On the Beat in Bluffton

Thursday, April 23, 2015

N-B Video: 39 students attend Youth Leadership Forum

A collaborative community effort provided nearly 40 high school students from around the county with lessons on personalities and leadership skills Thursday. Learn more in the Friday, April 24, News-Banner. Scroll below for videos that feature different community problems the students wanted to address. (Videos, photo by Jessica Williams)

Thursday's participants were:

Bluffton HS:
Sara Baumgartner, Katie Geimer, Whitney Grreen, Jaimee Jaskee, Cassie McFarren, Kendall Mechling, and Chad Pulver.

Norwell HS:
Bree Bailey, Bryant Barger, Brianna Bolinger, Seth Cole, Kayla DeRemer, Candace Eckert, Koby Gibson, Alexandria Haddix, Natalya Haddix, Grant Hiday, Carly Howard, Lauren Johnson, Andrew Mader, Courtney Mader, Quinn Shelton, Cody Shively, Micheal Skiles, Allison Smith, and Bray Wilson.

Southern Wells HS:
Ace Addington, Kyra Catterson, Keaton Coleman, Leah Guenin, Grant Harris, Abe Herr, Camryn Marcus, Arrianne Moore, Mikayla Oswalt, Kennedy Rhodes, Hunter Schreiber, David Schriver, Delaney Smith, and Meadow Tucker.

Thursday's speakers included Tammy Slater (Wells County Foundation), Aaron Westfall (Wayne Metals), Nicole Ball (Manpower), Mayor Ted Ellis (City of Bluffton), Preston Kaehr (Bluffton NOW!), Roger Sherer (Purdue Extension Wells County Office), RaeAnn O'Neill (Purdue Extension Blackford County Office), and Tony Garton (retired educator).

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