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Student Honored for Service and Leadership

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Student Honored for Service and Leadership

Freshman management major Zachary Weston’s record of civic service and leadership was recently recognized by two awards, the Frank M. Fitzgerald Public Service Award and a Washington Crossing Foundation scholarship. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations

September 25, 2009

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University freshman business management major Zachary Weston was recently honored with two awards for civic service and leadership.

In recognition of his exemplary work ethic, volunteerism, academic excellence and communication skills, Michigan legislators gave Weston the Frank M. Fitzgerald Public Service Award. Weston worked with inner-city youth in Detroit and Philadelphia, volunteered with children in Michigan and interned for Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Alan Cropsey, R-DeWitt.

Weston says, “My internship was a fun and effective way to prepare for a career in politics. Observing the senator interact with constituents, media and other lawmakers was exciting and gave me a glimpse of government behind the scenes.”

In addition to the Fitzgerald award, Weston was also honored with a scholarship from the Washington Crossing Foundation. The organization prizes moral courage, character and dedication to our nation as exemplified by George Washington's heroic crossing of the Delaware River in 1776.

The award was given in recognition of Weston’s involvement in Curriculum Beyond the Classroom, the Student Statesmanship Institute, and the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Weston says, “Cedarville has offered me many wonderful opportunities to prepare for my career. It has an atmosphere that fosters learning and encourages pursuing challenging goals.”

Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Offering 100 areas of study to 3,000 students, the University features a worldwide Christian ministries program. Visit the University website at