Junior Leadership

Here them Roar!

The Chippewa Lake Lions are a force to be reckoned with. When they are not jumping into the icy, cold waters of Chippewa Lake in January for their annual Polar Bear Plunge, you can find them quietly lurking in the background of Medina County doing good deeds. And they have struck again. Junior Leadership Medina…

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Our Value is Crystal Clear!

Who has celebrated a 15th anniversary?  Back in the day, the traditional gift for reaching this milestone was some item, large or small, made of crystal.  For the earlier milestones, before you had shown this rather sizable personal commitment, you got gifts made from less valuable, less sparkly materials like paper, wood or tin.  After…

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Beyond The Stethoscope

So many high school students are drawn toward a career in health care, yet are provided with so little information on available options.  Enter, Junior Leadership! On Feb. 27 we held our first-ever Mid-Program Opportunity focused on Health Care Career Possibilities.  For over 6 months we collaborated with Medina Hospital’s Sarah Arend and Medina County…

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What Guides Us?

Yes, there was actual value in taking four years of Latin. Wearing a toga now and then may or may not have been one of them.  Better understanding of the words we use to narrate our lives definitely makes the cut. Jr. Leadership was warmly welcomed and inspired by many county leaders on its Local…

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Overcoming

Junior Leadership students that came together at the Juvenile Detention Center for an optional Mid-Program Opportunity were presented with 3 unique voices, 3 unique stories, and one common thread: choice. Mike Pistorino shared his story of child abuse, neglect, addiction and loss. His trauma led him to prison and near-death.  It also finally led him…

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New Director of Junior Leadership Medina County Named

Carrie Park has been named Director of Junior Leadership Medina County. She will be replacing retiring director, Susan Vlcek, March 22, 2018. The extensive search for a new director was conducted this past year by the Junior Leadership Succession committee. The result was an impressive pool of candidates from which to choose, with the final…

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Innovation Inspiration!

Evolve or die.  It’s not only true in science. Last week community leaders in healthcare, food service/social entrepreneurship and music shared phenomenal stories on how they are finding new ways to address and bring positive change to issues that impact us all. This combined LMC/JrLMC Regional Day made its own impact. Junior Leadership participants: “It…

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Moving Forward in Life

When I was a high school junior, I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian.  Everyone around me knew it, too. It had been my goal since middle school. I talked to the right people, took the right classes, was accepted into the right college. Finally that goal was becoming real. I filled 3 quarters…

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Innovation Lights Up New Day

Leadership Medina County’s Signature and Junior Leadership classes embarked on a new class day in January called Regional Innovation Day. Suzy Addleman, Heather Wuensch, and Jody Wheaton from the Class of 2017 planned the day with Colleen Rice, Susan Vlcek, and Sarah Arend. Innovation Day included visits to the JH Combs Idea Lab, Edwin’s, and…

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The Face of Poverty has Changed but it is Still Here

Quotes and thoughts from the class and presenters gathered by Susy Lora ’18  Poverty is still in Medina County….we work with it every day. The face of poverty has changed but it is still here. Transportation in Medina County is the biggest gap. Take away what you can from today. This was a great event; I loved…

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