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October 18, 2013


MRH Students attend Kiwanis Key Leaders Conference

Kiwanis sponsored a leadership activity for young students in early October. Two MRH High School students were chosen to participate in Key Leader, a weekend conference for today's young emerging leaders. This event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience. The Key Leaders learned the most important lesson of leadership, helping others succeed.

Kiwanis International, located in 80 nations, is an organization designed to help their communities in countless ways. Each club is different but service and student achievement is at the heart of every Kiwanis club.

The conference was constructed to guide students who want to push themselves to new heights. They were encouraged to participate in activities they’ve never done before and meet people they’d hopefully never forget. 

MRH staff nominated two students to join the weekend conference. Caitlyn Granger, eleventh grade, and Emma Bright, tenth grade, were chosen to attend the event. 

“MRH really wanted to pick students who we know would excellently represent the District for the next couple of years, so it was important that we picked sophomores and juniors,” said Joe Hosea, Library Resource Specialist. “These students volunteer so much within the community and they definitely deserved to attend this conference.”

While exploring aspects of leadership, participants of the conference were engaged in large and small group workshops, discussions and team-building activities. Students had the opportunity to learn leadership skills that will help them to change their schools, communities, and world for the better.

“Although this was a leadership conference, I actually learned a lot about myself which I think is an important factor if I want to lead others,” said Bright.

Granger also shared what she learned at the conference. “I enjoyed it. I was able to meet a lot of people from around Missouri who share my same goals,” said Granger.

All students are encouraged to build positive, ongoing interactions with other Key Leader graduates who can offer continuing reinforcement, encouragement and growth of leadership skills. 

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.