Kent Island High School Students Attend Leadership Workshop

Twelve Kent Island High School Student Government Officers (2010-2011) participated in a one day youth leadership workshop on Saturday, June 12th at the Chesapeake Exploration Center in Chester.

Students represented the newly elected SGA officers comprised of 10th, 11th and 12th graders, under the supervision of SGA Advisor, James Evans.

The workshop content included the characteristics of good leaders and the formula for success. Major emphasis was placed on the goal setting process and the students worked in small groups setting pertinent goals for the SGA for the upcoming year.

“I had a lot of fun,” said Marquise Singleterry, “and I hope we use and accomplish the goals we established at this conference.” According to Nikki Jones, “The workshop was well organized and educational. It gave me an opportunity to bond, get to know and talk with my fellow SGA members.”

KIHS also practices PBIS, Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, a program actively supported by the SGA.  Advisor, James Evan, spoke to the students about the expectations of PBIS, PBIS Ambassadorship and how to become PBIS driven.

The workshop was sponsored by CloseCall America which is a Queen Anne’s County Business of Character. CloseCall America, based in Stevensville since 1999, provides local and long distance telephone services, wireless, Blackberry, DSL/Internet and Digital phone services.  The workshop facilitator, Eileen Nonemaker of Paradigm Associates, Queenstown is a certified business coach and former educator.  Paradigm Associates is also a Queen Anne’s County Business of Character. The workshop content was adapted from the “America’s Rising Stars” youth leadership program developed by Resource Associates Corporation in Wyomissing, PA.

Chevy Chase Bank, Chester, provided lunch for the participants and Bob Gosselin Photography, also in Chester, documented the event with photographs taken during the facilitation.

For more information, contact Eileen Nonemaker at 410-827-7417. To learn about becoming a Business of Character, contact Jacki Carter, Character Counts! 410-758-6677.