The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce announces the continuation of the Youth Leadership Weirton program for area high school sophomores. Youth Leadership was created through the vision of the Weirton Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. The 2012-2013 Youth Leadership Weirton program will begin on 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 the basics for becoming the leaders of tomorrow. Topics include teamwork, integrity, passion, vision and Simulated Society. It will conclude 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 schools comprise the current class. They include Taylor Allison, Morganne Baranski, Anthony Basil, Nathanial Bennett, Kayla Campos, Michael Curtis, Marissa Davis, Morgan Duerr, Erin Fields, Emily Fournier, Natalie Fowler, Anne Frankovitch, Kacey Glaspell, Paraag Gupta, Mackensey Kohout, Gabrielle Kotten, Jentzen Kowcheck, Madison Kranis, Christen Mangano, Alex McFarland, Abigail Mercer, Bryan Phillips, Isabella Preston, Amanda Pulice, Christine Robinson, Kylie Sellman, Domenic Silvestri, Emily Stuck, Jordan Swartzmiller and Jessica Wayne.