Twenty-Five Houston County students named to Youth Leadership Robins Region Class of 2016-2017

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The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a kick-off reception at the in honor of the 25 outstanding high school juniors that were selected by their counselors to participate in the Youth Leadership Robins Region Program. The event takes place Wednesday, August 17th at Flint Energies located at the intersection of Carl Vinson and Russell Parkway and begins at 5:30 p.m.

The participants for the Class of 2016-17 are: Emily Bourque, Adam Chalmers, Madelaine Kinnebrew, Ellie Knight and Robbie Luzzi of Westfield School; Scott Cummings, Cathleen Politino, Samantha Scholz, Claire Cooper and Nayahna Gordon of Warner Robins High School; Emily Jones, Riya Patel, Kaylynn Wallace, Jordan Wynn and Allyssa Hobbs of Northside High School; Lucie Weatherall, Lawson Smith, Nyla Bester, Caroline Hoover and Jonathan Pegues of Houston County High School and Lauryn Kearse, Ashley Dostie, George Harrison, Josiah Glenn and Andrew Babbitt of Veterans High School.

A presentation will also be made by Pat Braski, Owner/Operator of Chick-filA Warner Robins and sponsor of the 2016-2017 Youth Leadership Robins Region Program.  “Chick-fil-A Warner Robins is proud to sponsor this program again this year because we believe in finding and building leaders,” said Braski.  “I’m happy to say that several of my employees have been through this outstanding program.”

The Youth Leadership Robins Region program exposes young leaders to the key elements that form a strong and dynamic community and encourages their input and creativity.  By equipping students with the tools needed for future leadership roles in our society, they become aware of the many opportunities for them to remain in the Robins Region after their post-secondary education.  Students apply for the program in the spring of their junior year in high school and are selected based on character, interest in the community, and the desire to shape ideas and attitudes in others.

The Youth Leadership program is also designed to contribute to the development of future leaders by exposing participants to contemporary community issues, increasing awareness of community needs, strengthening teamwork skills, enhancing communication skills, and cultivating decision making skills.  Youth Leadership Robins Region is presented by the Robins Regional Chamber and endorsed by the Houston County Board of Education and Westfield Schools.

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