Each year, Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Youth Leadership for sophomore students different schools in Weirton and nearby counties. I'm glad our son have participated into it.
The organizations mission in hosting this event is to raise up and inspire youth to adopt a healthy lifestyle and to empower them to become strong leaders who will make our community a better place for everyone to live and work.
Selected student leaders were picked based from their GPAs and the essays they have written and submitted to the committee.
They attended a series of activities from around the city which includes a simulation of a real world as adults. They were put into situations where they have to make a decision and I think it's a great way for these kids to kind have a glimpse into how adulthood is.
The graduation was held in March 12 at Holiday Inn.
Each participants received a certificate of achievement and also given a college credit by WV Northern Community College.
Madonna High School had 7 student leaders who participated.
These boys are goof balls, glad they had a chance to attend this leadership training.
At first, our son did not want us to attend the graduation but upon learning that all parents of the students from his school, I insisted that we do attend. I did not want him to be the only one who didn't have parents there. I'm glad we attended.
Our daughter was not able to attend this leadership trainings because of pandemic but she was able to attend the business symposium.
Some of the students weren't present at the graduation but all of the MHS student leaders were there.
We were a little bit late arriving because we attended a mass (which I felt bad leaving without finishing it). I just wish that the committee did not schedule it at noon because some of us attended an 11-12 mass.
Our son is always anxious in attending events like this which really surprise me because he is well-liked by his peers. I think he got that trait from me, I feel that anxiety every single time I have to deal with people. What surprises me the most though is our daughter, she's shy in nature but when it comes to doing stuff like this, she shines, she doesn't back down and just do it like a champ.