Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Local high school students get life lessons on leadership

Monte Abner, guest speaker at Tuesday’s Anniston High School leadership workshop, makes a point to students during his presentation. Photo: Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star

As an Anniston High School senior, Stacy Jackson tries to set an example for his peers.

He’s helped organize homecoming events with student council, and he’s debated legislation with other students around the state with the Youth in Government program.

“It’s the simple fact of taking an active role to help the school,” he said.

Tuesday, Jackson joined fellow student government and Future Business Leaders of America members from Anniston, Talladega and Saks high schools to discuss the skills and training demanded of leaders.

Anniston High hosted its first leadership workshop, titled “Developing the Leader within You.”

Darrelyne Jackson, student council adviser at Anniston High, said the school organized Tuesday’s seminar to engage students in thinking about their future.

“We hope they leave inspired to be great,” she said. “They can observe us and each other.”

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