Leadership event joins three schools

Students involved in C.L.A.S.S. Leadership met with students from St. John and Fairfield to discuss how to lead and interact with others on September 27 in the little gym.

Consultant Joe Coles ran the program. He has been working with groups of students and teachers all over the Midwest for many years. While this is the first year participating in the program for some students, others have already been involved in it for over a year.

“When you give kids an opportunity, tools and time, it is amazing what they could accomplish,” Coles said.

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Consultant Joe Coles leads a discussion with students from the three schools about grit. Some of his main points on the topic were for students to be more proactive, replace bad habits with positive ones, and to have good self-discipline. He had the students commit to five acts to make their school a better place between the first meeting and the last. photo by Jesus Marquez

The students were put into different groups or pairs throughout the day with students from other schools. They learned how to make a good first impression, how to hold people accountable, and how to build strong relationships.

“It was a lot more fun to meet people that I didn’t know than I expected it to be, ” sophomore Caleb Reece said. “I got used to talking in front of a lot of people, which is something I didn’t think I could do.”

The students will meet two more times this year at St. John and Fairfield on November 1 and January 11.

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