Ridgefield High School senior Charlie Fisher and Architectural Designer Naleigha Williams of LSW Architects were honored at the 2022 annual General George C. Marshall Awards on April 26. The Marshall Leadership Awards celebrate and support local rising leaders who, like General Marshall, demonstrate integrity, candor, courage, and preparedness while serving a greater good.
“The Historic Trust is honored to steward the 32nd annual The Marshall Awards,” said Linda Glover, Board Chair of The Historic Trust, at Tuesday’s ceremony. “We take seriously our role in developing emerging leaders. The Marshall Awards celebrate the quality of leadership this community experiences, as represented by the extraordinary caliber of the nominees, and stretches back all the way to the establishment of the Fort and to the Tribal peoples of our region who are still here today.” The Historic Trust presents the annual awards on behalf of the City of Vancouver’s Celebrate Freedom program.
Fisher stood out among a record number of remarkable youth applicants due to her passion for education as a way to build bridges, and her service to young people. Described as humble, smart and enthusiastic, Williams was recognized for her dedication in seeking out opportunities for youth and for developing the skills of those around her. Both young leaders share an intrinsic value of leading with grace, and transparency, while maintaining their core beliefs, and believe that true forward movement only happens when all boats are lifted. Each recipient was awarded a $3,500 scholarship for continuing education or professional development.