Jersey Proud: Manasquan HS student wins community award while advocating for abuse survivors

Lila Schmidt, a surfer, was the 2024 recipient of the Be A Ripple Leadership Award.

Rob Taub

Jul 11, 2024, 2:22 AM

Updated 3 days ago

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A Manasquan High School student has made waves for her work in the community to help others.
Lila Schmidt, a surfer, was the 2024 recipient of the Be A Ripple Leadership Award.
Schmidt was honored by the OisF (The Ocean is Female), a nonprofit that fosters kindness and strength in girls to support and empower survivors of abuse through ocean activities.
A junior at the school, Schmidt is also a dance instructor and fundraiser for Big Hearts to Little Hearts, which helped to raise over $1 million for the pediatric cardiac care unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


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