Senior Awarded the Leo C. Benavides Award for Outstanding Servant Leadership
Harrison Alexander '19 was awarded the Leo C. Benavides Award last night for his outstanding servant leadership throughout his high school career. Harrison has worked with Dr. Plocheck and Dr. West in pediatric dentistry, as well as with Dr. Kelly to aid young children who go through cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries. He's led service experiences on campus where students sew sutures on the lips of stuffed animals and learn about the experiences of children born with a cleft lip/palate. These stuffed animals are then given to children after their surgeries so they can have a friend who has the same suture lines that they do. He's also attended leadership conferences for young people who have gone through these surgeries and hopes to continue similar work at the University of Mississippi. The Leo C. Benavides Award is given annually to one high school student from each high school in Tarrant County in recognition of outstanding volunteerism and servant leadership both at school and out in the community. The students awarded this honor are the students boldly standing on the front lines to fight back on bullying, poverty, discrimination, drugs, and so many other negative forces with compassion, generosity, respect, ingenuity and simple kindness. They are unsung heroes – until this awards changes that by celebrating, thanking and encouraging their service.
All Saints’ Episcopal School is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas. Grounded in the Episcopal school tradition, All Saints’ offers programming of national distinction in the academic, fine art, athletic and spiritual disciplines, which brings to life our philosophy of promoting each student’s individual genius within.