Youth Leadership Calhoun County
Makes A Stop At JSU
By Sherry Kughn
March 17 -- More than two dozen participants from area high schools
toured Jacksonville State University as part of their participation
in the Youth Leadership Calhoun County on March 11.
Once each month the students visit key places and people within the
county in an effort to learn more about leadership and responsible participation
in the affairs of the community.
Director Lynda Aker said the JSU visit helped students learn about admissions
and financial aid, environmental issues, career prospects, athletics,
and student life.
"The students' evaluations rated the planetarium visit as the highlight
of their day," said Aker.
The director of Continuing Education at JSU, Ann Wells, was this year's
tour guide. She is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Calhoun County.
"The students were enthusiastic. Their evaluations said they learned
things about JSU they never knew before, and a couple of students said
they might decide to attend here because of the visit. Also, they loved
eating in the dining hall," said Wells.
This year's YLCC class of 2004 is comprised of 33 students, representing
public, private and home schools, who have been selected by their schools
to participate in this program designed to prepare students for constructive
leadership and participation in the affairs of the community.
Anniston High School: Janine Bates, Ashley Wilson
Alexandria High School: Jarrod Bundrum, Whitney Wright
Ohatchee High School: Jesse Clark, Jenna Kelley
Pleasant Valley High: Larry Atherton, Tiffany Tate
Saks High School: David Smith, Monquita Woods
Weaver High School: Lindsey Bender, Jessica Rose
Wellborn High School: Micah Junior, Katie Lane
White Plains High School: Zach Lee, Mykel Storey
Jacksonville High School: Casey Green, Carlin Tighe
Oxford High School: Whitney Clifton, Leland Hughes
Piedmont High School: Jonathan Gunnels, Lindsey Minton
Trinity Christian Academy: Erin Hutchins, Paul Niggl
Jacksonville Christian: Que'Anna Cole, Emory Pruitt
The Donoho School: Casey Calhoun, Rob Kay
Faith Christian School: Ben Bradbury, Lacee Nisbett
Sacred Heart Catholic: Lindsay Barton, Ben Williamson
Home School Program: Phillip Sides
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