Blue Ridge, Byrnes students selected for leadership program

Published on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kehler Bryant of Blue Ridge High School and Khalil Gamble of Byrnes HS have been selected among 16 rising seniors to participate in the Riley Institute’s Emerging Public Leaders Program.

Greenville students include Rhett Baker and Emma Gross (St. Joseph’s) Mira Carroll (Southside), Celine Crum (Mauldin) and Andrew James, Elizabeth Marron and Alexis Wright (all of Greenville HS). Jeremiah Drummond of Dorman HS was named to the team from Spartanburg.

Accepted students will convene for a week on the Furman University campus where they will investigate topics such as engaging in the community, analyzing critical issues, practicing ethical leadership, developing communication and presentation skills, and planning for the implementation of a service project.

Following the summer, students more fully develop their service project ideas after the summer, and then later implement projects that reflect needs in their communities.

Student presentations of their community service projects are made to a panel of judges, and the winning project receives funds for program expansion or replication.




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