Winter 2019 McKendree Magazine

Andrew Wagner is Our Student Laureate

Andrew WagnerMultitalented senior Andrew Wagner—who excels in public speaking, Model UN, music and Spanish—is our 2018 Student Lincoln Laureate. The Lincoln Academy awards the State of Illinois’ highest student honor for leadership, service and excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.

“Andrew possesses intellectual talent, has an outstanding work ethic, and is a consistent and thoughtful leader, making him a model student,” said Dr. Christine Bahr, provost.

The honors program student from Waterloo, Ill., is an international relations major with minors in speech communication and Spanish. Andrew is captain of the speech team and secretary-general of Model United Nations, winning many awards for forensics and Model UN. He is the mellophones section leader in the Marching Bearcat Band and French horn section leader in both the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. The past president of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity has also volunteered to teach Spanish at Trinity Lutheran School and to coach mock trials at St. Louis-area schools.