Program Shaping Future Leaders

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Sellersburg-based Leadership Southern Indiana has launched a program for eleventh grade students in Clark and Floyd counties. LSI says NEXGEN will help engage future leaders. September 30, 2014

News Release

SELLERSBURG, Ind. -- Leadership Southern Indiana (LSI) is continuing to expand their offerings, launching NEXGEN, a program designed for select high school juniors in Clark and Floyd County.

“The NEXGEN program embodies our organization’s mission to actively engage leaders and develop ethical leadership that impacts our region,” said Mark Eddy, LSI Executive Director. “The program’s objectives will provide experiences for the youth leaders of our community to encourage future successes.”

The selected youth will explore topics such as team building, communication, leadership and financial literacy while taking an in-depth look at the community through government, history and heritage, health and human services, tourism and culture and industry.

“We have four class days planned before our graduation ceremony,” said Eddy. “Every class will include hands-on learning opportunities and a time for the students to interact with their peers and community leaders.”

The program is open to all high school juniors in Clark and Floyd County, but only 36 are selected for the upcoming year.

According to Eddy, school counselors and administrators have provided input to LSI in selecting students who exhibit leadership qualities, good character and a desire to learn about and engage the community.

The following participants have been chosen for the 2014-2015 school year:

Haley Bottorff, Jeffersonville High School

Sidney Briles, Christian Academy

Bailey Cain, Clarksville High School

Ben Compton, Silver Creek High School

Drew DeWitt, Silver Creek High School

Ashley Drury, Clarksville High School

Bryce Egan, Clarksville High School

Alexis Falcone, Christian Academy

Rachel Fitch, Rock Creek High School

Gylf Forsberg, New Albany High School

Brooklin Grantz, Providence High School

Reilly Gray, Borden High School

Abbi Hamm, Providence High School

William Hussung, Christian Academy

Maresa Kelly, Providence High School

Tiffany Kennedy, Silver Creek High School

Connor Kruer, Jeffersonville High School

Nicole Kruer, Providence High School

Allyson Li, New Albany High School

Adriana Lopez, Charlestown High School

Olivia Lucas, Providence High School

Hannah Meriwether, Silver Creek High School

Aysha Omar, Floyd Central High School

Cassidy Padgett, Jeffersonville High School

Cole Ragland, Christian Academy

Jackson Reilly, Jeffersonville High School

Ethan Roberson, Providence High School

Evan Rohde, Floyd Central High School

Zachary Roseberry, Rock Creek High School

Sara Rutkowski, Charlestown High School

Andrea Shelton, New Washington High School

Connor Sturgeon, Floyd Central High School

Madalyn Sullivan, New Albany High School

Lillie Weber, New Albany High School

Tanner Wesp, Charlestown High School

Elizabeth White, New Albany High School

Eddy also thanked First Savings Bank for sponsoring the program.

Source: Leadership Southern Indiana