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Student Leadership

We believe deeply that leadership education should be an important part of a student's high school experience. At WRA, we work hard to provide opportunities for students to participate in meaningful experiences that help them to develop their potential as leaders at and beyond WRA. At every grade level, we offer opportunities for them to learn, grow, and take chances as student leaders.

Grade 9: Explore

All freshman attend an orientation program at the beginning of the year. Throughout the year, they explore their interests through WRA clubs and co-curricular programs, participate in three athletic seasons, and interact with upperclassman leaders across campus. In addition, freshman participate in the freshmen class seminar program.

Freshman Orientation 

Elements of the freshman Explore experience include:

  • Engaging in the Heroic Imagination Project, made possible through the generosity of the Burton D. Morgan Leadership Program

  • Exploring interests through campus involvement

  • Making connections across campus

  • Transitioning from middle school to high school leadership

  • Creating a sense of self-awareness 

Grade 10: Engage

Effective Leadership Academy
As sophomores, students begin to engage in leadership opportunities in specific areas. They may become actively involved in a specific club (or two), take on a leadership role in the dorm or on an athletic team, or lead a community service project. In addition, sophomores may apply to be a part of a local leadership education program, Jr. Leadership Hudson, and participate in its Intern for a Day program. All sophomores participate in the Evolve, Lead, and Achieve development program. 

Elements of the sophomore Engage experience include:

  • Participating in the Effective Leadership Academy, made possible through the generosity of the Burton D. Morgan Leadership Program

  • Exploring a balance between academics and involvement

  • Engaging in leadership opportunities

  • Defining a personal vision of leadership

  • Aligning values with involvement

Grade 11: Focus

Community Service Toy Drive
By the time students are juniors, their leadership development becomes more focused. Students become primary leaders of clubs and co-curricular programs, actively lead athletics teams, lead community service projects, participate in Outreach travel experiences, and find summer internship opportunities. Juniors are also invited to apply to be prefects or to participate in the Jr. Leadership Hudson program.

Elements of the junior Focus experience include:

  • Intentionally advancing leadership skills

  • Applying leadership through focused involvement

  • Translating involvement into career preparation

  • Demonstrating a commitment to leadership

Grade 12: Transform

Morgan Leaders Alumni Tour
By senior year, students transform into school leaders. Seniors apply to become Morgan Leaders, participate in Student Government, serve as captains of athletics teams, lead clubs and co-curricular programs, serve as prefects, and team up with new students as Green Key mentors. 

Elements of the senior Transform experience include:

  • Taking an active role in leading the school

  • Reflecting on leadership experiences and synthesizing learning

  • Assisting in the development of the next generation of student leaders

  • Identifying and celebrating life skills

  • Preparing to apply leadership in college and beyond


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