Cedarcrest Junior Aaron Davenport Takes a Big LEAP
Beginning in 2009, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) developed LEAP (Leadership through Education, Activities, and Personal Development), a student-driven organization consisting of student leaders from WIAA-affiliated schools throughout the State of Washington. For the first time ever, the Riverview School District and Cedarcrest High School can proudly share that one of our students has been selected to be a part of this impressive organization.
In June 2016, Cedarcrest’s Aaron Davenport was one of eight students selected to join the Committee for the upcoming school year. Heading into his junior year, Davenport will serve two terms on the Committee and be heavily involved with WIAA events, meetings and community projects. He will also have the opportunity to be a voice for Washington’s nearly 230,000 student athletes.
“The LEAP selection committee reviews each individual’s application, essay, video, and letter of recommendations thoroughly,” shares Andy Knapp, the Director of Marketing, Promotions & Corporate Partners for the WIAA. “We had a very strong applicant pool with a lot of outstanding students from around the state. We think Aaron is going to be a fantastic addition to the LEAP Committee!”
The LEAP Committee will meet multiple times during the school year, conducting leadership exercises, leading peer discussions, organizing and arranging guest speakers, providing mentoring and other tasks, all in a leadership capacity.
A record number of applicants, more than 110 students, applied for this opportunity. Since 2009, 58 students have graduated high school as LEAP Committee members.
On behalf of the Riverview School District, we celebrate and congratulate Aaron Davenport on this leap towards his future!