The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce announces the continuation of the Youth Leadership Weirton program for area high school sophomores.
The 2013-14 Youth Leadership Weirton program kicked off Tuesday with a team-building exercise at Wheeling Jesuit University's Challenger Learning Center.
As a school-year program, Youth Leadership is divided into five monthly sessions. Through each session, students will learn leadership basics. Topics include teamwork, integrity, passion, vision and Simulated Society. It concludes with a graduation ceremony in April.
Selected students have the opportunity to participate with adult mentors from the local community who have an interest in stimulating and encouraging youth to plan on living and working in their community following their education and or career training.
Thirty sophomore students from Brooke, Madonna, Oak Glen, and Weir High, comprise the current class. They include Alexander Arnott, Lorenzo Basil, Eva Bowser, Katie Castellucci, Caitlin Cuomo, Richard Daddario, Adam Davis, Jenna Fonner, Lauren Fritz, Brette Geary, Lydia Groves, Mackenzie Jacobs, Madison Juszcak, Ryan Kirk, Raeann Lahita, Mikaela Lenhart, Daniel Mayfield, Dalton Minger, Alicia Palmeri, Matthew Pavel, Stephanie Pennacchio, Toni Powell, Bailey Roberts, Katelyn Smith, Matthew Stonebraker, Taylor Thompson, Clarissa Tournay, Alexis Turner- Davis, Christian White and Morgan Zopp.
Youth Leadership was created by the Weirton Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.