The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation recently held an all-day conference with the Leadership Starke County organization, and the board reviewed a summary of the day’s events at their meeting this week.
Leadership Starke County is a nine-month training program to provide citizens with local knowledge of the Starke County area, skills, network, and confidence to become a leader in the community. Each of the nine sessions in the program focuses on topics related to the county, and allows participants to learn what “out of the box” thinking has done for Starke County and what they can do to improve it.
Superintendent Lynn Johnson said the conference featured a full tour of the middle and high schools, as well as two visitors to discuss various topics. Vocational Education Director Jerry Hollenbaugh discussed vocational classes that are available and explained how he hopes vocational classes will develop, while Irene Szakonyi from the Starke County Youth Club discussed the important of the club and what it offers.
Johnson explained the conference also included panels of administrators, teachers, and students, with the group of students consisting of a random selection of high school students. She said the day went very well, and it was a great feeling because it was such a positive day with so many good things being discussed.
This group meets monthly to learn more about all aspects of Starke County as future leaders of the community.