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Honor Woodward ’18 Receives Leadership Award from Children’s Miracle Network

The Children’s Miracle Network has selected graduating senior Honor Woodward for its 2018 Miracle Network Dance Marathon – Distinguished Leadership Award.

Honor is smiling and holding up a hand that says in red, For the Kids, and there is writing on the bottom that gives her name, Stetson University, major and Hometown of Palm Harbor, Florida

Honor Woodward ’18, shown on the Children’s Miracle Network website, received a 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award for her work with Hatterthon.

In 2017, Woodward launched Stetson’s first ever Dance Marathon — known as Hatterthon — to raise money for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. In her two years working with this program, Woodward has helped Stetson raise over $41,000 for the kids at the hospital, said Lizzie Dement, assistant director of Leadership Development for Stetson’s Student Development and Campus Vibrancy.

Each year, Children’s Miracle Network chooses 20 students across the nation to honor for their outstanding work with Dance Marathon, a student-run philanthropy program to raise money and awareness for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

Woodward says on the group’s website that the Dance Marathon taught her “more about myself, my campus and my community than any other experience that I have ever had in college.”

“It has directly shown me the power of giving and has forever connected me to a family of other passionate, servant-hearted individuals,” she said.

Woodward will graduate on Saturday, May 12, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Gender Studies.

The two young women are seated side by side on the floor

Honor Woodward, left, founder and student director, and Eileen Cruz, event coordinator (right), enjoy the fun during this year’s event in February.

“Immediately following graduation, I will be presenting my undergraduate research on the development and treatment of eating disorders on an international stage at the Appearance Matters Conference in the United Kingdom,” she said on the group’s website. “After my research presentation, I am moving to Chicago to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology. Here, I will be pursuing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in health psychology.”

 

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