Five Centre students and two teachers attended the first ever Kansas Impact Academy on May 2 at Camp Wood near Elmdale. The activities were in conjunction with the Kansas Partnership for Character Education Program Grant.
Junior Anna Weber, sophomores Bryanna Svoboda and Kyle Methvin, and freshmen Justin Bina and Nellie Kassebaum were selected to attend the leadership training based upon their character and leadership in the classroom.
Kyle Baker, from the Excellence and Ethics Institute, facilitated the academy using tools and curriculum from Power2Achieve, a program developed to instruct and implement character and leadership education in schools.
The day was spent training in leadership tools and group problem-solving. Olpe, Northern Heights, and Centre schools attended the seminar, bringing a total of 50 students to the camp site.
Laura Vinduska and Cindy Riedel sponsored the Centre students.