EXCEPTIONAL LEADER. Aquino has always been recognized for his advocacies and leadership skills.
Graduating Legal Management student Rogie Nichole Aquino has been chosen by the Harvard Kennedy School to be one of the recipients of the first ever John F. Kennedy Seal of Exceptional Leadership Award.
In 2014, the Harvard Kennedy School began a search for exceptional young people across the globe - a programme to celebrate and recognize people aged 18 – 29, who “are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.”
Aquino was part of the first ten youth leaders who passed the standards set by Harvard.
He was also awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Medal of Peace for his strong contribution and impact in promoting cultural development.
Aquino was recently sent to represent the country in the Global Young Leaders Forum sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization or UNESCO. He was then awarded with the Global Young Leader Award of Excellence.
Aquino has been active in his advocacies on environmental issues and youth empowerment. Because of that, he has been sent to various countries for forums and trainings. He has been to Arizona in the United States for the Youth Peace Ambassador Training, to Paris for COP21, to China for the Asia Pacific Youth Dialogue, and to Saudi Arabia as part of the UNESCO delegation in the MiSK Global Forum.
He was also one of the student leaders who were part of the 2017 Ayala Young Leaders Congress, the first to represent the Colegio. He currently is also a vital part of the Letran Student Council, working as its secretary.
The John F. Kennedy Seal of Exceptional Leadership awarding ceremony took place last October 26 at the Mandarin Oriental in Paris, France. The awardees will then be part of an executive fellowship that will last from October 30 to November 11 at Universite de Paris in France with culminating activity set at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the United States of America.