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Elementary students set to meet city leaders

Bellefontaine City Schools received grant funding for The Leader in Me, an innovative, school-wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century.

In an effort to promote the Bellefontaine City School’s Leader in Me program, Western Intermediate Student Lighthouse Team members will spend Monday meeting with Logan County community leaders. Teachers Ashley Reser and Tammy Fowler will facilitate the day’s itinerary with their students. The fourth and fifth-graders will begin the day with a tour of the Bellefontaine City Building and meet with Mayor Adam Brannon, elected officials, and staff.  The students will lead a question and answer session to learn about the jobs and duties of government officials. The group will travel to the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce where Executive Director Paul Benedetti will introduce the students to local business leaders and discuss business in our community.

Members of the Bellefontaine Rotary Club learned about The Leader in Me early in the school year and offered support for this leadership initiative. The Bellefontaine Rotary Club will sponsor lunch and the students will present a short program about The Leader in Me and how the leadership principles benefit them today and in the future. They will join the Rotarians to enjoy the performance of the Bellefontaine Middle School Dazzlers.

The day’s event will conclude following a tour of the Bellefontaine Middle School and discussion of ideas for next year’s Leader in Me program. The Student Lighthouse Team members are anticipating the move from their current school building to the middle school next year.

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