Oakwood junior Denique (Abbie) Tulloch has been awarded the Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award in recognition of her outstanding student leadership. Each year the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute works with schools from across the country to recognize and celebrate student leaders who exemplify leadership, integrity, civic commitment and determination.
Abbie is a stellar student who has dedicated herself to social justice both in and outside of the classroom. She is one of Oakwood’s Human Rights interns who works with the United Nations Association (UNA) of the Mid-Hudson Valley on discussions of international politics and affairs. In this role, Abbie recently helped plan and implement an Intergenerational Conference on Gender Equality with her fellow interns.
She is also an inaugural member of the school’s Libby Moroff Leadership Program. Initiated by a generous grant from the Phyllis and Howard Schwartz Philanthropic Fund and gifts from family and friends, the program has created a permanent tribute to the life and work of Oakwood’s dedicated former Board President and alumna from the class of 1954. Through her participation in the program, Abbie pursued a project on women’s reproductive rights, working with Planned Parenthood of the Hudson Valley and joining several of their local events.
In addition to these two programs, Abbie is a member of Oakwood's Ethics Bowl and Academic World Quest teams, Model UN program and serves on the school's Judicial and Nominating committees. She is an Ambassador of both the Oxbridge Academic Programs and the National Society of High School Scholars, and this summer she will attend the Yale University Young Global Scholars program.
Congratulations, Abbie, on this wonderful achievement!