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Two RMS students to attend conference

By Staff
Melissa Cason
Russellville Middle School will be represented at the National Young Leaders State Conference this spring.
Last year, a dozen students from RMS were honored by being given the opportunity to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference, which is designed for leaders of tomorrow. Two students will attend the conference this spring.
Marguerite Regan, dean of academic affairs for NYLSC, said the four-day program will build a "toolkit" of strategies to help the students successfully dream, create and implement plans that will change how they view their role as leaders in their communities.
"The steps each person takes in discovering his or her own leadership strengths can be a very personal process," Regan said.
RMS students Caroline Hollimon and Katelynn Gordon will attend the conference.
Regan said there are 35 conferences taking place across the nation to help build strong young leaders.
"The National Young Leaders State Conference will help students develop their innate talents and skills and will also help them identify how best they can serve within their communities," Regan said.
The NYLSC curriculum focuses on an introspective and highly personalized assessment of each student's leadership skills and abilities. The scholars will be challenged to step forward in a manner that is decisive and confident, to grasp the concepts of leadership that will be taught and to act upon their dreams of making a difference in the world while maintaining the courage of their convictions.
The Congressional Youth Leadership Council is a nonpartisan educational organization. Founded in 1985, CYLC is committed to fostering and inspiring young people to achieve their full leadership potential. To date, members of the U.S. Congress have joined this commitment by serving on the CYLC Honorary Congressional Board of Advisors. In addition, more than 50 embassies participate in the CYLC's Honorary Board of Embassies.