Participants have been chosen for the annual High School Leadership Rome program sponsored by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce.
This years group includes Victoria Huckaby, Mayra Cruz, Jessica Johnson and Maddie McGraw of Armuchee High; Michelle Garrett, Greg Childers, Kaity Brown and Jeanie Doegg of Coosa High; Landon Watters, Taylor Richardson, Kendall Brookes and Laura Rhoades of Darlington School; Brittney Daughtry and Latonya Dawson of Georgia School for the Deaf; Jeremy Landers, Amy Toles, Ashley Bryson and Ryant Williams of Model High; Dustin Kilgore, Amy Sheffield, Jacob Pilgrim and Neil Bramblett of Pepperell High; Bryan Hostetler, Julie Patel, Caleb Lewis, Chelsea Moore and Laura Douglass of Rome High; and Amanda Brown of Unity Christian School.
High School Leadership Rome is a Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce program that is modeled after the Chambers adult program, said Al Hodge, CEO of GRCC. Students are educated on all aspects of our community, increasing their awareness of opportunities as well as challenges we face in Rome and Floyd County.
Student applications are sent to an outside selection committee, and a diverse group of students from city, county and private schools are selected based on academics, leadership and community service.
Topics of interest will include law and government, health care, economic development and transportation, education, industry/business and media.
Student chosen for conference in D.C.
Brooke McCoy, a seventh-grader at Pepperell Middle School, has been selected to participate in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
Brooke was nominated by her social studies teacher, Amanda Buckenham. Nominees are selected based on their academic excellence and strong leadership potential.
The conference helps scholars develop and sharpen their leadership skills by examining the leaders of the past and empowering them to make a positive impact in their community and world. Lessons will focus on leaders in American history and social advocacy. Students will work together to develop action plans to effect change within their home communities.
Brooke will spend her fall break in Washington, D.C., at the conference. Upon completion of the program, she will receive a certificate of merit.
Brooke is the daughter of Joe and Becky McCoy of Silver Creek. She is the granddaughter of Herbert and Sandra Harper of Silver Creek and B.L. and Marilyn McCoy of Dadeville, Ala.
Sponsors include Angie Stone, Tom and Deanna Owensby, Iris Harper, Bill and Linda Crumbly, David and Beverly Harper, Linda Blankenship, Alan and Gwenette Powell, Beverly Smith, Linda Hine, Randy and Edie Lloyd, Lynn Plunkett, Kelly Henson, Alan and Edith Binkley, Sheila Shealy, Apryl Hawkins and Floyd Battles.
Student participates in challenge program
Darlington School sophomore Stephen Gay was one of 200 youths from more than 20 countries who participated in a six-week program of academic, physical and leadership challenges at Wolfeboro Camp School in New Hampshire.
Stephen was named to the honor roll all six weeks of the session and was recognized with honorable mentions for the Most Outstanding Effort in a Foreign Language Award as well as the Outstanding Intramural Player Award. He capped the summer by winning the Wolfeboro Award.
During the session, Stephen completed the Red Cross course for lifeguards, climbed Mt. Jackson and Mt. Washington and learned to sail.
A valuable and unexpected extra of the experience was camping with a boy from Afghanistan, said Stephen. Our summer reading took on special significance.
He is the son of Paul and Hannah Gay of Ridgeland, Miss.