Junior Leadership

The Faces of the Future!

It’s hard to believe that only last spring, the newest graduating class of Junior Leadership was filling out their applications, hoping for a spot. After months of traveling around the county and learning about personal strengths, cooperative group skills, and various service organizations, parents and friends gathered at Blue Heron Event Center to celebrate the…

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Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo

If you don’t have young children, that title probably doesn’t move you to nausea. But if you are aware of the YouTube craze, this is not about the song. This is about the Venture Groups (similar to the Signature Projects)that the juniors have been working on all year. Last month, the groups encountered the “Shark…

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Being Human in Medina County

  Our February Class day brought the inner workings of government to life! We headed up to Brunswick City Hall to meet with Mayor Falconi and his staff. A few students were even picked to participate in a live “Mayor’s Court” demonstration. The Mayor answered questions about his job as a lawyer, a mayor, and…

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How Sweet it is to be in Junior Leadership

Written by 2019 Junior Leadership Class Member: Dina Usanovic   The Junior Leadership class of 2019 had the joy of meeting yet again on January 8th, 2019, at the Blair Center in Westfield. Apart from hearing a multitude of languages spoken during lunch (French, German, and more!) it was a relatively “normal” day. Our first…

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Junior Leadership Examines Poverty in Medina County

I love standing in line at government agencies, said no one ever. This week, the Junior Leadership group got to mix it up with the Signature Class in the now legendary Poverty Simulation. Participants received new identities and worked together to survive a simulated month of poverty. They had to grapple with transportation and employment…

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Soprema was Supreme!

I thought I would share with you my favorite comment from last week’s Junior Leadership day: “Thank you for the day, I found it engaging and I really learned a lot. I also enjoyed sleeping in and having it in Wadsworth, it made me feel a little proud of my city for some reason. But thank…

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The Butcher, the Baker, the Candle Stick Maker

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candle Stick Maker Rub a dub dub Three men in a tub And who do you think they are? The butcher, the baker, the candle stick maker, All on their way to the fair. So. Many. Questions. What were the three men doing in the tub? How big was the…

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Putting the Venture in Adventure

This month, members of Junior Leadership are going to be introduced to eight (8) community projects called “Ventures” that they can sign up for and work on throughout the year. How does it work? Programs that provide services to Medina County residents come forward with ideas that the Juniors can work on. The ideas are…

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First You Zig, Then You Zag

Zeus had a splitting headache. Yes, I’m talking about Zeus: thunderbolt-wielding-Mount-Olympus Zeus. It’s kind of gratifying to hear that even the most powerful of the Greek gods got headaches. In any case, he had a whopper. Back in the day, before Tylenol or Advil, they dealt with these things differently. Zeus called upon his pal…

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Welcome Junior Leadership Class of 2019!

“Are kids these days really interested in philanthropic programs?” Of course they aren’t. And neither would you be if I asked you if you wanted to join a philanthropic program. But if I asked you to join a program that offered you skills to enhance your own leadership capabilities, allowed you to examine how well…

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