Luke Winstel '19 Wins Georgia Youth Leadership Award
Senior Luke Winstel was selected as one of 21 winners of the Georgia Youth Leadership Award presented by 21st Century Leaders. This highly competitive award recognizes the top '20 Under 20' from across the state of Georgia based on leadership, entrepreneurship, and community service. The award is voted on by a committee of business leaders including the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 'Top 40 Under 40' as well as high school peers with leadership training.
Most know Winstel as the student director of the ESPX student webcast program, and the "Voice of the Golden Lions." Under his direction, ESPX won its' first national award for best marketing and has achieved Elite status from the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS) Network for the fourth consecutive year.
In addition to his work with the webcast, Winstel is a six-year volunteer with the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and earned the Gold Presidential Service Award in 2016, the same year he received the St. Theresa of Calcutta Service Award at Pius. He is a member of the award-winning St. Pius X Advanced Guitar Ensemble, writes sports articles for the Dunwoody Crier, host of his own podcast covering Georgia sports, and represented 21st Century Leaders in 2018 in the summer immersion program with the Atlanta Hawks Video Production group. He has volunteered at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish since fourth grade. Winstel plans to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.
Winstel is the son of Rick and Judy Maloof '74 Winstel, and the nephew of Rita Maloof '76, Pam Maloof ' 78, Laura Maloof '77 Grunow, the late Frankie Maloof '82, Steve Maloof `85 and Valerie Miller '85 Maloof.