Tuesday Lauderdale County high school juniors did some learning outside of the classroom at Pine Lake Fellowship Camp.
“We’re at Leadership Lauderdale and we’re learning all of these different skills to better things that we’re over and better the groups that we’re in,” said Katherine Paige, who’s an 11th grader at West Lauderdale High School.
Over 30 students from Lauderdale County were selected for the leadership program, which prepares students to be leaders not just in their communities but in their careers.
“Last year I was squad leader in band. This year I’m section leader. I wanted more skills. I know that when I go into the workforce, I want to be able to perpetuate those skills and make sure that the people I’m over, or a group that I’m in has the skills that we can better ourselves,” said Paige.
During the two-day event, students participated in activities like the Human Knot, to learn leadership skills such as how to build relationships, how to communicate effectively, and how to be a team player.
“It’s really fun once you start thinking and working together. Working together has been something I’ve never been really good at. But since I’ve been here, it’s been easier and opening up has been easier,” said Paige.
The students will continue the program for the next nine months and learn the seven habits of being an effective teen. Paige encouraged students to apply to the program.
“I would definitely recommend this program because it’s just something that you don’t get a lot. It’s something that’s not offered many other places, but it’s something that everyone needs.”