Knox students participate in Junior Leadership Tri-County

Building future leaders was the focus of the first annual Junior Leadership Tri-County Class that was held at the Corbin Center for Community Activities on March 27th.

Knox County students joined their peers from Corbin, Whitley, and Williamsburg to learn from local experts.

Students selected to participate were juniors in high school that are identified in the area of leadership through the school district’s Gifted and Talented Program.

The purpose of the event was to build personal leadership skills, promote networking, and to increase awareness of the needs and opportunities in our area.

“The presenters for the event were leaders in the Tri-County area who work in variety of fields,” said Jennifer Carey, coordinator for gifted and talented education with the Knox County Public Schools.

“Each had presented to Leadership Tri-County for adults and was selected because they offer engaging, informative, and fun sessions.”

The content was designed to present information relevant to students in our area that is not covered in the standard classroom.

Attending from the Knox County Public Schools were Breanna White, Sasha Diaz, Clay Sprinkles, Amanda Wahlstedt, Brayden Imel, Drew Mills, Megan Dunlap, Zach Callihan, Shelby Green and Monica Smith.