Local high school students attend Key Leader event
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 05.13.13
Seven Obion County teenagers recently returned home from a life-changing experience at Kiwanis Key Leader Weekend.
Key Leader is held annually at Camp Lakeshore in Eva on the Tennessee River. It is an intensive leadership training weekend for high school students who demonstrate leadership potential and is sponsored by Kiwanis Clubs from across the state, including Union City Kiwanis, Martin Kiwanis, Dyersburg Kiwanis and McKenzie Kiwanis Clubs.
The students selected from Obion County were South Fulton High School junior Whitney Johnson, class president; SFHS junior Marlee Mayfield, president of FCCLA; SFHA student Dakota Cantrell, who runs track and is president of the Pep Club; Obion County Central High School freshman Jacob Hyde, who plays football for the Rebels; OCCHS freshman Jamie Torres, who plays soccer and runs cross country; and Union City High School sophomores Ricky Henry and Trevon Mays, who both play football.
Key Leader focuses on integrity, personal growth, respect, teamwork, community building, service based leadership and excellence.
The students are challenged to get outside their comfort zone with team building exercises, workshops and group sessions designed to make them think about doing the right thing, developing their mind, body and spirit, being considerate, goal setting and living a purposeful life, a Kiwanis spokesman said.