In Dramatic Fashion, Leach Recognizes Winners of His Ninth Annual Good Citizenship Award

HARRISBURG – June 28, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) hosted a reception this evening to recognize winners of his ninth annual Good Citizenship Award, and he did so in dramatic fashion.

Sydne Klein, a 2016 Good Citizenship Award recipient and current intern in Leach’s King of Prussia legislative office, kicked off the reception by welcoming the guests, congratulating the winners, and talking about what the award meant to her.

Leach was initially unable to attend the reception, as he had to be in Harrisburg to debate and vote on Senate Bill 383, which was being considered by the Pennsylvania Senate only 90 minutes before his event began. A video of Leach congratulating the winners was played after Klein’s speech. He arrived a short time later after casting his vote on SB383 and driving directly to the event. After Leach gave a short speech, students took selfies with him and posed for formal photos with Leach and each other, which were printed for the students on site.

Leach’s Good Citizenship Award recognizes area students for their exceptional character, scholarship, and leadership. The winners’ teachers, coaches, and mentors all recognized these students’ potential to be future leaders and dedicated citizens in their communities.

About 90 people, including award winners and their families, attended the reception, which was held at the Upper Merion Senior Center in King of Prussia, Pa.

Leach’s comment:

“For about a decade I’ve recognized local students who demonstrate good citizenship because, for individuals and nations alike, a commitment to our communities is a fundamental part of success. This year’s winners of my annual Good Citizenship Award understand that we’re all in this together, and that we’re stronger for it.”

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State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) joins some of the local students who won his ninth annual Good Citizenship Award at his reception honoring them on June 28, 2017, at the Upper Merion Senior Center in King of Prussia, Pa.


State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) congratulates the winners of his ninth annual Good Citizenship Award at his reception honoring them on June 28, 2017, at the Upper Merion Senior Center in King of Prussia, Pa.

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