Using their newly discovered leadership styles to make team decisions and problem solve, the youth leaders worked together to “build a bridge” that would support the most pennies.
KENTON - Wednesday, Nov. 28, was the November's Youth Leadership session at International Paper Foodservice Business in Kenton. Bret Bahr, Controller for International Paper Foodservice Business welcomed the students with an overview of the business.He left the students with three pieces of advice-show up to work, work as a team, and work with a passion. The Ada Youth Leaders presented their visual picture of the Ada Community.
After lunch, which was provided by IP and Kenton's McDonalds, Levi Klingler, senior from Ada High School and Youth Leadership graduate, spoke about his experiences with HOBY Northwest Ohio and the HOBY Leadership World Congress in Chicago. He encouraged his peers to consider what a difference they can make with their leadership abilities.
Three student teams presented speeches about their leadership role models including Hardin Northern High School Science/Math Teacher Mr. Fish, Hardin Northern 6th Grade Teacher Mrs. Hoffman, and Kenton's Health/PE Teacher/Coach Mr. Moore. The students delivering these speeches were the teams of Mackenzie Shepherd and Addison Bame; Rose Rall and Lukas Schroeder; and Trevor Downing and Seth Kuhlman.
The next meeting for Youth Leadership will be Mar. 6, at the Riverdale Administration Building with the topic of Conflict Management and Group Dynamics. For more information on the Youth Leadership program, contact Kathy Oliver at OSU Extension, Hardin County at 419-674-2297.