Melanie Wentum '25 Receives Youth Leader of the Year Award by The Greater Scranton MLK Commission

January 19, 2024

The Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission honored Melanie Wentum '25 with the Youth Leader of the Year Award during its annual Community Celebration and Awards Dinner on January 14.

According to the University of Scranton, where the celebration took place, "The event celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King." The theme for 2024 was "Still I Rise," inspired by Dr. King's quote, "we must walk on in the day ahead with an audacious faith in the future.”

Wentum was recognized for her community engagement at Moravian Academy and in her community:

A junior at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Wentum serves as president of the school’s Christian Community Club, participates in Black Student Union, Speech and Debate, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Coda Red (an acapella group) and the varsity Lacrosse Team. Wentum is also a content creator for WoolStitch, a Christian clothing brand she co-founded with her father.

Wentum shines in our community, serving as a bright example of our core values in action. Moravian Academy congratulates her on this well-deserved recognition. 


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