Indiana University East, in partnership with G101.3 radio station, has established a new High School Volunteer of the Month program to honor area high school students for their service in the community.
The first nominee to receive the IU East/G101.3 High School Volunteer of the Month is Leah Wogoman of Northeastern High School. Wogoman, of Williamsburg, Ind., was nominated for her service at Fountain City Wesleyan Church (FCWC). The nomination noted Wogoman’s tireless efforts to give and to help make people’s lives better.
Wogoman has served at FCWC for the last four years. She has also performed as a vocalist at the church. She gives tirelessly to serving both adults and youth. Wogoman’s nomination attributed her with being a servant leader, there to do whatever she can to make other people’s experience the best possible. Her nomination letter shared that she is a blessing to everyone around her, her smile is infectious, and her spirit is vibrant. Wogoman finds it important to not be the center of attention, deflecting the spotlight onto those around her.
“I was very surprised to receive the award. I volunteer not to expect anything in return, but because it is a humbling experience,” Wogoman said.
Currently, Wogoman is a member of the tennis team at Northeastern High School and a member of the National Honors Society. Through the honors society, she also volunteers her time to various community organizations including Relay for Life and helps to tutor younger students. She is a member of the marching, jazz and symphonic bands. Wogoman has also been a member of the cross country and track and field teams while at Northeastern.
Outside of school and her involvement with FCWC, Wogoman works for Ullery’s Homemade Ice-Cream.
This fall, Wogoman will attend Lee University, located in Cleveland, Tenn., where she plans to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Church Music. As the May High School Volunteer of the Month, Wogoman will receive an IU East $250 scholarship.
IU East and G101.3 will recognize one student each month with the High School Volunteer of the Month award. Nominees should be high school students, ages 19 and under, who exemplify the spirit of community service and volunteerism. Each month a panel will select one of the nominated volunteers. Nominations are welcomed online at