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 your talents mesh with others, and told you that while you were discovering all this, you would be able to help people who really needed it, you would say, “Sign me up for that program!” (Because I know you, and I know how amazing you are). But the word “philanthropy” would never enter our conversation.
This year, a record number of students applied to Junior Leadership Medina County. They didn’t do it because they were necessarily philanthropically motivated. Some did it because they saw an opportunity to learn more about Medina County. Some did it because their friends or family members had been through one of our programs and recommended it. Some did it because they were interested in changing peoples’ minds about their generation. Whatever the reasons, high school applicants from all over Medina County threw their hats in the ring and asked to become part of one of the most successful Junior Leadership programs in Northeast Ohio. To that, we say, Congratulations! and we welcome the class of 2019:
Drake Zirkle (Medina County Career Center)
Blake Chrisman (Medina County Career Center)
Eddie Hoegler (Medina County Career Center)
Sarah Jokkel (Medina County Career Center)
Chethana Yerramsetty Preshant
Julia Blake (Medina County Career Center)
Are any of them MCCC students?
We have updated the list to include Medina County Career Center.