High School Juniors Participate
JSU News Bureau
November 7, 2002 -- Over 150 juniors from 89 area high schools got a taste of college life today, courtesy of Jacksonville State University’s Emerging Leaders Day.
The event, in its third year at JSU, is an opportunity for the students to participate in leadership seminars, meet student leaders from other high schools as well as meet with JSU student leaders.
Letters were sent to high school counselors who were asked to identify three juniors in their school who hold leadership roles, shown leadership and are interested in further developing leadership skills, and have shown an interest in attending college.
The selected students were then invited by JSU to attend the event and select 3 sessions they would be interested in attending.
At the end of the day, several students received door prizes as souvenirs of their day at Jacksonville.
But it is Ty Rainer, a junior from Ider High School, who walked away with the grand prize: a leadership scholarship worth one year’s tuition at JSU.
“I told my buddy I’d bet him a dollar that I was going win,” he said.
Rainer’s proud mother was in the audience when his number was called.
“No one deserves it more.”
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