One of the final few awards given during our Academic Awards Evening is the Susan Bergtraum Leadership in Action award.
Susan Bergtraum has been the model of an active and engaged community member. A long-time resident of our district, she was an active parent in our schools, and she served as a Board Trustee for 15 years, including five years as Board President. She has served school districts from across the state as President of the State School Boards Association. In 2016, in honor and recognition of her past, present and future service to our school and community, we established the Susan Bergtraum Leadership in Action Award for the senior who best epitomizes the action leadership exhibited by Susan Bergtraum.
Here is what was said about this year’s recipient, Joyce Chen:
This year’s recipient is charismatic, sincere, academically strong, and socially engaged. Her presence shines throughout Wheatley, and her leadership has been demonstrated by holding positions in a number of organizations, including president of ICU, co-historian of Tri-M, and captain of varsity golf. Please join me in congratulating this year’s recipient of the Susan Bergtraum Leadership in Action award: Joyce Chen.Mr. Mark Kamberg, BOE President