultural heritage, whether part of a classroom or private discussion. She is a model member of the LHS student body, and possesses a genuine love of learning.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Nneamaka over the past three years,” Fryer said. “I know she will continue to shine academically and become an active member of her college/university community.”
Nwaezeapu will attend the University at Albany in the fall.
The NYS Senate Youth Leadership Award recognizes outstanding high school students for excellence in the classroom, athletics, and extracurricular or community activities.