WGS students compete in leadership summit

A group of West Glades Jr. Beta Club students traveled to Jekyll Island, Ga., to participate and compete in the student leadership summit. The students gained knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities, as well as the importance of teamwork. The summit hosted guest speakers Harriet Turk and Phil Boyte, who offered lessons in stepping up and becoming a leader.

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West Glades Jr. Beta Club members who traveled to Georgia to compete in the student leadership summit, in no particular order: Brooke Collins, Riley Curtis, Landon Kinney, Madison Kinney and Carmen Perez.

Following the session, the students competed in the “Rapid Response” and “Lead Outside the Box” Competitions along with many other schools. West Glades students did an outstanding job and qualified to compete in both events at nationals this summer, which will be held in Oklahoma City, Okla. WGS Jr. Beta team members are Brooke Collins, Riley Curtis, Landon Kinney, Madison Kinney and Carmen Perez. Congratulations on a job well done!

Team members were also encouraged to apply to be a state leadership representative. The application process included completing an interview and working collaboratively with a group of students from other schools. Carmen Perez attended the workshop and completed the interview process and was selected as one of three state leadership representatives. Along with having an all-expense paid trip to the National Jr. Beta Club leadership camp held this summer in Greeneville, Tenn., this also qualifies her to run for a national leadership title. Good luck, Carmen!

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