Students thank leaders with tea

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By The Staff

The Owen County fifth-grade leadership group had 20 participating students this year.

Since late September, these students have worked diligently to identify community leaders and interview them.

The first task of this outstanding group of students was to define leadership and what it means to them.

After this first step, they commenced to identify someone in the community who portrayed leadership qualities.

Conducting the interview proved to be a challenge to some students, but they all came through with flying colors.

Upon the conclusion of the interview, the students got right to work on their open responses and speeches, which were given at the Leadership Tea Dec. 2.

“The students took this opportunity and jumped in feet first,” Mrs. Gamble said, “Ms. Newsom and I expected nothing but the best and they didn’t disappoint us.”

The students hosted the Leadership Tea for their leaders.

The students expressed their admiration for their leaders’ outstanding work in our community.

Upon the conclusion of the Leadership Tea, each student received a leadership pin to symbolize their participation and completion of this program.

The leadership students would like to thank Mrs. Gamble, Stephanie Howard, Robbyn Wainscott, Staci Newsom, and Mrs. Elkins for making this program such a huge success.

The following are the names of the leadership students and their community leaders:

Kirsten Parker

Deborah Parker

Carson Williams

Kyle Riddle

Tori Cammack

Scott Cammack

Mary Grady

Christian Watson

Alexia Keeton

Misty Keeton

John R. Towles

Zemmer Hammond

Jackson O’Banion

Doug Lubbe

Makenzie Davis

Jean Vann

Micaela Wilhoite

Leslie Minch

Sarah Sayre

Stephanie Stamper

Clay Dempsey

Brian Young

Courtney Gullion

Lacey Cobb

Adam Hayes

Becky Ayres

Nicole Jacobs

Dave Stowe

Chad McDonald

Heidi Williams

Megan Wilhoite

Mike Perry

Logan Hobbs

Michael Hobbs

Garrett Cobb

Collin Gamble

Vincent Toftness

T.J. Wesselman

Leah Wilhoite

Jennifer Duncan