Walla Walla High School senior receives prestigious state leadership award
Congratulations to Walla Walla High School senior Miki Joshua for receiving the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Student Leadership Award. This award recognizes students who have created or played a significant leadership role in initiatives or programs that promote inclusivity, access and belonging in their school and community. Joshua serves on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council to bring student voice addressing specific needs of high school students.
“Miki has taken a leadership role by advocating for students, supporting belonging, cultural competency and awareness, and playing a pivotal role in a student-directed video used to elevate student voice and experience to support staff development,” said Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith. “Miki was the cofounder of the students for social justice club at Wa-Hi, the founder and President of the black student union, a member of the Green club, GSA, girls league officer, participated in the district’s diversify our narrative initiative, and received the district’s building belonging award.”
Consideration for the WASA recognition is based on criteria that includes demonstrating leadership and serving as a role model by participating in, and organizing events that promote respect for diversity, equity and individual differences. Joshua was selected to serve on Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Youth Advisory Committee and the Association of Washington Student Leaders the past two years.
“Very few students statewide receive such recognition from the Washington Association of School Administrators,” said Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith. “Miki is a shining example of one of Walla Walla’s finest who has a bright future ahead of her.”
PHOTO - Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith presents Walla Walla High School senior Miki Joshua the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Student Leadership Award.