Ten SLHS students attend Key Leader weekend

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Storm Lake Kiwanis Clubs, 10 Storm Lake High School Key Club members attended the Key Leader weekend at the Sunstream Retreat Center in Ogden. In addition, Storm Lake could boast about bringing four of the 10 student facilitators needed for the event. Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today’s young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.

Large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities took place over the course of the weekend. Students have opportunities to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better. While exploring leadership in a whole new way, participants made amazing new friends and had experiences they will never forget including the challenge ropes course. Since April 2005 Key Leader has served more than 28,000 students at 569 Key Leader events in 40 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, Malaysia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, El Salvador and Singapore.

Pictured top, student facilitators were, from left, Leandro Marin, Moises Delacruz, Carlos Ayala, and Christopher Acebedo. Picture of group, front to back, left to right, Caitlyn Hesselman, SLHS Key Club Advisor Tammy Nepple, Mai Xiong, Vanessa Vrieze, Moises Delacruz, Carlos Ayala, Christian Clark, Tori McLean, chaperone Priscilla Robinson, Carlos Ayala, Christopher Acebedo, Aaron Villarreal, and Leandro Marin.